Business Studies

Please keep your answers to each question under 200 words. 

 

  1. Elaborate on your quantitative background (i.e., discuss courses you have taken which are relevant to the MSc Finance program)

 

  1. What do you expect to be the greatest challenges associated with taking part in this program? How do you plan to deal with those challenges?

 

  1. Elaborate on your current and past experience, and describe any prior knowledge of the financial industry that you feel will help you in this program.

 

  1. What do you think are the three most relevant issues in today’s business environment?  (Specific to the finance industry).

 

 

 

For the first question: “Elaborate on your quantitative background (i.e., discuss courses you have taken which are relevant to the MSc Finance program)”

 

http://beedie.sfu.ca/graduate/msc-finance/about

This is some info about this program, so you need to look at this page before writing.

You could write about the three courses below in the first question, and you should mention the course name when you write about those courses. You could abstract or rephrase the information below, or add on something you think is related with this program.

The courses I have taken which are relevant to this program are:

(1). Econ 132A: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS

Here is the course Description: ECON 132A is a course in investment analysis.  The course introduces institutional aspects of securities, securities markets, and emphasizes security valuation and how risk/return tradeoffs of assets determine their values.  Current theories of and developments in capital markets theory are appropriately addressed in class discussion.  The class lectures will, in general, concentrate on the analytical material of the course.  Learning “Investment Analysis” demands extensive individual effort outside of class.

Here is the course Objectives and Expected Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate managerial level analysis and decision making in the following areas:

  1. Identification of various investment alternatives and opportunities.
  2. Measurement of risk and return factors.
  3. Valuation, analysis, and management of financial instruments.
  4. Application of fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
  5. Development and implementation of the portfolio management process.
  6. Evaluation of investment performance.

 

(2) Econ 140: Managerial Economics

Course Objectives: Managerial Economics is a course about making sound managerial decisions. An effective manager must identify goals, understand incentives, understand markets, use marginal analysis and understand the time value of money. Keeping these objectives of a manager in mind, this course shows you how economics can help a manager effectively manage the resources of a business. You’ll learn how the economics-tools from intermediate microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization are used in making managerial decisions, thus running an effective management.

Here are the topics we covered in this course:

The Fundamentals of Managerial Economics, The Organization of the Firm, The Nature of Industry, Basic Oligopoly Models, Linear Programming, Game Theory: Inside Oligopoly, Pricing Strategies for Firms with Market Power, Advanced Topics in Business Strategy.

 

(3) Econ 165: Economics of International Business

Course Objectives: The goal of this course is for students to understand and analyze the

principle economic issues in the international business arena. We’ll cover topics such as trade

theory, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange market, strategy of international business,

global production & outsourcing etc.

Here are the topics we covered in this course:

Globalization, International Trade Theory, The Political Economy of International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Economic Integration, Foreign Exchange Market, The Strategy of International Business, Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances, Global Production, Outsourcing and Logistics

 

For the second question:“What do you expect to be the greatest challenges associated with taking part in this program? How do you plan to deal with those challenges?”

 

http://beedie.sfu.ca/graduate/msc-finance/student

You could refer to this link, which is about student life, especially the second part of this page: “Networking and competitions”. And about how to deal with those challenges you could mention that although I’m an international student, but I have the experience of studying in US for 4 years or something else.

 

For the third question:“Elaborate on your current and past experience, and describe any prior knowledge of the financial industry that you feel will help you in this program.”

 

For this question, you could based on the three courses I mentioned above, and also I have interned in China Bank before, or you could just write something you want.

 

For the fourth question: “What do you think are the three most relevant issues in today’s business environment?  (Specific to the finance industry).”

For this question, just remember the issues should related to finance industry. Because this is an university in Canada. So maybe you could mention issues about both US and Canada. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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