Wisconsin School of Business

Bulent Paker

Clinical Professor

Clinical Professor - Finance

Ph.D. in Finance: University of Wisconsin-Madison (in 2000)
Ph.D. in Economics: University of Wisconsin-Madison (in 1987)
M.S. in Economics: University of Wyoming,
Laramie, Wyoming
M.A. in Economics: University of Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
B.S. in Electrical Engineering: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
 

Undergraduate Courses


Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 3), Spring 2009.

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 2), Spring 2010.

Corporation Finance Theory and Practice
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 2), Fall 2007.

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 1), Spring 2008.

Corporation Finance
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, method and analytical techniques of financial management. Techniques of capital budgeting; valuation of projects and firms; theory of capital structure; dividend policy; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.
(FIN 325 Section 2), Spring 2008.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 2), Fall 2008.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320), Fall 2003.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320), Fall 2004.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320), Spring 2001.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320), Spring 2001.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 2), Fall 2009.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 3), Fall 2009.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Investment Theory
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(FIN 320 Section 2), Fall 2010.

Investment Theory (FIN 320), Fall 2011.

Financial Markets, Institutions and Economic Activity
Course DescriptionAn analysis of the U.S. financial system, its responsiveness to and impact on economic activity and policy, its procedures for assessing and pricing risks on various financial instruments, and its role in the allocation of funds to different sectors in the economy.
(FIN 305), Summer 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300 Section 1), Summer 2008.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300 Section 1), Summer 2009.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Fall 2002.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2002.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2002.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Summer 2002.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Fall 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Fall 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Summer 2003.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Fall 2004.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Fall 2004.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2004.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2004.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Summer 2004.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2005.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2005.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Spring 2001.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN 300), Summer 2005.



Graduate Courses


Investment Theory and Practice
Course DescriptionDevelopment of the theory, instruments, techniques and practice of modern investment management. Topics include asset pricing and valuation under certainty and uncertainty, portfolio management, determination of interest rates, immunization strategies and derivative securities.
(FIN 720), Spring 2003.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Fall 2001.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Fall 2001.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Fall 2001.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Spring 2002.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Spring 2004.

Introduction to Financial Management
Course DescriptionIntroduction to financial management of firms and investment decision making; both theory and practice are emphasized. Topics covered include the financial environment and securities markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management and capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty and selected topics such as mergers, options, futures.
(FIN 700), Spring 2005.

Intro to Financial Mgmt (FIN 700), Fall 2011.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Multinational Bus Finance
Course DescriptionApplication of financial theory to the operations of multinational firms; survey of the international financial environment; determinants of international portfolio and direct investment capital flows; management of foreign exchange position and hedging strategies; evaluation of foreign investment projects (multinational capital budgeting); international financial structure decisions; multinational credit institutions and capital markets; taxation of international business.
(FIN/INT 445/445 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Multinational Bus Finance
Course DescriptionApplication of financial theory to the operations of multinational firms; survey of the international financial environment; determinants of international portfolio and direct investment capital flows; management of foreign exchange position and hedging strategies; evaluation of foreign investment projects (multinational capital budgeting); international financial structure decisions; multinational credit institutions and capital markets; taxation of international business.
(INT/FIN 445/445 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN/ECO 300/300), Fall 2005.

Investments
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(FIN/ECO 300/300), Fall 2005.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(ECO/FIN 320/320), Spring 2006.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(ECO/FIN 300/300), Spring 2006.

Investments
Course DescriptionPrinciples, issues and methods relating to the management of investment portfolios; investment needs of small and institutional investors; investment risks associated with financial market conditions and business cycle flucuations.
(ECO/FIN 320/320), Spring 2006.

Introduction to Finance
Course DescriptionConcepts and techniques in corporate finance and investments. Topics include the financial environment, securities markets, financial markets, financial statements and analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, asset valuation, investments, decision making under uncertainty, mergers, options, and futures.
(ECO/FIN 300/300), Spring 2006.

Multinational Bus Finance
Course DescriptionApplication of financial theory to the operations of multinational firms; survey of the international financial environment; determinants of international portfolio and direct investment capital flows; management of foreign exchange position and hedging strategies; evaluation of foreign investment projects (multinational capital budgeting); international financial structure decisions; multinational credit institutions and capital markets; taxation of international business.
(INT/FIN 445/445 Section 1), Spring 2008.



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Bulent Paker

Clinical Professor
 
Clinical Professor | Finance
(608) 262-5002
5289 Grainger Hall