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Top FIN 340 FINANCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Role and functions of a financial manager in the modern business environment in which a manager operates; formulation of financial objectives and policies; financial analysis, forecasting, planning, and control; asset management; capital budgeting; acquisition of funds through borrowing, stock issue, and by internal means; dividend policy; and international aspects of finance. PREREQS: ( (BA 213 [C-] or BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) ) and junior standing.

Top FIN 340H FINANCE (4) 
Role and functions of a financial manager in the modern business environment in which a manager operates; formulation of financial objectives and policies; financial analysis, forecasting, planning, and control; asset management; capital budgeting; acquisition of funds through borrowing, stock issue, and by internal means; dividend policy; and international aspects of finance. PREREQS: ( (BA 213 [C-] or BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) ) and junior standing. Honors College approval required.

Top FIN 341 INVESTMENTS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Risk and reward characteristics of investments; sources of investment information; domestic and international security markets; investment characteristics of common stocks, debt securities, convertible securities, option contracts, and investment companies; real property investment; economic market analysis; technical market analysis; tax aspects of investments; and investment management. PREREQS: (FIN 340 [C-] or FIN 340H [C-] or BA 340 [C-] or BA 340H [C-] or BA 360 [C-] )

Top FIN 342 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Capital market theory and the valuation of risky assets, capital budgeting, valuing the firm's securities, capital structure theory, long-term financing alternatives, cost of capital, dividend policy, working capital management, financial analysis and planning, mergers, and takeovers. PREREQS: (FIN 340 [C-] or FIN 340H [C-] or BA 340 [C-] or BA 340H [C-] or BA 360 [C-] )

Top FIN 434 CFA PREPARATION (2-4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with structure and guidance in their preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level exam. Students systematically prepare for and are tested on the 18 sections of the exam. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits.

Top FIN 437 APPLIED PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Hands-on experience of managing two investment portfolios. Each member in the Oregon State Investment Group (OSIG) should act as a financial analyst to analyze a chosen company by performing the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) or Residual Income Model (RIM), the relative valuation, and the SWOT analyses. The weekly seminar offers opportunities for students to present their analyses and offer comments and suggestions to other's presentations. PREREQS: Junior standing, instructor approval required.

Top FIN 438 APPLIED PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Each student will act as a financial analyst to analyze a chosen company using models learned in FIN 437. Provides students with an opportunity to practice security valuation and get familiar with the tools. In addition, this course will focus on various measures of portfolio performance. PREREQS: FIN 437 [C-] or BA 437 [C-] and junior standing and instructor approval required.

Top FIN 439 APPLIED PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT III (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Each student will act as a financial analyst to analyze a chosen company using models learned from FIN 437. Provides students additional opportunity to practice security valuation and strengthen their understanding of the tools. In addition, this course will introduce ways to develop an efficient portfolio. PREREQS: FIN 437 [C-] or BA 437 [C-] and junior standing and instructor approval required.

Top FIN 440 FIXED INCOME SECURITIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with intermediate knowledge of fixed income assets, interest rate and interest rate theory, the tools for estimating values, and managing portfolios of fixed income assets. The course can also serve as a partial coverage of material expected of applicants planning on seeking the Certified Financial Analyst designation. PREREQS: FIN 341 [C-] and FIN 342 [C-]

Top FIN 441 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction of markets and institutions that form the economic system of trading financial and real assets both domestically and internationally. The introduction of concepts of financial theory, institutional detail, regulatory environments, and the history of financial markets. Topics include legal, ethical, technological, and global issues facing financial managers, markets, and institutions. PREREQS: (BA 341 [C-] or FIN 341 [C-] or AREC 465 [C-] or AEC 465 [C-] ) and (BA 342 [C-] or FIN 342 [C-] or AREC 442 [C-] or AEC 442 [C-] ) and senior standing.

Top FIN 442 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Student develop the understanding and skill to use financial statements for investment decisions, credit decisions, performance analysis, and forecasting. Three main topic areas: analysis overview, accounting analysis, and financial analysis. PREREQS: (BA 341 [C-] or FIN 341 [C-] ) and (BA 342 [C-] or FIN 342 [C-] ) and ACTG 317 [C-] and /or instructor approval. Senior standing.

