Finance Graduate Courses

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MET AD 630 Financial and Managerial Accounting
Fall ‘14

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of financial and managerial accounting. Includes data accumulation, accounting principles, financial statement analysis, measurement and disclosure issues, cost analysis, budgeting and control, production costs, and standard costs.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Sumani SHA 210 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 IND Barskaya GCB 203 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Simches ARR
MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
Fall ‘14

Introduction to the concepts, methods and problems of accounting and financial analysis. Includes accounting principles, measurement and disclosure issues, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow projection and analysis, capital budgeting and project evaluation, bond and equity valuation, cost of capital and capital structure. 4 cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Mcgorty CAS 214 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Chambers ARR
BHA IND Noorian S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
Fall ‘14

This course considers macroeconomic factors of relevance to the firm: aggregate economic activity, cyclical movements, and fiscal and monetary policies. The course reviews the problems of decision-making relating to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price, and provides an analysis of the interplay between governments, economic systems, labor, and multinational corporations (MNCs). Topics include: the basis for the existence, organization, and growth of MNCs; a comparison of major economic and government systems; areas include the impact on the firm's business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environments and labor influences. This course additionally investigates the relationship between the interaction of national culture and development. Topics range from developing nations' rain forest and species management to pollution generated by developed nations. Culture, policy, and development are also discussed in relation to the impact of the business interactions (agriculture, fishing, technology transfer, etc.) among developing and developed nations.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Banasiewicz PHO 202 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A2 IND Lee FLR 123 M 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
OL IND Lee ARR
MET AD 712 Financial Markets and Institutions
Fall ‘14

Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money and capital markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Ahmed CAS 203 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Chambers ARR
MET AD 714 Mergers and Acquisitions
Fall ‘14

This course examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest will be the defensive measures by management against hostile bids, buyout transactions, the relation of takeovers to capital structure changes, and the insider trading in takeover contests.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Sullivan CAS 208 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Sullivan ARR
MET AD 716 Managing Financial Institutions

Course acquaints the student with the role of financial management in the new broad financial service industry. Topics include the changing legal/regulatory environment in which financial institutions operate liquidity and reserve positions, assist-liability management marketing issues as well as the tools necessary for managing financial institutions.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET AD 717 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Fall ‘14

Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, and an introduction to determination of securities values. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods and the valuation of special classes of securities (e.g., growth stocks).  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
EL IND Vodenska SMG 240 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET AD 718 Overview of Mutual Funds Industry
Fall ‘14

Provides a comprehensive review of the operations of the mutual funds industry. The organization and management of a mutual funds firm, back office operations, accounting procedures and marketing processes are covered in depth. The course provides a historical context of mutual funds, their development and role of mutual funds in private, corporate and retirement accounts.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Mcgue SMG 220 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET AD 731 Corporate Finance
Fall ‘14

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Chee KCB 107 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND Holmes CAS 225 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Chambers ARR
MET AD 744 Venture Capital and Financing Innovation

Provides an analysis of the economics of innovation and the means by which firms secure the necessary capital to begin or expand operations. Procedures for raising venture capital through investment institutions and individuals are discussed.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET AD 763 Multinational Finance and Trade
Fall ‘14

Applies the concepts of corporate finance to the problems of multinational financial management. Major topics include private and public institutions, foreign exchange rates, capital flows, speculation, analysis of alternative foreign investments, analysis of sources and uses of corporate funds abroad, multinational tax and profit planning, international risk analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Visdomini SHA 206 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET AD 783 International Investments
Fall ‘14

Topics include the concepts of investment and portfolio management applied to the complex multinational and multicurrency environment; analysis of international money, capital markets and foreign exchange markets, as well as foreign company evaluation. Students are exposed to the concepts and techniques of risk management, global equity investing, and the world's major stock markets.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Chee STH 113 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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