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2011 - Fall

Hankamer School of Business (BU)

Finance (FIN)


FIN 3301
Personal Finance
3301   Personal Finance
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ACC 2301 or 2303. (This course will not count toward the BBA degree if taken concurrently with, or after completing BUS 3302 or FIN 3367.)
   A study of personal financial decisions that individual must make in today's world. Topics include budgeting and household liquidity; personal income taxes; charge accounts, credit cards, and consumer loans; personal insurance including life, health and disability, homeowners, and auto; investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and tangible assets; buying and financing homes, automobiles, and other consumer durables; and wills, trusts, and estate planning.
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01Open307N/A27065MWF1115AM - 1205PMCASHN 3063Regular
J. Franklin Potts
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Open306N/A27066MWF1220PM - 0110PMCASHN 3063Regular
J. Franklin Potts
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 3305
Principles of Risk Mgmt & Ins
3305   Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
   Techniques for managing pure risks in order to maximize the value of a firm. The course contrasts the risk preferences of corporations with that of individuals, and explores the implications of differing preferences on insurance purchase decisions. The characteristics of as a tool in the process of managing both corporate and personal risk exposures are emphasized.
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01Open3010N/A26304TR1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 3063Regular
James E. Langford
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 3310
Intro to Financial Mgt
3310   Introduction to Financial Management                        
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ACC 2304 and ECO 2307; and completion of MTH 1309 or 1321.
   An introduction to the principles of financial management, including the objective of the financial manager, financial markets and institutions, financial statements analysis and forecasting, the time value of money and valuation, budgeting of capital expenditures, risk and return, weighted average cost of capital, financial leverage, and working capital management. Students are expected to have a business financial calculator.
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01Open3318N/A11041MWF0800AM - 0850AMCASHN 4023Regular
J. Franklin Potts
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Open331N/A16654MWF0905AM - 0955AMCASHN 4023Regular
J. Franklin Potts
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
05Closed33-1N/A11086TR0800AM - 0915AMCASHN 4073Regular
Thomas S. Haines
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
06Open332N/A11088TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 4073Regular
Colene L. Coldwell
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
07Open332N/A11091TR1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 4073Regular
Colene L. Coldwell
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
08Open332N/A11096TR1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 4073Regular
Colene L. Coldwell
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
09Open336N/A11098TR1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 1063Regular
L. M. Dyson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
10Open3311N/A23875TR0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 1063Regular
L. M. Dyson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
11Closed230N/A24343TR0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 4073Regular
Stephen Montellano
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
12Open231N/A24344TR0330PM - 0445PMCASHN 4073Regular
Stephen Montellano
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 3310
Intro to Financial Mgt HONORS
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Michael A. Stegemoller
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
For Honors Program students only
H4Open155N/A26059MW0400PM - 0515PMCASHN 3063Regular
Michael A. Stegemoller
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
For Honors Program students only


FIN 3310
Intro to Financial Mgt
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Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
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Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
Baylor in London - FIE Program


