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FIN 702A Money and Capital Market Applications

Study of financial markets as allocators of funds and distributors of risk. Emphasis is given to the roles and functions of financial intermediaries. Theories of financial asset pricing are considered as they help to determine risk and return in competitive markets. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511 and 514 are required.
Credits: 3
On Demand

FIN 704 Financial Reports Analysis

Survey of the analytical tools and techniques used to evaluate the current financial position of the firm. Financial reports are analyzed for growth potential, solvency, earnings quality, investments, and forecasting implications. Topics include: business and financial trends, proper adjustments of financial data, cash flow forecasting, estimation of debt risk premiums, and identification of likely candidates for acquisition and high bankruptcy risk firms.
Credits: 3
On Demand

FIN 705 Securities Analysis

Introduction to the theory and practice of security analysis, including the valuation of individual securities, valuation of the stock market as a whole, portfolio management and investment strategies. Investment risks will be analyzed and measurements of risk, including duration and convexity, will be examined. An introduction to derivative securities and international investments will be included. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511, 514 and FIN 704 are required.
Credits: 3
On Demand

FIN 707 Portfolio Management

This course considers the most effective methods of meeting investment objectives for individual and institutional portfolios (specifically pension funds, endowment funds and mutual funds). Focus will begin with dedicated equity and fixed income portfolios and then progress to asset allocation and management strategies for mixed portfolios. Alternative techniques for managing risk, including derivatives, will be explored. Portfolio management, implementation and performance measurement will be analyzed and appraised in terms of economic shifts, yield curve changes, tax and legal considerations. The course makes heavy use of computer programs for portfolio management and analysis. Actual individual and institutional portfolios, managed by large and small institutions, will be examined. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511, 514, FIN 704 and FIN 705 are required.
Credits: 3
On Demand

FIN 710 Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Study of business enterprise growth through merger and acquisition. Topics include premerger planning and fact finding, legal and accounting considerations, financing aspects, tax and antitrust problems, personnel issues, postmerger integration and valuation techniques. International and domestic mergers and acquisitions are considered. Case studies are employed. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511, and 514 are required.
Credits: 3
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FIN 715 International Trade

Includes a review of international trade, its magnitude, direction, and industrial classification, as well as the institutions (GATT, etc) facilitating it. The course focuses on practical techniques and problems of exporting and importing with special attention to small business. Topics include: sources of marketing information, techniques of payment and collections, currency fluctuation problems and balance of payments analysis, sources and uses of funds to finance foreign trade, and government assistance. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511, 513 and 514 are required.
Credits: 3
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FIN 750 Financial Problems Seminar

Selected foreign and domestic financial and economic developments are analyzed. Emphasis is upon integrating acquired financial knowledge with the problems under study. The pre-requisites of GBA 510, 511 and 514 are required.
Credits: 3
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FIN 752 New Venture Creation

Managing and financing a new venture, whether as a new corporate entity or as an independently initiated business of one's own, is both a management and finance challenge of the first order. Tomorrow's business leaders need to develop and understand the entrepreneurial spirit. They need to understand what transpires before, during, and after the decision to create or implement a new venture, be it in a small or larger enterprise. This course equips the student with the skills needed to grasp and implement the general managerial responsibilities required to be a successful venture creator. It also provides training in how to create a business plan, determine ethical decision making, and assess deal valuation. Additionally, the student learns the various resource requirements, finance options, and methods to obtain funding for prospective ventures.
Credits: 3
Cross-Listings: FIN 752, MAN 752
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