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17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability (MIT) 17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability (MIT)

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This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics. This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics.

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security; sustainability; international relations; comparative approaches; constraints; options; strategies; policy choice; developing and industrial nations; decision; trade-offs; inter-temporal effects; technology; design systems; | security; sustainability; international relations; comparative approaches; constraints; options; strategies; policy choice; developing and industrial nations; decision; trade-offs; inter-temporal effects; technology; design systems; | security | security | sustainability | sustainability | international relations | international relations | comparative approaches | comparative approaches | constraints | constraints | options | options | strategies | strategies | policy choice | policy choice | developing and industrial nations | developing and industrial nations | decision | decision | trade-offs | trade-offs | inter-temporal effects | inter-temporal effects | technology | technology | design systems | design systems

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15.414 Financial Management (MIT) 15.414 Financial Management (MIT)

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Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions. Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions.

Subjects

finance | finance | corporate finance | corporate finance | capital markets | capital markets | managerial decisions | managerial decisions | financial assets | financial assets | risk management | risk management | financial derivatives | financial derivatives | expected return | expected return | risk | risk | dividend policy | dividend policy | empirical research | empirical research | futures | futures | options markets | options markets | valuation | valuation | budgeting | budgeting | portfolio theory | portfolio theory | investments | investments | projects | projects | company | company | companies | companies | return | return | stocks | stocks | bonds | bonds | pricing | pricing | options | options | markets | markets | management | management | capital | capital | assets | assets | derivatives | derivatives | financial | financial | firms | firms

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15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT) 15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT)

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The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases. The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

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business decisions | business decisions | capital structure | capital structure | financial | financial | corporate finance | corporate finance | corporate strategy | corporate strategy | debt | debt | equity | equity | company valuation | company valuation | cash flow | cash flow | investment projects | investment projects | risk management | risk management | corporate governance | corporate governance | financial management | financial management | financial statements | financial statements | financial analysis | financial analysis | finance | finance | theory | theory | corporate | corporate | management | management | capital | capital | investment | investment | decisions | decisions | security | security | dividend | dividend | policy | policy | optimal | optimal | structure | structure | hedging | hedging | risk | risk | futures | futures | markets | markets | options | options | real options | real options | analysis | analysis | cases | cases | business | business | project | project | company | company | valuation | valuation | financing | financing | investments | investments | governance | governance | statements | statements

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15.997 Advanced Corporate Risk Management (MIT) 15.997 Advanced Corporate Risk Management (MIT)

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This is a course on how corporations make use of the insights and tools of risk management. Most courses on derivatives, futures and options, and financial engineering are taught from the viewpoint of investment bankers and traders in the securities. This course is taught from the point of view of the manufacturing corporation, the utility, the software firm — any potential end-user of derivatives, but not the dealer. Among the topics we will discuss are how companies manage risk, instruments for hedging, liability management and organization, governance and control. This is a course on how corporations make use of the insights and tools of risk management. Most courses on derivatives, futures and options, and financial engineering are taught from the viewpoint of investment bankers and traders in the securities. This course is taught from the point of view of the manufacturing corporation, the utility, the software firm — any potential end-user of derivatives, but not the dealer. Among the topics we will discuss are how companies manage risk, instruments for hedging, liability management and organization, governance and control.

Subjects

advanced corporate risk management | advanced corporate risk management | derivatives | futures and options | derivatives | futures and options | financial engineering | financial engineering | corporations | corporations | risk management | risk management | pricing models | pricing models | operations | operations | real assets | real assets | core strategy | core strategy | trading operations | trading operations | contracts | contracts | hedging | hedging | corporate governance | corporate governance | shareholders | shareholders | valuation | valuation | liability management | liability management

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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT) 1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods.Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided. This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods.Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided.

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systems | systems | conservation laws | conservation laws | constitutive laws | constitutive laws | box models | box models | mass conservation | mass conservation | perturbation methods | perturbation methods | thermodymanics | thermodymanics | heat transfer | heat transfer | enthalpy | enthalpy | entropy | entropy | multiphase systems | multiphase systems | mass and energy balances | mass and energy balances | energy supply options | energy supply options | economic value | economic value | natural resources | natural resources | multiobjective analysis | multiobjective analysis | life cycle analysis | life cycle analysis | mass and energy transport | mass and energy transport | green buildings | green buildings | transportation modeling | transportation modeling | renewable energy | renewable energy | climate modeling | climate modeling

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Advanced Topics (MIT) Advanced Topics (MIT)

