Finance (FINA)

FINA 5311  Financial Management Concepts  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN INTENSIVE STUDY FOR STUDENTS WITH LIMITED OR NO ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE IN FINANCE. HELPS TO PROVIDE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPTS OF PRESENT VALUE, FUNDS FLOW ANALYSIS, COST OF CAPITAL, CAPITAL BUDGETING, AND VALUATION THEORIES USED IN CORPORATE FINANCE.

Prerequisite: ACCT 5312, ECON 5311 and ORMS 5310.

FINA 5320  Managerial Finance  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN EXPANDED STUDY OF THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF FINANCIAL ANALYTICAL PRINCIPLES, INCLUDING CONTEMPORARY TOPICS. COMBINES THEORY AND CASE ANALYSIS TO INTEGRATE PRINCIPLES WITH PRACTICE, EMPHASIS ON THE RELEVANT THEORY, THE APPLICATION OF THEORY TO MANAGERIAL PROBLEMS, AND THE PRESENTATION OF RESULTS IN WRITTEN AND ORAL FORM. APPLIES CONCEPTS OF CORPORATE FINANCE, ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS.

Prerequisite: FINA 5311 and ACCT 5315.

FINA 5325  Real Estate Finance and Investments  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE WILL EXAMINE THE RISKS AND REWARDS ASSOCIATED WITH INVESTING IN AND FINANCING RESIDENTIAL AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. THESE CONCEPTS INCLUDE APPRAISING/VALUING INCOME PROPERTIES, VALUING DEBT SECURITIES, AND MANAGING PORTFOLIOS OF PROPERTIES AND SECURITIES.

Prerequisite: FINA 5311.

FINA 5330  Analysis of Derivative Securities  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS; INCLUDING OPTIONS, FUTURES AND FORWARD CONTRACTS; IN PARTICULAR COMMODITY TRADING AND HEDGING STRATEGIES. SWAPS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRESENTATION IF TIME PERMITS. CLASS IS ORIENTED TO HELPING APPLICANTS PASS THE DERIVATIVES MATERIAL ON A BROKER'S LICENSE EXAM.

Prerequisite: FINA 5311.

FINA 5333  Personal Financial Planning  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

SURVEY COURSE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING. COVERS TOPICS IN THE FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS: CASH, DEBT AND SAVINGS MANAGEMENT, TAXES, HOUSING DECISIONS, INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT ALTERNATIVES, AND RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING.

Prerequisite: FINA 5311.

FINA 5335  Multinational Finance  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING IN A MULTINATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF EXCHANGE RATE RISK, FINANCING INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SHORT-AND LONG-TERM ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT, DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT, COST OF CAPITAL AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE, AND COUNTRY RISK ANALYSIS.

Prerequisite: FINA 5311.

FINA 5340  INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO THEORY  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A STUDY OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS, SECURITY, EVALUATION, EFFICIENCY OF MARKETS EVALUATIONS, INVESTMENT GOALS AND PORTFOLIO SELECTION. PROFESSIONAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ARE EXAMINED IN THE CONTEXT OF MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY. A UNIFIED SYSTEMS APPROACH IS ADOPTED FOR INVESTMENT SELECTION AND CONTROL.

Prerequisite: FINA 5320.

FINA 5345  Financial Markets and Institutions  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS EXAMINED INCLUDING REGULATION, MONEY MARKET OPERATIONS, GLOBAL IMPACT OF CENTRAL BANKING MONETARY POLICY, AND DETERMINANTS OF INTEREST RATES AND FINANCIAL ASSET PRICING.

FINA 5370  Seminar  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

SEMINAR IN SPECIFIC TOPICS WITHIN FINANCE. MAY BE REPEATED FOR SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT TOPICS WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MASTER'S PROGRAMS.

FINA 5396  Directed Individual Research Or Readings  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

CONTACT DIRECTOR OF MASTER'S PROGRAMS.