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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Energy Bus & Finance (E B F)

E B F 473 Risk Management in Energy Industries (3) Analysis of strategies for mitigating business risk from market, atmospheric, geophysical uncertainties including the use of energy/mineral commodity futures/options, weather derivatives, and insurance.

E B F 473 Risk Management in Energy Industries (3)

All major firms engage in financial risk management. In this course, students will learn the basics of how firms can use financial instruments to manage their financial risk. In particular, the course will focus on risk management with respect to threats to financial viability from the weather.

This course is designed to give students the basic underpinnings of financial risk management and help prepare you for a career in this area. Specific topics reviewed include: Properties of options, Basic financial statistics, arbitrage (making money without investing money, determining the value of options, and how to use options to reduce financial risks.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: E B F 472, STAT 301 orSTAT 401

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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