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FIN 631 Securities Law and Regulations

Course Description: Studies the securities industry as part of the domestic and international financial services industry and the role of government regulation in controlling misconduct and stimulating financial and technical innovation. The course includes the basic SEC disclosure methods and documents the development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, securitization, investment banking and trading methods, broker-dealer regulation, tender offers, proxy contests and insider trading.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 631 ( Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 631 Securities Law and Regulations

Course Description: Studies the securities industry as part of the domestic and international financial services industry and the role of government regulation in controlling misconduct and stimulating financial and technical innovation. The course includes the basic SEC disclosure methods and documents the development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, securitization, investment banking and trading methods, broker-dealer regulation, tender offers, proxy contests and insider trading.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 631 ( Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 632 Introduction to Financial Decision Making

Course Description:This course introduces the students to the essentials of financial decision making within the firm as well as the general characteristics of financial markets and securities. It is intended to provide the student with the background to understand the role of risk in the financial markets as well as the management of risk within the firm.
Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

FIN 632 Introduction to Financial Decision Making

Course Description:This course introduces the students to the essentials of financial decision making within the firm as well as the general characteristics of financial markets and securities. It is intended to provide the student with the background to understand the role of risk in the financial markets as well as the management of risk within the firm.
Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

FIN 634 Entrepreneurial Finance

Course Description: Examines the framework for return on investment calculation and criteria in new ventures, cash management techniques and controls for small businesses; equity and debt sources and their criteria for investment in new businesses; additional sources of capital and entry strategies for new businesses. Covers the financial skills needed at each level and phase of a new venture's development. Reviews the equity and debt markets for start up firms and alternative entry strategies such as franchising and acquisition.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 634 ( Course : FIN 647 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MGT 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 634 Entrepreneurial Finance

Course Description: Examines the framework for return on investment calculation and criteria in new ventures, cash management techniques and controls for small businesses; equity and debt sources and their criteria for investment in new businesses; additional sources of capital and entry strategies for new businesses. Covers the financial skills needed at each level and phase of a new venture's development. Reviews the equity and debt markets for start up firms and alternative entry strategies such as franchising and acquisition.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 634 ( Course : FIN 647 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MGT 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 644 Money and Capital Markets

Course Description: Studies the flow of funds in the short-term and long-term financial markets. Sources and uses of funds, interest rate theory, the role of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Treasury are studied to provide background for interpretation of current developments.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 644 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 648 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 644 Money and Capital Markets

Course Description: Studies the flow of funds in the short-term and long-term financial markets. Sources and uses of funds, interest rate theory, the role of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Treasury are studied to provide background for interpretation of current developments.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 644 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 648 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 647 Advanced Corporate Finance

Course Description: This course provides students with the tools and concepts of modern financial theory and how to apply them to corporate financial decision, building upon the basic principles of finance developed in introductory finance. It covers issues such as capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure, corporate control, corporate governance, and dividend policy. In addition, advanced topics such as mergers and acquisitions and the use of real option theory in making corporate financial decision may be addressed.

Course Rotation: NYC and WP: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

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FIN 647 Advanced Corporate Finance

Course Description: This course provides students with the tools and concepts of modern financial theory and how to apply them to corporate financial decision, building upon the basic principles of finance developed in introductory finance. It covers issues such as capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure, corporate control, corporate governance, and dividend policy. In addition, advanced topics such as mergers and acquisitions and the use of real option theory in making corporate financial decision may be addressed.

Course Rotation: NYC and WP: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 647 ( Course : MBA 646 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 628 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 502 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 648 Mergers and Acquisitions

Course Description: Analyzes corporate combinations and their effects on management, labor, the consumer, the economy, etc. Topics include the economic and financial setting of business combinations, the motives for mergers, merger valuation, merger financing, merger negotiations and the consequences of such corporate activities.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 648/649 ( Course : FIN 647 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 648 Mergers and Acquisitions

Course Description: Analyzes corporate combinations and their effects on management, labor, the consumer, the economy, etc. Topics include the economic and financial setting of business combinations, the motives for mergers, merger valuation, merger financing, merger negotiations and the consequences of such corporate activities.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 648/649 ( Course : FIN 647 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 649 International Corporate Finance

