FIN - Finance
FIN 333 - Financial Management (3 Credits)
The course introduces students to corporate financial environments
and provides them with basic analytical tools to evaluate corporate financial
decisions. Major topics include financial analysis, time value of money, risk
and return, valuation methodologies of financial securities, multinational
finance, and capital budgeting.
ECO 201 and
FIN 400 - Independent Study in Finance (4 Credits)
Students with a special interest in a particular topic or area may
apply to study under the individual direction of a faculty member. Independent
study applicants must submit an application, including an outline of the
proposed budget, to the appropriate faculty member. All independent studies must
be approved by the Academic Dean and are restricted to Juniors or Seniors.
- Equity and Fixed Income Securities
The course is a rigorous analysis of equity and fixed income
securities. Equity analysis surveys various types and classes of stocks and
different valuation models of public and private equity. Fixed income analysis
introduces students to different classes of corporate and government bonds, with
emphasis on bond yields, ratings, and durations. The course also analyzes risk
and term structure of interest rates.
FIN 452 - Investment and Portfolio Management (3 Credits)
The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of
modern portfolio theory and basic investment management tools. The course
explores risk-return relationships of single assets and of a diversified
portfolio. The course also evaluates relative investment performance compared to
established market indices and outlines portfolio management tools of asset
allocation and hedging.
FIN 456 - 457 - Finance Internship (3 Credits each)
Internships with participating companies provide students with the
opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study. This
practicum encourages students to utilize their acquired knowledge and skills in
the working world. Enrollment is restricted to Juniors and Seniors with proven
academic success. Students must submit an application to the Director of Career
Services, who is responsible for coordinating the work assignment. Approval is
granted by the Academic Dean, who is responsible for reviewing the term paper,
and who is responsible for submitting the course grade. Course evaluation is on
a pass/fail basis.
FIN 475 - Risk Analysis and Management (3 Credits)
The course introduces students to the process of identifying
domestic and international sources of corporate financial risk. The course
prepares students to analyze and evaluate interest rate risk, exchange rate
risk, and inflation risk. The course also introduces students to forward
contracts, future contracts, swaps, and options as risk mitigating tools.
477 - Senior Seminar in International Finance
The course prepares students to apply basic and advanced financial management
principles and methodologies to actual decision making situations using cases.
Students are guided through various cases representing a broad range of
industries and situations. The cases feature varying degrees of complexity
involving capital structure, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions,
LBOs and bankruptcy, and risk management, with a special focus on international