Financial Data Analysis
Introduces students to the many databases used in empirical research in finance, including CRSP, Compustat, TAQ (NYSE, Amex, and Nasdaq-NMS transaction data) and NASTRAQ (Nasdaq trades, inside quotes, and individual dealer and ECN quotes). The course will use the SAS programming language to access these databases and to analyze the data. The course is intended for MSF students and MBAs who are interested in more analytically oriented finance positions. 
Please Note: Not all courses are scheduled each semester. Complete class schedules are available upon enrollment.