Graduate Finance Courses

FINC 5086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

FINC 5301. International Finance and Business Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course examines the major international issues pertaining to finance, including choosing and implementing an appropriate corporate strategy, the determination of exchange rates, international risk management, transfer pricing, and evaluating and financing international investment opportunities. There will be readings and case analysis and students will be required to report on research findings. Credit for both FINC 5301 and BUSI 5301 will not be awarded.

FINC 5305. Case Studies in Corporate Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course designed to use case studies and financial analysis to further the graduate student's knowledge and ability to make financial management decisions. Selected cases will be assigned for outside the classroom analysis, and preparation of proposed solutions. The classroom will be used to discuss the cases, the student's proposal for solutions, and desired courses of action. The cases will be such that students will be required to use prior knowledge, current research, and a good deal of analytical ability in preparing their proposals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FINC 5306. Financial Markets and Institutions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is intended to give the student a broad coverage of the operation, mechanics, and structure of the financial system within the United States, emphasizing its institutions, markets, and instruments. Monetary policy of the Federal Reserve and its impact upon financial institutions are treated.

FINC 5307. Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Course focuses on financial decision making in the modern corporation. Basic issues include capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate sources of funding, dividend policy, financial risk management, standard theories of risk and return, and valuation of assets. Prerequisite: COBA 5102, or equivalent, or department head approval.

FINC 5320. Health Care Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Health Care Finance offers an introduction to decision making in health care settings using accounting and finance theories, principles, concepts and techniques most important to managers. Credit for both FINC 5320 and ACCT 5320 will not be awarded.

FINC 5335. Analysis of Financial Statements. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of financial statement analysis and accounting topics related to financial statement presentation and disclosure. Prerequisites: A background in both accounting and finance (at least leveling courses in both accounting and finance).

FINC 5385. Seminar on Consumer and Business Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will cover selected consumer and business finance topics. Examples include debt management, initial public offering of a new business, Internet based finance and regulatory aspects, and management of compensation. Students will be expected to research assigned topics and submit reports.

FINC 5390. Selected Topics in Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics in finance from areas such as investments, corporate financial management, and financial markets and institutions. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and FINC 3301 or FINC 5307 or approval of instructor.