FIN-219. Financial Analysis
This course is an introductory course on the fundamentals of financial analysis techniques. It aims to help students develop analytical skills for making investment decisions. Furthermore, it focuses on less well-established techniques and knowledge that is alien to and ignored by efficient market hypothesis (EMH) or modern portfolio theory (MPT). The emphasis is on: technical analysis, Microsoft Excel tools in a financial context and Bloomberg terminals.
FIN-230. Money & Banking
A study of money, credit, and banking operations. Monetary standards, development of the American monetary and banking system. Recent developments in other financial institutions. Central banking and the Federal Reserve System, instruments of monetary control, international monetary relationships. Cross-listed with EC-230
FIN-240. Introduction to Finance
This course introduces basic principles of finance including cash flow, financial ratios, time value of money, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and cost of capital.
FIN-319. Financial Derivatives
Financial securities and markets are changing rapidly. This course gives students an understanding of financial derivative instruments and their applications to corporate strategy and risk management. Students learn how the finance derivatives are priced and used in risk management and trading or speculative strategies by individuals and companies. We cover options, forwards, futures, and swaps to help our students to be better prepared to enter a career in finance.
FIN-341. Managerial Finance
This course provides advanced study of financial theories, decision-making models relating to: financial analysis and planning; working capital management; cash budgeting; capital asset acquisitions; capital asset financing; cost of capital; capital structuring; acquisitions; divestitures; and reorganizations.
FIN-342. Property and Life Insurance
A study of principles of life, health, property, and liability insurance applied to the needs of individuals and organizations.
FIN-343. Investments and Portfolio Management
A survey of the features and characteristics of investment instruments, the operation and regulation of security markets, the techniques of security analysis and valuation, financial intermediaries, and modern and traditional portfolio theory and management.
FIN-345. Long-Range Financial Planning
A survey of the tools and techniques currently employed by financial decision-makers when evaluating organizational performance and developing future courses of action. Emphasis will be placed upon long-range planning and capital budgeting techniques.
FIN-358. International Finance
This course will provide the conceptual framework necessary for financial decision-making in a multinational corporation (mnc). We focus on implementing analytical tools and theory through problems and analysis of real-world global decision-making. Students explore the following traditional areas of corporate finance: investments, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, evaluation and control of operations, merger and acquisition, and risk management from a global perspective.
One to three credits