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Finance Course Descriptions


Advanced Corporate Finance (MGMT 41300)

The course provides the theoretical and problem-solving tools needed in entry-level financial analysis positions in a corporate, commercial lending, or investment banking setting. Topics include corporate valuation, cash flow forecasting, project evaluation, capital structure, dividend policy, capital acquisition, and mergers/acquisition.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (MGMT 41600)

The financial analysis of corporate acquisitions, mergers, and reorganizations including asset acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, sell-offs, equity carve-outs, bankruptcy proceedings and reorganizations, and corporate governance. The course uses a combination of lectures, readings, and case analysis.

Financial Management (MGMT 31000)

Management of the financial affairs of the industrial enterprise. Working capital management, current asset management, capital budgeting, stock and bond valuation, and capital structure decisions.

Finance Markets and Institutions (MGMT 41200)

Introduction to financial markets and management of financial institutions. Emphasis on determinants of interest rates, and measurement and management of financial risk. Concentration on management of depository firms such as banks and savings and loans.

Investment Management (MGMT 41100)

Examination of investment alternatives relevant to the individual and/or family-unit investor. Operations of the markets in which securities are traded. Theory and application of security valuation, portfolio construction, capital markets, and performance evaluation. Particular attention given to fixed income securities, common stocks, options, investment companies, and other popular investment alternatives.

International Financial Management (MGMT 41500)

The course explores financial decision making in an international framework from the perspective of the management of a multinational corporation. Topics covered include the international financial markets, the measurement and management of exchange risk and political risk, and the financial aspects of the decision to set up cross-border operations.

Money and Banking (ECON 38000)

This course analyzes the economics of money, monetary systems, investments, and financial intermediaries in modern industrial economies. Topics considered include the origin of money and the banking industry, financial asset markets, the role of central banks, and the effects of various monetary policies. The theory will be presented side by side with current economic and financial news, and the students will learn how to track financial and economic data via The Wall Street Journal.


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