Top FIN 443 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the construction, revision, and performance evaluation of financial asset portfolios. PREREQS: FIN 341 [C-] or BA 341 [C-]

Top FIN 444 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Investigation of financial hedging activities for corporations and financial institutions using futures, options, and other derivative securities. Identification of risk attributes, valid hedging rationales, and management of hedging programs. PREREQS: (BA 341 [C-] or FIN 341 [C-] ) and (BA 342 [C-] or FIN 342 [C-] ) and senior standing.

Top FIN 445 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
International monetary environment; foreign exchange risk management; source and availability of funds to finance trade and multinational operations; taxation planning and control; international portfolio diversification; international banking; capital budgeting; political risk evaluation of performance. PREREQS: (FIN 342 [C-] or BA 342 [C-] ) and (BA 347 [C-] or ECON 340 [C-] ) and (FIN 441 [C-] or FIN 444 [C-] or BA 441 [C-] or BA 444 [C-] )

Top FIN 499 SELECTED TOPICS IN FINANCE (1-4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of the impact of recent advances in finance on contemporary business. Topic will vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing

Top FIN 542 INVESTMENTS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the tools and concepts of security analysis and investments; basic security types, including stocks, bonds, options and futures, respective markets and to how these securities are traded; fundamental valuation techniques and theory for stocks and bonds. PREREQS: BA 360 or equivalent.

Top FIN 543 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (4) 
An introduction to the construction, revision, and performance evaluation of financial asset portfolios. PREREQS: FIN 542 [C]

Top FIN 544 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Investigation of financial hedging activities for corporations and financial institutions using futures, options, and other derivative securities. Identification of risk attributes, valid hedging rationales, and management of hedging programs. PREREQS: FIN 542

Top FIN 545 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The goal of this course is to teach students how to become an effective global financial manager. To achieve this goal, the course focuses on important topics that include the fundamentals of the macroeconomic environment of international financial management, the financial environment in which a multinational firm and its managers must function, and the foreign exchange management and financial management in a multinational firm. Students will be exposed to business-related global issues, processes, trends, and systems inside and outside the classroom. PREREQS: BA 540 [B-]

Top FIN 546 ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
The second course in the Corporate Finance sequence. Examines corporate payout policies and capital structure choices, choices in debt financing, financial planning and working capital management, and valuation of projects using a real-options approach. PREREQS: BA 540 [B-] and acceptance into the OSU MBA Program or approval by the Director of MBA Operations

Top FIN 549 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides an in-depth examination of the theory and practice of the market for corporate control, primarily focusing on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of how to structure, value, and implement an M&A transaction. Students will be expected to apply the appropriate tools and skills to evaluate M&A transactions. PREREQS: FIN 546 [B-]

Top FIN 550 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING (4) 
Professional conduct and regulation, general financial planning principles, and education planning. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

Top FIN 551 INSURANCE PLANNING AND TAX PLANNING (4) 
Risk management and insurance planning; tax fundamentals and income tax planning. PREREQS: FIN 550 [B-] and graduate standing.

Top FIN 552 FINANCIAL PLANNING II (3) 
Retirement planning; qualified and non-qualified retirement plans; IRAs; legal, tax, financial and non-financial aspects of estate planning; trusts; wills; wealth transfers. PREREQS: FIN 551 [C]

Top FIN 553 FINANCIAL PLANNING III (6) 
Synthesis and integration of financial planning fundamentals to develop a comprehensive financial plan; client communication. PREREQS: FIN 552 [C]

Top FIN 640 FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides an in-depth introduction to the foundations of financial research with an emphasis on theoretical developments and empirical research methods. Specific topics may change from quarter to quarter, but sample topics include theory of the firm, capital structure theory, dividend policy, and event study methodology. PREREQS: Doctoral student status and departmental approval.

Top FIN 641 CORPORATE FINANCE SEMINAR (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Survey classic and contemporary research in the area of corporate finance. Specific topics may change from quarter to quarter, but sample topics include capital structure, dividend policy, agency theory, adverse selection and signaling, and non-cooperative games with and without complete information. PREREQS: Doctoral student status and departmental approval.

Top FIN 642 CAPITAL MARKETS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Surveys research on capital markets. Specific topics may change from quarter to quarter, but sample topics include asset pricing models, efficient markets vs behavioral finance, market volatility, volume, new issues market, and emerging markets. PREREQS: Doctoral student status and departmental approval.



 
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