University of Southern California: Instructor

Introduction to Financial Accounting  (Rating 4.24 vs 4.18 Department Average)                                                   Summer 2019

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting is a mandatory course for all business school students. It is also a prerequisite for all the accounting courses. Many students who take this course decide to major in accounting later on.

  • Class size: 24 students

  • Main topics covered were financial statements, the accounting information system, accrual accounting concepts, reporting and analyzing inventory, receivables, long-lived assets, liabilities, equity and statement of cash flows

University of Arkansas: Instructor

Financial Analysis (Rating 4.53 of 5)                                                                                                                                              2011-2014

  • The course objective is to provide a transition from general business level knowledge of analysis of accounting data to finance major level knowledge of financial analysis. The course starts with an overview of accounting information and valuation, proceeds to accounting analysis, then on to financial analysis and ends with credit and equity valuation.

  • Average Class size - 40 students

  • Main topics covered: understanding the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow, financial ratio analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital, measure of leverage, dividends and share repurchases, corporate governance, and equity analysis and valuation.

Financial Modeling (Rating 4.68 of 5)                                                                                                                                            2011-2014

  • Financial Modeling is a “hands-on” course for junior and senior finance majors. Its general objective is to develop advanced Excel spreadsheet skills for creating computer-based models for analyzing a variety of decision problems facing today’s financial managers and professionals. 

  • Average class size - around 45 students

  • Main topics covered: time value of money, valuation, capital budgeting, financial planning, bond pricing, bond duration, bond convexity, security analysis, portfolio optimization, and options. 

CFA Level I Prep Course (Rating N/A)                                                                                                                                            2009-2014

  • CFA Level I is a not-for-credit course offered to senior undergraduate and MBA students. It is an intensive eight week course intended to prepare the students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst Level I Exam. 

  • Average class size: 10 students.

  • Main topics covered: ethical and professional Standards of the CFA® Institute, investment tools, asset classes, and portfolio management.

Portfolio Management (Rating 4.84 of 5)                                                                                                                                     2011-2014

  • I was teaching part of this class together with Professor Craig Rennie. This course is intended to teach students practical skills related to investment analysis and portfolio management. Students are divided into industries and make stock recommendations. These recommendations are approved by the trustees of the fund and executed. Students manage over $5 mln. Dollars in real money and go on an annual trip to New York to meet investment bankers and equity analysts.

  • Average Class size - 15 students

  • MBA/MACC Shollmier Fund won GAME IV International Student Fund Competition Graduate Value Category in both 2013 and 2014 in New York.

Investments (Rating 4.54 of 5)                                                                                                                                                     Spring 2012

  • Investments is a course for junior and senior finance majors. This course provides an introduction to the area of investments, providing an overview of the basic types of securities and how the markets for these securities operate. 

  • Average class size- 40 students

  • Main topics covered: asset classes and financial instruments, securities markets, mutual funds and other investment companies, risk and return, efficient diversification, Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory, The Efficient Market Hypothesis, bond prices and yields, bond and equity trading, equity valuation