|Program Structure | Requirements |Curriculum Structure | Duration & Timing | Schedule | Courses|
Management Information System
FIN 552: Financial Management (2 credit hours)
Develops skills and abilities in financial analysis and provides a framework for analyzing financial decisions to acquire assets as well as their financing. Central to the decision making process is the notion that corporations are intended to create value. Topics include discounted cash flow analysis, financial performance evaluation, valuation techniques, capital budgeting, risk-return concepts, evaluation of financing options, and dividend policy.
FIN 561: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (2 credit hours)
Combines theoretical and practical aspects of investment analysis and portfolio management. It covers the portfolio management process from the institutional and individual perspectives. Examines setting of investment objectives, formulation of portfolio management strategies, asset allocation, security selection, pricing and trading of options and futures, use of derivatives to alter portfolio risk-return profile, and evaluation of portfolio performance. This is a hands-on course in which students manage simulated security portfolios and use the Internet sources of financial information extensively.
FIN 562: Strategic Corporate Finance (3 credit hours)
Integrative course that builds on materials covered earlier and addresses strategic corporate finance issues and decisions with emphasis on global perspectives. The course highlights analysis and the interaction of investment, financing, and dividend decisions as they affect firm value and develops student valuation skills. Other areas include mergers and acquisitions, lease analysis, options and futures, managing foreign exchange risk, and financial analysis and planning. It blends theory with practice through extensive use of case studies. The cases require student teams to draw on their personal experiences and integrate functional knowledge and diverse perspectives to address variety of issues raised.