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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

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U.S. News & World Report ranked our undergraduate finance program #10 out of all universities in the nation in 2013.

  1. F408
    Real Options and Strategic Capital Investment
    • 16-weeks
    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: F303 and F305 with grades of C- or better

    Covers how companies should evaluate projects and business relationships when they are faced with conditions of uncertainty but yet have the potential to learn and adapt as the project or relationship unfolds and uncertainty is resolved. This topic has been traditionally addressed through the use of decision-tree models and discounted cash flow analysis. It is now being reshaped by the innovative use of options methodology. The course also provides an increased understanding and proficiency in the use of spreadsheet modeling and simulation programs.