FIN 798 - Financial Economics of Valuation

Fall Quarter 2006


The Course:


This team-taught course focuses on the use of the economic and industry forecasts necessary for corporate valuation, and emphasizes the practical applications of the important issues related to business forecasting and valuation. The first half of the course concentrates on developing business forecasts and the second addresses how to use the forecasts to determine and manage corporate value. The valuation of selected companies by student teams using advanced forecasting techniques and computer modeling enhances the learning experience. Guest lectures by leading business and economic minds punctuate the central themes of the course. (Prerequisite FIN 555)


The Instructors:

Diane C. Swonk, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist for Mesirow Financial. For 10 years she served as Director of Economics/Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at Bank One Corporation. Ms. Swonk is one of the most quoted economists in the financial press, regularly seen on national and international television. Keith M. Howe, Ph.D., William M. Scholl Professor of Finance at DePaul University. Dr. Howe is an international expert in corporate finance and is currently Editor, Journal of Applied Finance. He specializes in Value-Based Management, Valuation Issues, and Real Option Analysis.


Registration: Go to Campus Connect to reserve your space.