○ECON502 Applied Macroeconomic Theory
A course designed for students in the MAE program. Approximately one third of the course is spent reviewing and elaborating on standard macro theory of the sort covered in an advanced undergraduate course. The remainder of the time is spent on applications of this theory to problems of stabilizing aggregate demand, unemployment and inflation, economic growth, and macroeconomics of open economies. Students will normally do a computer project involving hypothesis testing or model simulation.
○ECON677/STATS531 Time Series Analysis
Introduction to modern time series models and methods including identification and estimation of univariate and multivariate autoregressive moving average models for discrete time covariance stationary processes, spectrum estimation and inference, and state space methods.
○STATS503 Applied Multivariate Analysis
Topics in applied multivariate analysis including Hotelling's T-squared, multivariate ANOVA, discriminant functions, factor analysis, principal components, canonical correlations, and cluster analysis. Selected topics from: maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods, robust estimation and survey sampling. Applications and data analysis using the computer is stressed.
○ACC564 Corporate Financial Reporting
This course is an intermediate financial accounting class that extends your understanding of accounting by covering more in depth issues first considered in ACC501, and addressing completely new topics. The goal of this class is to enable you to have a deep understanding of the advantages and the limitations of using the accounting model to track firm performance. The class is user-oriented as opposed to preparer-oriented, and is useful for anyone who will be using financial statement information as an input into economic decision-making.
○FIN631 Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
The course will provide students with a risk management view of financial institutions. The key areas covered will be interest rate risk arising from mismatches of asset and liability durations, market risk arising from trading in bonds, equity and foreign currencies by financial institutions, credit risk on individual loans and bonds and asset portfolios, liquidity risk, and off-balance sheet items such as loan commitments, letters of credit and securitization.