Undergraduate

  • FIN-200 Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or STATS 250 (can take concurrently with FIN 200); Sophomore standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation. Formally FIN 310.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-H200 Honors Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or STATS 250(can take concurrently with FIN H200); Sophomore standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation. Formally FIN 310.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-210 Personal Finance

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course can be viewed as a survival guide or a road map to the universe of financial instruments available as well as the basic tools needed to make informed decisions. The course is intended to address the concerns of individuals in determining their financial needs and managing their financial resources. Finance 210 is a free elective only and may not be counted towards the finance major or minor.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-310 Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 130 or above; EC 101; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or 250 (can take concurrently with FIN 310); sophomore standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-H310 Honors Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-201, EC-101; MATH-130, MATH-134, MATH-161, or MATH-165; junior standing and a GPA of 3.3 or higher

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focus on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-311 Intermediate Finance

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Intermediate Finance expands on basic financial concepts and introduces more advanced topics. Material emphasizes solutions to problems of capital structure, investment and financing. Other major topics include distribution policy, working capital management, derivative corporate securities, and corporate restructuring.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-313 General Insurance

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course includes the theory, practice and problems of risk bearing in business and personal pursuits including life, property and casualty insurance and dealing with contract analysis and investments as well as corporate risk management.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-315 Principles of Investments

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the investment of funds by individuals and institutions. Focuses on analysis of investments and security markets, and the mechanics of trading and investing. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, futures, and options.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-317 Real Estate

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses primarily on real estate investment and many different approaches are discussed. The course examines related areas of law, finance, insurance, taxation, appraisal and brokerage.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-319 Money & Capital Markets

    Prerequisites:

    EC 101; EC 102; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers characteristics, structure and function of money and capital markets with a focus on the recent events relating to financial markets and their impact on the corporate financing behavior and the interrelationship among the various financial markets. Also, each type of financial institution and its internationalization are discussed.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-401 Practical Financial Planning

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310), Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to expose the student to the wide range of financial planning tools and techniques available today to the professional financial planner as well as to the individual. By the end of the course the student should be able to construct a sensible and workable financial plan for a client.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • FIN-409 Securities Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 315

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is focused on the security analysis of stocks with the goal of managing the Suffolk University student-run portfolio. The material is pertinent to the security analyst - particularly the equity analyst who must issue a buy, hold or sell recommendations on stocks. By the end of the course, the student should feel competent in writing a thorough, credible equity research report or investment analysis that meets the highest standards of professionalism.

  • FIN-410 Analysis of Financial Statements

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310), Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. It is designed to help investors and managers in their assessment of a business entity. It also covers comparative financial statements and trend and ratio analysis.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-411 Futures & Options

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 315

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an in-depth analysis of derivatives: futures, options, and swaps. The course explains why these securities exist, where and how they are traded, how to employ them in managing risk, and how to accurately price them. It also covers the use of these derivatives in the context hedging or speculation.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • FIN-413 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 315, Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an advanced course in investment analysis stressing efficient frontier and diversification. Also studies portfolio construction and management, and the tradeoff of risk versus return.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-415 Capital Budgeting

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 311 or permission of instructor, Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course develops the practical techniques and decision rules in the evaluation and selection of long-term investment projects. Teaching is oriented towards discussion of readings and case studies. Readings should provide students with understanding of capital budgeting techniques, and case studies should allow them to apply the techniques to real-world problems with the help of the computer.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-417 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-419 Problems of Managerial Finance

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 311; Two FIN major required or elective courses; Senior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an in-depth study of current finance theory and methodology applicable to the firm through case analyses, computer work and recent publications. It is a capstone course where students learn how to integrate financial theories and principles to reach optimal financial decisions in practice.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-422 Estate Planning

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an introduction to estate planning, including a discussion of wills, intestacy, and tax consequences of estate planning techniques. The course will prepare students to discuss the necessity, objectives and techniques of estate planning with clients. It will introduce students to the consequences of intestacy and the uses of wills. Additionally, students will learn the basic concepts of the federal estate, gift and income tax rules that apply to certain estate plans and how to use them for the benefit of clients.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-423 Retirement Planning

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines financial planning for retirement and presents a comprehensive process for doing such a planning. Among the main topics covered are setting financial objectives for retirement, planning for adequate retirement income, social security and other governmental benefits, understanding qualified and non- qualified plans, pre- and post-retirement investment planning, planning for long-term care, and planning for incapacity.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • FIN-432 Financial Institutions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310); FIN 319

