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Finance 199: Undergraduate Open Seminar

Approved for letter and S/U grading. Course may be repeated for credit.

Notes: Approved for letter and S/U grading. Course may be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 0 TO 5 hours.

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 10109 FIN199 By Arrangement

Finance 221: Corporate Finance

Introductory study of corporate financial management, in particular how the financial manager's choices add value to shareholder wealth through investment financing and operating decisions. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in ACCY 202 and ECON 203; CS 105 or demonstration of electronic spreadsheet competency.

Notes: Prerequisite: ACCY 201 and concurrent enrollment in ACCY 202, or completion of ACCY 200.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 32520 FIN221 ADAF 09:00-09:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32521 FIN221 ADBF 09:00-09:503057 Business Instructional Fac
 32522 FIN221 ADCF 10:00-10:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32523 FIN221 ADDF 10:00-10:502057 Business Instructional Fac
 32524 FIN221 ADEF 11:00-11:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32525 FIN221 ADFF 02:00-02:501049 Business Instructional Fac
 32526 FIN221 ADGF 12:00-12:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32527 FIN221 ADHR 03:00-03:502001 Business Instructional Fac
 32528 FIN221 ADIF 01:00-01:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32529 FIN221 ADJF 01:00-01:503009 Business Instructional Fac
 32530 FIN221 ADKF 02:00-02:501025 Business Instructional Fac
 32531 FIN221 ADLR 09:00-09:502001 Business Instructional Fac
 32540 FIN221 ADNR 10:00-10:502001 Business Instructional Fac
 32554 FIN221 ADOR 10:00-10:50152 Wohlers Hall
 32555 FIN221 ADPR 11:00-11:502001 Business Instructional Fac
 32556 FIN221 ADQR 11:00-11:50152 Wohlers Hall
 32557 FIN221 ADRR 12:00-12:50152 Wohlers Hall
 32562 FIN221 ADSR 12:00-12:501049 Business Instructional Fac
 32518 FIN221 AL1W 11:00-11:501001 Business Instructional FacDyer, M
 32519 FIN221 AL2W 09:00-09:501001 Business Instructional FacDyer, M
 51083 FIN221 AL3W 10:00-10:501001 Business Instructional FacDyer, M
 60404 FIN221 ONLW By Arrangement1001 Business Instructional FacDyer, M

Finance 241: Fundamentals of Real Estate

A survey of real estate finance, appraisal, investment, law, brokerage, management, development and economics. Special attention is given to the analysis of aggregate real estate and mortgage markets, to the individual transactions within these markets, and to the legal and institutional factors which affect these markets. Prerequisite: ECON 102.

Notes: Prerequisite: ECON 102.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 43820 FIN241 D MW 11:00-12:201025 Business Instructional FacDavis, J
 43818 FIN241 H MW 03:30-04:50241 Wohlers HallPerkins, S

Finance 300: Financial Markets

Theory and applications associated with the functioning of financial markets to include the conceptual foundations of portfolio theory, risk management, and asset valuation. The stock, money, bond, mortgage, and futures and options markets are examined. Prerequisite: FIN 221.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 221.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 32593 FIN300 A MW 08:00-09:20241 Wohlers Hall
 32594 FIN300 C MW 09:30-10:50152 Wohlers HallSmith, M
 32598 FIN300 C1 MW 09:30-10:50226 Wohlers Hall
 40577 FIN300 D MW 11:00-12:20152 Wohlers HallSmith, M
 32599 FIN300 E MW 12:30-01:50226 Wohlers HallSpencer, X
 32601 FIN300 F MW 02:00-03:20226 Wohlers HallSpencer, X
 40578 FIN300 L1 MW 03:30-04:50226 Wohlers Hall
 32602 FIN300 N TR 09:30-10:502011 Business Instructional FacOltheten, E
 39481 FIN300 N1 TR 09:30-10:50243 Wohlers HallMarcinkowski, M
 40393 FIN300 P TR 11:00-12:20245 Wohlers HallWaspi, K
 41654 FIN300 R TR 12:30-01:50166 Wohlers HallWaspi, K

