Apply Tools from Related Disciplines
Apply tools and concepts from related disciplines including (but not limited to) accounting, statistics, and economics to solve real-world financial problems.
Analyze Financial Data
Acquire, interpret, and analyze financial data to facilitate decision making in both corporate and investment environments.
Calculate and interpret standard financial-decision metrics such as NPV, IRR, duration, Sharpe ratio, YTM, and OAS.
Perform Estimation/Optimization Procedures
Use standard data resources and software (such as Excel) to model asset valuation, construct optimal portfolios, and perform other useful estimation or optimization procedures.
Understand and Manage Risk
Understand and quantify risk, make sound financial decisions in a risky environment, and design financial strategies for managing business risks.
Communicate ideas, analysis, and decisions effectively to an informed audience in written and oral formats.
Differentiate Between Ethical and Unethical Behavior
Differentiate between ethical and unethical behavior when confronted with grey-area situations.