Finance

Courses

FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to develop the intuition and tools to analyze corporate financial decisions. The topics to be covered include the time value of money, capital budgeting, stock and bond valuation, the link between risk and return, the cost of capital, and business valuation.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BUSN 501 [Min Grade: C] or ACCT 510 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 602 Advanced Financial Management 3.0 Credits

Provides an in-depth treatment of long-term financing decisions, including estimation of the cost of capital, financial leverage, dividend policy, and capital structure determination.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 610 Corporate Governance 3.0 Credits

Examines the role of corporate governance in effective financial management. Topics include corporate structure, executive compensation, and boards of directors.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 622 Financial Institutions & Markets 3.0 Credits

Analyzes the economic functions of financial markets and intermediaries. Examines monetary policy formation and its impact on financial markets.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 624 Risk Management 3.0 Credits

Provides a fundamental understanding of risk and return, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, performance evaluation, and the use of derivatives to hedge and manage risk.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 626 Investment Management 3.0 Credits

Covers theoretical and analytical frameworks used to value securities such as common stocks and bonds.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 635 Entrepreneurial Finance 3.0 Credits

The purpose of the course is to bring financial management decision, tools and techniques typically applied in corporate contexts into the realm of entrepreneurship. This course presents the importance of understanding and applying entrepreneurial finance methods and tolls to help ensure a successful venture.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 640 Mergers and Acquisitions 3.0 Credits

Covers internal vs. external growth, forces of expansion, analysis of relevant quantitative factors, accounting and tax problems, and forms of expansion.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 602 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 642 Business Conditions and Forecasting 3.0 Credits

Introduces various techniques such as trend analysis, time series analysis, and econometric methods to forecast business fluctuations and financial asset prices.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 648 International Financial Management 3.0 Credits

Uses analytical tools and data to formulate optimal financing and investment strategies in global markets. Analyzes exchange rate determination and international asset price linkages.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 649 Comparative Financial Analysis 3.0 Credits

The analysis of financial statements for the purposes of valuation and the assessment of creditworthiness and liquidity; financial ratio analysis.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C] and FIN 626 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 650 Derivative Securities 3.0 Credits

The analysis and pricing of derivative securities including futures and options; applications to risk management and portfolio management.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 624 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 660 Advanced Portfolio Management 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of portfolio management; introduce the student to international investing and alternative investment strategies; foster intuitive understanding of the material; and integrate theoretical concepts with practical investment applications.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 670 Applied Portfolio Management 3.0 Credits

This course is the second in the sequence of experiential courses for MS students in which students will develop a business plan for offering financial service products with particular emphasis on portfolio management strategies. A majority of your work will be outside of the classroom in the development and preparation of the business plan to be presented in class.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 601 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 790 Seminar in Finance 3.0 Credits

Requires students to present the results of research on the application of financial theory to the establishment of financial policy. Requires oral report and written paper of graduate quality.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 602 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 794 Seminar in Investments 3.0 Credits

Requires students to present the results of research on the application of theory to portfolio management problems.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 626 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 910 Doctoral Seminar in Corporate Governance 3.0 Credits

Doctoral Seminar on research in Corporate Governance. Topics include board composition, executive compensation, and governance effects on mergers and acquisitions.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 920 Doctoral Seminar in Asset Pricing 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to techniques used in asset pricing.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 921 Doctoral Seminar in Behavioral Finance 3.0 Credits

Much of finance research is based on market participants and managers behaving rationally. Financial decisions in the lab and the field systematically deviate from rational benchmarks, despite pecuniary incentives to get it right. Behavioral finance examines these deviations and their implications for welfare and prices. This course provides an introduction to the field for doctoral students in financial economics.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 922 Doctoral Seminar in Corporate Finance 3.0 Credits

Covers theoretical and empirical topics in corporate finance.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 924 Doctoral Seminar in Financial Markets 3.0 Credits

The course provides a theoretical framework to analyze the behavior of prices in financial markets.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 928 Doctoral Seminar in Financial Econometrics 3.0 Credits

The course provides econometric techniques for empirical analysis of financial economics.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 931 Seminar on Current Issues in Finance 3.0 Credits

This course explores the role that market participants, namely analysts, investment banks and advisors, and insiders play in providing information to the market, while investigating conflicts of interest that potentially alter the information produced by these agents.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 998 Dissertation Research in Finance 1.0-12.0 Credit

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I599 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I699 Independent Study in FIN 5.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I799 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I899 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I999 Independent Study in FIN 3.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

FIN T580 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T680 Special Topics in FIN 0.5-9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T780 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T880 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T980 Special Topics in FIN 9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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