Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
FINC 340 Business Finance
Study of the financial policies and practices of business firms; planning, control, and acquisition of short-term and long-term funds; management of assets; evaluation of alternative uses of funds; capital structure of the firm; cost of capital; financing growth and expansion of business firms. Prerequisites: ECON 271, ACCT 230, and advanced standing in Albers School. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: FINC 340 Ekaterina Emm - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 340 Jim Huie - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 340 John Merle - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 340 Alex Hanning - Fall 2013
Syllabus: FINC 340 Eric Wehrly - Spring 2013
Syllabus: FINC 340 Vinay Datar - Winter 2013
Syllabus: FINC 340 David Carrithers - Fall 2012
FINC 342 Intermediate Corporate Finance
Working capital management, advanced capital budgeting, lease versus buy analysis, dividend policy, capital structure theory, long-term sources of finance and contingent claim as they apply to corporate financial management. Prerequisite: FINC 340.
Syllabus: FINC 342 David Carrithers - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 342 Vinay Datar - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 342 Eric Wehrly - Spring 2013
FINC 343 Financial Institutions and Markets
The nature, role, and operation of financial institutions and markets in the economy. The impact on the financial system and industries such as banking and insurance of rapidly changing structural, policy, and international conditions. Focus is on the institutional setting facing businesses today as they cope with financing and risk management concerns. Prerequisites: ECON 271, FINC 340.
Syllabus: FINC 343 Ekaterina Emm - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 343 Bonnie Buchanan - Spring 2013
FINC 344 Investments and Portfolio Theory
An introduction to financial investments: the theory, practice and empirical research. Emphasis is placed on developing the risk/return relationship. Topics include modern portfolio theory, (CAPM, APT) market efficiency, derivative assets (options, futures), the pricing of contingent claims, and the influence of taxes and inflation. Prerequisite: FINC 340.
Syllabus: FINC 344 Jot Yau - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 344-01 Cathy Cao - Spring 2013
Syllabus: FINC 344-02 Cathy Cao - Spring 2013
Syllabus: FINC 344 Ruben Trevino - Fall 2012
FINC 440 Risk Assessment and Analysis
An introduction to the evolution, theory, and economics of risk. Develops emerging concept of enterprise risk management, exploring identification, measurement, prioritization and impact or operational, legal, political and financial/market risk, including next generation risk in a rapidly changing global environment. Application of analytical tools for value at risk model to information systems for risk analysis. Prerequisite: FINC 340.
FINC 441 Case Problems in Finance
Through the use of cases, students develop skills in identifying problems, conducting analysis, and using financial theory for making decisions in simulated business settings. Investigates strategies for linking risk management with overall corporate strategy. Prerequisite: FINC 342.
Syllabus: FINC 441 David Carrithers - Spring 2012
FINC 445 Financial Risk Management
Develops a methodology to establish an organizations risk tolerance policy based on financial capacity and operational strategy. Evaluates risk financing methods and derivative solutions. The use of financial derivatives, including options, futures, swaps and other financial instruments for hedging price, interest rate, currency risks. Explores why all these strategies are not static as business and market conditions change. Prerequisite: FINC 340.
Syllabus: FINC 445 Fiona Robertson - Fall 2013
FINC 446 International Corporate and Trade Finance
Investigates techniques used to manage the financial activities of a corporation operating to an international environment. Addresses economic exposure of the firm to exchange rate changes, hedging techniques, capital budgeting, international capital markets, techniques of accessing blocked funds, foreign currency options, and other topics. Prerequisites: FINC 340.
Syllabus: FINC 446 Vinay Datar- Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 446 Eric Wehrly - Spring 2012
FINC 448 Capital Budgeting
Capital budgeting is the activity of allocating capital to alternative investment opportunities facing a firm. This course covers a wide variety of tools, techniques, and issues associated with a firms capital budgeting decision. Prerequisite: FINC 342.
Syllabus: FINC 448 Peter Brous — Winter 2014
FINC 449 Senior Seminar
Advanced topics to expose students to recent research in finance in a seminar setting. Topics covered will depend on instructor. Prerequisites: FINC 340, 342, 344.
FINC 451 Investment Practicum
This course focuses on the application of the fundamental concepts in stock valuation learned in other finance classes to the selection of real companies and the formation of an investment portfolio. The emphasis is on stock selection. Different investment philosophies are studied and applied, including: "value" strategies, "growth" approaches and "momentum" methods. Students in this class will manage a real or virtual portfolio. Prerequisite: FINC 344 or instructor permission.
Syllabus: FINC 451 Ruben Trevino - Winter 2014
FINC 452 Portfolio Management
This course focuses on the design of "efficient" portfolios within a risk-return framework. The subjects included are: setting portfolio objectives and constraints, mean-variance analysis, modern portfolio theory, investment styles, asset allocation, portfolio protection, revision, performance and attribution. Use of portfolio analysis software. Prerequisite: FINC 344.
Syllabus: FINC 452 Ruben Trevino - Winter 2014
FINC 391 - 393, 491 - 493 Special Topics Courses
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits)
Syllabus: FINC 491 "Entrepreneurial Finance" Eric Wehrly - Winter 2014
Syllabus: FINC 491 "History of Financial Crises - Implications for the Future" Bonnie Buchanan - Spring 2013
FINC 494 International Study Tour: Finance
The study of financial, economic, and business environment of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
FINC 495 Internships
Open to seniors with an adviser's approval. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (0 - 5 credits)
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FINC 396, 496 Independent Study
(1 - 5 credits)
FINC 497 Directed Reading
(1 - 5 credits)
FINC 498 Directed Research
(1 - 5 credits)