Courses

FINN 1003. Your Money and Credit (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to personal finance. Topics include building wealth, do's and don'ts of credit, car and home ownership. Lectures on theory and concepts; 'learning from the masters' video on best practices; financial simulations and case exercises.

FINN 3003. Personal Financial Management (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Topics covered include budgeting, financial planning, managing credit, taxes, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.

FINN 3013. Financial Analysis (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focuses on how information contained in financial statements can be used in financial decision-making; in particular, to assess financial performance, evaluate credit and default risk, forecast future funds needs, weigh the risk-reward of debt vs. equity financing, and develop estimates of intrinsic value using relative valuation metrics and discounted cash flow methods. Prerequisite: WCOB 2043 or FINN 3043.

FINN 3043. Principles of Finance (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the financial system and financial management. Addresses the role and functions of financial intermediaries and markets for fixed income and equity securities; understand how interest rates are determined and assets valued; learn how firms effectively manage financial resources and create value through investment and financing decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013, ACCT 2023 or WCOB 2053, ECON 2013, ECON 2023, and WCOB 1033 with a grade of C or better.

FINN 3053. Financial Markets and Institutions (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Role and operations of financial markets and institutions in the economy. Supply of, demand for, funds, interest rates and flow of funds analysis. Financial policies, practices of bank and nonbank financial institutions. Prerequisite: (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or ECON 2143.

FINN 3063. Investments (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic investment concepts including: risk-return and mean-variance efficient frontiers, diversification and the pricing of risk, security valuation. Corequisite: FINN 3013. Prerequisite: WCOB 2043 or FINN 3043.

FINN 3103. Financial Modeling (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Develop strong computer skills in financial analysis by integrating conceptual material with spreadsheet-based numerical solution and simulation techniques. Prerequisite: WCOB 2043 or FINN 3043.

FINN 3133. Commercial Banking (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Commercial bank administration, management; loans; bond portfolios; credit analysis; public relations; analysis and interpretations of Federal Reserve regulations and publications. Prerequisite: WCOB 2043 or FINN 3043.

FINN 3163. Fixed Income Securities I (Fa). 3 Hours.

The markets and institutional settings of fixed income securities; valuation and risk analysis of money market and capital market instruments; strategies and management of bond portfolios; taxable and tax-exempt securities; U.S. and non-U.S. fixed income securities; term structure of interest rate; and interest rate derivatives as hedging tools. Corequisite: FINN 3103 and FINN 3063. Prerequisite: Departmental consent.

FINN 3173. Fixed Income Securities II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Continuation of FINN 4163. The markets and institutional settings of fixed income securities; valuation, and risk analysis of money market and capital market instruments; strategies and management of bond portfolios; taxable and tax-exempt securities; U.S. and non-U.S. fixed income securities; term structure of interest rate; and interest rate derivatives as hedging tools. Prerequisite: FINN 3163.

FINN 3603. Corporate Finance (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Develop analytical competencies in financial planning, cost of capital estimation, application of discounted cash flow approach to valuation and capital allocation, lease analysis, evaluation of merger and organizational restructuring strategies. Prerequisite: WCOB 2043 or FINN 3043 and FINN 3013.

FINN 3623. Risk Management (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of the extent and types of risk in business; ways of dealing with business risk; use of security and commodity exchanges; survey of insurance for risk bearing purposes.

FINN 3703. International Finance (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to international financial markets, exchange rates and exchange rate determination, balance of trade measures, and vehicles for foreign trade financing.

FINN 3933. Real Estate Principles (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Comprehensive, covering economics of real estate, real estate value, real estate finance, rights in real property and their transfer, public programs, policies relating to real property.

FINN 4003H. Honors Finance Colloquium (Fa). 3 Hours.

Explores important concepts, significant events and/or new developments in the field of Finance. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

FINN 4013. Seminar in Personal Financial Planning (Sp). 3 Hours.

Explores financial planning function, including contact, data acquisition, plan development and implementation; covers all areas of personal financial planning including investments, insurance, taxes, and estate planning; addresses planning techniques and financial planning ethical issues; emphasis on case studies. Pre- or Corequisite: FINN 4733. Prerequisite: FINN 3003, FINN 3063, FINN 3623, and ACCT 3843.

FINN 410V. Special Topics in Finance (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Explore current events, new developments and special topics in Finance not covered in other courses. Prerequisite: FINN 3013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

FINN 4133. Advanced Investments (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Sound training in the principles of security analysis and portfolio management and certain advanced techniques of financial management. Modern portfolio theory and its application to portfolio management practices will be emphasized. Prerequisite: FINN 3063.

FINN 4143. Portfolio Management I (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course applies modern investment theory to the practical management of the Rebsament Trust. Students prepare a statement of investment objectives, recommend an asset allocation strategy based on a quantitative analysis of asset class returns, and select securities using fundamental analysis. Classes are organized as management meetings and visits to investment firms are an important part of the class. Application, interview and instructor approval are required. Corequisite: FINN 3063 and ACCT 3723. Prerequisite: Departmental consent.

FINN 4153. Portfolio Management II (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is a continuation of FINN 4143. Topics covered include technical analysis, dynamic asset allocation and derivative strategies. Visits to major investments firms and organized exchanges in New York City or other locations are generally planned. Selection is by invitation. Prerequisite: FINN 4143 and by invitation only.