Course Description: Surveys the financial environment, goals and problems of the multinational corporation. Analyzes the financial opportunities and risks resulting from business operations in differing political, economic and monetary systems. Topics include: balance of payments accounting and analysis techniques, the evolution of the international monetary system with special emphasis on current issues, foreign exchange rate determination and forecasting, foreign exchange risk and exposure management techniques, environmental risk management. Covers special topics in international finance such as working capital management strategies, capital budgeting, cost of capital and optimal financial structure.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 648/649 ( Course : FIN 647 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 650 Applied Analytical Methods in Finance

Course Description: Introduces advanced methodological tools required to do research in finance and investment analysis. Topics include study of simple linear regression, multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, discriminate analysis, factor analysis and non-parametric tests. Emphasizes modern portfolio theory. Use of computers is required.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 652 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 644 Minimum Grade of C or MBA 626 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 651 International Banking and Financial Markets

Course Description: Provides a survey of the structure and dynamics of international financial markets and their linkages to domestic markets. Topics include the global profile of capital movements, the Eurocurrency and major domestic money markets, the international capital markets including bonds and syndicated credits, the foreign exchange market. One focus of the course is optimizing international financial asset portfolios.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 644 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 652 Investment Analysis

Course Description: Provides a solid foundation in the investment field. Considers aspects of accounting, economics, finance, strategic management and marketing and management science relevant to modern investment analysis. Topics include the analysis and understanding of security markets, the economy, industries, companies, and the analysis and valuation of corporate securities.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 652 ( Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 644 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 626 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 652 Investment Analysis

Course Description: Provides a solid foundation in the investment field. Considers aspects of accounting, economics, finance, strategic management and marketing and management science relevant to modern investment analysis. Topics include the analysis and understanding of security markets, the economy, industries, companies, and the analysis and valuation of corporate securities.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 652 ( Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 644 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 626 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 653 Portfolio Analysis and Management

Course Description: Analyzes the theory and practice of modern investment management. Topics include quantitative concepts, portfolio analysis, capital asset pricing theory model, performance measurement, efficient market hypothesis, portfolio management process, use of derivative securities, ethical and legal considerations and professional standards.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 653/679 ( Course : FIN 652 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 646 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 628 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 653 Portfolio Analysis and Management

Course Description: Analyzes the theory and practice of modern investment management. Topics include quantitative concepts, portfolio analysis, capital asset pricing theory model, performance measurement, efficient market hypothesis, portfolio management process, use of derivative securities, ethical and legal considerations and professional standards.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 653/679 ( Course : FIN 652 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 646 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 628 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 654 Risk Management and Capital Market

Course Description: Introduces modern quantitative methods to measure and manage financial risk. Focuses on teaching students to identify the business issues, regulatory requirements and techniques to measure and report risk across a major financial institution and to design or buy a risk management system. Covers market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 652 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 646 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 654 Risk Management and Capital Market

Course Description: Introduces modern quantitative methods to measure and manage financial risk. Focuses on teaching students to identify the business issues, regulatory requirements and techniques to measure and report risk across a major financial institution and to design or buy a risk management system. Covers market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 652 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 646 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 657 Financial Econometrics for Risk Modeling

Course Description: This course teaches estimation and forecasting of time series models in finance. Students will learn how to measure and forecast financial volatility and correlations and become proficient with GARCH type models and historical volatilities. These methods will be used to measure risk and analyze alternative approaches to calculating Value at Risk, dynamic portfolio selection and risk control. The course also examines implied volatilities from options, variance swaps, credit risk models, market (in) efficiency, dynamic relationships between global financial markets and high frequency volatility. The course teaches estimation, Monte Carlo simulations and programming methods. Course Rotation: Fall and Summer

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 646 Minimum Grade of B

FIN 661 Corporate Financial Risk Management

Course Description: Introduces students to financial risk management (hedging) from the perspective of non-financial corporations. Students learn why firms should hedge risk, whether they do manage risk, and how to measure and manage risk. Designed for those who want to learn how to use derivatives to maximize firm value through risk management. Aims to provide the right tools and insights to manage various market risks in a corporate setting rather than focusing on pricing financial derivatives or financial engineering.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 647 ( Course : MBA 646 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 628 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 502 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : MBA 632 . Minimum Grade of C. ) or (Course : BUS 512 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 661 Corporate Financial Risk Management

