Bryan Seegmiller is a Donald P. Jacobs Scholar and Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management. He joined Kellogg in July 2022 after completing his Ph.D. in financial economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in labor and finance, technological innovation, and asset pricing. Bryan’s current projects examine how labor market power affects firms’ profitability and labor shares, and the ways new technologies shape the tasks that workers perform and the risks that workers face in the labor market.
Finance 1 answers managers' and investors' most fundamental finance question: how should a project or an asset be valued? Managers must determine the value of building a factory, entering a new market, or purchasing an entire firm when deciding in which projects to invest. Similarly, individuals must assess the value of financial securities to decide how to invest their wealth. Using a combination of lectures and business cases, Finance 1 teaches the discounted cash flow and multiples methods to value projects or assets. These valuation tools lay the foundation for all work in capital markets and corporate finance.
Prerequisite: Business Analytics I (DECS-430-5)
Corequisite/Prerequisite: Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-430) and Business Analytics II (DECS 431-0)