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This course presents some of the major concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the second in a two-course sequence, this course focuses on more advanced topics and the "macro" level, which pertains to decisions about collections of many individual real estate assets, that is, portfolio or firm level decisions and investment management considerations. (More fundamental "micro" level analysis, pertaining to individual properties and deals, is covered in 11.431 taught in the fall semester).This course also introduces and surveys the major public capital market real estate vehicles, REITs and MBS. Other topics treated include a selection among such subjects as real opti This course presents some of the major concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the second in a two-course sequence, this course focuses on more advanced topics and the "macro" level, which pertains to decisions about collections of many individual real estate assets, that is, portfolio or firm level decisions and investment management considerations. (More fundamental "micro" level analysis, pertaining to individual properties and deals, is covered in 11.431 taught in the fall semester).This course also introduces and surveys the major public capital market real estate vehicles, REITs and MBS. Other topics treated include a selection among such subjects as real opti

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investment | investment | finance | finance | commercial real estate | commercial real estate | microeconomics | microeconomics | REIT | REIT | MBS | MBS | real options | real options | land valuation | land valuation | development project financial analysis | corporate real estate | development project financial analysis | corporate real estate | development project financial analysis | development project financial analysis | corporate real estate | corporate real estate | capital structure | capital structure | portfolio strategy | portfolio strategy | equilibrium pricing of asset classes | equilibrium pricing of asset classes | investment performance measurement | investment performance measurement | benchmarking | benchmarking | investment management | investment management | international real estate investing | international real estate investing | 11.432 | 11.432 | 15.427 | 15.427

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11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs; the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development; determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government; evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions; and assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform. Emphasis is on basic economic concerns, with consideration given to political, institutional, and cultural factors. This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs; the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development; determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government; evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions; and assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform. Emphasis is on basic economic concerns, with consideration given to political, institutional, and cultural factors.

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basic economic concerns | basic economic concerns | political | political | institutional | institutional | and cultural factors | and cultural factors | decentralization in national economic reform programs | decentralization in national economic reform programs | the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development | the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development | determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government | determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government | evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions | evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions | assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform | assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform | political | institutional | and cultural factors | political | institutional | and cultural factors | developing countries | developing countries | public goods | public goods | externalities | externalities | economic development | economic development | balance sheets | balance sheets | fiscal gap | fiscal gap | revenues | revenues | expenditures | expenditures | budget deficits | budget deficits | inflation | inflation | public finance theory | public finance theory | efficiency | efficiency | optimal taxation | optimal taxation | optimal user fees | optimal user fees | basic microeconomic theory | basic microeconomic theory | equity | equity | incidence | incidence | general equilibrium model | general equilibrium model | property taxation | property taxation | tax reform | tax reform | intergovernmental fiscal relations | intergovernmental fiscal relations | fiscal federalism | fiscal federalism | decentralization | decentralization | transfers | transfers | international lending agencies | international lending agencies | programming assistance | programming assistance | conditionalities | conditionalities | public debt | public debt | structural adjustment | structural adjustment | private sector participation | private sector participation | microfinance | microfinance

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15.401 Finance Theory I (MIT) 15.401 Finance Theory I (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options.

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present value relations | present value relations | fixed income securities | fixed income securities | equities | equities | forward and futures contracts | forward and futures contracts | options | options | risk and return | risk and return | risk analytics | risk analytics | portfolio theory | portfolio theory | CAPM | CAPM | APT | APT | capital budgeting | capital budgeting | efficient markets | efficient markets

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11.431J Real Estate Finance and Investment (MIT) 11.431J Real Estate Finance and Investment (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the first of a two-course sequence, this course will focus on the basic building blocks and the "micro" level, which pertains to individual properties and deals. This course is an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the first of a two-course sequence, this course will focus on the basic building blocks and the "micro" level, which pertains to individual properties and deals.

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real estate | real estate | finance and investment | finance and investment | financial decisions | financial decisions | property development and investment | property development and investment | leasing and property income streams | leasing and property income streams | pro forma analysis | pro forma analysis | equity valuation | equity valuation | tax analysis | tax analysis | options | options | risk | risk | financial structuring of real property ownership | financial structuring of real property ownership | pension funds | pension funds | REITs | REITs | banks | banks | life insurance companies | life insurance companies

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11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs, the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development, determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government, evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions, and assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform. Emphasis is on basic economic concerns, with consideration given to political, institutional, and cultural factors. This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs, the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development, determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government, evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions, and assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform. Emphasis is on basic economic concerns, with consideration given to political, institutional, and cultural factors.

