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INTD0222last month

I thought it was a really good class, learned a lot and the professor was very nice. A lot of project work and presentations. 2 tests in class about material covered in lectures. Nice class to get a ded in if you need it still.

Fast-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
3hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
INTD0217last month

Frank is a great professor who clearly loves finance. Since Midd is pretty heavy when it comes down to IB recruiting the course is very relevant. I would say anyone that wants to potentially go down the IB path should have some sort of experience in finance and this class is the perfect way to do it.

Slow-PacedFair GradingEasy Exams
2hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
INTD0222last year

This is one of the most important, applicable, and practically useful courses you can take at Midd. Sustainable Finance covers the institutions, organizations, and players that comprise the international financial architecture. With an implicit focus on incentives, the class walks through financial arrangements and how they further – or hinder – progress toward a "sustainable" future. The course delivers some basic but harrowing realizations. For example, since ESG-related KPIs are usually not incorporated into valuation, the most socially-optimal businesses are undervalued. Similarly, the nations most exposed to climate risk are also the riskiest borrowers, leading to high lending rates. In other words, the nations with the highest needs face the highest costs, depriving them of much-needed capital. Frank teaches this information through a mixture of lectures and guest speaking sessions. He publishes all slides on Google Drive along with support information. The grading breakdown is as follows: exams (40%), which require careful memorization of small details and connecting them to broader takeaways; final project (35%), which is a behemoth two-person project with a written and oral component; participation and other smaller assignments (25%). In addition to the course, Frank tries to get his students actively involved, which includes making connections, extending invites to host panels, and so forth. He's both a great person and a great person to know, and that he teaches such a useful course is an added bonus. Would strongly recommend taking this class.

This is one of the most important, applicable, and practically useful courses you can take at Midd. Sustainable Finance covers the institutions, organizations, and players that comprise the international financial architecture. With an implicit focus on incentives, the class walks through financial arrangements and how they further – …Read more

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyFair Grading
8hrs / week Low difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
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