Administered by Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Effective Spring, 2004
96.120 Personal Finance (3) - This course presents information that the students of the course will find useful when they move through life, regardless of their respective career choices. The general topics covered will be personal financial planning, consumer credit, insurance (health, disability, liability, home, and automobile), investing principles and sources of capital, and retirement planning and their impact upon individuals and small business owners.
96.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance (3) - Studies financial management in the areas of asset valuation, risk, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial structure, financing sources and dividend policy. Prerequisites: 91.220, 91.223, 40.256, 40.121, 40.122 , and either 40.156 or 53.123.
96.323 Financial Markets and Institutions (3) - Studies short-term money market and long-term capital market instruments, major financial institutions, the relationship between interest rates and security prices and the role of the consumer and government in financial markets. Prerequisite: 96.313.
96.333 Commercial Bank Management (3) - Leads to the understanding of risk management in contemporary banking by studying the historical and contemporary impact of banking regulation, measures of bank performance and bank policy formation. Risk is shown to be managed through Asset/Liability Management (by the use of GAP Analysis), Investment Management, Liquidity Management, Capital Management, and Off-Balance Sheet Management. Prerequisite: 96.313.
96.343 Investment Management (3) - Outlines principles of security investments: descriptions of investments instruments, investment planning, security valuation, portfolio theory and strategy and security markets. Prerequisite: 96.313.
96.413 International Finance (3) - Studies the principles and practices relevant to understanding the nature of international finance, its problems and its institutions. Discussion centers on sources and instruments of international export and import financing, balance-of-payments, exchange rates, governmental regulations and policies, financial management, as well as accounting for international transactions. Prerequisite: 96.313.
96.423 Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory (3) - Detailed analysis of major elements related to determining the earnings and risk potential of securities and study of the underlying principles inherent to portfolio construction. Prerequisite: 96.343.
96.432 Internship in Finance(1-6) - Prerequisites: 96.313, at least 75 credit hours and GPA of 2.50.
96.440 Introduction to Options and Futures (3) - Detailed analysis of major elements affecting market prices of options and futures contracts and analysis of optimal investment strategies involving these derivative instruments. Prerequisite: 96.343.
96.454 Advanced Corporate Finance (3) - Studies business financial problems and the development of financial decision-making tools and practices as used in the decision-making role of the financial manager. Prerequisite: 96.313.
96.463 Seminar in Finance (3) - Explores a wide range of topics in finance, primarily focused in the area of financial management. Designed primarily for senior finance majors. Prerequisites: 96.313 and 96.343.
96.473 Seminar in Investments (3) - Examines a wide variety of topics in the field of investment management and portfolio theory. Designed primarily for Seniors majoring in finance. Prerequisites: 96.313 and 96.343.
96.499 Special Topics (3) - May address a variety of advanced topics in finance at the undergraduate level, and permits the instructor to focus on issues of particular importance and interest to the discipline. Students should contact the professor prior to enrollment.
96.535 Financial Management (3) - In-depth study of management activities involved in the financial aspects of business enterprise. Theoretical knowledge gained through exposure to financial management literature is applied to problem situations through the use of case studies and simulation techniques. Emphasis on the development of perspective in the decision-making process with the acquisition of tools to facilitate effective decision making. Prerequisites: 91.524, 93.511
96.540 International Finance (3) - Studies the principles and practices relevant to understanding the nature of international finance, its problems and its institutions. Discussion centers on sources and instruments of international export and import financing, exchange rates, balance-of-payments, governmental regulations and policies, financial management, as well as accounting for international transactions. Prerequisite: 96.313 Business Finance.
96.550 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3) - Advanced treatment of aspects involved in developing a logical and systematic approach to analyzing and evaluating types of securities. Investment strategy and management of an investment portfolio. Theoretical aspects of security analysis and problems involved in analyzing and evaluating securities within the context of the type of industry issuing them.
96.599 Special Topics (3) - May address a variety of advanced topics in finance at the graduate level, and permits the instructor to focus on issues of particular importance and interest to the discipline. Students should contact the professor prior to enrollment.