SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentMA Program of Public Finance, First Year MA Program of Public Finance, Second Year
Course NameWarren Buffett's Investment Methodology
InstructorLIN CHI-ANG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

(Subject to change)

Feb. 20: Finance and Investing

Feb. 27: Common Stocks

Mar. 5: Mergers and Acquisitions

Mar. 12: Buffett's Value Investing Rules

Mar. 19: BrkB

Mar. 26: BrkA

Apr. 2: No Class (National Holiday)

Apr. 9: Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Apr. 16: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

Apr. 23: Mid-term Report

Apr. 30: Clayton Homes 

May 7: RC Willey

May 14: Acme Brick 

May 21: Taxation

May 28: Accounting Shenanigans

Jun. 4: Group Reports 

Jun. 11: Group Reports 

Jun. 18: Group Reports 

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Grades will be determined on the basis of the student's performance in relation to a) class attendance and participation, b) one individual assignment, c) one group presentation on reviewing a Berkshire Hathaway company, and d) one research report.  

Class attendance and participation (10%)

Individual assignment (20%)

Group presentation (30%)

Final research report (40%)


Textbook & Reference

(Required Texts)

(A) Cunningham, Lawrence A. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Fourth Edition. 2015. (ISBN: 978-1-61163-758-8)

(B) Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield, and Bradford D. Jordan. Essentials of Corporate Finance. 10th ed., 2020. McGraw-Hill. 

(Reference Books) 

1. Brears, Robert C. Natutral Resource Management and the Circular Economy. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

2. De Angelis, Roberta.  Business Models in the Circular Economy: Concepts, Examples and Theory. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

3. Lin, Brian Chi-ang and Zheng, Siqi. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Sustainability. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

4. Osterwalder, Alexander and Pigneur, Yves. Business Model Generation : A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.


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