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501. Financial Management Concepts (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
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: Graduate business standing.
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).

615. Financial Management (4)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing and demonstrated basic knowledge of finance.
An overview of financial theory and management. Building from the wealth-maximization goal and agency theory, the course focuses on using financial statement information in a variety of ways to engage in effective financial management. Topics include: (1) financial analysis and planning; (2) time value of money, (3) risk and returns, (4) valuation, (5) cost of capital and capital structure; (6) capital budgeting; and (7) long-term financing decisions. While some topics are introduced in other courses, the discussion is extended and deepened in this course. Also provides finance fundamentals elaborated on later in the program.
Letter grade only (A-F).

620. Capital Budgeting (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, 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)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, 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)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, 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. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

690. Seminar in International Finance (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, FIN 600.
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 in Finance (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing and consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes.

697. Directed Studies (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing and consent of instructor.
Individual study under direction of faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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

Prerequisites: FIN 699A: Graduate business standing; FIN 520, FIN 600, FIN 650; consent of instructor and department chair.
FIN 699B: Graduate business standing; 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).


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