Finance (BNFN)

BNFN 341 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4 credits)

Financial management analytical techniques for financial decision-making. Formulation of financial objectives and policies; financial analysis, planning and control; asset management; securities valuation; capital budgeting; and capital structure strategies.

Prerequisites: BNAC 261, ECON 210, MATH 140 and MATH 160.

BNFN 441 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (4 credits)

Financial intermediaries, the money and capital markets, determination of interest rates, bank asset/liability management, nonbank financial institutions, and the regulation of financial markets.

Prerequisites: BNFN 341.

BNFN 443 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (4 credits)

Application of analytical techniques to financial decision making for multinational firms. Managing transaction exposure, trade finance techniques, short- and long-term financing, capital budgeting, strategic financial planning.

Prerequisites: BNFN 341.

BNFN 444 FINANCIAL THEORY (4 credits)

Financial theory using case problem-solving and spreadsheet modeling to: asses and manage risk; value stocks and bonds; forecast financial need; to make decisions regarding long term asset acquisition and financing; and to evaluate dividend policy.

Prerequisites: BNFN 341.

BNFN 447 INVESTMENTS (4 credits)

Formulation of investment policies, security analysis, and portfolio strategy with focus on examination of equity and fixed income investing. Consideration of mutual funds and alternative assets.

Prerequisites: BNFN 341.

BNFN 448 SEMINAR IN CORPORATE FINANCE (4 credits)

Advanced seminar in principles and practices of corporate finance. Tenets of finance; financial analysis; operational control; capital budgeting; enterprise valuation; and ethics. Emphasis on the study and extensive discussion of contemporary cases to assess operational control, financial and investment decision-making, and corporate strategy, all within the framework of cash-flow valuation models. Excel financial spreadsheet modeling and data management will be integral to case analysis, conclusions, and presentations.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, BNFN 444, and consent of instructor.

BNFN 449 TOPICS IN FINANCE (2-5 credits)

Selected topics in finance using small group discussion. Open to advanced students. May be repeated with consent of instructor when finance topic is substantially different.

Prerequisites: BNFN 341 and instructor consent.