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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark Courses Finance 390  

Finance 390

The finance department frequently adds courses to the finance curriculum. Please refer to our Undergraduate Student Handbook on our web site at for updates and prerequisite requirements.

29:390:315Investments (3) Introduction and analysis of the dimensions of risk and return. Portfolio theory and its application in the management and performance evaluation of investment portfolios. Equilibrium theories of risk and return-capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing model. Interest rate theory, yield curve, linkage between short-term and long-term rates, credit risk, and interest rate risk. Analysis of individual securities: money market securities, bonds and mortgage-backed securities, common and preferred stocks, and derivatives-futures and options. Prerequisite: 29:390:329.
29:390:329Finance (3) Financial concepts and methods of analysis. The time value of money and its relation to such concepts as net present value and internal rate of return. Principles of valuation. Financial markets. The use of capital budgeting, management of cash flow, and workingcapital management. Prerequisites: 21&62:220:102, 231, and 21&62:350:101.
29:390:330Corporate Finance (3) Issues relating to the financing of capital investments. How financial risk affects the cost of capital and helps determine the capital structure of the corporation. Interactions between investment and financing decisions. The uses of various securities to finance an investment, as well as methods such as lease financing. Prerequisites: 29:390:329, 21&62:350:102, 21&62:220:101.
29:390:335Risk Management and Insurance (3) The management of risk is a major function in every business enterprise. The function of risk management; methods used in identifying, measuring, and transferring risks; the use of insurance to transfer risks to other parties; the structure of the insurance business from the perspective of a potential purchaser of insurance. Prerequisite: 29:390:329.
29:390:340Financial Statements and Security Analysis (3) Techniques for examining and interpreting financial statements to support business and investment decisions. The viewpoints of short-term creditors, long-term lenders, equity investors, and internal management used as the focus of the analysis. Topics include ratio analysis, cash flow forecasting, and security valuation. Prerequisites: 29:390:315 and 329.
29:390:386Futures and Options (3) Introduction to derivatives-futures and options contracts on commodities, interest rates, and equities. Historical development, institutional features, and economic functions of the futures and options markets. Pricing of the contracts. Understanding the role of expectations, arbitrage, and the relationship to their cash market counterparts. Analyzing risk exposures and exploring the hedging and speculative potential of the markets. Implementing and evaluating hedges in commodity, interest rate, and equity markets. Prerequisite: 29:390:329.
29:390:370Financial Institutions and Markets (3) Detailed overview of the theory and institutional features of the U.S. financial system; comprehensive review of the U.S. financial markets. Prerequisite: 29:320:329.
29:390:495Special Topics in Investment Banking (3) The course covers the effective integration of financial theory and practice. It will explore the rapidly evolving theory of finance as it relates to a corporation's investment in assets and finance. Financial reasoning and analysis will be applied to problems faced by management. Prerequisites: 29:390:315 and 329.
29:390:496,497Finance Internship (BA,BA) On-site finance job in a corporation or not-for-profit organization. Prerequisites: Permission of Career Development Center and the dean's office.
29:390:498,499Independent Research in Finance (BA,BA) Individual research and reading program under the guidance of a member of the department. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, and department chair or dean's office, and senior status.
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