Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Designed for EMBA students without prior Finance background to prepare them for MBA Financial Management course. Provides students with the concepts that constitute the base for finance theory and the foundations for the techniques used in making financial decisions.
Presents a strategic framework for examining energy finance strategies used primarily in the oil and gas industry. It discusses the wide range of tools available for financing energy projects such as equity, debt, tax credits and other methods used by corporations. It extends the financing framework by describing current theories and applications in developing the energy product and how it is priced and delivered to the end user. Prerequisite: None
A review of the structure of financial institutions and money and capital markets. Provides the knowledge of the theory and practices of managing financial institutions, with particular emphasis on the management of financial risks. This course covers the different types of depository and non-depository financial institutions, the different types of risks to which these institutions are exposed, and the different techniques used in covering these exposures. In addition, it will cover the different types of specialized financial markets and their instruments. Prerequisites: FIN 630 or by permission of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Graduate Coordinator.
Integrates the work of various courses in the finance areas and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research in the different areas of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, FIN 310, FIN 324, or permission of Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.
Provides an insight into the unique issues and problems that the manager of the multinational enterprise will face, such as working capital management; capital budgeting process; financing and investing abroad; capital and money markets; foreign exchange markets; and risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 310 or equivalent.
Covers advanced or exploratory topics within the discipline. Specific content developed by the instructor. Content will vary, depending upon the interests of the instructor and students’ need and demand for the advanced or exploratory topic. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.
An extension of basic managerial finance, dealing with theory and practice of analyzing companies, financial planning, capital budgeting, management of working capital, and obtaining funds for the corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 310.
Covers topics in all areas of finance by using recent articles, cases, discussions, speakers, and a finance simulation game. Designed to bring together all aspects of finance. Prerequisite: FIN 630.
Introduces many forms of existing investment policies. Attention is given to operation of stock markets, concepts and terminology of investing, mutual funds and their function, investment clubs, and problems involved in making investments through brokers, bankers, and stock promoters. Prerequisite: FIN 630.
Covers advanced or exploratory topics within the discipline. Specific content developed by instructor. Content will vary, depending upon the interests of instructor and students, with instructor choosing specific topics. May be repeated by specific approval. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.
A planned, field-based, individually designed, and faculty-supervised work-experience to enhance the student’s professional competence in Business Administration and selected functional area. Maximum of 3 credits can be applied towards MBA electives. Prerequisites: Completed 15 graduate credits. Approval by department chair and graduate coordinator.
Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of a senior faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, departmental chairperson, and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology dean.
For students writing a thesis, FIN 795 should be scheduled for the semester in which the student plans to complete his/her work. The thesis is a committee thesis (4-6 cr.), for which the student’s advisor, two additional faculty members, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator, and/or the representative of the dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology may constitute the committee.
*Indicates dual-listed class
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