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course analyzes the role of financial institutions, such as commercial banks, savings and loans, and mutual savings banks in the economy. Topics covered also include dynamic changes in functions of financial institutions and increasing influence of alternative institutions like hedge fund, private equity fund, and venture capitalist.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • FIN-H435 Honors the Global Financial Crisis: Causes, Economics, and Solutions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310); Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course analyzes the origins and consequences of the current financial situation from a variety of different economic and political perspectives. It offers students the opportunity to explore the chain of events that preceded the global financial crisis, monitor markets on a real-time basis (using Bloomberg) and provides a forum to discuss solutions and independently generate ideas. Among the main topics covered are asset pricing, derivative securities, financial engineering, risk management and the role of financial institutions, central banks and government agencies in global markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • FIN-H445 Honors Quantitative Analysis and Trading Of Financial Instruments

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310); Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course covers fundamental valuation techniques for a host of financial instruments. Topics include: cash flow discount techniques, pricing, price volatility, duration and duration management with futures. The course also covers fundamentals of spread theory and spread volatility as well as the use of DTS for beta management in fixed income portfolios. The course concludes with an overview of risk fundamentals, tracking error management for indexing purposes, theory of hedging and risk models. Examples drawn from ongoing economic and financial issues are used to illustrate topics and concepts throughout the course.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-450 Mutual Funds

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310);

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the mutual fund industry and its evolution into the brokerage business. The course focuses on developing this foundation knowledge through classroom discussions and case analysis with guest experts in the various aspects of mutual funds.

  • FIN-510 Independent Study in Finance

    Prerequisites:

    instructor's (full time), chair's, dean's approval

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-550 Spec Topics Finance

    Prerequisites:

    FIN-315; see department for course topic

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an in-depth analysis of timely special issues in finance. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled. Additional prerequisites are based upon the individual topic.

  • FIN-560 Finance Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    Must obtain approval from FIN dept

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Required of all Finance majors. Majors will have an approved 150 hours of finance experience. Experience may be acquired through internship, part- or full-time employment or cooperative education. Zero Credit

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FPP-200 Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or 250 (can take concurrently with FPP 200)

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basis financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FPP-310 Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 130 or above; EC 101; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or 250 (can take concurrently with FIN 310)

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basis financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FPP-313 General Insurance

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    This course includes the theory, practice and problems of risk-bearing in business and personal pursuit including life, property and casualty insurance and dealing with contract analysis and investments as well as corporate risk management.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FPP-315 Principles of Investment

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    This course covers the investment of funds by individuals and institutions. Focuses on analysis of investments and security markets, and the mechanics of trading and investing. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed including stocks, bonds,futures and options.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FPP-320 Taxation

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT 202; take either FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    A study of basic federal taxation as it applies to individuals, partnerships and corporations. Expertise in the preparation of tax returns is developed. Prerequisite: ACCT 202 MATH 134 OR MATH 161 OR MATH 165.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FPP-401 Practical Financial Planning

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    This course is designed to expose the student to the wide range of financial planning tools and techniques available today to the professional financial planner as well as to the individual. By the end of the course the student should be able to construct a sensible and workable financial plan for a client.

  • FPP-422 Estate Planning

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    This course provides an introduction to estate planning, including a discussion of wills, intestacy, and tax consequences of estate planning techniques. The course will prepare students to discuss the necessity, objectives, and techniques of estate planning with clients. It will introduce students to the consequences of intestacy and the uses of wills. Additionally, students will learn the basic concepts of the federal estate, gift, and income tax rules that apply to certain estate plans and how to use them for the benefit of clients.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FPP-423 Retirement Planning

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310) or FPP 200(formerly FPP 310);

    Description:

    This course examines financial planning for retirement and presents a comprehensive process for doing such a planning. Among the main topics covered are setting financial objectives for retirement, planning for adequate retirement income, social security and other governmental benefits, understanding qualified and non- qualified plans, pre- and post-retirement investment planning, planning for long-term care, and planning for incapacity.

  • IBFN-417 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 310, Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the financing, investment and working capital management process of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange risk, political risk, accounting regulations and tax laws. Prerequisite: FIN 310.

