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01506/Finance

Finance 3011 and 3101 are prerequisites for all upper-level finance courses. These courses are required for FSBM students.

Upper Division Courses

3011. Introduction to Financial Markets (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0101.)

Prerequisite: Economics 1101 (C051) and 1102 (C052); Statistics 1001 (C011), 1102 (C012), and 2101 (C021).

This course provides an overview of financial markets and institutions in the U.S. economy. Topics include: the structure of financial markets and the role of the federal government in these markets; the valuation of fixed-income instruments; the risk-return tradeoff in equity markets; hedging and the use of derivatives instruments; and the identification and management of the risks involved in financial intermediation.

Mode: Lecture.

3101. Principles of Financial Management (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0103.)

Prerequisite: Economics 1101 (C051) and 1102 (C052); Accounting 2101 (0001) and 2102 (0002); Statistics 1001 (C011) and 1102 (C012) and 2101 (C021).

This course provides a survey of the financial problems associated with the life cycle of a business firm. Topics include: financial analysis and planning, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and the sources and uses of business funds.

Mode: Lecture.

3503. Corporate Finance (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0211.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]. Completion of Accounting 2511 (0011).

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of financial management and their application to decision making in a business firm. Topics include: valuation models, capital budgeting principles and applications, cost of capital, alternative methods of financing business firms, and dividend policy.

Note: Finance 3503 is required for both finance and real estate majors. Mode: Lecture.

3504. Advanced Corporate Finance (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0212.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]. Completion of Finance 3503 (0211).

This course provides an advanced analysis of financial decision-making using theoretical models and case studies. Topics include: corporate restructuring, equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other advanced topics of current interest in the corporate finance area.

Mode: Lecture.

3505. Management of Financial Institutions (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0213.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

This course applies financial management theory and practice to the management of banks and other financial institutions. Topics include: risk-return tradeoffs, regulatory constraints, performance analysis, asset-liability management, and liquidity, interest rate and credit risk management.

Mode: Lecture.

3506. Derivatives and Financial Risk Management (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0218.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]; Statistics 2102 (0022).

This course provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the following derivatives instruments: futures, options, options on futures, and swaps. Topics include: speculative and hedging strategies, and the financial risk management of stock portfolios.

Mode: Lecture.

3507. Investments (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0223.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

This course provides a detailed analysis of the equity market. Topics include: market microstructure, the principles of portfolio theory, and the valuation of equities including the techniques of fundamental security analysis.

Note: Finance 3507 is required for finance majors as of Fall 2000 Bulletin year. Mode: Lecture.

3508. Money and Fixed Income Markets (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0227.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

This course provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the spot markets for money, bonds and other fixed income instruments. Topics include: money market instruments, duration and convexity of bond yields, default risk, the term structure of interest rates, interest rate volatility, financial risk management of bond portfolios, and securitization.

Mode: Lecture.

3509. Real Estate Investment and Finance (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0240.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

This course provides theoretical and practical analyses of investments in real estate assets. Topics include: market and site analyses, financing alternatives and valuation techniques.

Note: Finance 3509 is required for Real Estate majors.

3551. International Financial Markets (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0250.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

This course provides a detailed analysis of international financial markets. Topics include: foreign currency, international money markets, international banking, and international capital markets.

Mode: Lecture.

3552. International Financial Management (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0251.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)].

The course provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the financing and investment decisions of multinational firms operating in international financial markets. Topics include: international asset valuation, international financing and investments, foreign exchange risk exposure, and country risk management.

Mode: Lecture.

3580. Special Topics: Entrepreneurial Finance (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Varies.

Special topics in current developments in the field of Finance.

3582. Independent Study (1 to 6 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0395.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]; consultation with a faculty member and approval of the department chairperson.

Readings and/or research paper under the supervision of a faculty member.

3682. Independent Study (1 to 6 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0396.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]; consultation with a faculty member and approval of the department chairperson.

Readings and/or research paper under the supervision of a faculty member.

3901. Honors Principles of Financial Management (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0193.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) or 3911 (0191); Accounting 2101 (0001) or 2102 (0002) [or 2901 (0091) and 2902 (0092)]; Statistics 1001 (C011) and 1102 (C012).

Finance 3901 (0193) is the honors section of Finance 3101 (0103) and meets the FSBM Finance 3101 (0103) requirement.

Mode: Lecture.

3911. Honors Introduction to Financial Markets (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0191.)

Prerequisite: Economics 1101 (C051) and 1102 (C052) [or 1901 (H091) and 1902 (H092)]; Statistics 1001 (C011) and 1102 (C012); or by special permission.

Finance 3911 (0191) is the Honors section of Finance 3011 (0101) and meets the FSBM Finance 3011 (0101) requirement.

Mode: Lecture.

4596. Seminar in Financial Management (3 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.

(Formerly: FINANCE W350.)

Prerequisite: Finance 3011 (0101) and 3101 (0103) [or 3911 (0191) and 3901 (0193)]; Finance 3503 (0211) or 3507 (0223); and Accounting 2511 (0011).

This course integrates the key concepts of finance around the theme of valuation. The course enables students to: prepare a complete financial analysis focusing on the firmís sources of value and economic profit; compute a firmís cost of capital using publicly available data; value a firm using the free cash flow method; and use the valuation model to assess takeover alternatives and potential capital structure changes.

Note: Finance 4596 is the required Capstone course for Finance and Real Estate majors. Mode: Lecture.

4999. Senior Honors Thesis (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: FINANCE 0397.)

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and Fox School Honors Director.

Independent research conducted under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the Finance Department resulting in a substantial piece of original research, roughly 30 to 50 pages in length. Student must publicly present his/her findings at a Temple University Research Forum session or the equivalent.


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