|The Investments Club meets twice weekly to make decisions
regarding their investing of the club portfolio. The
students conduct research on securities and investment
alternatives and discuss portfolio changes.
|The personal finance course is designed to provide students with
competencies through experiential and active learning exercises
and assignments in the following content areas: financial decision
making; working and earning; budgeting, banking, saving, and philanthropy;
effective use of credit; wealth creation and investing; and
risk management. There is a capstone project for each student that applies
the course learning activities in the form of a strategic plan for
debt management, wealth creation, etc., and a class presentation.
|Prerequisites: ACCT 221, BUAD 321, and ECON 201.
This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods,
and the concerns of corporate financial decision making in the
areas of investment, financing, and asset management. Topics
addressed include time value of money, the valuation of securities,
the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure,
divident policy, working capital management, and financial
planning and forecasting.
||Financial Statement Analysis
|This course is designed to provide a comprehensive analytical
perspective in finance. The role of financial statement analysis
in managerial decision making will be emphasized. Students will
exercise skill in analyzing financial data and developing strategies
for effectively minimizing risk.
|Prerequisite: ECON 201.
This course offers analysis of economic aspects of governmental finance; principles and problems of taxation,
public expenditures, budgetary controls, and debt management.
|Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320, MATH 123.
This course focuses on the nature of securities analysis and
the process of investment management. It covers the basic
concepts of investments, including investment risk and return,
asset pricing models, market efficiency, asset allocation,
security selection, portfolio diversification and performance
evaluation. It also includes analyses of the contemporary investing
scene and gloabl capital markets.
||Money and Banking
|Prerequisites: ACCT 221 and ECON 201.
The course provides an overview of the U.S. financial system and
an understanding of the theory and practice of monetary policy.
Topics covered include the nature and functions of money, the role
of commercial and investment banks in our economy, banking regulation,
the U.S. central banking system and its conduct of monetary policy,
money supply targeting and interest rates prices and the overall
level of economic activity.
||Financial Risk Management
|Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320, MATH 123, and MATH 132
This course introduces fundamental concepts of corporate financial
risk management. Topics covered include insurance as well as the
pricing mechanisms of basic derivative instruments such as
forwards, futures, options, and swaps. This course will address
these risk management tools, their use for trading, hedging and
investment, and the markets where the derivatives are traded.
||Financial Markets & Institutions
|Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the mechanisms
of various financial markets and the manner in which financial
institutions seek to use the markets to accomplish strategic
corporate objectives. Topics cover the functions and operations
of financial institutions, their role in the intermediation process
as suppliers of funds to the money and capital markets, the financial
claims traded in the financial markets, and government regulations
surrounding the financial sector.
||Seminar in Financial Economics
|Prerequisite: junior (permission of the instructor required) or
The course discusses contemporary studies in the fields of finance
and economics. The objective is to help students understand and
interpret the financial economic phenomena within the framework of
the principles of economics and financial analysis tools covered in
previous business courses. This course involves research in the