College of Charleston Investment Society Bundle Package
This course bundle is made up of two courses, each addressing a different skill set:
- Fundamental Analysis: learn to beat the market by understanding the true value of a stock and capitalizing on its price.
- Financial Modeling: learn to build a financial model within minutes, how to use financial models to evaluate performance of a project, department, or business, and how to make realistic financial projections through project-based learning exercises and instruction.
All courses are taught by professionals from each respective field, and delivered in easy to understand language.
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About the Instructors
Mark Pyles is an Associate Professor of Finance at the College of Charleston, where his primary teaching roles include corporate finance, investments, and financial modeling in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also serves as the Director of the School of Business Investment Program. During his time at the College, Pyles has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Financial Review, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Investing, and Journal of Behavioral Finance. In addition, he is the author of a textbook titled Applied Corporate Finance: Questions, Problems, and Making Decisions in the Real World. Pyles obtained a M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Kentucky, completing the latter in 2005. He has been a roster faculty member at the College of Charleston since Fall 2005.
Dr. Daniel Huerta-Sanchez currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of Charleston’s School of Business and as the Assistant Director of the School of Business Investment Program. He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis at the University of Texas-Pan American in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin (Venezuela). Huerta-Sanchez teaches corporate finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels focusing on financial planning models, corporate valuation, and capital budgeting. His current research agenda includes topics in behavioral finance, style investing, and real estate investment trusts. His research has been published in the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, among others. His work has been presented at international conferences including the annual meetings of the Financial Management Association, Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, Academy of Financial Services, Academy of Economics and Finance, and Southwestern Finance Association.
With nearly two decades of experience in finance and computer science, Andrew Russakoff has built financial models in a wide range of markets and for companies ranging from startups seeking funding through energy companies with projects worth hundreds of millions. Now, in addition to being an Investopedia Academy Instructor, he plies his trade in the Internet technology market, using financial modeling to help both entrepreneurs and Fortune 500s better predict their futures and spot opportunities in a tumultuous market.
John Jagerson is a CFA and CMT charter holder and a founder of Learning Markets, which provides analysis and education for individual and professional investors. He is an author or co-author of five books on investing, currencies, bonds, and stocks. John has appeared in outlets like Forbes.com, BBC Radio, Nasdaq.com, and CBS for his financial strategy expertise. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University, John completed the PLD program at Harvard Business School. Once the markets close each day, he can be found back on his mountain bike or in his running shoes on the trails of the Wasatch Mountains near his home.