Hone your skills in financial analysis and explore the complexities of domestic and global financial markets. The finance concentration gives you the opportunity to study investments, interest rates, and financial futures in great depth and detail.
Note: The finance concentration is also offered as a nine-credit graduate certificate.
FIN 527 – Investment Analysis
Learn the theory and practice of investments, covering the topic areas of capital markets, valuation, security analysis, portfolio management, derivatives, and investor psychology. The course is designed to develop a theoretical framework for investing and to provide the student with some practice in applying that framework to typical investment decision-making.
FIN 528 – Portfolio Theory
The theory of portfolio management and the use of derivative securities in portfolio risk management.
FIN 521 – Interest Rates and Finance Markets
This course introduces students to interest rates and interest rate theory, bond pricing, the term and risk structure of interest rates, and financial futures. Students will also examine the application of this knowledge in the investment and commercial banking sectors.
FIN 581 – International Finance
This course provides an introduction to international financial management, built upon the domestic corporate finance covered in earlier prerequisite courses. The central theme is how to make corporate financing and investment decisions in an international environment. This course helps students understand additional risks and challenges of international financial management compared to domestic financial management. Students will learn the basic techniques of measuring and managing international financial risks and will be able to apply the techniques to corporate financing and investment decisions in an international environment. Quantitative techniques are heavily emphasized in this class.
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dictate the direction of your organization by implementing operational guidelines and overarching policy. A CFO is also responsible for coordinating budgets and choosing departmental leaders to carry out his or her policies.
Manage financial operations among your organization’s employees and assist in recruiting. Finance directors are also responsible for building business relationships, as well as budgetary analysis and operational reporting.
SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST
Analyze programs and synthesize industry information to inform successful investment plans. Senior financial analysts draw on extensive research and field expertise to guide major organizational decisions.