Topics: Economics, Structure of policy debate Pages: 14 (2434 words) Published: May 21, 2013
Course Name: Money and Markets
Course Number: DM 662

Instructor: Larry DeGaetano
Contact Info:
(908) 241-1814

Course Description:1
Objectives and Outcome Measures:2
Required Readings and Reference:2
Summary of Deliverables:3
Team Debate5
Debate Topic #15
Debate Topic #25
Debate Topic #35
Group Project7
Individual Project:8
Mini Case: “Time Value of Money Using Excel”8
Mini Case:“Break-Even Using Excel”9
Mini Case: "Cash Budgeting Using Excel "10

Course Description:

An introduction to financial concepts, (including macroeconomic concepts), markets, institutions and the triple bottom line from the point of view of both investors and users of capital are covered in this course. This course explores the relationship between the self-interest of the corporation to create firm value and the concepts of corporate citizenship and sustainable development. The course examines the effective management of Design as a strategic tool to meet the economic mission of the firm in a way that also fulfills its responsibilities to society.

Objectives and Outcome Measures:

The general objectives of the course are to develop and evidence an understanding of the interdependent of financial markets and sustainability and the way Design Management can be used to maximize value to all stakeholders. Objective 1

To understand the fundamentals of economics (scarcity, choice and opportunity cost), and the interplay between classic economic thought and the Triple Bottom Line. Outcome Measure1
Demonstrate an understanding of the complex interaction between key stakeholder groups inherent in the practice of sustainability and sustainable development.

Objective 2
Understand the methods (and shortcomings) of cost/benefit analysis. Outcome Measure2
Perform basic net present value calculations and explain when a firm would accept negative NPV investments and/or reject positive NPV investments.

Objective 3
Emphasize the use of Design Management in maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Outcome Measure3
Ability to create business strategies employing Design Management which align the self interests of the corporation with the greater public good.


Assessment and grades will be based on effective demonstration of the above outcome measures as evidenced in the individual and group projects. Please note the following assessment measures and note that assessment will be a 3 way process including team, class and instructor: 1) Individual Projects

2) Group Papers and Presentations
3) Text chapters and other readings should be read prior to class. 2) Class participation


Consistent with University and DM program policy.

Required Readings and Reference:

1. Basic Economics: A common Sense Guide to the Economy, By Thomas Sowel

2. The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World, By Greg Ip

Summary of Deliverables:

Due Every Session: Assigned Readings and Class Participation
Due Session 4 - INDIVIDUAL Project: Break-Even Using Excel Due Session 5 - INDIVIDUAL Project: Time Value of Money Using Excel Due Session 6 - GROUP - TEAM DEBATE
Due Session 7 - INDIVIDUAL Project: Cash Budget Using Excel Due Session 8 - GROUP Project: Industry Analysis

Room: 708/707 Schedule:
Session 1. Saturday, May 18: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Session 2. Sunday, May 19: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Economics Background

Basic Economics, Part I & II

Little Book of Economics, Chapters 1 to 5

Session 3. Saturday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 4. Sunday, June 2: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
INDIVIDUAL Project Due Session 4: Mini- Case:...
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