Before completeing her Ph.D. at Clemson, Dr. Player was an investment banking analyst with Raymond James in Tampa, Florida. She recently joined the Furman Business Department in August 2012. Dr. Player's research interests include the taxation of flow-through business entities, the efficiency of homeowners' associations, and firm valuation techniques.

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Perspectives on Business

An introduction to the various functional areas of business (accounting, finance, marketing, and operations) with emphasis on their integration. Other topics of importance, such as globalization, ethics and corporate social responsibility, and the impact of new technology, will also be addressed and examined in the context of the current business environment. In addition, the course will examine the intersection of business with various other subject that are traditionally taught in the liberal arts. For non-Business Administration majors ONLY.


Intro to Finance & Markets

Introduction to financial markets analyzing the sources and costs of funds available as well as factors affecting their allocation. For non-Business Administration majors only.


Intro to Corporate Finance

Goals of the firm in the context of the financial markets in which it operates. Emphasis on analyzing the sources and costs of funds available as well as factors affecting their allocation. Available only via Business Block.


Investments Management

Applied capital markets course using a traditional text, case studies and a trading simulation to explore security valuation, qualitative/quantitative techniques & portfolio management theory.� Security valuation and portfolio risk/return math requires the use of complex formulas, financial calculators and Microsoft Excel.� Students will benefit by having some experience in statistical interpretation.

Ph.D. Economics
(Fields in Financial Economics, Public Economics and Econometrics)
Clemson University
M.A. Economics
Clemson University
B.A. Economics and Finance
Wofford College

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