Boston University School of Law

BK935 Microfinance and Development

BK 935 ( A1)  T 4:20 PM-6:10 PM 
2 cr., Spring 
Professor Terry 
No Class Website

This course provides an introduction to the field of microfinance, particularly its rapid evolution and role in economic development. Students will learn key concepts including the study of lending methodologies, products available to micro-entrepreneurs and the legal challenges, public policy considerations, and risks faced by investors, technical experts and financial providers. This course will also examine financial practices in the developing world such as payment and remittance systems, which allow foreign nationals to transfer funds internationally within and outside traditional banking systems.