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Financial Management (FINA) Courses

FINA 5501 [0.25 credit]
Financial Management

Overview of finance from the perspective of the financial manager. Corporate governance issues, financial markets, time value of money, valuation and yields of financial securities, capital budgeting, financial statement analysis, and the trade-off between risk and return.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5504.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5001 and BUSI 5801.

FINA 5502 [0.25 credit]
Corporate Finance

Aspects of corporate finance of most concern to managers: investment, financing and payout decisions, corporate restructuring. Case studies will be used.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5501.

FINA 5511 [0.25 credit]

The analytical foundations and tools necessary for successful decision making by investment managers and analysts and by individual investors. Includes a significant hands-on component.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5502.

FINA 5512 [0.25 credit]

Valuation techniques needed for enterprise valuation. The identification of value drivers, insights into the valuation of companies in different settings. Step-by-step procedures for valuing businesses. Includes a team case analysis and presentation.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5502.

FINA 5513 [0.25 credit]
Mergers and Acquisitions

Theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions. Skills needed to be effective in mergers and acquisitions. Best practices in deal origination, design, implementation and post merger integration.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5500.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5512.

FINA 5514 [0.25 credit]
International Finance

Issues encountered by the multinational financial manager in making financing and investment decisions within a global context. Foreign exchange markets, parity conditions, currency quotation methods, management of foreign exchange/political risk and international capital budgeting.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5502.

FINA 5515 [0.5 credit]
Micro Finance

Introduces students to the theory and practice of microfinance. Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of microfinance, its achievements, its current challenges, and the basic skills needed to manage microfinance institutions (MFIs). Serves as a forum to reflect on the future of microfinance and of financing for development in general. A mix of cases and lectures will be used.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5501, FINA 5502.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as BUSI 4515, for which additional credit is precluded.

FINA 5521 [0.25 credit]
Financial Management Concentration Integration

Integrates and applies all the accounting and finance concentration coursework. Critical thinking is stressed via the case study approach. Focuses on complex problems and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the salient issues discussed within the financial management concentration.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5500.
Prerequisite(s): FINA 5501, FINA 5502, FINA 5512 and FINA 5513.

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