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Elective Courses - Fall 2010

Note: This listing is the correct and complete list of KSB Fall 2010 MSF course offerings.

Foundation Courses | Core Courses | Elective Courses

Foundation Courses

FIN-614 Financial Management (3)
Financial theory and techniques of analysis, including valuation theory, theories of risk measurement, managing the firm's investment decisions and capital structure, sources of financing for the firm and financial planning and analysis.

FIN- 660 Financial Modeling (3)
This course provides students with decision-making skills derived from the ability to understand, perform, and interpret complex financial calculations and models used in finance. Prerequisite: FIN-365 and an additional advanced finance course beyond FIN-365, or FIN-614.

STAT-514 Statistical Methods (3)
Averages, dispersion, probability, sampling, and approach to normality; simple and multiple regression; tests and confidence intervals for means, proportions, differences, and regression coefficients; nonparametric statistics; and analysis of variance.

Core Courses

FIN-665 Quantitative Methods in Finance I (3)
In this course students gain an understanding of applied econometric models typically used in finance to become familiar with techniques for analyzing real-world financial and economic research. Prerequisite: FIN-614.

Elective Courses

FIN-700/ IBUS-700 International Finance (3)
Financial operation of the multinational firm, including the sources of funds, foreign investment decisions, and international transactions and taxation. Also included is a study of the related aspects of the international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, and international banking. Prerequisite: FIN-614; and IBUS-610 or IBUS-618.

FIN-671 Advanced Financial Management (3)
This course examines at an intermediate level the problems of managing short term assets including cash, marketable securities accounts receivable and inventory, managing the acquisition and disposal of long-term assets, and financing decisions including leverage, leasing, mergers and international issues. Students become familiar with both the basic theory in each of these areas and various strategies for integrating the theory with practice. Prerequisite: ACCT-607 and FIN-614.

FIN-672 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
The purpose and operations of security markets; investment instruments and their characteristics; introduction to portfolio and capital market theory; theory of valuation, bonds and the term structure of interest rates; options, commodity and financial futures; investment companies; and international investments. Prerequisite: FIN-614.

FIN-677/ACCT-677 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
This course explores the use of financial statement information by investors and analysts as a basis for understanding a firm's current performance, assessing its future prospect and valuing ownership and other claims. The focus is on use of accounting information for equity valuation, but other applications are also considered. Meets with FIN-677. Prerequisite: ACCT-607 and FIN-614.

FIN-683 Modern Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
This course introduces the institutions and markets that form the worldwide economic system of trading financial and real assets. Students cover concepts of financial theory; institutional detail; regulations; and the history of the financial markets. The course provides an overview of the financial world and the markets' primary participants. Prerequisite: FIN-614.

FIN-687 Corporate Governance (3)
This course examines the relationship between managers and shareholders, and the processes and systems that investors use to ensure that managers act in the best interests of the firm's owners. The course covers issues including boards of directors, executive compensation, ownership structure, etc., and uses a combination of readings and case studies. Prerequisite: FIN-614.

FIN 685-001 Urban Design & Sustainability (1.5)
Interactive course in design in an urban setting, integrating the disciplines of finance, real estate, marketing, design, planning, and architecture. The intention is to examine how urban spaces can be restored, rehabilitated, and developed across functions with teamwork. The course includes analysis of sites including on-site work and travel to locations; how planning affects land use; and the use of space in urban areas to reduce sprawl and enhance green space and sustainability.


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