Finance 321: Advanced Corporate Finance

Theories of firms' investment and financing decisions are covered. Topics include dividend policy, capital budgeting, capital structure, bankruptcy, long- term debt and leasing decisions. Prerequisite: FIN 300.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 300.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 40593 FIN321 F MW 02:00-03:20245 Wohlers HallKronlund, M
 32613 FIN321 G MW 03:30-04:50245 Wohlers HallKronlund, M
 40591 FIN321 N TR 09:30-10:50245 Wohlers HallPeters, S
 32614 FIN321 S TR 02:00-03:20240 Wohlers HallPeters, S

Finance 390: Finance Academy

The Finance Academy is an enrichment program for outstanding undergraduate Finance majors. A select program that focuses on developing future business leaders via enhanced academic and career opportunities. Students are normally invited to participate by the faculty during their junior year, when they are enrolled in FIN 300. If inducted, students participate throughout their junior and senior years. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. Prerequisite: Induction into the Finance Academy.

Notes: Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. Prerequisite: Induction into the Finance Academy.

Credit Hours: 1 hours.

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 55580 FIN390 ACDW 04:00-06:15130 Wohlers HallDavis, D

Finance 391: Investment Banking Academy

A diversified curriculum designed to prepare students for a successful career in investment banking; course incorporates peer mentorship, guest lectures (from bankers, accountants, private equity associates and hedge fund analysts), a case competition and a field trip. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Admission by application only.

Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Admission by application only.

Credit Hours: 1 hours.

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 62414 FIN391 IBATR 11:00-12:20243 Wohlers HallGoodfriend, J

Finance 411: Investment & Portfolio Mngt

Current theories of portfolio management are covered in considerable detail to provide a conceptual framework for the evaluation of investment strategies. Applications and implementation are covered in depth, including performance evaluation and international diversification. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 55576 FIN411 D MW 11:00-12:20166 Wohlers HallYe, M
 55575 FIN411 E MW 09:30-10:50166 Wohlers HallYe, M
 55577 FIN411 N MW 02:00-03:20152 Wohlers Hall

Finance 412: Options and Futures Markets

Introduction of options and futures markets for financial assets; examination of institutional aspects of the markets; theories of pricing; discussion of simple as well as complicated trading strategies (arbitrage, hedging and spread); applications for asset and risk management. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 32651 FIN412 R TR 12:30-01:502057 Business Instructional FacDey, M

Finance 415: Fixed Income Portfolios

Conceptual foundations and implementation of strategies for the selection, evaluation, and revision of portfolios of fixed-income financial assets (bonds). 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 321.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 321.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 62218 FIN415 E MW 12:30-01:50240 Wohlers HallPennacchi, G

Finance 418: Financial Modeling

The objective is to learn the fundamentals and practice building financial models using Microsoft Excel. By the end of the term, each student should be able to develop an understanding of any financial relationship and build that financial relationship into a model using the built-in functions of Excel. Financial modeling, by definition, requires significant work outside of the classroom. Models are introduced, demonstrated, and reviewed in class, but each student is expected to research and collect date, and to construct the models, prior to each week's class meeting. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321, or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321, or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 53199 FIN418 R TR 12:30-01:50ARR Business Instructional FacOltheten, E

Finance 419: Real Client Managed Portfolios

Applies academic topics on financial markets, security analysis/valuation and portfolio management to hands-on investment management. Students will form and review objectives, constraints, and investment policy as it relates to the client's money under management. They will purchase securities, monitor performance of the portfolio, and make recommendations for any adjustments to the holdings. They will be fully educated and responsible to the fiduciary and ethical standards of professional money management as guided by the CFA Institute. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: FIN 321 or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: FIN 321 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 32653 FIN419 N TR 09:30-10:50166 Wohlers HallWaspi, K
 32654 FIN419 N1 TR 09:30-10:50166 Wohlers HallWaspi, K

