Finance

Colleges: Metropolitan College | Questrom School of Business

Courses in: Metropolitan College | Questrom School of Business-Undergraduate | Questrom School of Business-MBA

Metropolitan College

Personal Financial Planning

MET MG 202

The development of personal investment strategies using money and credit. Securities and portfolio management, budgeting, insurance, taxes, retirement programs, and estate planning. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Financial Concepts

MET MG 472

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered, including short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Financial Concepts

MET AD 632

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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Financial Regulation and Ethics

MET AD 678

Thoroughly reviews the important topics of financial regulations, policies, and ethics. Explores an overview of the financial systems, their history, problems, and issues for the purpose of understanding the enactment of regulations as a method to protect the financial systems and investors. Regulators and their authority will be identified, both domestically and internationally. Ethics, an extremely important aspect of finance, is discussed and explored. Ethics is a difficult topic to define and can be impacted by social norms. During the ethics portion of the course, students will study where ethics have failed and caused major issues for the financial marketplace and individual companies. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Quantitative Methods for Finance

MET AD 685

Finance is a highly competitive and dynamic industry that demands quantitative oriented professionals. This course equips students with the empirical techniques which are used in the analysis of financial markets with a strong focus on financial applications using actual data. The goal of this course is to provide students with a number of econometric techniques which are used in the analysis of financial markets based on asset pricing and corporate finance models. In particular, the emphasis is on classical linear regression models, time series analysis, and limited dependent variable models applied to the following topics: predictability of asset returns; event study analysis; econometric tests of the CAPM and multifactor models; and volatility modeling. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Financial Markets and Institutions

MET AD 712

Prereq: (MET AD 731). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Derivative Securities and Markets

MET AD 713

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Provides an overview of operation, mechanics, and structure of the derivative markets and covers the concepts of options and futures pricing, arbitrage, and risk management. Emphasizes the theory of risk management and hedging opportunities offered by derivative securities. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

MET AD 717

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, an introduction to determination of securities values, and portfolio optimization. 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Fixed Income Analysis

MET AD 719

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Covers the nature and analysis of fixed income securities and an in-depth examination of some of the particular features of some major classes of fixed income instruments, valuation, sensitivity to risks, and management of fixed income portfolios. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Corporate Finance

MET AD 731

Prereq: (MET AD 630). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Multinational Finance and Trade

MET AD 763

Prereq: (MET AD 731). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Questrom School of Business

Questrom School of Business-Undergraduate

Introduction to Finance

QST FE 101

Prereq for Questrom students: (QST SM 131). Coreq for non-Questrom students: (QST SM 131, strongly recommended). Required of all Questrom first-year students. Offers a rigorous overview of principles of finance, such as time value of money, interest rates, basic valuation of cash flow streams, and basic stock and bond valuation. Uses a combination of teaching materials including online problem solving and case writing that help the student through the intensive syllabus. FE 101 and FE 323 offer a comprehensive overview of finance to Questrom students. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Money, Financial Markets, and Economic Activity

QST FE 442

Prereq: (QST FE 323). Required for Finance concentrators. The financial system and its functions. The role of money and the importance of interest rates in determining economic activity; determinants of level of interest rates. Operation of central banks; the goals and instruments of monetary policy. The roles, activities, and risk management of financial institutions. Instruments traded in money and capital markets, and their valuation. Role of derivative securities; systemic risk and other contemporary issues in the financial system. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

QST FE 445

Prereq: (QST FE 323). Required for Finance concentrators. Introduction to the investment management process. Defining investment objectives and constraints. Introduction to Modern Portfolio Theory, CAPM, APT, Efficient Markets, and stock and bond valuation models. Immunizing interest-rate risk. Active vs. passive investment strategies, fundamental vs. technical analysis, trading practices, and performance evaluation. Introduction to the role of futures and options in hedging and speculation. Students are expected to become familiar with current events in the financial news. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Corporate Financial Management

QST FE 449

Prereq: (QST FE 323). Required for Finance concentrators. Covers the financial manager's role in obtaining and allocating funds. Includes topics such as cash budgeting, working capital analysis, dividend policy, capital investment analysis, and debt policy as well as their associated risks. Valuation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy are covered. The course requires using financial models and spreadsheets. Applications are made to current events and everyday business finance problems. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Investment Banking

QST FE 454

Prereq: (QST FE 323). Provides an overview of the economic functions provided by investment banks including a history of the industry, current events, and the difference between large, full service investment banks and smaller, boutique firms. Heavy emphasis on pro forma analysis and Initial Public Offering and M&A valuation techniques. Topics include: What do investment bankers do? What are the different types of analyses performed by investment bankers? What are the various types of financial securities? What is the underwriting process and how are securities priced? How are companies valued? How are potential synergies valued? The course focuses on the issuing process and pricing for equity, fixed income, and equity-linked securities. The course also focuses on the role of investment banks in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other restructurings. Additional topics include equity research, capital markets industry regulations, as well as typical career paths and opportunities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Computational Techniques for Finance