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basic economic concerns | basic economic concerns | political | political | institutional | institutional | and cultural factors | and cultural factors | decentralization in national economic reform programs | decentralization in national economic reform programs | the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development | the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development | determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government | determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government | evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions | evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions | assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform | assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform | political | institutional | and cultural factors | political | institutional | and cultural factors | developing countries | developing countries | public goods | public goods | externalities | externalities | economic development | economic development | balance sheets | balance sheets | fiscal gap | fiscal gap | revenues | revenues | expenditures | expenditures | budget deficits | budget deficits | inflation | inflation | public finance theory | public finance theory | efficiency | efficiency | optimal taxation | optimal taxation | optimal user fees | optimal user fees | basic microeconomic theory | basic microeconomic theory | equity | equity | incidence | incidence | general equilibrium model | general equilibrium model | property taxation | property taxation | tax reform | tax reform | intergovernmental fiscal relations | intergovernmental fiscal relations | fiscal federalism | fiscal federalism | decentralization | decentralization | transfers | transfers | international lending agencies | international lending agencies | programming assistance | programming assistance | conditionalities | conditionalities | public debt | public debt | structural adjustment | structural adjustment | private sector participation | private sector participation | microfinance | microfinance

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT) 22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments. This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 22.081 | 2.650 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 11.371 | 22.811 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | energy transfer | clean technologies | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | energy conversion | wind power | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | carbon management options | geothermal energy | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | eco-buildings | hydropower | hydropower

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ESD.71 Engineering Systems Analysis for Design (MIT) ESD.71 Engineering Systems Analysis for Design (MIT)

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Engineering systems design must have the flexibility to take advantage of new opportunities while avoiding disasters. This subject develops "real options" analysis to create design flexibility and measure its value so that it can be incorporated into system optimization. It builds on essential concepts of system models, decision analysis, and financial concepts. Emphasis is placed on calculating value of real options with special attention given to efficient analysis and practical applications. The material is organized and presented to deal with the contextual reality of technological systems, that substantially distinguishes the analysis of real options in engineering systems from that of financial options. Note This MIT OpenCourseWare site is based on the materials from Profes Engineering systems design must have the flexibility to take advantage of new opportunities while avoiding disasters. This subject develops "real options" analysis to create design flexibility and measure its value so that it can be incorporated into system optimization. It builds on essential concepts of system models, decision analysis, and financial concepts. Emphasis is placed on calculating value of real options with special attention given to efficient analysis and practical applications. The material is organized and presented to deal with the contextual reality of technological systems, that substantially distinguishes the analysis of real options in engineering systems from that of financial options. Note This MIT OpenCourseWare site is based on the materials from Profes

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real options | real options | flexibility | flexibility | flexible design | flexible design | engineering systems | engineering systems | complex projects | complex projects | evaluation over time | evaluation over time | risk | risk | uncertainty | uncertainty | valuation | valuation | timing | timing | uncertainty modeling | uncertainty modeling | flexibility valuation | flexibility valuation | methods | methods | design analysis | design analysis | lattice analysis | lattice analysis | monte carlo simulation | monte carlo simulation | flexibility identification. | flexibility identification.

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15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT)

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The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

Subjects

business decisions | capital structure | financial | corporate finance | corporate strategy | debt | equity | company valuation | cash flow | investment projects | risk management | corporate governance | financial management | financial statements | financial analysis | finance | theory | corporate | management | capital | investment | decisions | security | dividend | policy | optimal | structure | hedging | risk | futures | markets | options | real options | analysis | cases | business | project | company | valuation | financing | investments | governance | statements

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21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT) 21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)

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"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa "Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa

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Writing | Writing | culture | culture | digital | digital | computer | computer | technology | technology | daily lives | daily lives | communicate | communicate | business | business | information | information | entertain | entertain | media | media | values | values | ethical | ethical | aesthetic | aesthetic | images | images | texts | texts | sounds | sounds | people | people | property | property | history | history | identity | identity | movies | movies | games | games | music | music | digital channels | digital channels | content outline | content outline | digital content | digital content | channels | channels | digital media options | digital media options | digital influence | digital influence | digital marketers | digital marketers | digital destinations | digital destinations | behavioral targeting | behavioral targeting | digital marketing | digital marketing | digital platform | digital platform | digital games | digital games | mobile marketing | mobile marketing | smart agents | smart agents | generating awareness. | generating awareness.

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15.414 Financial Management (MIT)

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Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions.

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finance | corporate finance | capital markets | managerial decisions | financial assets | risk management | financial derivatives | expected return | risk | dividend policy | empirical research | futures | options markets | valuation | budgeting | portfolio theory | investments | projects | company | companies | return | stocks | bonds | pricing | options | markets | management | capital | assets | derivatives | financial | firms

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15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT)

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The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

Subjects

business decisions | capital structure | financial | corporate finance | corporate strategy | debt | equity | company valuation | cash flow | investment projects | risk management | corporate governance | financial management | financial statements | financial analysis | finance | theory | corporate | management | capital | investment | decisions | security | dividend | policy | optimal | structure | hedging | risk | futures | markets | options | real options | analysis | cases | business | project | company | valuation | financing | investments | governance | statements

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17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability (MIT)

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This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics.

