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Courses - Fall 2017
BUFN
Finance Department Site
BUFN740
Capital Markets
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Designed to deepen the foundations necessary to finance focused students, especially those intending to specialize in the quantitative areas of finance including investments, fixed income, and financial engineering.
BUFN750
Valuation in Corporate Finance
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN714 or BUFN750.
Formerly: BUFN714.
An advanced topics course in Corporate Finance dealing with valuation. Main topics will be, building pro forma statements, cost of capital, using ratios and comparables to value projects and firms, dicounted cash flow valuations, WACC and APV methods of valuation and Real Option Valuations.
BUFN751
Financial Strategy For Corporations
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
An advanced course in corporate finance, focusing on the issues that firms face when they plan to raise external capital from financial markets. The focus is on the financing problems faced by mid-market to large firms and on capital raised from public markets. The forms of external finance vary from simple debt or equity to more complex securities that bundle with an element of risk management.
BUFN752
Financial Restructuring
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN716 or BUFN752.
Formerly: BUFN716.
Focuses on identifying ways to increase firm value through corporate restructuring. Specific topics include: mergers and tender offers, spin-offs, carve-outs, divestitures, takeover defense strategies, leveraged buy-outs, and international acquisitions. Additionally, the theory, practice and empirical evidence related to each of these topics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on valuation analysis and strategic considerations.
BUFN754
Corporate Risk Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Surveys the theory and practice of financial risk identification, measurement, and mitigation at financial and non-financial firms. Topics will include hedging with options and futures, interest rate risk management, Value-at-Risk (VaR), Cashflow-at-Risk (CaR), Earnings-at-Risk (EaR), credit risk, equity risk, commodities risk, exchange rate risk, and lessons from risk management disasters.
BUFN755
Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUSI647 or BUFN755.
Formerly: BUSI647.
An advanced topics course in Corporate Finance. The major emphasis is how financiers help growing firms - and in particular young start-ups - using different types of securities at different points in the industry's and firm's life. Financing arrangements and securities studied will include private equity funds and private financings placements, Venture Capital (VC) and preferred equity, Investment Banks through Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Private equity finds, debt and leveraged buyouts. Students will learn additional techniques that will help them understand how financiers value firms and how to understand, plan and value different financing strategies.
BUFN758M
Special Topics in Finance; Hedge Fund Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUFN758N
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Finance; Financial Econometrics I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUFN758O
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Finance; Financial Econometrics II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUFN758V
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Finance; Advanced Equity Modeling
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUFN758W
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Finance; Applied Equity Modeling
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUFN759
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Finance
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BUFN760
Applied Equity Analysis
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN702 or BUFN760.
Formerly: BUFN702.
Students will learn to analyze equity securities using the basic EIC (Economy/Industry/Company) framework used in the financial industry, paying special attention to financial statement analysis. Students also will learn the primary valuation techniques used to estimate market values for equity securities.
BUFN762
Fixed Income Analysis
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUFN740.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN731 or BUFN762.
Formerly: BUFN731.
Describes important financial instruments which have market values that are sensitive to interest rate movements. Develops tools to analyze interest rate sensitivity and value fixed income securities. Defines and explains the vocabulary of the bond management business.
BUFN763
Portfolio Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUFN740.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN700 or BUFN763.
Formerly: BUFN700.
Provides training that is important in understanding the investment process - the buy side of the financial world. Specifically, the objective is to provide graduate-level instruction in the following topics, both in theory and in using financial markets data to test the basic theory and practice of portfolio choice and equilibrium pricing models and their implications for efficient portfolios.
BUFN765
Fixed Income Derivatives
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUFN762.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN731 or BUFN765.
Formerly: BUFN731.
Surveys fixed income assets and related securities such as Exchange-traded bond options; bonds with embedded options; floating rate notes; caps, collars, and floors; floating rate notes with embedded options. Also surveys advanced tools for interest-rate and fixed-income portfolio management, including the use of derivative securities, and the application of binomial trees for analysis of options, and a sound understanding of stochastic yield curves.
BUFN766
Financial Engineering
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUFN740.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN735 or BUFN766.
Formerly: BUFN735.
Develop Excel and Visual Basic (VBA) models to solve problems related t portfolio management, options valuation, fixed income securities, interest rate processes, and risk management. This course thus bridges theory with the design of algorithms and models that can be directly applied in practice.
BUFN770
International Investment
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI640.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN724 or (BUFN770 and BUFN771).
Formerly: BUFN724.
Addresses international stock markets, portfolio theory, international interest rates, exchange rates and exchange rate derivatives (options, forwards, and futures), exchange rate swaps and exchange rate exposure (operating, translation, and transaction), foreign investment strategey.
BUFN771
International Corporate and Project Finance
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUFN770.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: BUFN724 or (BUFN770 and BUFN771).
Formerly: BUFN724.
Continuation of BUFN770. Issues addressed will include captial budgeting, project financing, exhange rate exposure (operating, translation, and transaction), foreign investment strategy, and risk management.