2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Financial Heartland

Spring quarter

Faculty: Zoe Van Schyndel finance

Fields of Study: business and management

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30055 (16) Fr; 30057 (16) So - Sr  

Credits: 16(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior; 25% of the seats are reserved for freshmenFreshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


Do you have a strong interest in finance, business and history, as well as the role finance will play in climate change? Join us for a historical tour of the forces that molded and shaped the financial centers of Boston, Chicago, and New York City that are now money management, commodity and capital-raising hubs of the global economy. Students will have the option to travel to one of these U.S. financial centers for a week of research. For those students unable to travel to the financial heartland cities, an alternative is to conduct a similar type of analysis on three cities in Washington State looking at the role finance played in their growth and evolution. We will also explore how the existing financial infrastructure will impact the emerging Emissions Trading Markets.

The first part of the quarter will involve a discussion of the evolution of money management/mutual funds, commodities, and the capital-raising process. Students will work in groups to research the role that finance played in the history of a financial center city, both financially and culturally, and present their findings. We will conclude the program with a discussion of Emissions Markets and where they might fit into the existing market structure.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Special Expenses: Approximately $1,700 for one week of travel to one of the financial center cities: Boston, Chicago, or New York City. This includes travel, lodging and meals, along with incidental expenses.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: business history, finance and public policy.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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