Finance (FIN)

FIN:537 International Financial Management (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 602 or ECON 561 or permission of the instructor. This course emphasizes international finance, particularly the impact of exchange rates on economies and businesses. Theory and practice of financial wealth maximization in the international business enterprise. (Formerly 6400:537)

FIN:538 International Markets and Institutions (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 537 or ECON 561 or permission of instructor. This course emphasizes a broad look at international markets and institutions. This course is a blend of technical and descriptive material. Instructor is aware that students in this class come from a variety of academic backgrounds and preparation, particularly both the finance and the international business areas. (Formerly 6400:538)

FIN:589 Financial Analytics (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECON 601 and FIN 602 or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to give students experience in analyzing large datasets using rigorous financial models widely employed in the corporate finance and asset management industries. Using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software, the course will emphasize the development of computer-based tools rather than the use of existing tools or templates. Students will gain practical experience in analyzing financial data and implementing concepts and theories that are used in the fields of economics and finance. (Formerly 6400:589)

FIN:602 Managerial Finance (3 Credits)

Pre/Corequisite: ACCT 601 or equivalent. FIN 602 may be taken concurrently with ACCT 601. Emphasis on financial decision making related to goal of firm; specifically, the investment decision, the financial decision and the dividend decision. (Formerly 6400:602)

FIN:620 Corporate Financial Reporting (2 Credits)

An introduction to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and an overview of the construction of financial statements and their use in business decision making. (Formerly 6750:620)

FIN:631 Financial Markets & Institutions (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 602 or equivalent. A study of major financial markets and financial institutions with an emphasis on the decision making processes within a rapidly changing, but regulated operating environment. (Formerly 6400:631)

FIN:641 Fundamentals of Financial Principles (2 Credits)

Introduction to financial principles needed for effective managerial decision making. (Formerly 6750:641)

FIN:645 Investment Analysis (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 602 or equivalent. Study of the economic and market forces that influence security prices. Techniques of analysis used in evaluating limited income and equity securities. (Formerly 6400:645)

FIN:646 Financial Strategy in Modern Business (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: FIN 641 and ISM 652. Explores problems faced by the financial manager through identification, analysis, and evaluation of financial resources and strategies consistent with firm goals and shareholder value. (Formerly 6750:645)

FIN:650 Techniques of Financial Modelling (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: ECON 600 and FIN 602. Current techniques and methods of financial analysis are examined, including the use of financial models for short and long run profitability decisions. (Formerly 6400:650)

FIN:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 602. Examines the role of financial decision makers as strategic consultants to other business units/functions with integrative risk management as a unifying theme. (Formerly 6400:674)

FIN:678 Capital Budgeting (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: FIN 602 or equivalent. Attempt to integrate various theories of capital budgeting into comprehensive conceptual scheme. Theoretical concepts and practical applications blended for better understanding of capital problems. (Formerly 6400:678)

FIN:690 Selected Topics in Finance (3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: FIN 602 or equivalent. Provides study of contemporary issues and areas not covered in current finance graduate courses. (Formerly 6400:690)

FIN:695 Research in Finance (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [FIN 602 and MGMT 601] or [ECON 626 and ECON 627] or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Corequisites: RMI 514 or RMI 515 or RMI 616 or FIN 631 or FIN 645 or FIN 650 or FIN 674 or FIN 678. Taken concurrently with or following a 500/600-level field Finance course. Involves independent out-of-class work on a project designed in consultation with the designated graduate-level course instructor. (Formerly 6400:695)

FIN:697 Independent Study in Finance (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Focus on special topics of study and research in finance on an independent basis. (Formerly 6400:697)