Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Economics Economics Day Course
Lecture Code G6214413 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ファイナンス1B
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Financial Economics 1B
スズキ ヨシヒサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Mon5-8:ECON B255
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Sophomore and above
Keywords Capital markets, Efficient markets, Portfolio Theory, Asset pricing, Financial institution, Investments 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Economic Analysis
(Abilities and Skills)
・Be able to utilize knowledge of Public Finance and Financial Economics to solve problems which have a close relevance for ordinary people 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The class talks on the basic structure of the field of Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing, the role of capital markets, cost of capital and financial decision making. 
Class Schedule 1. Capital budgeting
2. Supplementary Capital Budgeting Tools
3. Efficiet Market Hypothesis
4. Modigliani–Miller Theorem
5. Risk and Return of Portfolio
6. Efficient Frontier and Portfolio Selection
7. Asset Pricing and CAPM
8. Market Model
9. Arbitrage Pricing Theorem and Factor Model
10. Cost of Capital
11. Securitization and Unbundling
12. Financial Institution Business
13. Investment Style and Strategy
14. Measuring Fund Performance
15. Information and Index for Investment

Final exam and several homeworks are mandatory. 
Lecture notes are to be distributed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Lecture notes, Power Point materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
TBA in each lesson. 
Requirements It is mandatory for you to have taken "Finance 1A". 
Grading Method Homework 20%, Final Exam 80%. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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