Course Description: Introduces students to financial risk management (hedging) from the perspective of non-financial corporations. Students learn why firms should hedge risk, whether they do manage risk, and how to measure and manage risk. Designed for those who want to learn how to use derivatives to maximize firm value through risk management. Aims to provide the right tools and insights to manage various market risks in a corporate setting rather than focusing on pricing financial derivatives or financial engineering.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

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FIN 667 Valuation of the Firm

Course Description: Provides an overview of the critical methods and tools used to estimate the fundamental value of an enterprise. Focuses on equity valuation and touches on concepts relevant to other asset classes. Discusses discounted cashflow and comparative valuation methodologies, including the estimation of growth rates and discount rates.

Course Rotation: NYC:Fall

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 647 Minimum Grade of C and ACC 645 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 671 Behavioral Finance

This course introduces students to the field of Behavioral Finance and Economics. lt will discuss behavioral aspects of the decision making of professional investors, traders, strategy consultants, as well as senior managers in the corporate world, NGOs, and academia. The course will emphasize behavioral biases and their impact on decision making. In addition, the course will explore how behavioral theories could explain market anomalies, such as excess volatility.

3 credits

FIN 672 Strategies in Investments, Options, and Futures

Course Description: Covers investment strategies for individuals and institutions. Explores diversification strategies utilizing multi-industry portfolios, international equities, real estate and other assets. Considers tax strategies involving tax advantages investments and securities transactions. The student will receive practical experience in establishing portfolios that reflect the outlook for investments in relation to risk tolerances.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 646 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 673 Real Estate Finance

This course covers various subject matters within the world of real estate finance including the capitalization (debt and equity) of real property. It will discuss the procedures involved in underwriting and in investing in real estate including mortgage loans and single family home ownership. It will introduce students to the role of government in the financing of commercial and residential real estate and cover direct and indirect ownership of real estate assets. Finally, it will provide an overview of how real estate markets work, including the valuation of real estate.

3 credits

FIN 674 Personal Financial Management

Course Description: Introduces the tools and concepts employed in financial management for individuals. Topics include analysis of investment alternatives, tax minimization techniques, tax shelters, risk analysis, employee benefits, retirement, and estate planning. Discusses the method of integrating these disciplines into an overall financial plan tailored to individual needs.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 674 ( Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 674 Personal Financial Management

Course Description: Introduces the tools and concepts employed in financial management for individuals. Topics include analysis of investment alternatives, tax minimization techniques, tax shelters, risk analysis, employee benefits, retirement, and estate planning. Discusses the method of integrating these disciplines into an overall financial plan tailored to individual needs.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 674 ( Course : MBA 648 . Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 677 Contemporary Topics in Financial Management

Course Description: In-depth coverage of a selected issue in Finance. Subject matter may vary from semester to semester. Enrollment is limited to facilitate a high level of interaction among faculty and students.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 647 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 677A Seminar in Finance: Investment Management Regulation

Course Description:The course will provide students with a strong theoretical foundation of the law pertaining to the field of financial services and in investment management, as well as a practical understanding of the implications of recent changes in the industry. The course will focus on the law, rules and regulations related to investment managers, investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity funds, etc. it will incorporate knowledge and understanding of the various financial products that exists in the industry, and the different regulatory frameworks that govern the activities associated with those products and industry participants.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 648 Min Grade B or MBA 632 Min Grade B

FIN 678 Contemporary Topics in Investment Management

Course Description: Covers topics in the theory and practice of investment management. Provides an opportunity to discuss current issues in investment management.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 648 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 679 Fixed Income Markets and Analytics

Course Description: Analyses of U.S. and foreign fixed income markets. Describes the various products, where and how they are traded, how they are priced, and how they are used to achieve a variety of financial goals including capital formation, interest rate risk management, and portfolio diversification. Topics covered include treasury, agency, corporate, and municipal bonds, floating rate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, term structure modeling, immunization, credit risk management, credit derivatives, and interest rate derivatives including swaps, caps and floors, and swaptions.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 652 Minimum Grade of C and MBA 646 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 680 Contemporary Economic and Financial Topics

