Study of problem or problems using research techniques. Selection of the problem must be approved by the student’s adviser, the instructor under whom the study is to be made, and the appropriate dean. The study must contribute to the student’s program. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses may not exceed six semester hours. A specialized study may be substituted for a required course only once in a student’s program. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in the General Regulations section. Prerequisite: All business foundation courses or equivalent.
A comprehensive and advanced study of financial analysis, planning and control techniques for a business entity with emphasis on corporations in a global setting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, acceptance into the MBA program, all undergraduate business prerequisite courses or equivalent completed.
An introductory investments course which identifies and analyzes various forms of investments (such as corporate bonds, common stock, preferred stock) and government securities (such as bonds, notes and bills). The course also includes discussion of the securities market, brokerage functions, and stock exchanges. Particular emphasis is placed on the selection of securities based on the degree of risk and expected rate of return. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, acceptance into the MBA program, all undergraduate business prerequisite courses or equivalent completed. FIN 6631.
An examination of the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, international financial institutions, and the management of the risks associated with international business. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
A study of options and futures markets, with emphasis on the nature of speculative transactions, pricing, and method of trading. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
A comprehensive graduate study of financial markets and institutions. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
Case discussions used to examine a broad range corporate finance issues and decisions. Topics include forecasting financial statements, capital budgeting, risk and return, estimation of capital costs, working capital analysis and business valuation. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
A comprehensive graduate study of practical research in Finance. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
This course provides a study of the basic methods and techniques of data analysis in finance. It covers tolls such as regression and time series, including non-stationary models, multivariate concepts such as co-integration, and models of conditional volatility. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.
This course is a study of the analysis and treatment of the pure risks faced by corporations. The course includes development of the risk management process, analysis and uses of various techniques for managing identified exposures.
A study in unique topics in Finance. Prerequisite: FIN 6631.