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Fall Semester 2017


Jannett K Highfill • Campustown 112 • 677-2304
FIN322Business Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ATG 157 and junior standing or 42 credit hours and declared finance or actuarial science first major.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM O H218 William Funkhouser  
 02 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM O H218 William Funkhouser  
 03 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM MOR304 Arlyn R Rubash  
 04 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM CPT014 Patricia A Hatfield  
 05 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM GCC202 Arlyn R Rubash  
FIN323International Financial Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ATG 158; ECO 222; junior/senior standing.
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM MOR304 Arlyn R Rubash  
FIN325Investment Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, QM 262 or MTH 325.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM O H048 Amit Sinha  
FIN327Derivative Securities (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322; QM 260 or MTH 122.
 01 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM O H048 Amit Sinha  
FIN328Financial Institutions and Markets (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ECO 100 or 221; ECO 222; junior standing.
 01 TT5:30 PM -6:45 PM O H218 William Funkhouser  
FIN329Commercial Bank Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, FIN 328.
 01 TT7:00 PM -8:15 PM O H218 William Funkhouser  
FIN384Entrepreneurial Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ENT 382 or FIN 322.
 01 M6:00 PM -8:50 PM BR120 Robert Smith  
FIN422Financial Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, QM 263.
 01 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM BR322 Philip A Horvath  
FIN423Advanced Business Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322 and QM 263
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM CPT170 Patricia A Hatfield  
FIN429Topics in Finance (3 hours)
 01 *R* Arr     Philip A Horvath  
 "NonExtensive Stat FIN"
FIN494Financial Strategy (3 hours)
Prerequisite: 12 hours of finance at 300 or 400 level.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM BR322 Philip A Horvath  
FIN498Independent Study in Finance (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: junior/senior standing; 2.5 cumulative grade point average; consent of Department Chair.
 01 *R* Arr     Amit Sinha  
 "Investment Mgmt"
FIN622Financial Management (3.5 hours)
Prerequisite: BUS 500 and Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean.
 01 *R* MW5:30 PM -8:30 PM CPT014 Patricia A Hatfield  
 Class meets October 18 through December 5;  Last day to add: October 23
 Last day to drop without "W" on transcript: October 25;  Last day to drop with "W" on transcript: November 20
FIN623Multinational Financial Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: completion of all MBA prerequisite courses.
 01 Arr     Arlyn R Rubash Online Course
 Class meets October 16 through December 5;  Last day to add: October 21
 Last day to drop without "W" on transcript: October 25;  Last day to drop with "W" on transcript: November 25
Capital budgeting and principles of financial management. External and internal sources of funds: costs and profitable uses in business organizations.
Financial characteristics of international business. International exchange, liquidity, markets, investments, and banking, in context of historical development, environmental characteristics, economic factors, political systems, and legal constraints. Emphasis on exchange rate exposure management. Cross listed as IB 323.
Principles of investment analysis. Introduction to security valuation using fundamental analysis with associated trading rules. Introduction to technical analysis/charting with trading rules. Functions and descriptions of securities markets and trading.
Overview of options, futures, swaps, and related financial securities. Examination of exchanges, pricing issues, arbitrage, and trading strategies. Applications emphasize the use of derivative securities for managing financial risk.
Operation of financial institutions and interrelationships between their operations and economic activity; credit flow and money movements, in the context of financial institutions' operations. Structure and organization of the financial system; emphasis on markets and intermediaries.
The role of commercial banks in the capital markets; introduction and application of financial management concepts, tools, and techniques to the fundamental financial decisions that managers of commercial banks make. Focus is on the dynamic banking environment, regulations, nature of risks, asset and liability management, investment and credit decisions, and financing decision of commercial banks.
Planning and strategies involved in starting or expanding a business. Emphasis on capitalization, record keeping, liquidity management, fixed asset management, financial analysis, expansion strategies, establishing firm value, and exiting the firm. Cross-listed with ENT 384.
Interpretation and analysis of corporate financial statements. Current annual and interim reports as a source of data for management, stockholders, and creditors.
Complex problems of the corporate finance manager. Emphasis on modern finance tools in managerial decision making. Recent literature of corporate finance.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic and prerequisite stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of nine hours credit.
Contemporary review of theory and practice of financial risk management. Principles for managing financial risk are applied to interest rates, exchange rates, and commodity prices. Financial engineering is incorporated into unified ethical and sustainable managerial problem solving and policy decisions designed to achieve successful operations. Supporting financial elements areas are integrated to understand and appreciate their interdependencies and benefits as a culminating academic experience.
Studies undertaken by academically qualified students under guidance of a faculty member. Open to Finance and Quantitative Methods Department majors only. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit.
Review of essential concepts necessary for foundational support of graduate topics. Areas of study include the financial framework and analysis of business; Management of the flow of funds through a company; capital and cash budgeting; valuation problems; risk analysis; evaluation of alternative methods of financing under changing conditions.
How global financial markets accommodate various cultural, legal, economic, and exchange rate systems. How different conventions apply to country-specific accounting, operating, marketing, and financing. Multinational interaction and exposure management are emphasized.
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