Advanced Business Topics II

Advanced Business Topics II (ABT II) is a full-year sophomore-level course held twice a week. Course content includes an in-depth understanding of financial accounting concepts and financial statement preparation and analysis, an understanding of U.S. and international financial markets (interest rates, bond and stock markets), the structure and functioning of U.S. and international financial institutions and corporate financial management topics. The course will incorporate lectures, power-point presentations, classroom discussions, use of the Financial Trading System (FTS) course software and a variety of online analytic tools and data sources. Students will be expected to keep up with key economic data, economic, political and current events, and developments in the financial markets. There will be significant classroom discussion dealing with current world events and their financial consequences.