SEMESTER 1 – Curriculum Outline
Making the big concepts understandable through effective storytelling and class projects
The Time Value of Money
What did the pair of Nike shoes really cost you?
Introduction to the Stock Market & Portfolio Theory
Case Study: Would you have liked to become an owner of Netflix in 2002? You could have. The Chipotle chicken scare of 2015.
Risk and Reward
Case Study: How Eddie Lampert became a billionaire investing in the two worst retailers in America.
Introduction to the Balance Sheet
Case Study: The Disney 2009 acquisition of Marvel Studies. The magic of intangible assets.
Introduction to the Income Statement
Case Study: Gandolf the Grey (Lord of the Rings) and the greatest software company you’ve never heard of.
Introduction to Price/Earnings Ratios
Class Project: How do you know if one painting is undervalued relative to another?
What Determines Stock Price Movement
Class Study: General Motors, the cursed value trap.
The Cost Of Capital
Class Project: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Parallels with the Internet Bubble. The Innovator’s Dilemma.