14 July 2019
Introduction to Capital Markets and Finance
This seminar will introduce you to the world of capital markets and finance. You will learn about the mechanics of raising capital and the players involved in the process, from investors and institutions to investment banks. Furthermore, you will be introduced to current micro- and macro-economic and socio-political developments which impact corporate investment and funding decisions and the composition of firms' balance sheets going forward. For example, we will explore the current business environment and rising interest rates in the U.S and the strengthening of the dollar and its impact on corporate profitability. We will explore the impact of ongoing tariff negotiation on investment decisions and capital expenditures from a corporate strategy standpoint. The course will also teach you how to evaluate company performance by showing you how to read financial statements and the relationships between sales, profitability and cash flows. Finally, you will be introduced to the world of asset pricing and valuation. We will talk about the Capital Asset Pricing Model, its strengths and weaknesses, and introduce alternative valuation methodologies.
Akilas Mavrakis, Federal Housing Finance Agency and Georgetown University
Students in Business and Finance
USD 1500: Includes room and board as well as excursions
Extensive range of scholarships and discounts for registrations in more than one seminar (see our Tuition and Registration page)