Finance 422: Cases in Corporate Finance

Course totally devoted to the study of financial management cases, provides students a hands-on learning experience. The case work helps students to develop their analytical and interpretative skills in solving unstructured real world problems. The theoretical concepts and tools learned in the introductory finance courses provide the foundation for the case studies. Topics discussed include financial forecasting and working capital management; capital budgeting and cost of capital; and capital structure, dividend policy, corporate financing, financial restructuring, financial distress, mergers, acquisitions and firm valuation. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 40582 FIN422 N TR 02:00-03:203003 Business Instructional Fac
 58599 FIN422 P TR 11:00-12:20166 Wohlers HallVonnahme, M

Finance 423: Financing Emerging Businesses

The study of the business environment, alternative methods of organization and financing, use of financial statements as a management tool, valuation methods and approaches to ethical dilemmas from the perspective of an owner-manager. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 32625 FIN423 E3 MW 12:30-01:50152 Wohlers HallBeard, D
 32627 FIN423 E4 MW 12:30-01:50152 Wohlers HallBeard, D
 32621 FIN423 S3 TR 02:00-03:20152 Wohlers HallKrueger, G
 32623 FIN423 S4 TR 02:00-03:20152 Wohlers HallKrueger, G
 32617 FIN423 T3 TR 03:30-04:50152 Wohlers HallKrueger, G
 32619 FIN423 T4 TR 03:30-04:50152 Wohlers HallKrueger, G

Finance 431: Property-Liability Insurance

Examines in detail the functions of property-liability insurers, including marketing, underwriting, claims, ratemaking and administration, and the major current issues facing this industry. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 230.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 230.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 32633 FIN431 N3 MW 09:30-10:50241 Wohlers HallDavis, D
 32636 FIN431 N4 MW 09:30-10:50241 Wohlers HallDavis, D

Finance 432: Managing Fin Risk for Insurers

Introduces basic concepts in financial economics used in the analysis and management of financial risks, with an emphasis on the applications by insurers and pension plans; topics include decision making under uncertainty, economic statistics, deterministic and stochastic interest rate models, derivative securities, valuation, binomial models and option pricing models. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300; either FIN 230 or FIN 232; MATH 409; MATH 415; electronic spreadsheet proficiency.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300; either FIN 230 or FIN 232; MATH 409; MATH 415; electronic spreadsheet proficiency.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 40378 FIN432 R3 MW 12:30-01:50166 Wohlers HallDavis, D
 41093 FIN432 R4 MW 12:30-01:50166 Wohlers HallDavis, D

Finance 445: Real Estate Investment

An approach to the evaluation of real estate investment opportunities. Begins with the identification of the investor's goals and ends with an investment decision. Considers legal, physical, locational, and financial constraint, aggregate real estate and financial markets, tax considerations and investment criteria. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 221 and FIN 241 and electronic spreadsheet proficiency, or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 221 and FIN 241 and electronic spreadsheet proficiency, or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 62391 FIN445 D3 MW 11:00-12:20240 Wohlers HallTchistyi, A
 62392 FIN445 D4 MW 11:00-12:20240 Wohlers HallTchistyi, A
 62393 FIN445 E3 MW 12:30-01:50243 Wohlers HallTchistyi, A
 62394 FIN445 E4 MW 12:30-01:50243 Wohlers HallTchistyi, A

Finance 446: Real Estate Financial Markets

Discusses real estate financing techniques and the secondary market for real estate financial assets including residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities (RMBS and CMBS). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 221 or FIN 241.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 221 or FIN 241.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 62085 FIN446 F3 TR 09:30-10:50226 Wohlers HallChinco, A
 62365 FIN446 F4 TR 09:30-10:50226 Wohlers HallChinco, A
 62366 FIN446 G3 TR 12:30-01:50226 Wohlers HallChinco, A
 62219 FIN446 G4 TR 03:30-04:50245 Wohlers HallChinco, A
 62086 FIN446 R3 TR 12:30-01:50226 Wohlers HallChinco, A
 62367 FIN446 R4 TR 03:30-04:50245 Wohlers HallChinco, A

Finance 461: Financial Intermediation

Financial intermediaries survey of the structure, functions, regulation, and risk management activities of financial intermediaries; central banking and monetary policy effects on financial intermediaries. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 hours.

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 32604 FIN461 R1 MW 02:00-03:20166 Wohlers HallManouchehri Irani, R

Finance 464: Investment Management

Students learn the fundamental equity research process including valuation and market and industry analysis. Students then select their own multi-asset portfolios using an online trading simulation software program. The course pays special attention to risk management. Ultimately, students implement hedging strategies based on real returns over the course of the semester. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300. Priority given to finance majors.

Notes: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: FIN 300. Priority given to finance majors.

Credit Hours: 3 OR 4 hours.

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 61872 FIN464 S3 TR 02:00-03:202063 Business Instructional Fac
 61874 FIN464 S4 TR 02:00-03:202063 Business Instructional Fac

Finance 490: Special Topics in Finance

1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 6 hours. May be repeated in subsequent terms to a maximum of 9 hours. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Notes: 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 6 hours. May be repeated in subsequent terms to a maximum of 9 hours. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 1 TO 3 hours.

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 58868 FIN490 ADFMW 09:30-10:501025 Business Instructional FacFrance, V
 45494 FIN490 GCFMW 12:30-01:501025 Business Instructional FacSholem, D
 62368 FIN490 IMATR 03:30-04:502063 Business Instructional FacGoodfriend, J
 58269 FIN490 RIAW 05:00-07:502007 Business Instructional Fac

Finance 494: Senior Research

Research and reading course for students concentrating in finance, insurance, urban land economics, or related areas who meet one of the following requirements: (1) have a cumulative grade-point average of 3. 0 or better; (2) have attained Honors Day recognition in the junior year; or (3) have consent of instructor. May be taken by students in the college honors program in partial fulfillment of the honors requirements. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Notes: 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Credit Hours: 2 TO 4 hours.

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 10111 FIN494 W By Arrangement2007 Business Instructional Fac

Finance 495: Senior Research

Research and reading course for students concentrating in finance, insurance, urban land economics, or related areas. May be taken by students in the college honors program in partial fulfillment of the honors requirements. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing; and cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, Honors Day recognition in the junior year, or consent of instructor.

Notes: 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing; and cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, Honors Day recognition in the junior year, or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 2 TO 4 hours.

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 10115 FIN495 W By Arrangement2007 Business Instructional Fac

Finance 500: Introduction to Finance

Introduction to financial management and decision making. A customized course, designed to provide a survey of finance for graduate students who do not necessarily have previous training in the disciplines. Different sections of the course will cover different sets of topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of department.

Notes: Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of department.

Credit Hours: 2 OR 4 hours.

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 53224 FIN500 ADVTR 11:00-12:20241 Wohlers HallKannan, S
 57216 FIN500 GRDTR 09:30-10:50241 Wohlers HallKannan, S
 60289 FIN500 MSBTR 02:00-03:20166 Wohlers HallMarcinkowski, M
 53227 FIN500 MSPTR 03:30-05:30166 Wohlers HallMarcinkowski, M
 57831 FIN500 PSMTR 06:00-07:203057 Business Instructional FacDavis, D

Finance 511: Investments

Introduction to investment analysis, including the theory and implementation of portfolio theory; empirical evidence on the performance of financial assets; evaluation of portfolio investment strategies; and the extension of diversification to international markets. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 2 OR 4 hours.

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 58393 FIN511 PMBMW 06:00-08:503039 Business Instructional FacYe, M
 32685 FIN511 X MW By Arrangement3039 Business Instructional FacWeisbenner, S

Finance 512: Financial Derivatives

Introduction to options, futures, swaps and other derivative securities; examination of institutional aspects of the markets; theories of pricing; discussion of simple as well as complicated trading strategies (arbitrage, hedging, and spread); applications for asset and risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 32686 FIN512 D MW 11:00-12:20245 Wohlers HallPearson, N
 40794 FIN512 FE TR 08:00-09:203007 Business Instructional FacJohnson, T

Finance 513: Financial Engineering I

Provides an introduction to modern techniques for pricing options, swaps, and related financial instruments; the use of such instruments in managing financial risk; and the measurement and management of their risks. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 40796 FIN513 N TR 09:30-10:503007 Business Instructional FacJohnson, T

Finance 514: Financial Engineering II

Presents the main ideas and techniques of modern option pricing theory, including: the Black-Scholes-Merton analysis; risk-neutral probabilities and the probabilistic solution; numerical techniques for computing option prices; an introduction to term structure modeling; and perhaps other topics, at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent registration in FIN 513 or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent registration in FIN 513 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 49205 FIN514 A TR 11:00-12:202057 Business Instructional FacWiddicks, M

Finance 515: Fixed Income Portfolios

Conceptual foundations and implementation of strategies for the selection, evaluation, and revision of portfolios of fixed-income financial assets (bonds); examination of related research. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 2 OR 4 hours.

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 43778 FIN515 E MW 12:30-01:50240 Wohlers HallPennacchi, G
 43777 FIN515 F MW 02:00-03:20240 Wohlers HallPennacchi, G

Finance 518: Financial Modeling

The objective is to learn the fundamentals and practice building financial models using Microsoft Excel. By the end of the term, each student should be able to develop an understanding of any financial relationship and build that financial relationship into a model using the built-in function of Excel. Financial modeling, by definition, requires significant work outside of the classroom. Models are introduced, demonstrated, and reviewed in class, but each student is expected to research and collect data, and to construct the models, prior to each week's class meeting. Prerequisite: MSF students only.

Notes: Prerequisite: MSF students only.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 62374 FIN518 P TR 11:00-12:20130 Wohlers HallOltheten, E

Finance 520: Financial Management

Introduction to financial management and decision making. Topics include risk-return relationships for financial securities; financial statement analysis and forecasting; working capital management; capital budgeting and the resource allocation process; capital structure and the cost of capital; dividend policy. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Executive MBA, MSBA, or MS program.

Notes: Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Executive MBA, MSBA, or MS program.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 47251 FIN520 PMBM 06:00-08:50130 Wohlers Hall

Finance 522: Cases in Financial Strategy

Course focuses on financial management cases. Provides students with an active learning experience. Case work is based on concepts learned in introductory corporate finance. Topics discussed include measuring and interpreting cash flow performance, financial forecasting and turnaround management ; capital investment and cost of capital; and capital structure, dividend policy; and firm valuation. Prerequisite: FIN 520, plus either ECON 506 or BADM 572 or concurrent registration in either course; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520, plus either ECON 506 or BADM 572 or concurrent registration in either course; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 40797 FIN522 H TR 02:00-03:202007 Business Instructional FacVonnahme, M

Finance 526: Enterprise Risk Management

The application of basic risk management principles to all risks facing the organization. Integrates hazard, financial, strategic and operational risks under a single framework. Provides a conceptual framework for making risk management decisions to increase business value. The course will includes a review of the legal and regulatory environment that sets the stage for Enterprise Risk Management, cover the tools used for risk analysis, examine data integration processes and show how risk measurement relates to strategic and tactical business decisions.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520, plus either ECON 506 or BADM 572 or concurrent registration in either course; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 59934 FIN526 C TR 03:30-04:503003 Business Instructional FacVonnahme, M

Finance 536: Government Insurance Programs

Government insurance programs -- including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, unemployment and disability insurance, terrorism insurance, and disaster relief -- currently account for more than half of U.S. federal spending. These programs, which for decades have collectively been growing more quickly than the U.S. economy, represent a significant share of an employer's compensation expenses and significantly impact household budgets. This course will examine how the design of these programs affects economic efficiency, growth, business competitiveness, and social well-being. An important theme of the course will be the role of imperfect information and aggregate or long-term risks of insurance market failures, and conditions under which the government can or cannot remedy these failures. Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Notes: Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Credit Hours: 2 hours.

