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Courses in Finance

Fin 515 Economic Analysis (3)

Provides economic foundations for business management and fosters the development of sound economic reasoning. Relevant principles of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory will be related to specific business applications. A group project, involving a written and oral presentation is required. Prerequisite: One course in economics.

Fin 525 Financial Management (3)

Fundamental techniques of financial valuation are developed and then applied to the management of investment portfolios and capital projects.  A comprehensive introduction to modern financial markets is provided.  Examines a wide range of financial instruments available to individuals and corporations.  Prerequisites: Acc 512 or Acc 518 and Itm 513; Co-requisite: Fin 515.

Fin 601 Corporate Financial Management (3)

Advanced course in corporate finance that builds on the tools and concepts taught in Fin 525; a mixture of lectures and applications of modern finance theory. Topics include capital budgeting, risk analysis, asset pricing models, agency theory and their application to corporate dividend policy, capital structure decisions and mergers/divestitures. Prerequisites: Fin 525 and permission of instructor.

Fin 602 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)

Study of basic theory of investments, including asset valuation models, fundamental analysis, technical analysis and efficient markets hypotheses. Development of theoretical foundations of portfolio theory. Additional topics include the valuation of options and futures contracts. Prerequisites: Fin 525 and permission of instructor.

Fin 603 Securities, Markets and Financial Institutions (3)

Examination of organization and functions of securities markets, with particular attention to the underlying factors that determine the structure of securities markets. Factors that determine the structure of interest rates examined in detail. Study of role of the Federal Reserve System and the function and operation of financial intermediaries. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: Fin 525 and permission of instructor.

Fin 604 Advanced Topics in Finance (3)

In-depth coverage of selected topics in Finance. Specific topics determined at the time of offering. Prerequisites: Fin 525 and permission of instructor.

Fin 635 Corporate Financial Problems (3)

Case studies of structural topics such as long-term financing arrangements, recapitalizations; reorganizations; and mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs; and of operational problems such as capital budgeting, dividend and reserve policies, pension funds, executive compensations, and hedging policies. Prerequisite: Fin 525 or 6 credits of finance at the undergraduate level.

Fin 695 Independent Study in Finance (1-3)

The student and instructor jointly develop a plan of independent study on an advanced topic in finance. The student is usually required to prepare a report or paper. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits. Prerequisites: Fin 525 and permission of instructor and department chairperson.

Fin 698 Research Project in Finance (3)

Supervised research on a topic involving accounting, finance, operations management, human resources management, and/or management information systems. Required of all part-time MBA program students. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 30 graduate credits. S/U graded.

Fin 750 Seminar in Public Finance (4)

In-depth study of selected topics in Public Finance. Specific topics determined at time of offering. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Last updated on 11/5/2008