Course Description: Covers issues facing business executives, bankers, and other Economic and Financial decision makers. Provides an opportunity to discuss current legal, social, and ethical issues in the financial and economic environment of business. Topics include trends in international business and investments, the current fiscal and monetary scene, and the outlook for the economy. Government and business, and the U.S. in the world economy receive special attention.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 632 Min Grade B or MBA 648 Min Grade B

FIN 680A Topics: Indian Economy and Finance in the Global Marketplace

Course Description: In recent years, India has made great strides and has become an integral part of the global economy. This course will explore the implications of this changing business environment for management and financing strategies of both Indian and US firms operating in this region. Each year, the course will focus on a relevant group of industries and travel to one or more cities; students will visit firms in these industries, as well as cultural and historical sites, and business school in order to allow them to obtain a broad understanding of the financing and management issues in their social and economic context.

3 credits

FIN 680C International Finance

Course Description: This course will explore the characteristics of international financial markets and evaluate the associated risks and benefits within the framework of the changing global markets. Special attention will be devoted to Eurocurrency markets and regional integration. Students will have the opportunity to meet with political and business leaders, and learn more about the business culture in these countries.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BUS 512 Min Grade C or MBA 632 Min Grade B

FIN 680D Topic: Financing & Marketing Implications of Market Orientation in India

Course Description: India has traditionally been an economy, where family-based enterprises have always been important. As the country moves forward, management expertise is going to be crucial. The issue is related to corporations increasing use of capital markets, where investors are much more impatient and much more demanding of results than family conclaves. These developments also parallel India’s move to a consumer culture and, what has been called in the marketing literature, the growing market or marketing orientation in developed and developing economies. This course will explore the implications of this changing business environment for marketing and financing strategies of both Indian and US firms operating in the region. In our trip to India, we will explore these marketing, finance and management issues by visiting firms in several industries particularly in the consumer packaged goods sector technology sector, financial institutions, cultural and historical sites, and business schools.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BUS 512 Min Grade C or MBA 632 Min Grade B

FIN 680F Topic: Valuation of the Firm

Course Description: This course will provide the student with the theoretical background and analytical tools necessary to value a firm; we will take a broad perspective rather than a detailed look at a narrow set of valuation problems. Students will look at different methods of estimating cost of capital and forecasting cashflows, as well as on the use of comparative valuation methods. Working in teams, students will produce an initiating coverage report by the end of the term.

3 credits

FIN 680H Topic: Contemporary Topics in Finance - Introduction to Hedge Funds

Prerequisite: BUS 508, BUS 510, and BUS 512 or MBA 626 and MBA 632.

Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the burgeoning hedge fund industry and its role in the financial and economic environment. The course will cover different trading strategies and provide opportunities to discuss current legal, social, and ethical issues related to the hedge fund industry. Topics will include the origin of hedge funds, business issues of hedge fund managers, institutional developments in the hedge fund community, regulatory issues, the use of derivatives, and strategies to avoid financial instability.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(BUS 508 Min Grade C and BUS 510 Min Grade C and BUS 512 Min Grade C) or (MBA 626 Min Grade B and MBA 632 Min Grade B)

FIN 680J Topic: International Field Study: Japan

Course Description: This course is an international field study course which incorporates a one-week trip to Japan. While in Japan, students will attend seminars given by corporate and investment bankers, government officials, and other financial executives. There will be on-campus lectures discussing the relevant theories and principles prior to the trip.

3 credits

FIN 680R Economic Competitiveness and Leadership: Field Study to Russia and Finland

Course Description: This course will explore the theme of "Economic Competitiveness and Leadership". We will study the characteristics of international business and financial markets and evaluate the associated risks and benefits within the framework of changing global economic conditions, devoting special attention to Europe and regional integration. We will further consider these characteristics and trends within the context of global competitiveness and modern leadership challenges. Students will have the opportunity to meet with political and business leaders and learn more about the business culture in these countries.