FINN 4173. Energy Finance (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is as a comprehensive introduction to the field of Energy Finance, i.e., the application of Finance principles to energy, energy-service, and related industries. Topics covered include: (1) physical fossil fuel markets; (2) physical electricity markets; (3) financially traded energy products; and (4) credit, counterparty, and country risk. Pre- or Corequisite: ACCT 3723. Prerequisite: FINN 3013 and FINN 3043.

FINN 4233. Advanced Corporate Finance (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Addresses complex and multifaceted issues and problems in financial decision-making. Prerequisite: FINN 3603.

FINN 4313. Advanced Commercial Banking (Sp). 3 Hours.

Problems and cases emphasizing application of analytical tools and techniques in decision making process. Determination of operating policies regarding loans, investments, liquidity, capital; efficient performance of lending, investment function; profit planning, analysis; strategies of growth, competition; and evaluation of bank performance. Prerequisite: FINN 3133.

FINN 4413. Real Estate Appraisal (Fa). 3 Hours.

Valuation theories applied to real estate. Characteristics which affect value are studied and valuation methodologies are learned and performed by the students. Focus is on residential real estate but all types of real estate are addressed. Students prepare in actual residential appraisal report. Prerequisite: FINN 3933.

FINN 4433. Real Estate Finance and Investment (Sp). 3 Hours.

Consideration of professional aspects of the real estate field. Emphasis is placed upon finance techniques and investment analysis. The focus is on commercial real estate. Brokerage, property management, appraisal, property development and current problems are also addressed. Students prepare a feasibly study on a commercial development project. Prerequisite: FINN 3933.

FINN 450V. Independent Study (Irregular). 1-3 Hour.

Permits students on an individual basis to explore selected topics in finance, with the consent of instructor.

FINN 4733. Life and Health Insurance I (Fa). 3 Hours.

Basic principles, functions, uses of life and health insurance; types of policy contracts; calculation of premiums, reserves; organizations, management, supervision, of companies.

FINN 4833. Property and Casualty Insurance I (Sp). 3 Hours.

Forms and functions of fire, marine, inland marine, automobile title, miscellaneous types insurance and bonds for business, personal use.

FINN 5113. Corporate Financial Management (Sp). 3 Hours.

Financial analysis, planning and control; decision making and modeling for financial managers; and financial policies for management.

FINN 5223. Financial Markets & Valuation (Sp). 3 Hours.

Analysis of financial information by capital markets in the determination of security values with specific applications to retail and logistics companies. This course views these and other companies from the point of view of the capital markets. May be repeated for degree credit.

FINN 5303. Advanced Corporate Financial Management (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Focus on financial policy issues using real situational cases. Topics include cost of capital, capital budgeting and long-term planning, value-based management, real options, as well as project financing and valuation. Prerequisite: FINN 511V or FINN 5223.

FINN 5333. Investment Theory and Management (Fa). 3 Hours.

Integration of theory, practice of investments with solution of individual and institutional portfolio management problems; Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts' Problems; variable annuity in estate planning. Prerequisite: FINN 5223.

FINN 541V. Shollmier Investment Project (Sp, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

Provide students with the opportunity to design and apply complex investment strategies used in institutional portfolio management on the Shollmier MBA Fund that can involve fixed income and equity securities as well as derivatives. Students will use top down asset allocation models, bottom up security selection, and hedge fund strategies. Prerequisite: FINN 5223 and FINN 5333. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

FINN 5443. Retail Finance (Sp). 3 Hours.

The financial success of retail product and service offerings depends on a clear understanding of the socio-economic as well as demographic and environmental factors that drive the changing patterns of consumption. This course introduces the fundamentals and use of consumer and trade area analysis tools, specifically geographic information systems (GIS) and psychographic market analysis, to make informed financial decisions. Extensive case studies are utilized throughout the course to learn concepts and best practices. Prerequisite: FINN 5223.

FINN 5703. Multinational Business Finance (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Problems pertinent to managers of firms in multinational business environments, including international institutions, risks, investments and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: FINN 5203.

FINN 6043. Finance Theory (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Provides a conceptual understanding of key theoretical developments in the field of financial economics, including firm decisions under risk within a world of uncertainty.

FINN 6133. Seminar in Investment Theory (Sp). 3 Hours.

Study advanced literature in field investments, with special reference to theory of random walks, stock valuation models, portfolio management.

FINN 6233. Seminar in Financial Management (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Financial management of firm with emphasis on financial theory or firm, quantitative methods used in financial analysis, planning.

FINN 6333. Empirical Research in Finance (Irregular). 3 Hours.

A study of recent empirically based research in finance.

FINN 636V. Special Problems in Finance (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Case studies in investments, corporation finance, money and banking, monetary theory, international finance, public finance. By arrangement. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

FINN 6733. Seminar in Financial Markets and Institutions (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Recent developments in the literature of financial markets and institutions. Participants will be involved in the extensive study of existing theories and empirical tests of the theories.

FINN 683V. Contemporary Issues in Doctoral Colloquium (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

To explore and evaluate contemporary research issues in finance. Course content to reflect the most recent developments in theory and empirical research methodologies. Prerequisite: Doctoral student status and instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.

FINN 700V. Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Fa). 1-18 Hour.

Prerequisite: Candidacy.