Finance (FIN)


1000

FIN 1060 PERSONAL MONEY MGT (1.0 credits)

2000

FIN 2060 SURVEY OF INVESTING (1.0 credits)

3000

FIN 3060 FINANCIAL PLANNING (3.0 credits)
FIN 3115 [Not Offered] Financing and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Prereq.: MGT 3111 and FIN 3715 and BLAW 3201, and Entrepreneurship Concentration or Entrepreneurship Minor or permission of instructor. Also offered as MGT 3115. Financing and legal issues affecting entrepreneurs; acquisition of resources through debt, equity, research grant models (SBIR, NIH, etc.), and venture capital.
FIN 3351 Principles of Real Estate (3 credits)
Prereq.: BLAW 3201 or FIN 3715. Purchasing, owning, and operating real estate relative to interest in realty, liens, contracts, deeds, titles, leases, brokerage, management.
FIN 3352 Real Estate Valuation and Investment (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3351 or 3715, or equivalent. Principles of valuation applied to single-family and income-producing real property; techniques for making investment decisions in alternative types of real property; cash flow analysis considering income tax effects, financial leverage, risk-return trade-offs, and alternative methods of disposition.
FIN 3353 Real Estate Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3351 or 3715 or equivalent. Real estate financing decisions for residential and income-producing properties; risk-return analysis for varying conditions of financial leverage; decision making related to pricing, alternative financing methods, refinancing, mortgage portfolio management; financing methods; government involvement in mortgage market and housing finance.
FIN 3354 [Not Offered] Topics in Real Estate (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3352 or 3353 or consent of instructor . Topics vary.
FIN 3355 [Not Offered] Real Property Law (3 credits)
Prereq.: BLAW 3201. Rights and obligations that attach to various types of ownership of immovable property both in Louisiana and Anglo-American jurisdictions.
FIN 3440 Risk and Insurance (3 credits)
Prereq.: BLAW 3201. Nature of nonspeculative risks and possible alternative methods of treating them; specific application of these methods to personal and business risks arising from life, health, property, and liability contingencies; influence of public policy on risk treatment.
FIN 3441 [Not Offered] Life and Health Insurance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3440. Analysis of insurance protecting against economic loss caused by termination of earning capacity through premature death, disability, or old age; derivation of premiums, reserves, benefits; legal aspects; operational features; use of contracts and provisions; disability income protection.
FIN 3442 [Not Offered] Property and Liability Insurance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3440. Property and liability risks; insurance coverages available to meet these risks; basic insurance principles that apply in various property and liability insurance contracts; functional aspects of insurance company operations.
FIN 3460 [Not Offered] Risk Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715. Risk management from the business manager's viewpoint; insurance and financial market methods of pooling and managing risk; identification and evaluation of risk; hedging, self insurance, re-contracting and organizational design.
FIN 3632 Bank Administration (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715. For students interested in commercial banking careers or in the role of banks within the American enterprise system. Economic role and evolution of banks; structure of banking; lending and investment techniques; bank organization and regulation; asset and liability management; credit risk management; bank performance analysis.
FIN 3636 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715 or equivalent. Characteristics and functions of financial markets and institutions; process of financial intermediation and allocation of financial resources; analysis of current developments in financial institutions and in money and capital markets; factors in interest rate determination; management of credit risk, interest rate risk, and operating risk.
FIN 3715 Business Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: ECON 2000 and 2010, or 2030; and ACCT 2000 or 2001; credit will not be given for this course and KIN 3804. Finance function within the business enterprise; techniques of financial management, concepts of capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, capital budgeting, institutional and international environment of the firm.
FIN 3716 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3.0 credits)
FIN 3717 Advanced Business Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715.Open only to Finance majors; open to others with permission of department. Material presented in real-world cases. Hands on applications of financial tools introduced in FIN 3715; financial analysis, forecasting, capital budgeting, and business evaluation.
FIN 3718 Multinational Managerial Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715. Multinational financial management; nature of international finance system; financing, investment, and risk management of the multinational corporation.
FIN 3826 Investments (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715. Open only to finance majors; open to others with permission of the department. Characteristics and valuation of common stocks, bonds, options, function and efficiency of U.S. securities markets; theory and practice of portfolio selection.
FIN 3840 [Not Offered] Fixed Income Securities (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3826. Mechanics of fixed-income markets and securities; valuation of fixed income securities and contingent claims; interest rate risk, term structure, product fundamentals, and bond portfolio strategies.
FIN 3845 Student Managed Investment Fund (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. Analysis of equity investment opportunities in conjunction with the management of the Student Managed Investment Fund; emphasis on valuation techniques and fundamental analysis; operation of investment reporting systems.
FIN 3900 [Not Offered] Directed Study and Research (1-6 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Research under direction of faculty member; written proposal must be approved by faculty member and department chair prior to registration.
FIN 3910 Topics in Finance (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715 and 3826, or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics of current interest.
FIN 3930 Undergraduate Internship in Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715, junior or senior standing, and consent of department. Pass/fail grading based on a written evaluation by the professional supervisor, a written report by the student, and the faculty member�s evaluation. At least 20 hours per week in regular semester or 35 hours per week in summer session of learning experience in finance under the general supervision of a faculty member and the direct supervision of a professional in finance. May not be repeated for credit. On-the-job experience in an approved finance or business law position.

