Graduate Finance & Business Law
2015 Spring Term
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ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
This course provides an advanced study of the law for business or pre-law students, including an examination of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Law of Sales, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions and Documents of Title. This course also includes a study of the Law of Business Entities and Creditor and Debtor Relations.
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.
BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The objective of this course is to advance students understanding of how to use financial information in order 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 answering that question. The focus of firm valuation is on making investment decisions in real - as apposed to financial - assets. Firm valuation will acquaint students with the widely-used, yet rigorous, ideas that have revolutionized the practice of valuation of projects, divisions, and companies during the past few decades.
FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS
This course explores the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the Personal Financial Planning process. It includes study of the following areas: determining financial objectives, formulating investment objectives, tax planning, insurance planning, retirement planning and estate planning.
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
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.
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.
This course provides hands-on experience for students to access financial information and perform financial analysis. It covers formula building, referencing, integrated financials, scenario and sensitivity analysis, and data visualization techniques.
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.