College of Business Administration
FIN 305 Problems of Business Finance (3) Application of financial principles to cases involving important financial decisions.
Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 307 Theory of Financial Decisions (3) Development and analysis of modern financial theory and its implications for management decisions: market efficiency, capital asset pricing, firm investment decisions, capital structure, dividend policy, and cost of capital. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 311 Investments (3) Introduction to various investment media and capital markets. Topics include the analysis of security returns using techniques such as beta, filter rules, and portfolio theory. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 312 Options and Other Derivatives (3) Options and other derivatives. Equity options, index options and options on futures. Black-Scholos Model. Trading strategies and tactics. Contemporary developments in financial engineering. Pre: BUS 314 or consent.
FIN 315 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3) Security analysis and portfolio management from standpoint of the professional analyst and institutional investor. Recent advances in security valuation models, portfolio selection, and techniques for appraising portfolio performance. Pre: 311 and BUS 314.
FIN 321 International Business Finance (3) Financial management of foreign and international business operations: the regulatory environment of international finance, financing international transactions, international capital markets, taxation. Financial decision-making in the firm. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 330 Bank Financial Management (3) Analysis of financial institution management within the domestic economy and regulatory environment. Topics include federal reserve activities, interest rates, regulation, lending, investments, and asset/liability management. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 331 International Banking (3) Commercial, investment, and merchant banking. Includes theory and practical applications. Topics include international lending, Euromarkets, global gap management, Forex activities, and global risk management. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 344 Asian Finance (3) Financial systems, regulatory structure over financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Major financial policy issues for financial sector reforms in the region. Seminar format. Pre: BUS 314 or consent.
FIN 360 Seminar in Finance (3) In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance. Repeatable with change in topic. Pre: BUS 314.
FIN 390 (Alpha) Advanced Topics in Finance (3) Advanced topics both of a theoretical and an empirical nature in finance. (C) Japanese financial management; (D) investment management; (E) portfolio management theory; (F) capital assets. Pre: BUS 314 and other courses specified for each topic (see department for specific prerequisites).
FIN 399 Directed Reading and Research (V) Reading and research in a special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and the faculty adviser.
FIN 633 Problems in Business Finance (3) Application of financial principles and analytical techniques to financial problems. Case method. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 634 Investment Analysis and Management (3) Techniques of security analysis, theories of investment, and the analysis of investment decisions related to portfolio planning. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 635 (Alpha) Advanced Topics in Finance (3) Major current financial issues and problems. (C) Japanese financial management; (D) portfolio management theory; (E) capital asset analysis; (F) stocks, bonds, and modern instruments. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 637 International Financial Management (3) Financial decision-making in an international setting: analysis of direct foreign investment; economic, accounting, and regulatory environments, including taxation; international money and capital markets; import and export financing; multinational working capital management; and risk aspects of international finance. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 638 Bank Financial Management (3) Financial management of financial institutions. Includes theory and applications. Topics include federal reserve activities, asset/liability management, lending, investment, and the regulatory environment. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 639 International Banking (3)
Commercial, investment, and merchant banking in the international arena. Includes international lending, Euromarkets, global gap management, Forex activities, and international risk management. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 645 Advanced Capital Markets (3) Regulatory structure over capital market institutions, market developmental issues, market microstructure issues, and corporate governance, and creation of capital market infrastructure. Seminar format. Pre: BUS 614 or consent.
FIN 660 Seminar in Finance (3) In-depth analysis of selected current practices and issues in finance. Pre: BUS 614 or consent. May be repeated with change in topic.
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