  • SBS-HC320 Utilizing Real Time Data, News, Analytics and Research

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    Students will gain hands-on and real-world experience using information and technology utilized by leading decision makers in business. Expose students to real-time platforms for financial and global business news, data, analytical tools and research. Students can deepen both their research and classwork, while learning how to analyze markets, assess economic scenarios and interpret the key news developments that impact the global economy. Bring the pace and excitement of real-time business and macro/micro econometrics into the classroom. Real-time trading applications will be introduced and utilized extensively throughout the course. Students will have multiple opportunities to participate in local and national virtual trading and analysis competitions. Integrate theoretical curriculum from prior courses and teach practical applications that can also be helpful in later courses. Examples drawn from ongoing economic and financial issues will be used to illustrate topics and concepts throughout the course. Guest speakers will be scheduled to speak about certain topics and their experiences.

Graduate

  • FIN-800 Financial Statement Analysis for Financial Institutions

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of financial statements, this course is designed to help investors and managers in their assessment of business entity. This course also analyzes financial services industry: bank financial statement analysis with an emphasis on off- balance sheet lending and borrowing, capital structure issues, and innovations in mortgage-backed securities and asset-based financing techniques are covered. Additionally, the tax implications of various derivative securities is studied.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-801 Money & Capital Markets

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students analyze markets for financial assets, including the money market and various bond and stock markets. They learn determinants of the level and structure of interest rates, the Federal Reserve impact on markets, how financial institutions operate with respect to their sources and uses of funds, essentials of the regulatory structure of financial markets, transaction costs, and interrelations among markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-805 Capital Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 750 or MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to extend the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Topics include: dividend policy, capital structure policy, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, risk and liability management.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-808 General Theory in Corporate Finance

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course extends the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Students expand knowledge of dividend theory, capital structure theory, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, and risk and liability management.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-810 Investment Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 750 or MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques, and factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-812 Capital Budgeting

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN-808;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine techniques and decision-making rules for the evaluation and selection of long-term investment projects by corporations and the interaction of investment and financing.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-814 Options and Futures

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 810

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore the pricing of options and futures contracts, the characteristics of the markets in which these contracts are traded, options and futures strategies, and the application of these contracts in the hedging of financial positions. In addition, students are exposed to swap markets and a variety of swaps.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-816 Financial Institutions Management

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-650;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students learn concepts and techniques required for successful management. They also analyze the interplay between regulation and innovation, and their joint effect on the organizational structure of financial institutions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-818 Econometrics

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN-810

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are introduced to mathematical statistics and basic econometrics. They study fundamental econometric tools as well as hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regressions, simultaneous equations, and models of qualitative choice.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-820 Financial Policy

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN-808 FIN-810 and FIN-814;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine financial theories, techniques, and models applied to the study of corporate financial decisions, aspects of corporate strategy, industry structure, and the functioning of capital markets.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-831 Portfolio Management

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 810

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students learn theory and techniques of scientific portfolio management, including the establishment of portfolio objectives, evaluation of portfolio performance, asset allocation strategies, and the use of derivative securities in portfolio insurance.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-845 Private Capital Markets

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-650;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the financial needs of private businesses, focusing on the financial motives and needs of private company owners and their advisors. The course is an opportunity to present private finance as a complement to corporate finance/public finance so as to prepare students to better serve or participate in making better financing decisions in the marketplace of privately held businesses.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-880 Investment Banking

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students analyze the main functions of investment banks such as origination, syndication, and distribution of security issues. They examine pricing of new issues and secondary offerings by investment banks, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, valuation of closely held companies, and restructuring of distressed companies. The role of investment bankers in restructuring industry and financing governments and ethical issues faced by investment bankers will be studied.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-881 Real Estate

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-650;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are introduced to the language and principles of real estate. Includes an overview of decision-making in the field, with particular emphasis on investment and asset management.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-882 Financial Engineering

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN 814

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students develop a framework for understanding, analyzing, and valuing modern financial instruments. Students examine several types of derivative securities and their use in managing financial risk. While the interests of issuers, intermediaries, and investors will all be considered, the primary emphasis will be on the perspective of corporate financial managers and the use of modern financial technology in the creation of value for shareholders.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-884 Fixed Income Securities

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN-810

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course is designed to provide information on various types of fixed income securities and markets, theories and concepts of the term structure of interest rates and valuation of fixed income securities, measurement and management of risk for traditional bonds and bonds with embedded options, understanding of the role of derivatives such as mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, swaps and exotic options, credit analysis and bond rating, portfolio management and performance evaluation. This course is generally offered as an intensive elective.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-887 Fundamental Equity Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    Take FIN-810;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine fundamental equity analysis as the convergence of a number of skills such as accounting, financial, and strategic analysis with detective work and experience. Students practice communicating and defending an argument, use a business analysis framework that helps tie together strategy and finance, practice model building and practical approach to profitability in the markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-895 MSF Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Inactive course August 7 2003 03:15pm Michael Spooner

