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Finance (FINC)

FINC 6300:    Selected Topics in Finance

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352.
May be repeated when topics vary.

FINC 6352:    Financial Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): ACCT 6351, ECON 6351, and QMSC 6351
Effects of projects and financial policy on shareholder wealth.  This course focuses on the basic concepts and methods of finance, including net present value, the capital asset pricing model, and market efficiency, within the context of the valuation of assets, risk and return, cost of capital, financial planning and forecasting, and agency theory.  (Credit will not be given for both FINC 6352 and FIN 3615.)

FINC 6361:    Investments

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352.
The course objective is to achieve an understanding of the various types of investments and their relative merits; security prices and yields; investment objectives, principles and standards for selection of specific investments; introduction to portfolio management. (Formerly: FIN 6317)

FINC 6362:    Financial Institutions & Markets

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352.
Study of the financial markets, instruments and the role of banks and other financial institutions in the economy.

FINC 6363:    Financial Modeling

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352
This course combines the application of financial theories and concepts, spreadsheet skills and Visual Basic to analyze financial statements, prepare cash budgets, prepare financial forecasts, perform time value of money, stock and bond analysis, perform breakeven and leverage analysis, make cost of capital and capital budgeting decisions, perform portfolio analysis, and apply Visual Basic for financial analysis.

FINC 6364:    Applied Technical Analysis of Energy and Commodity Markets

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to trading mechanisms of various financial products, such as energy futures, stocks, bonds, commodities and foreign exchanges.  The coverage will emphasize technical analysis of securities.  Fundamental analysis will also be discussed. (Formerly: Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities)

FINC 6365:      Derivatives

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352

Covers how futures and options function, how and why they are used, and how they are valued. Topics include the mechanics of futures markets, hedging strategies using futures, interest rate futures contracts, mechanics of options markets, trading strategies involving options, and pricing options using binomial trees and the Black-Scholes-Merton model

FINC 6366:      Risk Management & Insurance

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352

This course focuses on the fundamentals of risk management and insurance by exploring sources of risk, the costs of risk, and the methods available to individuals and corporations to mitigate the cost of risk. Topics include health insurance, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, commercial property and liability insurances, insurance markets, and insurance regulation.

FINC 6367:    International Finance

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s):  FINC 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FINC 6352.
Discussion of international monetary system; balance of payments concept; institutional and structure arrangements within the foreign exchange market; basic foreign exchange market products; importance of parity condition; exchange rate determination; Eurocurrency and Eurobond market; international equity market; foreign currency options and futures; hedging foreign exchanges exposure; international capital budgeting and working capital management; and cost of capital and capital structure in multinationals.  (Formerly:  FIN 6313.)

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