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FIN 301 Financial Management 3 Credits
This course develops an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues relating to financial management. The main objectives of the course are : to introduce the students to the financial markets and the financial instruments traded in these markets, to expose the students to the quantitative toos and methods of modern finance, and to help students gain competence in using these tools to make sound financial decisions. Topics covered in the course include: the link between accounting and finance, an introduction to financial statement analysis, the time value of money, bond and stock valuation, investment decision criteria and capital budgeting, project analysis, risk-return relationship, cost of capital, and an overview of corporate financing and capital structure.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Financial Management 3
Fall 2019-2020 Financial Management 3
Summer 2018-2019 Financial Management 3
Spring 2018-2019 Financial Management 3
Fall 2018-2019 Financial Management 3
Summer 2017-2018 Financial Management 3
Spring 2017-2018 Financial Management 3
Fall 2017-2018 Financial Management 3
Summer 2016-2017 Financial Management 3
Spring 2016-2017 Financial Management 3
Fall 2016-2017 Financial Management 3
Summer 2015-2016 Financial Management 3
Spring 2015-2016 Financial Management 3
Fall 2015-2016 Financial Management 3
Spring 2014-2015 Financial Management 3
Fall 2014-2015 Financial Management 3
Summer 2013-2014 Financial Management 3
Spring 2013-2014 Financial Management 3
Fall 2013-2014 Financial Management 3
Summer 2012-2013 Financial Management 3
Spring 2012-2013 Financial Management 3
Fall 2012-2013 Financial Management 3
Summer 2011-2012 Financial Management 3
Spring 2011-2012 Financial Management 3
Spring 2010-2011 Financial Management 3
Fall 2010-2011 Financial Management 3
Spring 2009-2010 Financial Management 3
Fall 2009-2010 Financial Management 3
Spring 2008-2009 Financial Management 3
Fall 2008-2009 Financial Management 3
Spring 2007-2008 Financial Management 3
Fall 2007-2008 Financial Management 3
Spring 2006-2007 Financial Management 3
Fall 2006-2007 Financial Management 3
Fall 2005-2006 Financial Management 3
Spring 2003-2004 Introduction to Finance (MAN380) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Introduction to Finance (MAN380) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Introduction to Finance (MAN380) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite:
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 401 Corporate Finance 3 Credits
Fundamental financial concepts from the perspective of financial managers/entrepreneurs are examined and practical applications within local and global contexts are discussed. This course intends to show, through discussions on complex corporate problems structured in real or hypothetical settings, how the basic concepts/theories covered in FIN 301 - Financial Management class can be applied to corporate decision-making.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2019-2020 Corporate Finance 3
Spring 2018-2019 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2017-2018 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2016-2017 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2015-2016 Corporate Finance 3
Spring 2014-2015 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2013-2014 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2012-2013 Corporate Finance 3
Spring 2011-2012 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2010-2011 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2009-2010 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2008-2009 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2007-2008 Corporate Finance 3
Fall 2006-2007 Corporate Finance 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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FIN 402 Investments 3 Credits
This course introduces the structure of financial markets and the valuation of financial assets including stocks, bonds, forwards, futures, options and swaps. Among the topics to be covered are: fixed-income investments, yield-to-maturity, duration, yield curves, forward rates, mean-variance framework, portfolio construction and performance analysis, mutual funds and other investment companies, asset pricing models, equity valuation, fundamental and technical analyses, the use of derivatives in risk-management and their pricing.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Investments 3
Fall 2019-2020 Investments 3
Spring 2018-2019 Investments 3
Fall 2018-2019 Investments 3
Spring 2017-2018 Investments 3
Fall 2017-2018 Investments 3
Spring 2016-2017 Investments 3
Fall 2016-2017 Investments 3
Fall 2015-2016 Investments 3
Fall 2014-2015 Investments 3
Fall 2013-2014 Investments 3
Fall 2012-2013 Investments 3
Fall 2011-2012 Investments 3
Fall 2010-2011 Investments 3
Spring 2009-2010 Investments 3
Fall 2008-2009 Investments 3
Spring 2007-2008 Investments 3
Fall 2007-2008 Investments 3
Spring 2006-2007 Investments 3
Fall 2003-2004 Investment and Portfolio Management (MAN486) 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or IE 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite:
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 403 Derivative Securities 3 Credits
This course serves as a comprehensive introduction to derivative securities. Forward contracts, futures, options, and swaps are the focal point of the course. While the main emphasis is on the use of derivatives as risk-transferring/ minimizing devices, valuations of such contracts are also included. In addition to hedging strategies to be created by any of the derivative securities, various trading strategies involving options (spreads and combinations) are presented. A solid coverage of no arbitrage based pricing is provided as the common underlying premise to valuing derivative securities. Cost-of-carry valuation of forwards and futures, binomial pricing of options, dynamic delta-hedging, the Black-Scholes option pricing formula, basic numerical methods (such as Monte Carlo methods), and swap pricing are introduced.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Derivative Securities 3
Fall 2019-2020 Derivative Securities 3
Fall 2018-2019 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2017-2018 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2016-2017 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2015-2016 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2014-2015 Derivative Securities 3
Fall 2013-2014 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2010-2011 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2008-2009 Derivative Securities 3
Spring 2007-2008 Derivative Securities 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or IE 303 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite:
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 404 Multinational Corporate Finance 3 Credits
This course extends the basic concepts and theories of financial management to a multinational setting. The emphasis is on corporate decision making in an international context. In addition to the traditional international finance topics --such as determinants of exchange rates, parity conditions and currency forecasting,currency risk exposure and management, and political and country risk analysis-- more contemporary issues including global funding, international portfolio investments, multinational capital budgeting, pricing, international performance evaluation, corporate valuation and recapitalization, and international mergers and acquisitions are covered.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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FIN 405 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3 Credits
This course introduces students with the basic Mergers&Acquisitions concepts and terminology and presents them the financial methods and tools that are commonly employed in the M&A process. The first part of the course covers firm valuation models in detail. The topics in the second part include deal structuring, negotiation, the risk management tools used in the takeover process, and the recent trends in the international and local corporate takeover markets. The roles of private equity and strategic acquirers during the merger process, competition among bidders to acquire target firms, bidding wars and the economic and legal aspects of the takeover process will also be discussed during the course of the semester.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2019-2020 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Fall 2018-2019 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Fall 2017-2018 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Fall 2016-2017 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Fall 2015-2016 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Fall 2014-2015 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 406 Behavioral Finance 3 Credits
Behavioral finance is a subfield of behavioral economics that studies the effects of psychological, cognitive and cultural factors on the financial decisions of agents. Classical finance theory assumes that agents in financial markets are fully rational, in that they maximize their expected utility with every decision they make. As a result, classical theorists believe that markets are efficient, and prices reflect all information available. However, there have been many studies documenting anomalies in markets that contradict with the efficient markets view and cannot be explained by the existence of fully rational investors. Behavioral finance tries to explain these anomalies and investors biases by combining tools and concepts from psychology and financial economics. This course aims to improve our understanding of the financial decision making by introducing psychologically more realistic frameworks that allow agents to be less than fully rational.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Behavioral Finance 3
Spring 2018-2019 Behavioral Finance 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 407 Venture Capital and Private Equity 3 Credits
Private equity (PE) refers to investment funds organized as limited partnerships that invest in public and private firms using various strategies such as leveraged buyout, growth capital, mezzanine capital, venture capital etc. Typical investors in PE are large institutional investors and wealthy individuals. Venture capital (VC) is a subcategory of PE concentrating on investments made in less mature, early stage companies. The PE market has grown significantly since 1980s and has become one of the most important financial markets globally. This course will introduce the methodologies used in PE finance and employ the case method to study PE deals. PE is a great lab to study important topics in finance such as capital structure, corporate governance, valuation, asset allocation, organizational restructuring. The course is going to start with early stage investments in VC market and later leveraged buyout investments in large companies will be analyzed. The PE market is going to be discussed from the perspective of different agents, including entrepreneurs, PE fund managers, and the investors in PE funds.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Venture Capital and Private Equity 3

Prerequisite: (FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
and (FIN 401 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or FIN 405 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 408 Financial Products 3 Credits
The course covers pricing and risk management of main FX, money market (loans, deposits treasury bills), capital markets (fixed, floating and indexed treasury notes and bonds, (equities will not be covered)) , FX (FX Forwards , swaps, excluding FX options) and rates derivatives (Cross currencies, IRS?s (excluding IRO?s)) and credit derivatives mainly CDS pricing and its implication for derivatives pricing based on counterparty risk

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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FIN 409 Banking and Financial Intermediation 3 Credits
The financial system is critical for a modern, market-based economy. This course will provide a detailed analysis in the economics of the banking industry to assess and participate in the evidence-based policy debate on financial sector reform and innovations such as fintech. The main topics are (1) the economic role of financial intermediaries, with an emphasis on commercial banks; (2) the evolution of markets in which banks and other financial intermediaries operate; (3) the regulation of commercial banks and other financial institutions.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 450 Selected Topics in Finance I 3 Credits
Topics of these courses will be announced when they are offered.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2016-2017 Selected Topics in Finance I 3
Summer 2010-2011 Selected Topics in Finance I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Selected Topics in Finance I 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 451 Selected Topics in Finance II 3 Credits
Topics of these courses will be announced when they are offered.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2013-2014 Selected Topics in Finance II 3
Spring 2012-2013 Selected Topics in Finance II 3
Spring 2011-2012 Selected Topics in Finance II 3
Spring 2010-2011 Selected Topics in Finance II 3
Spring 2008-2009 Selected Topics in Finance II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Selected Topics in Finance II 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements:
 
FIN 499 Wealth Management 3 Credits
The course offers a hands-on experience about the practical aspects of financial portfolio management. Along with the concepts covered in the class, students are expected to build a portfolio management notion by thinking on real world problems. The main themes are investment decision making process and investment policy statement, management of individual and institutional portfolios, integrating capital market expectations and asset allocation, technical and practical aspects of portfolio management in traditional asset classes and alternative investments.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2019-2020 Wealth Management 3
Fall 2019-2020 Wealth Management 3
Spring 2018-2019 Wealth Management 3
Fall 2018-2019 Wealth Management 3
Spring 2017-2018 Wealth Management 3
Fall 2017-2018 Wealth Management 3
Spring 2016-2017 Wealth Management 3
Spring 2015-2016 Wealth Management 3

Prerequisite: FIN 301 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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