Advanced Business and Commercial Law 3 u
This course provides an advanced study of the law for business or pre-law students, including an examination of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Law of Sales, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions and Documents of Title. This course also includes a study of the Law of Business Entities and Creditor and Debtor Relations.
Special Studies 1-3 u
Financial Management 2 u
Consideration of the finance function as it relates to other organizational roles, the use of capital budgeting techniques, other quantitative methods, and model building in decision making. Not open to students with an undergraduate finance degree.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and ACCOUNT 701
The Legal Environment of Business 2 u
An introduction to the legal environment of business. Includes topics such as the legal systems, court procedure, business torts and crimes, contracts and related areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, government regulation of business, and the ethical and legal rights and duties of individuals and businesses in our society.
Business Valuation using Financial Statements 3 u
The objective of this course is to advance students understanding of how to use financial information in order to value and analyze firms. There is no major corporate investment decision that can be made without first asking and answering the question, ‘what is it worth?'. The goal of this course is to build students skills and confidence in answering that question.
Prereq: MCS 785 or MGMT 762
Financial Planning Process 3 u
This course explores the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the Personal Financial Planning process. It includes study of the following areas: determining financial objectives, formulating investment objectives, tax planning, insurance planning, retirement planning and estate planning.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 344 or FNBSLW 718.
Real Estate Finance and Investment 3 u
Consideration of the institutional environment affecting the financing and ownership of real estate. Detailed evaluation of both the nature of and the risks associated with lender and investor yields from real estate investment.
Multinational Business Finance 3 u
An advanced course of international financial principles covering major macroeconomic factors affecting international corporate decisions, foreign exchange transactions, hedging strategies, international capital structure decisions, capital budgeting, international financial markets, and taxation.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 718
Financial Markets 3 u
Structure and operation of the markets for corporate debt and equity securities, municipal obligations, and mortgages. Detailed examination of stock markets and their use by investors.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 718.
Capital Budgeting 3 u
Financial planning for working capital management and long range investment projects. Emphasis on capital budgeting problem solving. Readings on capital budgeting and related topics, cost of capital structure, and dividend policy.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 344 or FNBSLW 718
Portfolio Theory and Practice 3 u
Formulation of objectives and the development of portfolios to meet these objectives for individuals and institutions. Special attention will be focused on statistical and analytical techniques for portfolio selection and management.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 344 or FNBSLW 718 and MARKETNG 731 or consent of instructor.
Financial Modeling 3u
This course provides hands-on experience for students to access financial information and perform financial analysis. It covers formula building, referencing, integrated financials, scenario and sensitivity analysis, and data visualization techniques.
Prerequisite: FNBSLW 718
Workshop 1-6 u
Seminar 1-3 u
Individual Studies 1-3 u
A student may satisfy up to 3 credits of the 9 credit emphasis by pursuing this course with one or more members of the graduate faculty. A copy of the proposal must be on file in the chairman’s office prior to registration.
Thesis Research 1-6 u
Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and 28 credits in undergraduate and graduate finance courses. Some of these may be taken concurrently with approval of adviser.