***PLEASE NOTE: PER INSTRUCTOR REQUEST, THIS HOUSE COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR FALL 2017. SEE THE STUDENT INSTRUCTORS AND FACULTY SPONSOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.***
This house course is designed as an introduction to the financial markets, investment theory, and valuation. It provides the Duke community with a class on general financial knowledge and serves as a gateway into an analyst role for the Duke Investment Club, which manages a $50,000 portion of the Duke Endowment on behalf of the Duke Management Company (DUMAC). This course assumes little to no prior knowledge about finance and aims to provide students with an understanding of how the markets work, how to invest, and how to value a business. The knowledge and skills that will be developed throughout the semester will be useful for both students who are interested in a career in finance, as well as for students who are looking to learn about how to invest their own money.