FIN 530 Business Finance Environment. An examination of the socioeconomic role the financial sector plays in the business environment. In addition to an introduction to the three financial sector components, students are introduced to financial principles and techniques. This course does not apply to the required MBA curriculum. This course does not apply to the 36-hour graduate credit hour requirement of the MBA degree program or the MS in Finance degree.
FIN 531 Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Mangerial Finance. An examination of financial management in today’s interdependent and
integrated global environment. The framework, tools, and concepts of financial
institutions, investments, and managerial finance will be emphasized.
Topics include managerial and cost accounting applications as well
as the use of current techniques for financial analysis, capital allocation,
and capital structure. The course uses research writing, case analysis, and presentations to apply the literature to managerial situations. Prerequisites:
Graduate standing, FIN 367 or equivalent.
FIN 532 Seminar in Commercial Banking. A seminar in the current developments within commercial banking and an examination of the specific aspects of the banking industry. The course will utilize both student research and case studies that emphasize managerial application of the literature reviewed.
FIN 533 Financial Statement Analysis. An overview of the pertinent theoretics and various applications relevant to the analysis of financial statements by applying both finance and accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on readings in current literature in the finance and accounting fields. Case studies are used to provide practice and experience in a contemporary business environment. Prerequisites: ACC 366 or ACC 535.
FIN 534 Seminar in Commercial Lending. This is a seminar course with an in-depth coverage of the current lending and regulatory issues and techniques appropriate for management of commercial lending activities in modern financial institutions. Research, readings, and case studies are employed to provide students the opportunity to apply the literature in the dynamic financial institutions industry.
FIN 536 Seminar in Business Finance. Theory and practice of assembling, investing, and managing capital. Major topics include estimating a firm’s cost of funds, basic and advanced capital budgeting techniques including payback period, NPV, IRR, and MIRR, capital structure analysis, dividend policy and practice, risk management and portfolio diversification. Cases, current developments and readings in business finance will be used as appropriate. Prerequisite: FIN 537, FIN 539, and FIN 569
FIN 537 Problems in Administrative Finance. Extensive coverage of financial concepts and techniques. Major topics include time value of money, risk, asset valuation including fixed income securities and stock, financial markets, term structure of interest rates, evaluation of financial performance through financial statement analysis, and asset management. Cases and readings in business finance will be used as appropriate.
FIN 538 Selected Topics in Money, Capital, and Security Markets. An in-depth topical exploration of various aspects of money, capital, and security markets. Topics are explored via analysis of current events and case studies, through examination of the intricacies of financial innovation and adaptation, and via individual research projects.
FIN 539 International Finance. Applies theories of managerial and international finance to the problems of financial management in a global business environment. Topics include investment analysis, financing choices, identification, measurement and management of foreign exchange risks, trade financing, and financial control of international operations.
FIN 569 Seminar in Investments. A study of financial securities, their valuation techniques and the markets in which they are traded. Provides an overview of portfolio theory and the analytical tools of portfolio management, as well as the relationship between risk and return. Includes a survey of current research in investments.
FIN 575 Readings in Finance. This course is designed for the directed study of individual students who wish intensive supervision in some vital aspect of Finance. Prerequisites: GBA 587, FIN 530 and approval of Department Chair and Graduate Coordinator.