IBUS-450 Microfinance and Financial Inclusion (3)


This course provides students with an introduction to and overview of the microfinance field along with financial inclusion. It covers the history and evolution of microfinance, the characteristics of microenterprises, and application of financial sector development concepts to microfinance; tools for measuring poverty and impact of microfinance services; financial and technical assessment tools for measuring financial and managerial performance of microfinance institutions; and the sources of equity and debt financing for microfinance. In addition, the course addresses the problems of financial inclusion in emerging markets and the strategies required to expand the process of financial inclusion. Crosslist: IBUS-650 . Prerequisite: upper-division standing.

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