2nd Semester

After a nice month break, we are back in action at Freeman. During the first session of the second semester all first-year students are required to take one class (Internal Reporting and Financial Analysis). For the remaining classes, we select classes from our intended concentration or other electives. With a concentration in finance I am enrolled in Options and Fixed Income. I also have an interest in strategy so I signed up for Corporate Strategy.

Here is a very brief rundown of what each class covers. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions about these classes or anything else at Freeman.

Internal Reporting and Financial Analysis – This class is an extension of our initial accounting class we had during the first semester. According to the syllabus we will learn how accounting is used by internal management and how it is used for pricing, operational, and strategic decisions. Among other things, we also will learn various techniques for financial statement analysis.

Options – Everybody concentrating in finance is requried to take this course and it basically is going to teach us the ins and outs of options and how they can be used. We had our first class last night and I’m really excited about this one.

Fixed Income – I’m yet to meet for this class so I can’t give you much information just now. Stay tuned for updates.

Corporate Strategy – This class is a case study based course and I think it will be very beneficial. According to our professor this class will essentially teach us how to look at corporate structure and decide what business we should try to enter and what business interests we should rid ourselves of.

-Eric