BUS 495 - Distressed Investing

The course surveys distressed investing with a focus on real estate. The course is divided into three modules. The first module covers the institutional structure of the distressed market and valuation techniques. The second module features a broad overview of distressed investing strategies across the capital structure and market segments. The third and final model provides an in-depth analysis of distressed investing techniques. The primary audience for this course is finance majors interested in careers in real estate finance or in private equity and hedge funds. The secondary audience is students planning careers that have significant interaction with real estate finance and/or private equity and hedge fund industries, either as providers of these funds (pension fund managers, institutional investors, investment advisors) or as consumers of them (managers/owners of companies). Approximately fifty percent of the classes will have guest participants who will participate in an active debate with students.

Prerequisites

  • Corporate Finance