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FIN-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

FIN-496-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance (3) This course looks at how start-up organizations are financed, from both the entrepreneur's perspective as well as the angel investor and venture capital (VC) firm. Students learn the challenges entrepreneurs face when raising capital, looking at what it takes to secure financing, the various sources of funds, the instruments, the economic and governance impacts to the business owner, and how each of these change as the enterprise grows. What-if financial spreadsheets are developed to help understand the cash flow and valuation implications of various operational scenarios. From the investor's viewpoint, students look at valuation techniques, deal terms and structure, and how expected returns of a typical portfolio drive pricing decisions. The course includes lectures, student projects, business cases, and guest speakers (an entrepreneur, an angel or VC, and a law professor). The course is especially useful to students entering the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), as well as those hoping to start their own firm. Prerequisite: ACCT-240 or FIN-230 or FIN-365. Meets with FIN-696 001 MGMT-496 001 MGMT-696 001.
FIN-496-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Invest Banking: Val Tools/Tech
Investment Banking: Valuation Tools and Techniques (3) This course focuses on the theory and analytics used to value companies, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity placements, and buyout transactions through case readings and real life cases. It also examines how companies structure their equity and debt investments and secure commitments from other capital providers. Additionally, students explore the jargon, key players, and institutional perspectives of different transactions through a variety of analyses commonly performed by investment bankers and private equity professionals. Meets with FIN-685 001.
FIN-496-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Private Equity
Private Equity (1.5) This course covers the structure of the global private equity market. Students identify stakeholders in the market, assess evaluation techniques of portfolio companies, examine the financing techniques used in private equity transactions, review how portfolio companies are managed, and evaluate exit realization strategies. Discussions also include the importance of private equity in capital markets, current trends in investments, and the type of investors who participate in these markets. The course focuses on the financial aspects of private equity investing and supplements other aspects such as entrepreneurship and management practices. Meets with FIN-685 002.
FIN-496-003
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis (1.5) Technical analysis is a methodology for forecasting the direction of prices through the study of past market data, primarily price and volume. This course is designed around the core body of knowledge recommended by the Market Technicians Association that includes current, industry-relevant concepts and treatments of technical analysis in the context of modern portfolio management. Meets with FIN-685 003.