Keith Godfrey

Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Finance

Contact

Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Finance
Email
keith1@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7818
Address
1.23(b) Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2R6

Courses

FIN 301 - Introduction to Finance

Types of securities and basic methods of valuation. Valuation and selection of physical and intellectual assets. Operation of asset markets and market efficiency. Risk measures and risk reduction methods. Financing policy, including choices between debt and equity financing. Note: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications. Prerequisite: STAT 151, SCI 151 or equivalent. Pre- or corequisite: MGTSC 312, ACCTG 300 or 311.

Fall Term 2022

FIN 413 - Risk Management

This course examines the markets and valuation models for options and future contracts, and their application to hedging and the valuation of the other financial contracts. Prerequisite: FIN 301.

Fall Term 2022

FIN 418 - Fixed Income

The valuation and management of interest-rate contracts. The main focus is on the behaviour of bond portfolios and related risk-management techniques. The institutional features of North American fixed-income markets complete the course. Prerequisites: FIN 301, 412.

Fall Term 2022 Winter Term 2023

FIN 488 - Selected Topics in Finance

Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: FIN 301 or consent of Department. Additional prerequisites may be required.

Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023

FIN 501A - Managerial Finance

Fundamental concepts in asset valuation are discussed within the context of simple asset pricing models and efficient financial markets. This course introduces the valuation of financial assets such as bonds and stocks. Further topics include the issuing of financial securities, leverage, dividend policy, cash management, and derivative securities. Credit will not be given for FIN 501 when FIN 503 has been completed. Prerequisites: ACCTG 501, BUEC 503, and MGTSC 501.

Spring Term 2022

FIN 501B - Managerial Finance

Fundamental concepts in asset valuation are discussed within the context of simple asset pricing models and efficient financial markets. This course introduces the valuation of financial assets such as bonds and stocks. Further topics include the issuing of financial securities, leverage, dividend policy, cash management, and derivative securities. Credit will not be given for FIN 501 when FIN 503 has been completed. Prerequisites: ACCTG 501, BUEC 503, and MGTSC 501.

Summer Term 2022

FIN 618 - Fixed Income

This course covers markets for interest rate-paying securities. The valuation of such securities will be covered, as will tools and techniques for the management of interest rate risk. This will include a discussion of the pricing and uses of various interest rate derivative securities, such as swaps, options on swaps (swaptions), futures, and forward rate agreements. Further, aspects of the underwriting process, of interest to potential issuers of such securities, will be discussed. Prerequisite: FIN 601 or FIN 501 or FIN 503.

Fall Term 2022 Winter Term 2023

FIN 625 - Finance in Professional Accounting

Intended for students pursuing the CPA designation, this course looks at derivatives, hedging, risk management, financial statement analysis and valuation. Open to students enrolled in the MAcc program only.

Spring Term 2022

FIN 686 - Selected Topics in Finance

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.

Spring Term 2022

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