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Justin A. Giordano, Esq., J.D., MBA

Undergraduate Courses Created and Taught

Justin Giordano

    U.S. ECONOMIC POLICY, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC

  1. Business Policy
  2. Current Economic Trends: Debunking Myths and Exploring Contemporary Issues
  3. Finance
  4. Free Markets, Entrepreneurship and Capitalism
  5. Intermediate Macroeconomics
  6. Intermediate Microeconomics
  7. International Economics
  8. International Finance
  9. International Political Economics
  10. Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  11. Investment Finance
  12. Money and Banking
  13. Survey of Economics
  14. U.S. Economic Policy: Its Domestic and Global Implications

Justin Giordano

U.S. ECONOMIC POLICY, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC

Current Economic Trends: Debunking Myths and Exploring Contemporary Issues

This course will examine and explore a number of current economic trends and issues that bear on the American economic system, society and the individual. Topics such as downsizing, unemployment, women in business, and management; the relationship between the United States, Europe and the developing world will be covered. GATT, NAFTA and free trade (now that they've been in place for some time), the role of the military, international business and geopolitical strategies as well as the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Trade Commission, and other topics and related are of economic concern will also be analyzed. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Finance

The aim of this study is to introduce students to the essential elements of Finance and see its application in a real world setting.

Upon completing this study the student will learn about the fundamental concepts in financial management, financial statements and forecasting, strategic long term investment decisions and financing decision, and working capital management. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Free Markets, Entrepreneurship and Capitalism

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the role of free markets, entrepreneurship as the keystones and foundation of capitalism, which constitute the essence of the American economic system.

Upon completing this study students will have gained knowledge of the theoretical and practical applications of the free market economic system, the role of entrepreneurship as a foundational element of free market economics, and the impact of the regulatory structure on free markets and entrepreneurship. Furthermore the difference between early industrial revolution capitalism and current regulated free market capitalism, American free market capitalism and its impact on the nation's growth, the emergence of international free markets and capitalism and its interaction with U.S. markets will also be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Intermediate Macroeconomics

The topics covered in this course include introduction and measurement, output, interest rates, policy, and the open economy, aggregate demand and alternative theories of aggregate supply, inflation and unemployment, macroeconomics in the long run growth, public debt, the foreign debt, timing business cycles, stabilization policy, and sources of instability in the private economy. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Intermediate Microeconomics

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the various aspects of international business and management and their application in the global arena. Furthermore students will also be exposed to the latest and multifaceted developments in this fast evolving field.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the nature of international business, the international environment as it pertains to organizations and the monetary system, the foreign environment relating to socio-cultural, legal, and political forces, the impact on business of east-west relations, and labor relations policies and the multinational management arena. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Economics

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles of international economics and its application via cases study and related methodologies.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained a sound grasp of the international trade, protectionism vs. free trade, and productivity and trade, the economics of foreign exchange and the balance of international trade, International trade transactions, foreign exchange markets, and the global economy, principles and practice. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Finance

In this course students will explore the various aspects of International Finance and Global Financial Management including exchange rates, corporate debt financing, exposure to foreign exchange risk, global capital budgeting and forecasting, international investment and capital flows, import/exporting financing, and International money markets. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Political Economics

The major areas covered in this course include domestic and international political economy, free trade and protectionism, balance of payments, monetary and fiscal policy and exchange notes, the origins of the world economy, cooperation among advanced industrial states as well as competition and conflict among them, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, foreign aid and the third world debt, the multinational corporation evolving in the third world nations, as well as related issues and topics.  

Justin Giordano

Investment and Portfolio Analysis

This course will focus on the role and scope of investments, investment markets and transactions, measuring risk and return on investment, analysis of common and preferred stock, stock and bond valuation, convertible securities related investment decisions. In addition options, commodities, financial futures and tangible investments, as well as mutual funds real estate and tax shelters will also be examined. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Investment Finance

This course will encompass an exploration of various financial investments valuation techniques, optimization of risk-return, trade-offs, approaches and strategies necessary to attain investment goals within the context of an investment portfolio. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Money and Banking

This course's objective is to familiarize students with the role of money and banking within the broader economic structure. The expectation is that students will gain a grasp of the implications of money and banking at the domestic and global level.

Additionally students will learn about currency fluctuations, the role of the Federal Reserve Board, the World Bank, the IMF, and other related institutions, entitled, current economic and political events that have a direct or indirect impact on currencies and financial markets. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Survey of Economics

The major topics covered in this course include introduction to economics, supply and Demand, markets and the price system, product markets, macroeconomic analysis, government as a regulator in markets and as a provider of services, macroeconomic analysis, and introduction to international economics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

U.S. Economic Policy: Its Domestic and Global Implications

This course aims to engage students in an examination and analysis of contemporary economic policies that impact the domestic and international scene, and to evaluate the effectiveness of current and/or proposed policies.

Upon completion of this study students will learn about the impact of American economic policy on the nation and globally. Based on the premise that the 20th century has been termed the "American Century", students will learn how this came about and its domestic and global implication as well as the evolution and growth of the United States economy.

Lastly the course will analyze how the U.S. commenced the century as a nation with great potential, but essentially uninvolved in the international geopolitical game, yet but by the end of the century its role had fundamentally changed. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano