Finance (FINA)

FINA 5210 Economics For Business Decisions

[3 credit hours]

This course is designed for students with little or no prior formal economic education. The course consists of two distinct halves–microeconomics and macroeconomics. The former deals with economic behavior at disaggregated levels; the individual, firm, and industry levels. The macroeconomics portion deals with economic behavior and policy making at the highest level of aggregation topics include unemployment, inflation, and economic growth and related government and quasi-governmental institutions.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 5310 Managerial Finance

[3 credit hours]

This course is designed to develop the skills necessary to understand how financial managers make value-maximizing decisions in their organization. Contents include fundamentals of financial analysis, short and long-term investments, time value of money, stock and bond valuation, risk and return, and corporate structure.

Prerequisites: ACCT 5000 with a minimum grade of C or BUAD 2040 with a minimum grade of C and BUAD 2050 with a minimum grade of C or ACTG 1040 with a minimum grade of C and ACTG 1050 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 6130 Advanced Corporate Finance

[3 credit hours]

The course emphasizes the application of financial decision making tools, techniques and theory. Specific topics include advanced capital budgeting, cost of capital, enterprise valuation, mergers and acquisitions, real options and corporate governance.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 6140 Investments And Security Analysis

[3 credit hours]

This course covers portfolio analysis and asset pricing models such as CAPM, APT, and index models. It also examines bond and stock valuation. In addition, it discusses investment characteristics of individual securities and markets in which these securities are traded, as well as performance evaluation of portfolios.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 6150 Financial Institutions And Markets

[3 credit hours]

This course covers operations of financial institutions and financial markets. Topics include interest rate theory, the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, financial instruments characteristics, banking management, and internationalization.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FINA 6340 Derivative Securities

[3 credit hours]

It examines the valuation of and institutional characteristics of derivative securities such as options, futures, forward contracts, and swaps among others. The course covers the Black-Scholes and binomial option-pricing models. It also introduces the risk management aspect of derivative securities.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 6370 MBA International Financial Management

[3 credit hours]

Techniques and theory of financial management in an international environment. The role of international markets in risk reduction and profit maximization are emphasized.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

FINA 6480 Student Managed Portfolio

[3 credit hours]

Course provides selected students active portfolio management training utilizing an endowed portfolio. Student Portfolio Managers apply equity selection analysis and portfolio risk analytics, with fiduciary responsibilites.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

FINA 6750 Research In Finance

[1-3 credit hours]

This course fullfils the need for students who would like to do research on specific area of finance supervised by a faculty member.

Prerequisites: BUAD 6200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall