Finance Graduate Courses

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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
A1 IND Barskaya CGS 505 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
C1 IND Barskaya CGS 505 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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 Mcgue CAS 226 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
C1 IND Mendlinger STH 113 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Mcgue SHA 202 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Cohen ARR
BHA IND Mcgue ARR

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
C1 IND Lee CAS 227 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Lee ARR

Financial Regulation and Ethics is a course designed to thoroughly review the important topics of financial regulations, policies, and ethics. The course will explore 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. Also, regulators and their authority will be identified, both domestically and internationally.

Ethics, an extremely important aspect of finance will be 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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Stodder CGS 527 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Potel CAS B25B R 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
O1 IND Vodenska ARR

Finance is a highly competitive and dynamic industry that demands quantitative oriented professionals. This course will equip 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 will be 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; volatility modelling, etc.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Julio CAS 326 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
C2 IND Stodder CAS 326 W 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
O1 IND Julio ARR

Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
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 Noorian CAS 204A M 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
D1 IND Ahmed CAS 204A R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Sullivan ARR

Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
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
B1 IND Sullivan PHO 205 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Prereq: METAD630, MET AD731
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. ]

Prereq: MET AD731
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
B1 IND Chee CAS 428 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Chee PHO 205 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Barazi ARR

Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
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. ]

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
B1 IND Ahmed MCS B33 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
D1 IND Page CAS B06A R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Prereq: MET AD731
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. ]

Prereq: MET AD731
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 CAS B25B W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731, MET AD717
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. ]

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