Fall Module A - (8 Credits)
FINA 6205: Finance Theory and Practice.
An examination of the tools and concepts that form the core of modern finance theory, with an emphasis on practical applications. Includes topics such as risk measurement and the investor’s portfolio optimization problem, asset pricing models, risk-adjusted discount rates, investment under uncertainty, capital structure theory, firm valuation, and an introduction to options pricing.
Prerequisite: The equivalent of FINA 6201: Managerial Finance.
FINA 6238: Financial Modeling.
A course permitting students to gain experience using spreadsheets to model and analyze quantitative financial problems. Covers various modeling techniques including the analysis of payoff distributions, portfolio optimization, forecasting, real options, and simulation. Applies these techniques to financial issues. Develops applications that pertain to corporate financial policies and constructing financial portfolios. Requires basic comfort with spreadsheets including fixed and relative cell copying, functions and formatting.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Excel.
ACCT 6201: Financial Reporting and Analysis I.
A course designed for those who require more in-depth knowledge of financial statements than that provided by basic undergraduate accounting. Focuses on issues relevant to students whose careers depend on their ability to analyze financial statements. Includes specific topics such as deferred taxes, leases, discontinued operations, accounting write-offs and restructuring charges, and analysis of the statement of cash flows.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of undergraduate financial accounting. Students with good accounting training can waive into ACCT 6210, a more advanced accounting elective.
BUSE 6202: Managerial Economics.
An examination of the basic principles behind the operating and pricing decisions of firms in a market economy. Applies methods of marginal analysis and optimization as a guide to the business decision-making process. Includes topics such as supply, demand and market equilibrium, competition, industrial concentrations, government regulations, optimal pricing strategies and economic efficiency.
Prerequisite: None. Advanced students can waive into an economics elective