Skip to Main Content

University Catalog|Office of the Registrar

Finance (FIN)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).  

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. Prerequisites: none.

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. [M3<>(none)] 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. Prerequisites: ACCT 1010; STAT 2010.

3310 [4310]. Investment Management. 3. [M3<>(none)] 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. Prerequisites: FIN 3250 and advanced business standing.

3520 [4520]. Financial Markets and Institutions. 3. [M3<>(none)] 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Give students a better appreciation of the techniques and theories of corporate finance and investments that may have been introduced in introductory finance courses.  Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. [M3<>(none)] 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: FIN 3250, IMGT 2400, advanced business standing, senior standing and written consent of instructor.

4910. Selected Topics in Finance. 3 (Max. 6 seniors and M.S.; Max. 9 Ph.D.). The material covered involves extensive in-depth investigations into topics which are specialty areas of the instructor in charge in any given term. Prerequisites: 9 hours in finance including FIN 3250, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing.

5000. Macroeconomics and Management Finance. 3. Introduction to macroeconomics and management finance. Macroeconomics helps define the environment in which firms make financial decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 2010, STAT 2010, MATH 2350 or 2355.

5310. Investment Management and Analysis. 3. The theory of investment management and security values, portfolio management including the analysis of investment policies and objectives, the analysis and use of investment information, and the development and application of the tools for determining values. Prerequisite: FIN 5510 and graduate standing.

5320. Corporate Finance and Governance. 3. Designed to provide a framework to analyze issues in corporate finance and governance. The firm is viewed as a nexus of contracts designed to reduce the costs of trade-and corporate finance is regarded as an investigation of the incomplete contracts that involve the providers of capital. Prerequisites: FIN 3250 (or equivalent); admission to the Master of finance, Graduate Program in Economics and Finance or Master of Accounting.

5400. 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 4400. Prerequisites: FIN 3250, IMGT 2400 and advanced business standing; graduate standing.

5510. Financial Management. 3. Studies of environmental influences on corporate financial decision making and measurement devices useful in corporate financial management. Prerequisite: MATH 2220, STAT 2020, ACCT 2020, COSC 1200 or equivalent; accepted in a graduate program.

5520. Seminar in Finance Theory. 3. Deals with the theory and application of security analysis and portfolio management. Prerequisite: FIN 5510 or equivalent; accepted in a graduate program.

5810. Real Estate Appraisal. 3. Covers the basics of appraisal, the three main approaches to valuation, reconciliation, and report. Topics of mass appraisal and multiple regression analysis are also considered. Deals with elements of real estate appraisal as they apply to residential, commercial/industrial and rural real property. Dual listed with FIN 4810. Prerequisites: FIN 3250 and advanced business student.

5890. Advanced Problems in Finance. 1-9 (Max. 9). An arrangement whereby a student is permitted to develop an advanced phase of finance not offered in the formally structured courses or to investigate a finance problem, a written report is required. Prerequisite: 9 hours in finance and consent of instructor.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Graduate level course designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrolled in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Share This Page:

Footer Navigation

University of Wyoming
 
1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 // UW Operators (307) 766-1121 // Contact Us