FIN645.. : International Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
This course provides a basic knowledge of international finance and shows how international financial environment affects giant multinationals as well as other firms that involve in international trade and transactions.
It will also cover issues related to international financial markets, and international financial management.
The course is targeted primarily to second-year MBA students who are specializing in Finance by way of the Corporate Financial Management and the Investment Management Majors.
Topics covered include:
· Foreign exchange rate determination
· Foreign currency options and futures
· Sources of global equity and debt
· Multinational capital budgeting
· Foreign direct investment
-FIN652 : Behavioral Finance : (Credit hours: 3)
This course is intended to complement other finance courses that are mainly based on the traditional paradigm which assumes that investors and managers are generally rational. Specifically, this course has three main objectives. First, we aim to examine how the insights of behavioral finance theories shed light on the behavior of individual investors and finance professionals in investment decision-making and corporate financial decision-making. Second, we explore the possibility to improve investment performance and corporate performance by recognizing the cognitive biases and applying appropriate 'debasing' techniques. Finally, we investigate the implications of behavioral finance for the construction of good corporate governance mechanisms.
-FIN653 : Derivatives Market : (Credit hours: 3)
"This course develops understanding of the basic derivative-related financial instruments (forwards, swaps, futures, at-the-money European options, collars, and participation contracts), and their use in transforming and managing risky investments and projects. Objectives: 1) to provide a basic understanding of derivatives practice and use in financial markets. 2) To provide practical and simple investment and corporate financial management strategies using derivatives. 3) To allow students to apply these concepts and skills to meet investment and corporate finance objectives, using a series of examples that build to a final project."