Finance

FIN B200 Personal Finance
3.00 crs.

This course explores those areas of finance which have direct impact on an individual’s financial decisions. Emphasis is on financial planning, budgeting and savings oriented cash management, credit usage and credit legislation, investments, tax planning, basic risk management and insurance concepts, retirement planning, estate planning, and Louisiana inheritance and community property law rules.

Note: May not be used as a finance major or general business elective

FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
FIN B300 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Sophomore
FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements
3.00 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Junior
FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements
3.00 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Junior
FIN B310 Financial Institutions
3.00 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Junior
FIN B310 Financial Institutions
3.00 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial markets and financial institutions, domestic and global. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Junior
FIN B315 Investments
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes different investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Techniques for selection, timing, and diversification of investment choices are emphasized. Portfolio theory is also explained as the capstone element at the end of this course.

Junior
FIN B325 International Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities associated with trade and investments that take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and direct and indirect international investment considerations.

Junior
FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This course examines the theory and practice of financial management through case analysis and readings. Topics considered include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial structure, and dividend policy.

Junior
FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B415 Student Managed Investment Fund
3.00 crs.

This course applies investment and portfolio concepts to the management of a $1,000,000+ securities portfolio funded by a gift to Loyola for the College of Business. The aim is a hands-on approach to learning and applying technical/fundamental financial analysis, risk/return evaluation, macro/micro market evaluation, and portfolio management.

FIN B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
FIN B440 Entrepreneurial Finance
3.00 crs.

This course follows the financial decisions over the of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial venture from the creation of the business through raising capital, managing for growth, and exit through acquisition or IPO.

Junior
FIN B450 Real Estate Investments + Finance
3.00 crs.

This course analyzes real estate financing and investment, vis-a-vis other investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Primary focus is on evaluating the risk-return potential of income producing real property.

Junior
FIN B460 Financial Derivatives
3.00 crs.

This course provides undergraduate students with the knowledge and comprehension of financial derivative instruments by providing theory and practice. Future, forward, option and swap contracts are discussed in detail as they apply to stocks, interest rates, foreign exchange and commodities. For each type of derivative instrument, underlying risk exposure, pricing and trading are discussed. Different trading strategies using options are provided with actual market information. Special emphasis is on the actual usage of derivatives within real markets for hedging and speculating purposes.

Junior
FIN B493 Special Topics in Finance
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Finance offered on an irregular basis. Previous topics include speculative markets (derivatives); real estate appraisal; portfolio analysis; global financial markets; entrepreneurship, expectations, and equilibrium; and investment banking.

Junior
FIN B499 Independent Study in Finance
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
FIN B700 Financial Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA core course emphasizes the application of financial theory by giving the student a framework for analyzing and recommending alternative solutions to business financial problems. Special emphasis will be on financial decision-making that requires integrating the core finance areas of corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, and multinational finance. The course combines application to real life cases with theoretical concepts. The course provides the tools needed for fundamental as well as technical analysis of selected publicly traded companies.

FIN B805 Investment Management
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course advances the graduate student’s knowledge and comprehension of financial markets and securities by providing a deeper understanding of the theory, practice and application of the principles of investments. The course emphasizes the application of financial theory by giving the student a framework for analyzing a variety of markets and investments including stocks, bonds and options. Topics such as time value of money, risk and return, portfolio management, and securities valuation will be discussed.

FIN B815 Venture Capital Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course provides students with insight into the benefits of a career in venture capital, and equips them with many of the tools and practices needed to pursue opportunities in this field. The most important topics covered in the course are: 1. How to evaluate business models from the perspective of a variety of key stakeholders; 2. How to best approach valuation and conducting due diligence on new ventures, based on the latest guidance from leading venture capital funds; and 3. How to seek equity funding and the mechanics of new venture equity funding.

FIN B820 Financial Statement Analysis
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course examines techniques for the analysis of financial statements, explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements, analyzes the profitability and riskiness of the firm through the entrepreneurial alertness of management, forecasts future pro-forma financial statements, and values the firm through discounted future cash flows.

FIN B830 Real Estate Investment
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course examines the analysis and risk-return characteristics of various types of real estate with the emphasis on residential income properties. The focus of the course is on evaluating cash flow, tax shelter and appreciation benefits of real estate investments. A paper applying real estate investment analysis and techniques serves as the term project.

FIN B835 Business Decision Modeling
3.00 crs.

This MBA elective course covers the development and interpretation of statistical, financial, and mathematical models for business decision making. Modeling techniques discussed may include applied probability distributions, time series analysis / forecasting, classification and/or clustering models, scenario / what-if analysis, linear optimization and sensitivity analysis, simulation models, decision trees / decision analysis, and expected value / utility analysis. Students gain expertise in the application of rigorous quantitative analysis to complex business decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and operations research.

FIN B893 Special Topics in Finance
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Finance offered on an irregular basis.

FIN B899 Independent Study in Finance
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.