HADM 2250: Finance

Fall, Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: HADM 2230 and ECON 1110 or equivalent. Recommended prerequsite: STSCI 2100 or equivalent.   Enrollment limited to: non-NSHA undergraduates.


  • Xi Yang (xy39) - Spring 2024
  • Tibor Janosi (tj13) - Fall 2023
  • Yifei Mao (ym355) - Spring 2024


This course provides an introduction to core ideas in finance as well as a foundation for further study. Upon completion of this course students should be able to (1) perform basic valuation of cash flows from projects, bonds, and stocks; (2) demonstrate basic understanding of capital budgeting decisions through the use of concepts including the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis; (3) assess the relation between risk and return and integrate that knowledge in determining corporate cost of capital; and (4) demonstrate an understanding of the role of debt and equity in corporate capital structure.