4000

FIN 4060 SURVEY OF INVESTING (1.0 credits)
FIN 4071 [Not Offered] RETIRE EMPLOY BEN (3.0 credits)
FIN 4073 ESTATE PLANNING (3.0 credits)
FIN 4079 [Not Offered] FIN PLAN CAPSTONE (3.0 credits)
FIN 4240 [Not Offered] Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property (3 credits)
Prereq.: BLAW 3201 or BADM 7140, and consent of instructor. Fundamentals of patent, trademark and copyright law; legal principles applied to the regulation of the Internet and electronic commerce, including intellectual property, torts, contracts, constitutional principles, and crimes.
FIN 4440 [Not Offered] Group Insurance and Pensions (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3440. Life and health insurance in various areas involving mortality and morbidity contingencies; types of health risk bearers and contracts offered; employee benefit plans with emphasis on the private pension function, including contractual arrangements, benefit formulas, and approaches to financing.
FIN 4828 [Not Offered] Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3826 or equivalent. Open only to Finance majors; open to others with permission of department. Security selection and portfolio diversification in an efficient market; portfolio theory and management; portfolio building and selection; portfolio performance evaluations.
FIN 4830 Analysis of Corporate Financial Statements (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3715 or equivalent. Open only to Finance majors; open to others with permission of department. Evaluation of financial statements; emphasis on their use in credit analysis and in evaluation of security risks and returns; recent research in accounting and finance; predictive ability of financial statement data.
FIN 4850 Financial Derivatives (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 3636, 3717, or 3826. Open only to Finance majors; open to others with permission of department. Options, forwards, futures, swaps, and other derivative instruments; principles of pricing, valuation models, trading strategies, and managing risk in domestic and global financial markets.

