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College of Business Administration Information

College of Business Administration

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FIN Graduate Courses

Courses (FIN)

501. Financial Management Concepts (3)

Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Integration of computers, management information systems and cases to: (1) time value of money, risk, valuation, cost of capital, capital structure; (2) capital budgeting; (3) long-term financing decisions; (4) working capital policy and management; (5) financial analysis and planning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

600. Seminar in Business Finance (3)

Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Financial theory and management: (1) time value of money, risk, valuation, cost of capital, capital structure; (2) capital budgeting; (3) long-term financing decisions; (4) working capital policy and management; (5) financial analysis and planning; (6) special topics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

620. Capital Budgeting (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 600.
Theory of capital budgeting within the framework of the firm. Cost of capital determination and logic of expansion vs. growth, and equity financing vs. debt financing. Computer applications required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

630. Seminar in Financial Forecasting (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 600.
Research projects in industry, individual company, product and commodity areas. Computer applications required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

650. Seminar in Investments (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 600.
Security analysis, portfolio planning, balance and adjustment as related to (1) individual circumstances of the investor, (2) specific market conditions, and (3) broader financial aspects of the economy. Presentation and interpretation of student reports on selected topics. Computer applications required.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required.

690. Seminar in International Finance (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 600.
Background in economics, accounting and finance, graduate standing in business administration. Real and monetary factors in the finance of international business, international capital markets, movement of funds and special problem areas.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Selected Topics (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Different topics each semester.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual study under direction of faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).

699A-B. Applied Portfolio Management (3-3)

Prerequisites: FIN 699A: FIN 520, 600, 650; consent of instructor and Department Chair; FIN 699B: FIN 699A; consent of instructor and Department Chair.
FIN 699A offered in Fall and accepted students must enroll in FIN 699B in Spring.
Participation in management of actual investment portfolio. Research, monitor, and analyze securities and make, buy and sell recommendations for a student-managed investment fund. Contribute to publication of semi-annual fund report. Market, sector and firm analysis with presentations and outside research.
Letter grade only (A-F).