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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



 
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