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Bachelors of Science in Finance

2010 [3010]. Personal Finance and Investments. 3. A general course treating the fundamentals and organization of the securities markets, types of orders, elementary market computations, basic investment management and etc. For students university-wide who have an interest in investments.

3100. Real Estate Development. 3. This course presents the basic principles involved in real estate development. Topics include: land acquisition and appraisal, site improvements, market feasibility analysis, development financing, real estate government approval and regulations, real estate engineering and construction issues, real estate marketing and property operations and performances. Prerequisite: ACCT 1010.

3250. Corporate Finance. 3. Deals with management of capital in a business firm. It treats policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis is introduced. Prerequisite: ACCT 1010 and STAT 2010, 2050, or 2070 and sophomore standing.

3310 [4310]. Investment Management. 3. Fundamental principles of investments and practical implications of financial theory. Students acquire a framework for understanding returns on financial assets, risk and return, fundamentals of portfolio theory, efficient market hypothesis, and asset pricing models. Other topics include financial statement analysis, behavioral finance, and introduction to options and futures. Prerequisite: FIN 3250 and advanced business standing.

3520 [4520]. Financial Markets and Institutions. 3. Portfolio and capital market theory and the analysis of risk are introduced. Integrates theory into practical aspects of financial markets and management of financial institutions. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, STAT 2010 or 2050/2070, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

4100. Internship: Finance. 1-4. Provides students with practical business knowledge, policy, procedures and decision making. Students work as interns in operating organizations. Prerequisite: FIN 3250 and advanced business standing, written consent from instructor. (May not be used to substitute an Economics or Finance elective)

4250. Advanced Corporate Finance. 3. [{none}<>COM3] Give students a better appreciation of the techniques and theories of corporate finance and investments that may have been introduced in introductory finance courses. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, 3310.

4340. Portfolio Management. I. 3. Manage, monitor and invest real money provided by the State of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming Foundation. Students should obtain from the course the ability to construct investment portfolios from scratch, to learn the signals from which to obtain sell and buy data and the ability to act on this information. Prerequisite: FIN 3310, advanced business standing and a written recommendation from the professor teaching the course.

4350. Portfolio Management II. 3. Manage, monitor and invest real money provided by the State of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming Foundation. Students should obtain from the course the ability to construct investment portfolios from scratch, to learn the signals from which to obtain sell and buy data and the ability to act on this information. Prerequisite: FIN 3310, advanced business standing and a written recommendation from the professor teaching the course.

4360. Options and Futures. 3. Provides an introduction to financial futures such as currency futures and interest rate futures. Explores the markets on which they are traded. Also analyzes pricing of options and other derivative securities. Includes the leverage and risk aspects of options. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, 3310.

4400. Empirical Finance. 3. Involves the application of basic econometric methods to the analysis of financial data. The course is focused on empirical estimation and analysis of theoretical financial models. The study of market microstructure models and other characteristics of financial data are included. Dual listed with FIN 5400. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, FIN 3310, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

4410. Behavioral Finance. 3. Discusses popular and accepted theories of human behavior from the field of psychology to investigate features of irrational behavior in the financial markets.  Topics covered include fundamental behavioral biases, behavioral asset pricing, investor behavior, and consequences of irrationality to financial markets at the aggregate level. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, FIN 3310.

4420. Long-Term Capital Management. 3. A course designed to give students exposure to extensive analysis of problems in management of capital structure and capital expenditures. Prerequisites: FIN 3250, FIN 3310, STAT 2010 or equivalent, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

4460. Multinational Finance. 3. Deals with quantitative techniques used by financial managers and investors in global financial markets. Topics covered include exchange rate determination, management of foreign exchange exposure, international portfolio investment, and current topics in international finance. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, 3310.

4510. Bank Management. 3. Deals with financial decision-making in financial institutions, particularly emphasizing commercial banks. Topics covered include managing financial assets, deposit acquisition and capital management. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

4540. Banking Policy. 3. Intended to be taken either with or after FIN 4510, Bank Management, and will cover similar topics but in greater depth and breadth.  Integrated application of these topics will take place in a selection of case studies, some of which will be analyzed in teams. Prerequisite: FIN 4510 or concurrent enrollment in FIN 4510.

4560. Entrepreneurial Finance. 3. Expands business knowledge by focusing attention on accounting and finance concerns that are vital to new ventures. Focuses on issues that must be addressed to assist these businesses in meeting their objectives of growth, preparation for a public offering, and exit strategies. Cross listed with MGT 4560. Prerequisite: ACCT 1010, MGT 3210, FIN 3250.

4610. Real Estate and Urban Economics. 3. Discusses the physical, legal and economic fundamentals of real estate using an integration of real estate markets, mortgage financing, appraisal principles, and investment analysis. Topics include basic property and contract law, leases, financing, taxation, and the fields of property management, finance, appraisal, brokerage, and investments. Prerequisite: Advanced business student.

4710. Risk Management. 3. Analyzes the risk management and insurance problem in the business enterprise with emphasis on methodology for risk analysis; techniques for risk and loss control; and models for risk management decision-making. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, FIN 3310, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

4800. Real Estate Finance. 3. Exposes students to the fundamentals of real estate finance such as mortgage financing, commercial leases, pro-forma analysis, financial modeling, tax implications, leveraged real estate and valuation of income producing properties. While the theory of each topic will be presented, the focus is on the applications of the material. Prerequisite: FIN 3250 and advanced business standing.

4810. Real Estate Investment. 3. Covers advance real estate investment topics such as investments risk and valuation sensitivity analysis, futures and real options, liquid real estate investments, analysis of development projects, and commercial mortgage backed securities. While the theory the topics will be presented, the course focus is on the application of the material. Prerequisite: FIN 4800 and advanced business standing.

4900. Problems in Finance. 1‑4 (Max. 4). Students register on an individual basis to study any phase of finance not included in organized courses. Written report required. Prerequisite: FIN 3250, IMGT 2400, advanced business standing, senior standing and written consent of instructor.


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