3 credits

FIN 680V International Field Study

Course Description: The International Field Study incorporates a trip to study the financial environment in different countries. While visiting these countries, students will visit companies and attend seminars given by corporate and investment bankers, government officials, and other business executives. The course will cover various aspects of the financial markets of the countries visited, as well as the way in which businesses in those countries use financial markets. Prior to leaving the U.S., students will attend class meetings covering topics relevant to the seminars given in the host countries.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 648 Min Grade C

FIN 686 Applied Financial Risk Management and Policy

Course Description: This course integrates the theory of risk management with the practical problems of financial and nonfinancial risks faced by business firms and other organizations. Both quantitative techniques and qualitative methods utilized for risk management applications are addressed. The methodologies and tools used in identifying, measuring, managing and monitoring market risk, credit risk, operational risk, and liquidity risk are discussed. Difficulties related to risk budgeting, counterparty risks and to modeling risk aggregation arc explored. The course makes extensive use of case studies. Course Rotation:

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 632 Minimum Grade of B and FIN 654 Minimum Grade of B and FIN 661 Minimum Grade of B

FIN 687 Applied Investment Management and Policy

Course Description:This course integrates and advances the knowledge of investments. Its practical orientation will help those poised to begin a career in the investment area. This course takes the micro investment knowledge from more basic investment analysis courses and the macro analysis material from portfolio management courses to provide a higher level of relevant material that investment practitioners are called upon to utilize. Students will be offered extensive case study material and problems and working in groups they will manage and present the results of their own investment portfolios.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 632 Minimum Grade of C and FIN 654 Minimum Grade of C and FIN 661 Minimum Grade of C

FIN 688 Independent Study in Finance

Prerequisite: Open only to MBA students who have previously completed all course work and have a minimum CQPA of 3.5.

Course Description: The subject of study is determined jointly by the student and faculty member in a finance or finance-related area that may not necessarily be drawn from areas in the presently offered curriculum. The student is expected to accumulate knowledge in a systematic manner and present an appropriate report to the faculty advisor.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 644 Minimum Grade of B and FIN 647 Minimum Grade of B

FIN 689 Financial Analysis and Policy

Course Description: Integrates the theory of financial analysis with real world financial problems faced by business firms in our society. Topics include financing of current operations, long-term financing, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and investment decisions. Extensive use of case problems.

Prerequisite: Must have advanced standing in addition to FIN 647.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 689 ( Course : FIN 647 . Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : FIN 600 to 699. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 689 Financial Analysis and Policy

Course Description: Integrates the theory of financial analysis with real world financial problems faced by business firms in our society. Topics include financing of current operations, long-term financing, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and investment decisions. Extensive use of case problems.

Prerequisite: Must have advanced standing in addition to FIN 647.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for FIN 689 ( Course : FIN 647 . Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : FIN 600 to 699. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of C. )

FIN 692Q Research Project

Course Description: Requires a successful completion of an acceptable research project on a topic approved by the instructor. Research findings are presented in a formal written paper. Students meet individually with the instructor.
Prerequisite: Must have Advanced Standing.

3 credits

FIN 695Q Research Project in Investments

Department Approval Required.

Course Description: Requires a successful completion of an acceptable research project on a topic approved by the instructor. Research findings are presented in a formal written paper. Students meet individually with the instructor.

3 credits

Prerequisites

FIN 653 Min Grade B

FIN 696 Finance Internship

Prerequisite: MBA 632. Permission of the Department Chair or Graduate Program Chair is required. Students must have completed at least 12 graduate credits.

Course Description: As opportunities become available with cooperating companies in the area, finance majors with strong academic records will be selected to undertake a carefully planned work experience that will integrate the practical application of their classroom training. Students will maintain a weekly-log which will be reviewed periodically with the supervising faculty member, and will be required to prepare a rigorous industry analysis or research paper as dictated by the industry/economic/service sector to which the sponsoring internship provider belongs. Students will explore in their research the relationship between theory and practice based upon their internship experiences. Interns are supervised by a faculty member in the Finance and Economics Department. Interested students majoring in finance should contact the Finance and Graduate Economics Department in White Plains or New York.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 632