Graduate Finance Courses



FIN 560. PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING.  The financial planning process, setting objectives, management of risks insurance, investments, tax planning retirement plan, estates, wills, and business interests.  Planning checklists and computer applications. (3 hours credit)

FIN 600. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.  Financial principles and cases dealing with decision making at various levels in the financial line organization. (3 hours credit)

FIN 601. APPLIED DECISION SCIENCE. An MBA core course designed to help students understand and apply management science and statistical models in a dynamic, competitive decision making environment using microcomputer technology.  Emphasis is on the use of information technology and formal models in support of managerial decision making. Models are developed and used in the functional areas of marketing, production and finance. These models are based upon principles from microeconomics, accounting/finance/control, operations, marketing and strategic planning/business policy. Prerequisites: MGT 555 or equivalent. (3 hours credit)

FIN 605. PROBLEMS IN CORPORATE FINANCE. Applications of financial theory to complex financial problems with emphasis on: the concept of financial market efficiency, financial analysis, financial forecasting, cost of capital, financial tactics and instruments. (3 hours credit)

FIN 621. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS. Financial statement analysis: Liquidity, profitability, financial stability, and utilization, interfirm comparisons, pros and cons of financial ratio analysis. (3 hours credit)

FIN 622. RISK MANAGEMENT. A study of utility functions to ascertain an individual’s tolerance to risk and how the individual decisions might impact the firm; including analysis of catastrophic risk futures as issued by the CBOT and their function and efficiency in managing catastrophic losses faced by the insurance industry. (3 hours credit)

FIN 623. PUBLIC FINANCE. Federal budgeting practices and policies, intergovernmental fiscal relations, cost-benefit studies, economics of state and local governments. (3 hours credit)

FIN 625. TREASURY AND CREDIT MANAGEMENT. The issues and problems that pertain to the treasury function of a corporation, and the recognition and application of financial concepts and quantitative techniques to short-term financial problems. Students earning an “A” or “B” in this course will be eligible to sit for Certified Cash Manager (CCM) exam. (3 hours credit)

FIN 650. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS. Portfolio theory and techniques of managing risk using derivatives. (3 hours credit)

FIN 652. BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS. The macroeconomic environment in which business firms must operate and foundations of governmental policy; the interpretation of economic trends and forecasting business conditions. (3 hours credit)

FIN 690. FINANCE: SPECIAL PROBLEMS. Guided individual research in current financial management problems selected to meet particular needs and interests of each student. Prerequisite: FIN 600. (1 to 6 hours)