The course is a 1-credit elective in the MBA program and is intended for those students who excelled at BUS 641 Financial Markets and Investments, and who are interested in advanced topics in the field. The course covers issues dealing with the analysis and pricing of derivative securities, which can be defined as legal contacts whose value is derived from some underlying asset. Common derivative securities include futures, options and swaps, with values linked to stock, bonds and commodities.
Course Objectives: Students will learn some of the skills necessary to analyze and describe the following:
(1) the properties of common derivative securities, such as futures, forwards and options and the markets in which they trade; (2) the relative value of derivative securities via arbitrage (3) the risk characteristics of derivative securities; (4) the fundamentals of valuing options based on binomial trees and option pricing formulae; (5) the use of derivative securities for hedging, speculation and security creation.
Finance, accounting, and banking professionals are asked to contact Matt Leland in the College of Business (970 491-1917 or 800 491-4622 ext 1) to determine eligibility to enroll in this class without having the prerequisite(s) completed.
Call (800) 491-4622 ext. 4 or email MBAadvisor@business.colostate.edu for assistance.
This course can be applied towards:
Admission to a College of Business graduate program.;.
Active-duty military, spouses of active military personnel, veterans, employees of corporations with an arranged discount program, federal and state employees (CO state employees are not eligible) must contact the MBA Advisors to receive the tuition reduction code prior to registering for courses. Students must be admitted to the MBA Program to receive this discount. Reduction of tuition will be given only if you provide the appropriate code at the time of enrollment.
Textbook and Materials
Required course material and textbooks are posted in RamCT MBA Information Exchange approximately six weeks prior to the beginning of classes.
For questions regarding access to RamCT contact MBA support at firstname.lastname@example.org