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Fall Semester 2018


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 Shyam B Bhandari  
 04 MW5:30 PM -6:45 PM GCC202 Anthony M Ault  
FIN323International Financial Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ATG 158; ECO 222; junior/senior standing.
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR210 Lisa Parrish  
FIN325Investment Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, QM 262 or MTH 325.
 01 MW2:00 PM -3:15 PM GCC104 Amit Sinha  
FIN327Derivative Securities (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322; QM 260 or MTH 122.
 01 MW12:35 PM -1:50 PM GCC104 Amit Sinha  
FIN328Financial Institutions and Markets (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ECO 100 or 221; ECO 222; junior standing.
 01 TT5:30 PM -6:45 PM BR322 William Funkhouser  
FIN329Commercial Bank Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, FIN 328.
 01 TT7:00 PM -8:15 PM BR322 William Funkhouser  
FIN384Entrepreneurial Finance (3 hours)
Prerequisite: ENT 382 or FIN 322.
 01 M6:00 PM -8:50 PM BR322 Robert Smith  
FIN421Liquidity Management (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, QM 263.
 01 MW3:30 PM -4:45 PM BR322 Philip A Horvath  
FIN422Financial Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322, QM 263.
 01 Canceled
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     Philip A Horvath  
 "Liquidity Mgt"
FIN622Financial Management (3.5 hours)
Prerequisite: Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean.
 01 *R* MW5:30 PM -8:30 PM CPT014 Paul Swanson  
 Class meets October 15 through December 3;  Last day to add: October 17
 Last day to drop without "W" on transcript: October 22;  Last day to drop with "W" on transcript: November 19
FIN658Topics in Finance (3 hours)
 01 MW5:30 PM -8:30 PM CPT008 Amit Sinha  
 Class meets October 15 through December 3;  Last day to add: October 17
 Last day to drop without "W" on transcript: October 22;  Last day to drop with "W" on transcript: November 19
 Topic: Investments
FIN660Readings in Finance (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and director of graduate programs.
 01 *R* Arr     Jannett K Highfill  
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.
Managing firms' liquidity position; emphasis on use of positive and normative models dealing with short term assets and liabilities; ensuring liquidity while enhancing firm value.
Interpretation and analysis of corporate financial statements. Current annual and interim reports as a source of data for management, stockholders, and creditors.
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.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time the course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes.
Individual readings for qualified students, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 credit hours.
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