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TR 4:00-5:15 PM
MWF 12:30-1:20 PM
Socio-economic conditions, political history, and government policy and the global impact on international trade and monetary relations; regional integration; stability of international economic systems; economic development and transition strategies; role of multinational corporations in the global world.
W 6:10-8:50 PM
Value Investing is the intensive study of companies for the purpose of investing in their securities, stocks or bonds. Many disciplines are useful for this purpose; an incomplete listing would include finance, accounting, marketing, history, engineering, economics, social psychology, and political science. The course attempts to have students integrate their learning at Villanova for the purpose of valuating a stock. There is no one correct way to analyze a stock so we allow for different approaches. The course consists of three parts: (1) reading a book that describes the approaches used by successful investors, (2) a speaker series of professional investment managers speaking to the class each week, and (3) student oral presentations on a stock to an audience with several practitioners each week. Speakers are high level executives from investment firms and corporations and students will have plenty of opportunity to interact with these executives. Oral presentations are by multidisciplinary student teams (3-4 students per team). The course is a nontraditional class meaning no traditional lecture/exam format. However, it is difficult as each student has to be proactive in their learning. Contact Dr. Nawrocki for information and previous course outlines.
TR 1:00-2:15 PM
Strategic Thinking and Implementation will focus on the factors that can facilitate the identification of economically and socially valuable opportunities in the environment, the development of strategies to exploit opportunities given a specific context, the implementation of means to monitor and evaluate these strategies, and the prediction of responses to such strategies from competitors. These concepts and their practical application will be examined via discussion and real world business analysis.
MW 1:30-2:45 PM
This course revolves around five principal themes:
1. Introduction to the subject matter of Economics and to the nature and characteristics of the American economy.
2. Analysis of the forces that govern the determination of the aggregate level of economic activity.
3. Analysis of the American banking system and its role in affecting the level of economic activity.
4. Acquaintance with the principles of economic growth and the policy instruments available for fostering the growth of the economy.
5. The impact of the global economy on the U.S. domestic economy