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Graduate Finance & Business Law

2020 Spring Term

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2 Units

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Finance & Business Law 718

Consideration of the finance function as it relates to other organizational roles, the use of capital budgeting techniques, other quantitative methods, and model building in decision making. Not open to students with an undergraduate finance degree.


3 Units

BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Finance & Business Law 735

This course focusses on using financial information to value and analyze firms. There is no major corporate investment decision that can be made without first asking and answering the question, 'what is it worth?'. The goal of this course is to build students' skills and confidence in using contemporary practices in the valuation of projects, divisions, and companies.


3 Units

SECURITIES VALUATION

Finance & Business Law 737

The course reviews the basics of equity valuation, the different approaches to valuation, and the different definitions of value. Specifically, students are exposed to return concepts such as required returns, asset pricing factors, beta estimation, and WACC. This course also provides a comprehensive analysis and valuation of fixed-income securities, which is the central part of the course.


3 Units

MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE

Finance & Business Law 755

An advanced course of international financial principles covering major macroeconomic factors affecting international corporate decisions, foreign exchange transactions, hedging strategies, international capital structure decisions, capital budgeting, international financial markets, and taxation.


3 Units

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ASSETS

Finance & Business Law 765

Today's large investors must consider investing outside of fixed income and equity. Investments in non-traditional assets is growing. This course explores the four largest alternative asset classes: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Commodities and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The course material provides coursework preparing students for two different professional designations, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Adviser (CAIA).


3 Units

CAPITAL BUDGETING

Finance & Business Law 770

Financial planning for working capital management and long range investment projects. Emphasis on capital budgeting problem solving. Readings on capital budgeting and related topics, cost of capital structure, and dividend policy.


3 Units

PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE

Finance & Business Law 780

Formulation of objectives and the development of portfolios to meet these objectives for individuals and institutions. Special attention will be focused on statistical and analytical techniques for portfolio selection and management.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Finance & Business Law 798

A student may satisfy up to 3 credits of the 9 credit emphasis by pursuing this course with one or more members of the graduate faculty. A copy of the proposal must be on file in the chairman's office prior to registration.

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