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Finance & Business Law (FNBSLW)


Advanced Business And Commercial Law 3 cr

The primary objective of this course is to introduce the business students to the various areas of law that are of particular interest to the accounting profession. Emphasis will be placed on the law of sales and contracts, commercial paper, business organizations, and debtor and creditor relations.

Prereq: FNBSLW-341 or FNBSLW-721.


Workshop 1-3 cr


Special Studies 1-3 cr


Financial Management 2 cr

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.

Prereq: Graduate standing, FNBSLW-344, or ACCOUNT-701. Not open to those who have an undergraduate finance degree.


The Legal Environment Of Business 2 cr

Macro Law (the nature, formation, and application of law in general) stressed in the environmental approach. The course includes the study of legislation relating to consumer protection, product liability, labor law, securities regulation, and antitrust legislation.


Financial Planning Process 3 cr

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.

Prereq: FNBSLW-344 or FNBSLW-718.


Legal Aspects Of And Ethical Issues In Health Care Administration 3 cr

This course covers legal and ethical topics of particular present and potential use to health care professionals including but not limited to the following: criminal and tort aspects of health care, contracts and antitrust, corporate liability, medical and nursing staff and the law, health care records, legal reporting obligations, reimbursement and payment issues, labor and employment issues in the health care setting, patient consent, procreation issues, ethics committees and their roles, patient rights and responsibilities, and end of life issues.

Prereq: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.


Real Estate Finance And Investment 3 cr

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 cr

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.

Prereq: FNBSLW-344 or FNBSLW-718 or equivalent.


Financial Markets 3 cr

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.

Prereq: FNBSLW-344 and FNBSLW-345 or FNBSLW-718.


Capital Budgeting 3 cr

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.

Prereq: FNBSLW-344 or FNBSLW-718


Portfolio Theory And Practice 3 cr

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.

Prereq: FNBSLW-344 or FNBSLW-718 and MARKETNG-731 or consent of instructor.


Readings And Research In Finance 3 cr

Selected readings in current periodicals and publications chosen to deal with contemporary problems and issues in investments, banking institutions and financial management.


Workshop 1-6 cr


Seminar 1-3 cr


Individual Studies 1-3 cr

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 cr

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

Prereq: Graduate standing and 28 credits in undergraduate and graduate economics courses. Some of these may be taken concurrently with approval of adviser.