Finance (FINC)

FINC 201     Corporate Finance  (4)

This course addresses the concepts underlying corporate finance and equity markets. Topics include financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, security valuation and efficient market theory. Prior completion of ECON 102 is preferred. This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have already completed ECON 360. Prerequisite: ECON 101 and STAT 204.

FINC 301     Investments  (4)

This course examines investment theory and financial assets. Topics include equity trading strategies, equity valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, performance evaluation, and valuation of fixed income instruments. This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have already completed ECON 361. Prerequisite: (ECON 360 or FINC 201) and STAT 204.

FINC 302     Financial Derivatives  (4)

This course introduces students to derivatives contracts, and the use of these contracts in risk management. Topics include options, futures, forward contracts, swaps and credit default swaps and how to use these tools to construct trading strategies and manage risk. Prior completion of FINC 301 is recommended. This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have already completed ECON 362. Prerequisite: (ECON 360 or FINC 201) and STAT 204.

FINC 310     Real Estate Finance  (4)

This course examines theory, concepts, and tools for analyzing investment decisions in real estate. Topics include mortgage analysis, and valuation, financing, and taxation of real estate investments. Prerequisite: FINC 201 or ECON 360.

FINC 410     Advanced Security Analysis  (4)

This course examines theory, concepts, and tools for advanced security analysis focusing on equities. Topics include financial statement analysis, security valuation, equity research, financial modeling, and portfolio analysis and management. Prerequisite: BUSI 215 and (FINC 301 or ECON 361) and (ECON 333 or STAT 214).