Subjects

security; sustainability; international relations; comparative approaches; constraints; options; strategies; policy choice; developing and industrial nations; decision; trade-offs; inter-temporal effects; technology; design systems; | security | sustainability | international relations | comparative approaches | constraints | options | strategies | policy choice | developing and industrial nations | decision | trade-offs | inter-temporal effects | technology | design systems

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21W.784 Becoming Digital: Writing about Media Change (MIT)

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"Becoming Digital" traces the change in practice, theory and possibility as mechanical and chemical media are augmented or supplanted by digital media. These changes will be grounded in a semester length study of "reports from the front." These reports, found and introduced by students throughout the semester, are the material produced by and about soldiers and civilians on the battlefield from the introduction of wet photography during the Crimean and Civil Wars to contemporary digital content posted daily to Web 2.0 sites from areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan and possibly even the games and simulations they've inspired. Students will work through the ethical, aesthetic, technical and cultural problems raised by the primary content and secondary readings in three pa

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Writing | culture | digital | computer | technology | daily lives | communicate | business | information | entertain | media | values | ethical | aesthetic | images | texts | sounds | people | property | history | identity | movies | games | music | digital channels | content outline | digital content | channels | digital media options | digital influence | digital marketers | digital destinations | behavioral targeting | digital marketing | digital platform | digital games | mobile marketing | smart agents | generating awareness.

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Strategic Management-Life after Porter?

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This lecture is designed primarily to introduce participants to two key and overlapping concept: complexity and real options thinking. Much work on real options focuses upon valuation of options but the intention of this lecture is to help participants identify the main options types and also explore how these may be used in business situations to develop competitive advantage. In order to make a case for the use of options thinking, the lecture firstly introduce the concept of complexity and show how the more complex environments argue for greater use of real options in business.

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Fractals; Complexity; Real options; Strategic management; Business | administrative studies | N000

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15.997 Advanced Corporate Risk Management (MIT)

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This is a course on how corporations make use of the insights and tools of risk management. Most courses on derivatives, futures and options, and financial engineering are taught from the viewpoint of investment bankers and traders in the securities. This course is taught from the point of view of the manufacturing corporation, the utility, the software firm — any potential end-user of derivatives, but not the dealer. Among the topics we will discuss are how companies manage risk, instruments for hedging, liability management and organization, governance and control.

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advanced corporate risk management | derivatives | futures and options | financial engineering | corporations | risk management | pricing models | operations | real assets | core strategy | trading operations | contracts | hedging | corporate governance | shareholders | valuation | liability management

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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods.Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided.

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systems | conservation laws | constitutive laws | box models | mass conservation | perturbation methods | thermodymanics | heat transfer | enthalpy | entropy | multiphase systems | mass and energy balances | energy supply options | economic value | natural resources | multiobjective analysis | life cycle analysis | mass and energy transport | green buildings | transportation modeling | renewable energy | climate modeling

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Advanced Topics (MIT)

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This course presents some of the major concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the second in a two-course sequence, this course focuses on more advanced topics and the "macro" level, which pertains to decisions about collections of many individual real estate assets, that is, portfolio or firm level decisions and investment management considerations. (More fundamental "micro" level analysis, pertaining to individual properties and deals, is covered in 11.431 taught in the fall semester).This course also introduces and surveys the major public capital market real estate vehicles, REITs and MBS. Other topics treated include a selection among such subjects as real opti

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investment | finance | commercial real estate | microeconomics | REIT | MBS | real options | land valuation | development project financial analysis | corporate real estate | development project financial analysis | corporate real estate | capital structure | portfolio strategy | equilibrium pricing of asset classes | investment performance measurement | benchmarking | investment management | international real estate investing | 11.432 | 15.427

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11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs; the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development; determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government; evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions; and assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform. Emphasis is on basic economic concerns, with consideration given to political, institutional, and cultural factors.

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basic economic concerns | political | institutional | and cultural factors | decentralization in national economic reform programs | the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development | determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government | evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions | assessment of prospects and options for intergovernmental fiscal reform | political | institutional | and cultural factors | developing countries | public goods | externalities | economic development | balance sheets | fiscal gap | revenues | expenditures | budget deficits | inflation | public finance theory | efficiency | optimal taxation | optimal user fees | basic microeconomic theory | equity | incidence | general equilibrium model | property taxation | tax reform | intergovernmental fiscal relations | fiscal federalism | decentralization | transfers | international lending agencies | programming assistance | conditionalities | public debt | structural adjustment | private sector participation | microfinance

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15.401 Finance Theory I (MIT)

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This course introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options.

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present value relations | fixed income securities | equities | forward and futures contracts | options | risk and return | risk analytics | portfolio theory | CAPM | APT | capital budgeting | efficient markets

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | hydropower

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