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 62352 FIN536 C MW 09:30-10:502001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D
 62353 FIN536 E MW 11:00-12:202001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D

Finance 551: International Finance

Explores the characteristics of the international financial market and examines various aspects of corporate financial management. Topics may include international parity conditions, exchange rate risk management, country risk, cross-border investment analysis, multi national firm budgeting, hedging in foreign currency markets, accessing international financial markets for financing, and competitive strategy in a global marketplace. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G ( Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G ( Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 40802 FIN551 C MW 09:30-10:50240 Wohlers HallChan, K

Finance 561: Financial Intermediation

Studies financial intermediation emphasizing analysis of problems faced by commercial bank managers. The three main areas covered are: the role of financial intermediation and its relation to the macro-economy, information technology, and government regulation; examination of the problems of pricing and evaluating the risk of bank financial services such as loans, loan commitments, and swaps; and consideration of bank portfolio risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 520; or MBA 505 - Section G (Finance II); or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 51669 FIN561 D MW 11:00-12:201049 Business Instructional FacManouchehri Irani, R

Finance 574: Individual Tax Policy

Contentious public debate surrounds how to tax individuals fairly and efficiently. This course will provide the tools to design and evaluate tax policies. Topics will include measuring how taxes affect individual behavior including labor supply, savings, and portfolio decisions; the efficiency cost of taxation; understanding who bears the true economic burden of taxes; measuring the progressivity of a tax system; and the pros and cons of alternative approaches to taxation. Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Notes: Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Credit Hours: 2 hours.

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 61864 FIN574 C MW 09:30-10:502001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D
 61865 FIN574 D MW 11:00-12:202001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D

Finance 576: Domestic Environmental Policy

Environmental regulation has become ubiquitous; Modern business leaders need to be aware of how it affects their businesses and how to operate within its constraints. The focus of this course is the design and critique of domestic environmental policies such as liability law, taxation, command-and-control regulations, and permit markets. We compare their effectiveness and distributional impacts, including effects on regulated firms, and discuss the differential effects these policies can have on technological process. Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Notes: Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Credit Hours: 2 hours.

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 61866 FIN576 P TR 11:00-12:202007 Business Instructional Fac
 61867 FIN576 R TR 12:30-01:502007 Business Instructional Fac

Finance 577: International Environmental Policy

As the business landscape becomes more and more global, international environmental policy is increasingly more relevant for the success of modern firms. In this course, we demonstrate how one country's policies can affect other countries and firms in those countries, the typical difficulties that arise in negotiating international environmental agreements and how these can be ameliorated, and the interaction between trade and the environment. Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Notes: Prerequisite: MAS BPP Concentration.

Credit Hours: 2 hours.

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 61868 FIN577 P TR 11:00-12:202007 Business Instructional FacDeryugina, T
 61869 FIN577 R TR 12:30-01:502007 Business Instructional FacDeryugina, T

Finance 579: Applied Portfolio Management

Applies academic topics on financial markets, security analysis/valuation and portfolio management to hands-on investment management. Students will form and review objectives, constraints, and investment policy as it relates to the client's money under management. They will purchase securities, monitor performance of the portfolio, and make recommendations for any adjustments to the holdings. They will be fully educated and responsible for the fiduciary and ethical standards of professional money management as guided by the CFA Institute. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in FIN 511.

Notes: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in FIN 511.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 58756 FIN579 N TR 09:30-10:50166 Wohlers HallWaspi, K
 58757 FIN579 N1 TR 09:30-10:50166 Wohlers HallWaspi, K

Finance 580: Special Topics in Finance

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: Varies by section.

Notes: Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: Varies by section.

Credit Hours: 0 TO 4 hours.

