Academic Department

Course Name: Financial Management
Instructor: Nason, Richard Dr.

The course makes a very clear distinction between Maximizing Shareholder Wealth (the usually stated goal in the textbooks of the financial manager) and teh Triple Bottom Line. The pros and cons of the Triple Bottom Line concept are discussed at length. Additionally, corporate governance issues, combined with regulatory issues are fully discussed. In particular these issues were examined in the context of the financial crisis and the role that financial engineering played.

Instructor: Hebb, Greg Dr.

Given recent events in global markets, it would be impossible to not cover the social and ethical issues related to the financial crisis in this course. Specifically we looked at conflicts of interest in the structure of the financial system, regulatory issues, and several examples of corrupt or unethical practices.