Finance

FI 310   Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
3 credits (CS)
Investment management and analysis, the investment setting, selecting investments in a global market, asset allocation, diversification of investments, portfolio management and optimization, valuation principles and practices, analysis and management of stocks and bonds, passive and active management, alternative investments, and performance evaluation.
 
FI 320   Corporate Financial Budgeting
3 credits (CS)
Importance of budget processes and human behavior, components of the budget, and budget periods and adjustments.
 
FI 330 Corporate Finance
3 credits (CS)
Fundamental concepts of corporate finance, fixed income securities, stocks and options, projects and valuations, cash distributions and capital structure, and global operations.
 
FI 340 Real Estate Investments
3 credits (CS)
Real estate finance documentation, payment structures, valuation, leasing, risk analysis, taxation of investments, properties investing, securitization, and real estate investment trusts.
 
FI 350 Alternative Investments
3 credits (CS)
Investment alternatives with emphasis on understanding the complexities of each alternative asset class and learning quantitative techniques for evaluation.
 
FI 360 International Financial Markets
3 credits (CS)
International financial markets and currency factors, foreign exchange, risk management, regulatory environments, financing, and investing.
 
FI 370 Entrepreneurial Finance
3 credits (CS)
Entrepreneurial finance, the entrepreneurial environment, developing the business idea, organizing, financing and operating the venture, determining value, and harvesting the investment.
 
FI 380 Financial Markets and Institutions
3 credits (CS)
Financial markets and institutions, the Federal Reserve and monetary policy, debt security, equity, and derivative security markets, commercial banking, and non-bank operations.
 
FI 385 Personal Financial Planning
3 credits (CS)
Personal planning, managing basic assets, credit, insurance needs, investments, and retirement and estate planning.
 
FI 410 Risk Management and Derivatives
3 credits (CS)
Introduction to derivatives, creating value with risk management, hedging with forward and future contracts and options, derivative products demand and supply, credit risks and derivatives.

FI 420 Finance Ethics
3 credits (CS)
Practical issues that confront finance professionals and policy makers, issues in mutual funds and financial engineering, independence of analysts at investment banks, bank responsibilities for conduct of clients, conflicts of interest, ethical issues in IPOs, and examples of scandals.