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Learn how businesses raise the capital they need to start and sustain themselves. Understand how people invest in companies and how financial markets work. Professors share firsthand knowledge and real-world perspectives on how an economy allocates money to where it will have the most value — giving you the strategic advantage.

Finance Core Courses
 MGT 6060    Financial Management
The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic concepts used for valuation in finance and their applications. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, dividend policy, and working capital management.
Finance Electives

MGT 6066    Corporate Restructuring
Understand economic underpinnings of corporate acquisitions. Address sources of acquisitional value and managerial incentives. Take an interdisciplinary approach, looking at legal, economic, and strategic issues. Explore types of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, and more.

MGT 6067    Financial Aspects of Commercial Real Estate
This course will examine commercial real estate assets from two perspectives: the unique nature of the financing and ownership structures and their role as an asset class in investment portfolios.

MGT 6070    International Finance
Learn how to deal with exchange rate risk and market imperfections. Maximize benefit of expanded global opportunities. Explore foreign exchange risk management, international corporate governance, and cross-border M&A. Explore management of multinational firms.
(This course is also part of the International Business area.)

MGT 6071    Multinational Financial Management
This course emphasizes decision making for the multinational firm amidst exchange rate fluctuations, differing tax structures across countries, and political risk via case discussion and analysis.
(This course is also part of the International Business area.)

MGT 6078    Finance & Investments  
Acquire analytical tools for sound investment decisions. Explore concepts of risk, return, asset allocation, portfolio theory, and more. Material is mostly quantitative. Examine the changing landscape of investment management and the causes and impacts of the financial crisis. Includes discussion on ethics in investing.

MGT 6080    Investments
Acquire analytical tools for sound investment decisions. Explore concepts of risk, return, asset allocation, portfolio theory, and more. Material is mostly quantitative. Examine the changing landscape of investment management and the causes and impacts of the financial crisis. Includes discussion on ethics in investing.

MGT 6081    Derivative Securities
Acquire basic working knowledge of how derivatives markets function. Learn various types of derivatives, including swaps, options, forwards, etc. Discuss basic numerical methods and risk management. Discuss why derivatives are used, how they are used, and how they are priced.

MGT 6082    Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
Provides a multidisciplinary overview/survey of the development process — from conception of the idea/vision through project completion and ongoing management. Understand the main drivers of change, critical issues, nature of a development team in the future, and the essential leadership characteristics of a developer and development team. Explore emerging technologies and the role they will play in the future world of real estate development.

MGT 6083    Real Estate Practicum
Learn where real estate-related opportunities are in a gradually improving economy/market. Understand the future nature of work, the environment where work will occur, and the links with productivity. Work with external organizations such as CBRichardEllis and the Corporate Real Estate - Innovation Council sponsored by American Express Company.

MGT 6086    Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
Current and future managers and entrepreneurs learn to use financial perspective in value creation. Learn effective entrepreneurial practices from the perspectives of users and suppliers of capital and other stakeholders. Focus on financial management within entrepreneurial firms. Cover all phases of life cycle from idea generation to harvesting.
(This course is also part of the Entrepreneurship area.)

MGT 6090    Management of Financial Institutions
Introduction to the financial intermediation sector and the various risks that the financial institutions face. Many tools and topics in the course may be relevant to non-financial firms, such as credit risk. Understand tools to manage financial risks within the firm.

MGT 6769    Fixed Income Securities
Understand the basic risk-free term structure models and sensitivity measures as well as standard techniques for valuing fixed income securities and credit risk derivatives as well as their shortcomings. Understand the mathematics of bond market: yield, duration, and convexity.