Finance and Business Law (FNBSLW)

Courses

FNBSLW 542   ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

FNBSLW 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 718   FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT   2 Units

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.
PREREQ: ACCOUNT 701

FNBSLW 732   QUANTITATIVE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS   3 Units

This course focuses on understanding the statistical tools required for financial data analysis. Topics covered include: regression analysis, the assumptions of the regression model and the significance of the regression coefficients, time series analysis including ARIMA, ARCH and GARCH models, simulations, scenario analysis and decision trees.
PREREQ: ECON 703 OR 245 OR AN EQUIVALENT UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE COURSE THAT COVERS DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND HYPOTHESES TESTING; ADMITTED TO A GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM

FNBSLW 735   BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718

FNBSLW 736   INVESTEMENT BANKING   3 Units

This course intends to bridge the gap between finance theory and practical applications in the area of investment banking. It introduces students to the primary valuation methodologies and provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 735

FNBSLW 737   SECURITIES VALUATION   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718 OR 344 OR EQUIVALENT; FNBSLW 735; ADMITTED TO A GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAM

FNBSLW 739   FINANCIAL PLANNING PROCESS   3 Units

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. Prereq: FNBSLW 718
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718 OR FNBSLW 344, GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 740   FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES   3 Units

This course covers the foundation of derivatives valuation and the utilization of financial derivatives as risk management or speculative tools.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 732

FNBSLW 750   REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT   3 Units

Consideration of the institutional environment affecting the financing and ownership of real estate. Detailed evaluation of both the nature of and the risks associated with lender and investor yields from real estate investment.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 755   MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718

FNBSLW 760   FINANCIAL MARKETS   3 Units

Structure and operation of the markets for corporate debt and equity securities, municipal obligations, and mortgages. Detailed examination of stock markets and their use by investors. Prereq: FNBSLW 718
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 765   ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ASSETS   3 Units

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).
PREREQ: FNBSLW 780

FNBSLW 770   CAPITAL BUDGETING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718 OR FNBSLW 344, GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 780   PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 344 OR FNBSLW 718 AND MARKETNG 731 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

FNBSLW 785   FINANCIAL MODELING   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: FNBSLW 718 OR EQUIVALENT

FNBSLW 790   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

FNBSLW 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

FNBSLW 799   THESIS RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.