Course Category: Finance
A study of financial decisions made by individuals. Topics include: financial planning, financial management, purchasing decisions, insurance decisions, personal investing and retirement planning.
A study of the commercial banking system; thrift institutions; the Federal Reserve System; money, interest rates, savings and credit; government regulatory institutions and policies. Same as ECON 310.
An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk and return, bond valuation, stock valuation, capital budgeting and the capital asset pricing model.
An exploration of investing in stocks, bonds and other financial instruments; securities exchanges; financial planning; technical and fundamental analysis and market indicators.
A study of long-term financial decisions made by managers (e.g., capital structure, dividend policy, lease-or-buy, mergers, issuance of new securities).
This course provides a framework for analyzing the relationship between strategy and finance and methods used to value a high-growth company. New ventures are analyzed in terms of their technical, competitive, and business risks.
This course examines the mechanics of and issues associated with making loans, buying and selling securities, competing for deposits, assessing risks, building the capital base and the consequences of making bad loans, operating with excessive leverage and inadequate liquidity. It also addresses related activities involving securitization and the use of financial derivatives.
An inquiry into the application of financial hedging tools such as options, futures, forward markets and credit derivatives as mitigating tools for managing financial and commodity risk.
This course analyzes contemporary theories of finance as applied to management decision-making including cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return, valuation models, financial instruments, statement analysis and capital structure. Prerequisites: MBA 500 or baccalaureate degree in a business discipline or basic level of knowledge in accounting and finance.
Students will explore domestic and international financial markets and the environments in which they function with emphasis on the operation, regulation, use, and evaluation of principal financial markets and institutions. Related issues explored include monetary policy, arbitrage, and their effects on business valuation. Students will examine the choices available to finance businesses and selection of optimal capital structures.
This course introduces the student to derivative securities and their application in the context of corporate decision-making. Students will explore issues associated with the valuation, trading, hedging, and use of derivative securities covering options, swaps, forwards, and futures that are traded or negotiated. Identification and valuation of options embedded in financial and operational decisions will be explored. Students will also explore issues including the use of insurance to transfer risk and the recognition, measurement, and management of portfolio risk.
This class will examine various information technology solutions used to manage financial data/statistics and their applications. Topic coverage will include financial statement analysis, forecasting, and quantitative approaches used in conducting financial analysis.
Students will review principles of investment used to develop financial plans for individuals and businesses. Through analyses of financial forecasting in a dynamic environment, students will be prepared to create limited risk solutions. They will also examine accountability of financial managers to their clients in a volatile market.