FIN 3405
Principles of Real Estate
3405   Principles of Real Estate
Prerequisite(s): ECO 2306.
   An introduction to real estate principles and practices, including ethics, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions and deeds, encumbrances, closing procedures, land economics, real estate finance, brokerage (including an overview of licensing as a real estate broker and salesperson), marketing, appraising, real estate investment, and taxation. Additional topics include law of agency, contracts, distinctions between personal and real property, real estate mathematics, government fair housing and fair lending law, land use planning, market and feasibility analysis, zoning (including urban problems and environmental hazards), primary and secondary markets, and real estate management. Satisfactory completion of this course, along with FIN 4220/4221, and one other Real Estate course, will qualify an individual to take the Texas real estate license examination.
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01Closed38-1N/A26336MWF0845AM - 0955AMCASHN 4074Regular
Charles Delaney
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4220
Real Estate Law of Agency
4220   Real Estate Law of Agency
Co-requisite(s): FIN 4221.
Prerequisite(s): Not open to pre-business students.
   An introduction to the concept of agency as it relates to the area of real estate, including the creation of the fiduciary relationship and termination of the agent's authority. Additionally, various related topics, including employment law, deceptive trade practices, listing and buying procedures, requirements for disclosure of agency, intermediary status, and the distinction between assistance and representation, will be discussed. Satisfactory completion of this course, along with FIN 3405, FIN 4221, and one other Real Estate course, will qualify an individual to take the Texas real estate license examination.
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01Open1914N/A26305MWF0845AM - 0920AMCASHN 1062Regular
L. M. Dyson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4221
Real Estate Law of Contracts
4221   Real Estate Law of Contracts
Co-requisite(s): FIN 4220.
Prerequisite(s): Not open to pre-business students.
   An introduction to the essential elements of a contract including discussions of offer and acceptance, the statute of frauds, parol evidence, specific performance and remedies for breach, and the unauthorized practice of law. Other related topics include the Texas Real Estate commission's rules pertaining to the use of promulgated forms, owner disclosure requirements, option periods, Phase I Environmental Assessments, and case analysis of specific transactions utilizing all contract forms provided by the Commission. Satisfactory completion of this course, along with FIN 3405, FIN 4220, and one other Real Estate course, will qualify an individual to take the Texas real estate license examination.
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01Open1914N/A26306MWF0921AM - 0955AMCASHN 1062Regular
L. M. Dyson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4310
Entrepreneurial Finance
4310   Entrepreneurial Finance  (Cross-listed as ENT 4310)                                    
Prerequisite(s): For finance majors, a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; for entrepreneurial majors, ENT 3320 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   Examines the intriguing process of financing the pursuit of opportunity and growth without regard to assets controlled currently. The major focus is on start-up or acquisition and the initial stages of growth. There is an emphasis on high growth firms, and the central objective is to gain an understanding of how entrepreneurs obtain and use financial resources. The course also examines how value is created.
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01Open251N/A12865MW0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 4073Regular
J. William Petty
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Closed50N/A21851MW0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 1093Regular
Kendall Artz
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
03Closed00N/A27169----- 3Regular
J. William Petty
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4311
Fundamentals Life & Hlth Ins
4311   Fundamentals of Life and Health Insurance
Prerequisite(s): FIN 3305 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   A study of the financial implications of death, disability and retirement, as well as the corresponding forms of individual life insurance, health insurance and annuities. Elementary life and health insurance programming, taxation, legal aspects, business uses of individual life and health insurance, regulation, and insurer operations and functions are covered.
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01Open1911N/A26327TR0330PM - 0445PMCASHN 3063Regular
Michael Khoury
Paul Anderson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4320
Fund of Prop & Liability Ins
4320   Fundamentals of Property and Liability Insurance
Prerequisite(s): FIN 3305 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   A study of the property-liability insurance industry, including the economic and financial issues inherent in property-liability insurance contracting. Topics may include commercial insurance contracts, automobile insurance costs and prices, tort reform effects on insurance markets, economics of distribution systems, corporate governance and organizational form, pricing models, solvency measurement, solvency regulation and market discipline, reinsurance and catastrophic risk, underwriting and risk selection, rate-making techniques, and underwriting cycles.
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01Open1911N/A26337TR0800AM - 0915AMCASHN 3063Regular
Wesley W. Bailey
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4329
Real Estate Appraisal
4329   Real Estate Appraisal
Prerequisite(s): FIN 3405 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   The valuation of real estate including the functions, purposes and techniques of appraising land and improvements. Additionally, an extensive review of the concepts of ownership interests, zoning, land use regulation and related topics that affect the value of real estate is included. Students will be instructed in the use of the three fundamental approaches to valuation: the sales comparison approach, the cost-less depreciation approach, and the income capitalization approach as well as capitalization techniques used in the profession. To facilitate an understanding of the discounted cash flow techniques used in valuation, the real estate industries leading computer software ARGUS Financial Analysis will be included.
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01Open196N/A26326MWF1220PM - 0110PMCASHN 4073Regular
Charles Delaney
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4331
Internationl Bus Finance
4331   International Business Finance  (Cross-listed as INB 4331)                              
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   A study of international financial management, including multinational corporations (MNCs), international financial markets, international trade, foreign exchange rate, currency futures, forwards, options and swaps, currency exposures, and short- and long-term financing decisions of MNCs. With a focus on the enhancement of analytical skills based on the tools and theory of international finance, this course will promote critical thinking skills of the student.
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01Open233N/A14379TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 4023Regular
Soku Byoun
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
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Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
For International Exchange students only