QST FE 459

Prereq: (QST FE 323) and (CAS CS 108 or CAS CS 111) and (QST FE 445, recommended). Teaches students how to use computational techniques to implement financial algorithms for security pricing and risk analysis, including bonds, stocks, and options. This will be a rigorous, hands-on programming course to prepare students for quantitative jobs in finance. The overall objective of the course is to enhance the students' understanding of the well-known financial models used to price securities including bonds and options and to evaluate the risk and return characteristics of stocks and portfolios. After the course, students will have a deeper understanding of investment portfolios, risk management techniques that use derivatives, and arbitrage strategies. Additionally, students will become comfortable with a modern programming language based on functional and object-oriented programming which will enhance their job opportunities in a variety of fields beyond finance. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Real Estate Finance

QST FE 469

Prereq: (QST FE 323). Provides an introduction to and an understanding of real estate finance. Draws together and considers major functional areas including: structuring, ownership, finance, taxation, property valuation, and analysis. The course provides a framework for decision making in the real estate investment and finance fields. The course is specifically designed to offer students interested in real estate careers a foundation upon which to build. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Finance for Non-Management Students

QST SM 104

Read, understand, and analyze financial statements such as income statements and balance sheets. Covers techniques of internal financial analysis such as breakeven, budgeting, financial forecasting, and tools to aid in decision making. Introduction to the time value of money and capital budgeting using discounted cash flow analysis. Intended for non-business majors. This course may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Questrom School of Business-MBA

Candidates for the MBA at Boston University are given first consideration for enrollment in the graduate courses offered by the Questrom School of Business.

Students currently matriculated as candidates for other graduate degrees offered by Boston University (including Metropolitan College on a case-by-case basis), visiting MBA students from other AACSB accredited institutions, and MBA alumni from Questrom or another AACSB accredited institution may be granted permission to enroll on a space available basis, provided that they meet criteria established by the Questrom School of Business for registration as cross enrolled students and the student fills out the appropriate cross enrollment application. All students must meet the prerequisites established for enrollment in advanced courses. Cross enrollment applications can be obtained from the Questrom School of Business Graduate Center, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 115 (617-353-2673).

Summer 1 classes begin Monday, May 20 and end Wednesday, July 3. Summer 2 classes begin Monday, July 8 and end Thursday, August 22. There are no class sessions on Memorial Day (observed Monday, May 27), or Independence Day (observed Thursday, July 4). Classes will be held on the following Fridays as make-up days for those two holidays: June 7 (for May 27) and June 14 (for July 4).

Required Courses

Cohorted Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA) students take required courses with their cohort groups. Self-paced PEMBA students should be sure to follow the prerequisites when scheduling their core courses:

QST AC 711 Financial Reporting and Control*
QST ES 707 Managing Career Growth
QST FE 722 Financial Management
QST FE 730 Economics and Management Decisions
QST IS 711 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy
QST MK 724 Marketing Management
QST OB 712 Managing Organizations and People*
QST OM 726 Creating Value through Operations and Technology
QST QM 717 Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making
QST SI 751 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy

*Not offered in Summer 2019

Financial Management

QST FE 722

Grad Prereq: OB712/713/715, AC710/711/712 (previous or concurrent). Financial Management examines three sets of problems: 1) saving and investment decisions by households, 2) investment and financing decisions by corporations, and 3) the role of securities markets and financial intermediaries in the economy. Decisions today affect the timing of and uncertainty about future flows of income; both timing and risk determine the current value of those future flows. This course develops the tools required to analyze these decisions and their interaction within the financial system. 3 cr. Tuition: $5061

Summer 1 (May 20-July 3)

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Economics and Management Decisions

QST FE 730

Grad prereq: QST OB712 (QST QM717 recommended). The aim of this course is to present many of the decision problems managers face and to present the economic analysis they need to guide these decisions. In the first half of the course, microeconomic tools are used to structure complicated decision problems about production, pricing, investment, and other strategic issues, and to address uncertainty through probabilistic forecasts and sequential decisions. An additional goal is to distinguish different market structures and apply competitive strategies using game theory. In the second half, the focus shifts to the study of the national and global economic environments within which companies operate. We identify the drivers of fluctuations in GDP, inflation, interest and exchange rates, and other key features of the economies. Since governments play key roles in determining the fate of economies and companies, the final theme is the rationale for and efficacy of government policy tools. 3 cr. Tuition: $5061

Summer 1 (May 20-July 3)

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Corporate Financial Management

QST FE 820

Grad Prereq: FE717/721/722. This course provides an in-depth analysis of financial considerations relating to corporate growth. It addresses the setting of financial and corporate goals in terms of maximizing shareholder wealth and relationships among working capital, debt levels, capital costs, dividend policy, growth and the value of the firm. It also considers the requisite financial analysis associated with mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy. 3 cr. Tuition: $5061

Summer 1 (May 20-July 3)

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Investments

QST FE 823

Grad Prereq: FE717/721/722. Introduction to the investment management process. Defining investment objectives and constraints. Introduction to Modern Portfolio Theory, CAPM, Fama- French factors, APT, efficient markets, stock, bond and option valuation models. Immunizing interest-rate risk. Active and passive investment strategies, fundamental analysis, trading practices, and performance evaluation. Introduction to the role of futures and options in hedging and speculation. Arbitrage and hedge fund strategies. Understanding the assumptions underlying the different approaches and their limitations. Topics related to current events and the recent financial crisis. 3 cr. Tuition: $5061

Summer 1 (May 21-July 2)

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