Finance

Classes

FINA 210 : Personal Money Management

This course is designed to give students exposure to personal financial-making decisions. The course is open only to non-business majors. The objectives are to give students information in the following areas: credit issues, banking, taxes, record keeping, real estate, insurance, savings and investments, estate planning, retirement, and employee benefits. Non- Business majors only.

Credits

3

FINA 311 : Finance Principles

An introduction to the general principles of business finance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ACCT 202, ECON 001 and ECON 002. Course designed for non-finance majors. 

FINA 312 : Business Finance

The Finance function in business with emphasis on valuation and working capital management

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ECON 001, ECON 002 and ACCT 202. 

FINA 313 : Financial Management

An analysis of the major parameters in the financial decision-making process with an emphasis on long-term financing.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 311 or FINA 312. 

FINA 323 : Commercial Banking

The study of commercial banking as a profit-seeking enterprise. The course also focuses on loan policy, credit documentation, investigation, analysis, and decision making.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 311. 

FINA 360 : Seminar in Finance

Readings, research, and the discussion of advanced finance topics

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 313 and permission of the instructor. 

FINA 364 : Investment Banking

 An analysis of the issues and operations of investment banking. Topics include fixed income securities, mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s, seasoned issues, venture capital, ethics, trading, financial engineering, etc

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 313.

FINA 370 : Bond Markets: Analysis and Strategies

 An in-depth analysis of fixed-income securities. Topics include: measuring yields, bond price volatility (duration and convexity); the term structure of interest rates; non-U.S. bonds; treasury and agency securities markets; corporate and municipal debt instruments; convertible bonds; collateralized mortgage obligations; mortgage-backed securities; other asset-back securities; interest rates; futures, options, swaps and agreements. Also includes bond portfolio management strategies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 313. 

FINA 371 : Venture Capital

A review of the overall process of venture capital from both the venture capitalist’s perspective and the entrepreneur’s perspective. The role of venture capital in both the U.S. economy and developing economies is discussed. A complete overview of the venture capital process is provided, including the proposal, the commitment letter, the closing, and the exit. Focus will be on the organization and management of a venture capital firm. The instructional method used in this course will be both lecture and case analysis.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FINA 311.