This course provides students with skills to make rational, personal finance decisions. There is an emphasis on money management and the responsible use of credit. Strategies for wealth building and retirement planning are also introduced.
Fundamentals of Business Finance
This course is a general survey of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve System, the qualities of a sound monetary system, the theory and value of money, deposit insurance, and foreign exchange. Prerequisites: ECN-220, ACC-250, and one of the following: MAT-134, MAT-144, or MAT-154.
This course is a study of the finance function within the modern corporation. Topics covered include financial analysis and planning, the valuation of financial assets, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Prerequisites: ACC-350 and FIN-350.
Investments and Portfolio Management
This course studies stocks, bonds, and other investment vehicles, and their application in investment portfolio management. The securities market and trading procedures are discussed. The course develops and emphasizes portfolio theory that is applicable to both professional portfolio management and individual investment decisions. The application of portfolio theory to corporate investments and diversification is also discussed. Prerequisite: FIN-450.
This course focuses on the theory and practice of corporate valuation. Students learn to assess a firm’s business and determine whether it is creating value for shareholders. Topics include analysis of financial statements, development of pro forma, and valuation models of the firm. This course emphasizes publicly traded corporations, although the principles covered also can be applied to privately held firms. A strong emphasis is also placed on modeling pro forma financial statements and valuation estimates. Prerequisite: FIN-350.
This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.
This course discusses elements of business financial decisions, including financial forecasting and development of proformas, management of working capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and raising funds in capital markets. Prerequisite: FIN-504.
This course is a study of stocks, bonds, and derivatives, and their application in portfolio management. This course discusses securities market and trading procedures, and develops and emphasizes portfolio theory. Material in the course is applicable to both professional portfolio management and individual investment decisions. Prerequisite: FIN-650.
Advanced Financial Strategies
A course studying more advanced business strategies including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs, partnerships, cooperative agreements, and their business applications for strategic growth or survival. It will also cover business value issues, the role of investment bankers, M&A specialists, and the issues to consider in cross-border transactions. Prerequisite: FIN-650.