This course is an exploration of money in all of its various forms. Just as importantly, it covers (and uncovers!) the underlying thought process, position framing, and point of view that investors and money managers use. We examine the many different types of markets, the types of financial instruments used, and the institutions that play in the global financial system. MI is a deep-dive into the marketplaces that play central roles in the global, national and local economies. The subject material covers landscape that affects personal financial well-being, small companies such as design firms, startups, venture capital, global enterprises, government participation, not-for-profits, social and impact ventures. In a word – this course provides the tools that are needed to make rational, appropriate, and real decisions at whatever organizational level you operate. The class combines academic study, practical application, and real-world actuality.