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 57527 FIN580 ADFMW 09:30-10:501025 Business Instructional FacFrance, V
 62355 FIN580 BP1MW 02:00-03:202001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D
 62354 FIN580 BP2MW 12:30-01:502001 Business Instructional FacMolitor, D
 47087 FIN580 DEVMW By Arrangement2001 Business Instructional FacWiddicks, M
 59446 FIN580 DMFMW 03:30-04:502043 Business Instructional Fac
 62533 FIN580 GCFMW 12:30-01:501025 Business Instructional FacSholem, D
 46903 FIN580 HF MW 03:30-04:502057 Business Instructional FacDey, M
 59302 FIN580 MA1MW 09:30-10:503007 Business Instructional FacAlmeida, H
 59303 FIN580 MA2MW 11:00-12:203007 Business Instructional FacAlmeida, H
 46900 FIN580 PE MW 12:30-01:502007 Business Instructional Fac
 47517 FIN580 PHDF 11:30-12:50245 Wohlers HallAlmeida, H
 58284 FIN580 RCMMW 09:30-10:502057 Business Instructional Fac
 58268 FIN580 RIAW 05:00-07:502007 Business Instructional Fac
 46819 FIN580 RM MW 09:30-10:50245 Wohlers HallPearson, N
 49199 FIN580 RM2MW 12:30-01:50245 Wohlers HallPearson, N
 46904 FIN580 SEMF 11:30-12:50245 Wohlers HallAlmeida, H
 46905 FIN580 ST1TR 11:00-12:203039 Business Instructional FacKahn, C
 57949 FIN580 ST2TR 12:30-01:503039 Business Instructional FacKahn, C
 56946 FIN580 VALMW 02:00-03:203057 Business Instructional Fac
 59305 FIN580 VC2MW 09:30-10:501049 Business Instructional FacChattopadhyay, S

Finance 590: Individual Study and Research

Directed reading and research. Approved for letter and S/U grading.

Notes: Approved for letter and S/U grading.

Credit Hours: 0 TO 4 hours.

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 10127 FIN590 MW By Arrangement1049 Business Instructional Fac
 59375 FIN590 FI TR 07:00-09:202005 Business Instructional FacKahn, C
 40359 FIN590 SEMTR 02:00-03:203007 Business Instructional FacAlmeida, H

Finance 591: Theory of Finance

Examines theoretical frameworks for financial decision making under certainty and uncertainty, as well as perfect and imperfect capital markets; discusses state preference, mean-variance, and continuous time models; emphasizes the structure of individual utility functions. Prerequisite: ECON 502; STAT 400; and admission to doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Notes: Prerequisite: ECON 502; STAT 400; and admission to doctoral program or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 40610 FIN591 C TR 12:30-01:502011 Business Instructional FacPennacchi, G

Finance 593: Seminar in Investments

Investigates portfolio theory, CAPM, OPM, and arbitrage pricing theory theoretically and empirically; uses both mathematical statistics and modern econometric models to empirically analyze investment decisions and portfolio management. Prerequisite: FIN 591 and ECON 507.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 591 and ECON 507.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 40348 FIN593 E W 02:00-04:503007 Business Instructional FacJohnson, T

Finance 594: Seminar in Corporate Finance

Theories, paradigms, and models of nonfinancial corporations; investigates the theoretical foundations and empirical evidence regarding corporate resource allocation, capital structure decisions, and dividend policies; covers in detail contingent claim analysis, signaling theory, and agency theory. Prerequisite: FIN 591 and ECON 507.

Notes: Prerequisite: FIN 591 and ECON 507.

Credit Hours: 4 hours.

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 32684 FIN594 PHDF 01:00-04:00ARR Business Instructional FacManouchehri Irani, R

Finance 599: Thesis Research

Required for those writing master's and doctoral theses in finance. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours.

Notes: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours.

Credit Hours: 0 TO 16 hours.

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 10129 FIN599 F By ArrangementARR Business Instructional Fac

 

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