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Investment Banking

This page summarizes the course "Investment Banking" for Summer 2019 semester only. This summary may not be compatible to the same course completed in a different semester.


Investment banks are special type of financial intermediaries that have expertise in assisting companies and government raise capital. This course focuses the functions of investment bankers from theoretical and mathematical perspective. Students will learn about the process of IPOs, how much fund need to be raised by IPOs, analysis of prospectus, financial distress, credit risk grading, and related topics. An overview on efficient market hypothesis and behavioral finance will be provided in the last chapter. 

Course Materials and Calculator

Textbook: "Investment Banking and Brokerage." By John F. Marshall.

Lecture notes: Chapter-specific materials will be provided online. It is the responsibility of the students to collect or download those materials. You may visit this page to learn how to download lecture notes.

Calculator: Do not enter the classroom without calculator -- you may not get the attendance marks if you do not have a calculator in the class. Financial calculator is preferred and visit this link for details: