Master of Business Administration
Full Time Course Descriptions - Finance
MBA 6060 - Financial Management - 3 credit hours
Addresses the acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms. Topics include financial tools, valuation, risk and return, cost of capital and capital budgeting, long and short-term fund sources, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, and mergers and acquisitions. Executive view stressed. Includes use of cases. Prerequisite: MBA students only or consent of Graduate and Executive Programs in Business.
MBA 5510 - Investment Analysis and Management - 3 credit hours
Appraisal of investment risks of specific securities; valuation and suitability of specific securities for investment. Management of fixed-income and equity portfolios emphasizing the role that options and futures play in managing securities portfolios. Not open to students with credit for FIN 4350.
MBA 5520 - Financial Modeling - 3 credit hours
Development of spreadsheet applications and use of the case method to apply decision-making procedures to realistic problems in finance. Not open to students with credit for FIN 4550.
Two additional courses required from the following:
MBA 5530 - International Financial Management - 3 credit hours
Extends financial management to the international arena with emphasis on the financial strategies of multinational corporations. Topics include foreign exchange markets, currency futures and options markets, swaps, international securities markets, managing and hedging security risk, multinational financing strategies and capital budgeting, and international portfolio management. Not open to students with credit for FIN 4100.
MBA 5540 - Management of Financial Institutions - 3 credit hours
Management of commercial banks, investment banks, investment companies, and other financial institutions. Emphasis on services and functions of financial institutions and management of risk in providing those services including lending, underwriting, deposit services, merger and acquisition assistance, and intermediation. Not open to students with credit for FIN 4450.
MBA 5560 - Risk Management and Insurance Planning - 3 credit hours
Methods and alternatives for managing real risk exposures with a major focus on personal risks. Topics include identifying risk exposures, legal aspects of insurance, life insurance needs analysis and policies, medical and disability insurance, Social Security benefits, long-term care insurance, homeowners and auto insurance, and property and liability insurance.
MBA 5570 - Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning - 3 credit hours
Essentials of personal retirement and pension planning and employee benefit planning. Retirement resource needs analysis. Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. IRAs, Social Security and Medicare benefits, and other employee benefit pension plans. Plan eligibility and plan distribution options. Tax and government regulations affecting retirement plans. Group like insurance, disability, medical insurance, and other employee benefits.
|MBA 5590 - Personal Financial Planning - 3 credit hours|
|Development of a client's comprehensive financial plan from teh perspective of a prefessional financial planner. Review and integration of the five practical areas of financial planning including investment, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning.|