FIN 4332
Employee Benefit Planning
4332   Employee Benefit Planning
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   An examination of the rationale for, and basic details of, (1) employer provided group-life and group-health benefits, (2) private pension plans, and  (3) government requirement required benefits, including social security, Medicare and Medicaid, disability income, and unemployment benefits. The approach focuses on the economic theory and historical developments of each of these areas.
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01Open1912N/A26328TR0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 3063Regular
Ernest S. Fletcher
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4339
Real Estate Investments
4339   Real Estate Investments
Prerequisite(s): For real estate majors, FIN 3405 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; for finance majors, a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.  
   An analysis of real estate investments using ARGUS Financial Analysis, the real estate industry's leading computer software specifically designed for the analysis of income-producing properties. Additionally, an extensive review of legal issues related to ownership interests, mortgages, fair housing, and ADA requirements is included. Current issues as well as analytical methods are presented in a case study approach. Creative financing and income tax considerations are also included.
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01Open1913N/A12869TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 1063Regular
Erica Ancira
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Closed19-2N/A12873TR1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 1063Regular
Erica Ancira
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4340
Real Estate Finance
4340   Real Estate Finance  
Prerequisite(s): For real estate majors, FIN 3405 and a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; and finance majors, a minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   The flow of real estate funds, including the origination process, the secondary market, and the securitization of mortgage pools. Microcomputers are used to analyze the cash flow and amortization characteristics of fixed-rate, variable-rate, and graduated-payment mortgages. Issues pertaining to tenure choice, expected mortgage life, and refinancing are also investigated.
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01Open1915N/A26338MWF1010AM - 1100AMCASHN 1063Regular
L. M. Dyson
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4360
Corporate Financial Mgt
4360   Corporate Financial Management                              
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   An advanced study of long-term corporate financial decision-making, focusing on which assets a firm should acquire, how to raise the funds to acquire those assets, and how to manage acquired assets to maximize the value of the firm. Specific topics include economic profit, time value of money, risk and return, options, agency conflicts and financial contracting, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policy.
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01Closed32-1N/A11106MW0230PM - 0345PMCASHN 4053Regular
Steven P. Rich
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Closed320N/A11109MW0400PM - 0515PMCASHN 4053Regular
Steven P. Rich
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4361
Short-Term Finance Mgt.
4361   Short-Term Financial Management                            
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   An advanced study of short-term financial management and financial statement analysis. Topics include cash management, credit and collections, payables management, bank relations, short-term investing and borrowing, and management of interest rate and foreign exchange risks. The class will provide partial preparation for students wishing to take the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) exam.
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01Closed280N/A20024MWF1115AM - 1205PMCASHN 1063Regular
Susie Etheredge
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4365
Investment Analysis
4365   Investment Analysis                                        
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   Investment decision making with emphasis on stocks, bonds, and portfolio management. Major topics include portfolio theory and the measurement of risk, performance evaluation, the efficient markets hypothesis, valuation of securities, and portfolio composition in relation to investor objectives. Other topics may include the functioning of the securities markets, securities law and regulations, and an introduction to derivative securities.
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01Open336N/A11113TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 3063Regular
Ted Moorman
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Open331N/A16656TR1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 3063Regular
Ted Moorman
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
03Closed33-1N/A23877TR1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 4023Regular
Bill Reichenstein
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4370
Mgt. of Financial Institutions
4370   Management of Financial Institutions                        
Prerequisite(s): FIN 4360; not open to pre-business students.
   A study of the role of financial institutions as intermediaries between providers and users of investment funds, with emphasis on the financial management issues facing such institutions. Principal topics include the economic rationale for the existence of financial intermediaries, the major types of financial institutions, and the major areas of risk management including credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, and capital risk. Additionally, attention may be given to financial engineering as a management tool for financial institutions. Lectures and readings are augmented with group projects and/or cases.
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01Open199N/A11120MWF1010AM - 1100AMCASHN 4023Regular
Ernest S. Fletcher
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
02Open1912N/A23879MWF1115AM - 1205PMCASHN 4023Regular
Ernest S. Fletcher
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4381
Practicum in Portfolio Mgmt
4381   Practicum in Portfolio Management
Prerequisite(s): FIN 4365 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
   This practicum gives students valuable hands-on experience in securities research, valuation of risky assets, and asset allocation by managing the Philip M. Dorr and Alumni Endowed Investment Fund. Through readings and student-prepared research reports students develop skills in evaluating economic, industry, and firm data; integrating such data into securities analysis; and communicating their research results to others.
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01Closed0-12N/A23880M0500PM - 0730PMCASHN 1023Practicum
Brandon L. Troegle
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4V98
Spec Studies in Finance
4V98   Special Studies in Finance                                       1 to 6 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 3310; not open to pre-business students.
   With the consent of the chair of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, this course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
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01Closed0-1N/A15592----- 1 - 6Independent Study
J. Allen Seward
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4V98
Directive Readings
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Steven P. Rich
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 4V98
Baylor Angel Network Practicum
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J. William Petty
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5161
Corporate Finance-Planning
5161   Corporate Finance-Planning                                  
Prerequisite(s): Admission to MBA program.
   An introductory financial perspective to (1) why a publicly- traded firm exists and (2) what is the optimal approach for managing a publicly-traded firm. Comparisons are made between how privately-held firms and public sector institutions are managed.
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01Open222N/A11124TR0800AM - 0915AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 09/22/2011; End Date: 10/20/2011
02Closed220N/A11125TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 09/22/2011; End Date: 10/20/2011