7000

FIN 7300 [Not Offered] Seminar in Real Estate (3 credits)
Questions facing participants in the real estate market, including equity investors, lenders, tenants, and government; purchasing, owning, and operating real estate relative to interest in realty contracts; deeds, title, leases, brokerage, and management.
FIN 7310 Real Estate Financial Decisions (3 credits)
Questions concerning real estate finance and valuation; risk-return trade-offs under varying conditions of financial leverage; refinancing; selecting between alternative financing methods; mortgage design, sale-leaseback, construction lending, secondary mortgage markets, and the pricing of financing instruments.
FIN 7320 [Not Offered] Advanced Topics in Real Estate (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 7300 or 7310 or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit if topics vary.
FIN 7400 [Not Offered] Financial Risk Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090 or equivalent. Risk management of corporations, financial institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations; characteristics of financial contracts and markets and applications of these contracts to risk management problems; the value of risk management, measuring exposures, financial contracts for managing risk, the enterprise risk management industry, and the accounting and regulatory framework; market and credit risks are the primary focus, but some attention is also given to operational and other sources of risk.
FIN 7520 [Not Offered] Seminar in Financial Research Methods (3 credits)
Primarily for doctoral students. Financial economics; empirical behavior of financial markets; topics including trading rules and the efficient market hypothesis; market microstructure; event studies.
FIN 7550 [Not Offered] Theory of Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: ECON 7610 or equivalent. Theory of choice under certainty and uncertainty; time-state preference models of risk allocation; mean-variance asset pricing models; arbitrage pricing models; option pricing models; discrete and continuous time models.
FIN 7585 [Not Offered] Advanced Topics in Financial Economics (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. Also offered as ECON 7585. Specific areas in finance and financial economics; emphasis on rigorous empirical methodologies and theory.
FIN 7632 [Not Offered] Seminar in Commercial Banking (3 credits)
Commercial banking theory and history, quantitative techniques applied to bank asset and liability management, banking structure, markets and competition, capital adequacy and profitability.
FIN 7633 Financial Markets (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7020 and 7080. Theoretical and empirical exposition of financial markets and institutions; their role in the economy; determination of the general level, risk structure, and the transaction structure of security returns; emphasis on U.S. financial markets.
FIN 7650 Seminar in Financial Markets and Intermediaries (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 7550. Primarily for doctoral students. Markets and intermediaries as alternative institutional mechanisms for structuring financial transactions; transaction services provided by these institutions; benefits and costs of these transaction services as determinants of the structure and extent of the financial sector.
FIN 7710 [Not Offered] Public Financial Management (3 credits)
Cross-listed as PADM 7710.
FIN 7718 [Not Offered] Multinational Financial Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090 or equivalent. Cross border investment, investment analysis, capital planning, foreign currency exposure, and cash management; concepts of political risk assessment; techniques in transactional trade; alternative financial sources; issues in international financial controls.
FIN 7719 Advanced Financial Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090. Theory of business finance and evaluation of its usefulness to financial managers; capital expenditure, capital structure, and dividend decisions; legitimacy of alternative decision criteria; implications of uncertainty and imperfect capital markets on firm financial decisions.
FIN 7720 Topics in Business Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090 or equivalent. Detailed treatment of topics not covered in depth in BADM 7090 or FIN 7719; prospectus usually available before registration.
FIN 7740 Venture Capital and Investment Banking (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090 or equivalent. The role of venture capitalists and investment banks in financing, advising, and influencing companies through the initial public offering; the structure of venture capital funds; staging of investments; compensation; valuation; interactions between venture capital and economic activity, the legal environment, and social and ethical norms.
FIN 7750 Seminar in Corporate Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 7550. Primarily for doctoral students. Theory of choice under certainty and uncertainty; investment and financing decisions of the firm; the agency problem and agency costs; capital structure and dividend models related to corporate control.
FIN 7826 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Theory (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7020 and 7030. Institutional elements of capital markets, mechanics of securities trading; analytic techniques for evaluating investment management; behavior of security prices, efficient diversification, techniques for measuring performance of securities and portfolios, security valuation, portfolio selection.
FIN 7845 Student Managed Investment Fund (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7090 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. Management and operation of the Student Managed Investment Fund; calculation and monitoring of performance in an institutional equity portfolio; establishment of investment objectives, including asset allocation and selection, and assessment and management of risk; settlement, accounting, and reporting of results.
FIN 7850 Seminar in Investments (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 7550. Primarily for doctoral students. Speculative price as a stochastic process; information revelation in and through speculative price; normative and positive models of investment theory; applications of contingent-claims/derivative securities pricing; theory and empiricism of fixed income securities.
FIN 7855 [Not Offered] Seminar in Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives (3 credits)
Prereq.: FIN 7826 and ECON 7610 or equivalent; consent of instructor; mathematical maturity required. Arbitrage and equilibrium models of derivative pricing; models derived via continuous time Ito processes; binomial, finite difference, Monte Carlo and other numerical approaches; review of mathematical statistics, stochastic processes, and Ito calculus.
FIN 7900 Individual Study in Finance (3 credits)
Masters and doctoral students may take the course for credit 3 and 6 times, respectively. For students who wish in-depth study of a selected finance problem. Proposal outlining nature and objectives of a research project must be approved by department faculty prior to registration; written report of semester's activities and findings required for credit.
FIN 7930 Graduate Internship in Finance (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of department. Pass/fail grading based on a written evaluation by the professional supervisor; a written report by the student, and the faculty member�s evaluation. At least 20 hrs. per week in regular semester or 35 hrs. per week in summer session of learning experience in finance under the general supervision of a faculty member and the direct supervision of a professional in finance. On-the-job experience in an approved finance position.
FIN 7950 Seminar in Research (1 credits)
Required of all doctoral students in business administration concentrating in finance during each semester of full-time residence; only 3 sem. hrs. may be applied toward the degree. Advanced research in finance; current research of doctoral candidates, faculty, and invited guests.

8000

FIN 8000 [Not Offered] Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.
FIN 8900 Pre-dissertation Research (1-9 credits)
May be repeated for credit. Pass-fail grading.

9000

FIN 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
"S"/"U" grading.