New for Fall 2023

Global Macroeconomic Investing

This course builds on the core Global Economic Environment curriculum to equip students with toolkits for applying open-economy macro frameworks to the analysis of the fundamental forces shaping economic turning points and the development of public-market trading strategies around them. Key concepts in global macro investing are delivered through a mix of interactive lectures, case-study discussions, and directed conversations with practitioners. The course is structured in three sections: (1) a review and extension of core macroeconomic principles, an annotated discussion of key macroeconomic indicators, a structured look at the principal features of major risk assets (i.e., equities, currencies, fixed income, and commodities), and the development of templates for global macro trading strategies and risk management; (2) case studies around recent, disruptive major global macro inflection points; and (3) the application of the course’s key learning objectives to the development of broad global macro trading strategies around prevailing macroeconomic conditions, special cases, and instances of asset mispricing. This course will provide introductory knowledge and skills for students wishing to pursue activities in markets-focused macroeconomic research and strategy, global tactical asset allocation, the application of macroeconomic overlays on a wide range of investment platforms, strategic planning, and policy development.

Course catalogue listing B8213.

The Analyst’s Edge

What should you expect to learn from this class? 1. Develop and refine a high-quality investment process 2. Build background and primary research skills 3. Attain greater awareness and insight into metacognition and psychology in investing 4. Understand the different ways of managing risk in investing 5. Develop and cultivate relationships with industry experts 6. Build relationships with fantastic alumni There are many ways to make money in the markets and our goal is to provide you with an investment process/approach that can be applied not just to public investing, which is the focus of this class, but also to other asset classes. Speakers: Each class will be supplemented with a guest speaker who is an expert in their field and in the key topic of each class to further bridge theory and practice. Speakers will include hedge fund managers, experienced investment analysts, CEOs, industry experts, and investigative researchers. Mentors: Each student will be provided a mentor from the industry. We encourage you to connect with them regularly, utilize their feedback in your work, and build a longterm relationship.

Course catalogue listing B8321.

Applied Credit Investing

Course catalogue listing B8344.

Generative AI for Business

This course is for all business school students interested in leveraging Generative AI (GenAI) in their professional lives. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of GenAI, its wide range of applications, and the value it can generate for businesses. This course discusses both the potential benefits and challenges stemming from business applications of GenAI. The course will span over six 3-hour sessions and will emphasize both theoretical and practical aspects of GenAI. The theory component will consist of lectures and discussions on key topics, based on the fast-evolving body of knowledge on Generative AI coming out of research in academia and industry. The practice component will consist of guest speakers who will share their experiences with Generative AI, student presentations, and hands-on guided work. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of GenAI's current applications and future possibilities, as well as practical experience in running experiments using AI models. This balance of theoretical and hands-on learning will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to harness the power of GenAI in their future careers.

Course catalogue listing B8609.

Business and Climate Change

Climate science informs us that global emissions of greenhouse gas emissions must be rapidly and dramatically reduced if humanity is to avoid catastrophic climate change. After three centuries of rising emissions, the entire global economy must now decarbonize in the coming three decades. Fortunately, most of the technologies and investment capital necessary to reduce and eventually eliminate emissions exist or are in development, but the urgency to implement those solutions is critical. This course provides an overview of climate change, its effects on business, and how businesses can (and should) respond. The course covers emissions sources and their impact on climate change, followed by an exploration of the policy landscape, including current legislation, carbon markets, and climate justice. The course then evaluates current and evolving mitigation technologies, reviews the tools of climate finance, and considers strategies for reducing emissions to net zero. Finally, the course introduces the role of businesses in addressing climate change, including net-zero goals, actions they can take to mitigate their impact, and the perspectives of shareholders. Throughout the course, the business case for climate action is emphasized, highlighting the economic benefits of taking action to address climate change.

Course catalogue listing B8705.

New for Spring 2024

Digital Marketplaces

Private Equity Finance

Private Equity: Capital Formation, Innovation, and Impact

Financing Innovation in Healthcare

Sustainable Marketing