This course is designed to help students develop analytical tools and skills to build financing strategies and manage the right hand side of the balance sheet. This course explores the theoretical and practical issues of capital structure design, considers firm financing alternatives, including equity, long-term debt, hybrid securities, leasing, securitization, project finance, and examines the process through which securities are issued. The course also explores share repurchase, dividend policy, and risk management. It is also designed to provide students with an elementary but comprehensive introduction to the field of forecasting. The course will be applied in nature and will be directed to MBA students that seek to further their understanding of how to use economic and statistical theory to develop economic models and forecast economic and financial variables.