Graduate Catalog 2010-12


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

FIN 400          Advanced Managerial Finance                                                                  3
Prereq.:  FIN 301, 310 and 320 (with grades of C- or higher). An advanced course in financial management of the business firm. Utilizes a case study approach to stress the application of financial management theories. Topics include asset management, investment decisions, and financial structure of the firm.

FIN 410          Securities Analysis                                                                                      3
Prereq.:  FIN 301, 310 and 320 with grades of C- or higher. An advanced course in investments with emphasis on security analysis and portfolio management practices. Topics include financial statement analysis, use of derivatives, and special techniques employed in forecasting, timing, and the development of investment strategies.

FIN 425          Financial Derivatives                                                                                  3
Prereq.: FIN 301, 310 and 320 with grades of C- or higher; for graduate students, permission of department chair. Valuation of financial derivatives, including options and futures, applications to portfolio, and corporate risk management. Fall. 

FIN 490          Independent Study in Finance                                                         1 TO 3
Prereq.:  FIN 301, 310 and 320 with grades of C- or higher. Individualized readings and/or research by individual under the direction of a Finance faculty member. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to a total of 3 credits.

FIN 496          Practicum in Finance                                                                         1 TO 6
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Students work on a real world project under the direct supervision of a faculty advisor. Projects may be sponsored by a host organization. Student performance is monitored and evaluated in relation to conditions set forth in an approved Project Plan. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. 

FIN 498          Finance Seminar                                                                                         3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Course content varies. 

FIN 499          CFA Seminar                                                                                                3
Prereq.:  FIN 295, 310, 410 with grades of C- or higher; or permission of instructor; for graduate students, prerequisite of FIN 410 must have C or higher. Focuses on the advanced investment concepts which are the foundation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation. Topics include ethical and professional standards, quantitative methods, global markets and instruments, analysis of stock and bond investments, and portfolio management. Spring.



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