FIN 5162
Corporate Finance-Implemtatn
5162   Corporate Finance-Implementation                            
Prerequisite(s): FIN 5161.
   This one-hour module builds on the principles of optimal project selection introduced in FIN 5161. Usage of the Capital Asset Pricing Model for determining project rates is demonstrated. Both internal financing decisions (dividend decisions) and external financing decisions (debt vs. equity) are introduced.
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01Closed70N/A11127TR0800AM - 0915AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 11/01/2011; End Date: 12/01/2011
02Open71N/A11130TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 11/01/2011; End Date: 12/01/2011


FIN 5163
Financial Control
5163   Financial Control                                          
Prerequisite(s): FIN 5162.
   The concluding module on strategic Corporate Financial Management, exploring optimal strategies for financing the firm's projects. The theoretical linkage between the modern option pricing model, efficient capital markets, agency theory, and the theory of the firm is developed.
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01Closed80N/A11133TR0800AM - 0915AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 08/23/2011; End Date: 09/20/2011
02Open71N/A11136TR0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 3021Regular
Donald F. Cunningham
Start Date: 08/23/2011; End Date: 09/20/2011


FIN 5329
Entrepreneurial Finance
5329   Entrepreneurial Finance  (Cross-listed as ENT 5329)
   See course information for ENT 5329.
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01Open31N/A22322MW0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 4073Regular
J. William Petty
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5331
Seminar:Internationl Fin
5331   Seminar in International Finance                            
   A study of international financial management. Principal topics include issues in international business and finance; basic concepts, types, and issues of international financial markets; the mechanics of foreign exchange (FX) dealings and the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on corporate operations; currency derivatives and the implementation of FX risk hedging techniques; and short- and long-term financing decisions and risk management. With a focus on the enhancement of analytical skills based on the tools and theory of international finance, this course will promote critical thinking skills of the student.
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01Open103N/A22044TR1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 4023Regular
Soku Byoun
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5333
For Ex Mkt/Intl Mon Inst
5333   Foreign Exchange Markets and International Monetary Institutions  (Cross-listed as ECO 5333)
   See ECO 5333 for course information.
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01Open52N/A18649MWF1115AM - 1205PMCASHN 4083Regular
David D. VanHoose
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5362
Sem-Corp Short Term Mgt
5362   Seminar in Corporate Short-term Financial Management  (Cross-listed as ECO 5362)      
   This course covers the short-term financial management functions and responsibilities typical of a Corporate Treasurer. Areas covered include cash and liquidity positioning, credit extension and collections, payables management, bank relations, short-term investing and borrowing, and management of interest rate and foreign exchange risks, all with a focus on current business practices. Lectures and readings are reinforced with individual and group projects and cases. The class will also provide partial preparation for students wishing to take the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) exam.
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01Open153N/A20027MW1230PM - 0145PMCASHN 1063Regular
Susie Etheredge
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5365
Investment Management
5365   Investment Management  (Cross-listed as ECO 5365)
   Theory and practice of portfolio investment with emphasis on stocks, bonds, and portfolio management. Major topics include portfolio theory, performance evaluation, market efficiency, equity and bond management strategies, the use of derivative securities in portfolio management, and mutual funds. Current readings and cases supplement the text.
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01Closed180N/A22043TR0200PM - 0315PMCASHN 4023Regular
Bill Reichenstein
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5381
Practicum in Portfolio Mgt
5381   Practicum in Portfolio Management                          
Prerequisite(s): FIN 5365 or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
   This practicum gives students valuable hands-on experience in securities research, valuation of risky assets, and asset allocation by managing the Philip M. Dorr and Alumni Endowed Investment Fund. Through readings and student-prepared research reports students develop skills in evaluating economic, industry, and firm data; integrating such data into securities analysis; and communicating their research results to others.
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01Closed0-3N/A11145M0500PM - 0730PMCASHN 1023Practicum
Brian R. Bruce
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5V98
Real Estate Investments
5V98   Special Studies in Finance                                      1 to 6 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
   This course may be taken for one to six semester hours of credit.
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01Closed00N/A20589----- 1 - 6Independent Study
STAFF
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5V98
Intl Business Finance
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02Closed00N/A20707----- 1 - 6Independent Study
STAFF
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5V98
Venture Capital Practicum
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STAFF
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011


FIN 5V98
Corporate Financial MGT
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04Closed0-1N/A27218----- 1 - 6Independent Study
Steven P. Rich
Start Date: 08/22/2011; End Date: 12/14/2011
Summer at Baylor