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    MSF Thesis work

  • FIN-900 Special Topics in Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in the field of finance. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-910 Directed Individual Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's approval required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A student-initiated directed study project, generally for three credit hours and completed within one quarter or semester. The student and faculty advisor must concur on a written proposal and final report, and the proposal must be approved by the Office of the Dean prior to registration.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FNEC-810 The Manager in the Global Economy: Trade Issues and Policy

    Prerequisites:

    FNEC 700 or MBA 730 OR MBA-630

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine the conflicts, constraints, opportunities, and economic and non-economic issues facing managers/organizations interested or engaged in international trade. Special attention will be given to the basis for trade, current trade disputes between the US and other countries, issues of international competitiveness, and the decision process for exportation versus on-site production through foreign direct investment.

    Type:

    MBA International Business

  • FNIB-825 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 OR MBA-750

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers corporate financial decisions in an international setting with a focus on foreign exchange management and capital budgeting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Finance

  • FNIB-830 Valuation and Capital Budgeting In a Global Environment

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will provide students with the necessary tools, techniques, and models to address capital budgeting problems in finance. Capital budgeting is about finding or creating and analyzing long-term investment projects. Students will be exposed to different project valuation models that are used by financial managers to make effective value-maximizing decisions in a rapidly changing global environment. Teaching is oriented towards case studies and discussion of readings. Case studies should enable students to apply various capital budgeting techniques in a global setting and readings should provide students with understanding of those techniques and current developments in the related areas. The emphasis is on global issues: international asset pricing & CAPM, international cost of capital, global risk in international capital budgeting such as political risk and currency exchange risk, and real options embedded in international investment. The course is designed to help corporate leaders make intelligent decisions on their international investment.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance,MBA International Business

  • FNIB-835 Global Investment Analysis and Derivatives

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are introduced to investments and derivatives: investment procedures, basic analytical techniques and, factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. A variety of models are discussed, including the CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model), discounted cash flow models, and relative valuation models. The focus then moves to the global financial markets, such as global debt and equity markets. The course also involves virtual trading and team projects. The second half of the course introduces the use of derivative securities and strategies to control and monitor risk. As the business world grows more globalized, understanding of derivative securities gets more important, particularly for corporate managers dealing with currency risk. Though the topics contain somewhat complicated mathematics and statistics, the emphasis is more on strategy. Corporate managers need to be well versed in strategies of derivatives and risk management involving global risks. The primary derivative types discussed are options, swaps and futures. The primary risks discussed are foreign credit risk, multinational interest rate risk, and currency risk.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance,MBA International Business

  • FNIB-840 Global Capital Markets and Risk Management

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course introduces students to the structure and management of international financial-services firms and capital markets in which these firms operate. It examines the theory and evolution of financial institutions, international regulatory institutions and global capital markets. It also introduces students to the methods through which financial institutions manage risk. The course discusses tools for identifying, measuring, evaluating, and managing risks, such as interest rate, credit, foreign exchange, liquidity, market, sovereign, and operational risk.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance,MBA International Business

  • FNIB-903 Capital Budgeting in a Global Environment

    Prerequisites:

    TAKE MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will provide students with the necessary tools, techniques, and models to address capital budgeting problems in finance. Capital budgeting is about finding or creating and analyzing long-term investment projects. Students will be exposed to different project valuation models that are used by financial managers to make effective value-maximizing decisions in a rapidly changing global environment. Teaching is oriented towards case studies and discussion of readings. Case studies should enable students to apply various capital budgeting techniques in a global setting and readings should provide students with understanding of those techniques and current developments in the related areas. The emphasis is on global issues: international asset pricing & CAPM, international cost of capital, global risk in international capital budgeting such as political risk and currency exchange risk, and real options embedded in international investment. The course is designed to help corporate leaders make intelligent decisions on their international investment.

    Type:

    MBA Finance,MBA International Business

  • MBA-630 Economic Analysis for Managers

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course develops the basic tools for microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis with emphasis on business decision-making and the impact of economic policy on organizational performance and competitiveness with respect to global business.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core

  • MBA-650 Value Based Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 620, MBA 630, MBA 640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the basic principles of corporate finance. The main focus is on fundamental principles such as time value of money, asset valuation, and risk and return tradeoff. Topics to be covered also include cost of capital, capital budgeting, and capital structure.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core