FINC445 Derivatives This course presents and defines derivatives such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. These financial instruments are commonly used to structure and modify the risk profile and exposure of firms and investors. Derivatives are used to hedge unwanted risk and to increase risk exposure for speculative motives. No prior knowledge of options and futures markets is assumed. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: FIN310 or FINC390; MAT306 or MATH306 or MATH305 Availability: Sioux Falls, Virtual Campus FINC450 Fixed Income In this course, students will study fixed income securities with an emphasis on understanding yield spreads, bond risk, valuation, and interest rate volatility. Bond derivatives will be examined and the dynamics of mortgage and asset backed bond funds will be analyzed. Credit analysis will be introduced as well as bond portfolio management issues. Hedging of fixed income securities will be briefly reviewed. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: FIN310 or FINC390; MAT306 or MATH306 or MATH305 Availability: Sioux Falls, Virtual Campus FINC455 Portfolio Analysis In this course, students will learn the management process for individual and institutional investment portfolios in domestic and international markets. Capital market expectations and asset allocation will be examined. Fixed income, equity and alternative investment portfolio management techniques will be reviewed. Portfolio risk management, performance measurements and decision making will also be studied. Credits: 4 Prerequisites: FIN310 or FINC390; MAT306 or MATH306 or MATH305 Availability: Sioux Falls, Virtual Campus FINC460 Finance Capstone This is an integrative and interactive capstone course in which the student uses the functional skills acquired from previous courses to formulate decisions within a business entity and analyze the financial implications of those decisions. Individual and team participation are imperative for this course. Credits: 4 Prerequisite: None Availability: Colorado Springs FINC495 Advanced Research and Study An independent, in-depth research project. Credits are assigned based on the complexity and depth of the project. The project must be approved by the department chair. Credits: 1-6 Prerequisite: Approval Availability: Check with individual campus for availability of this course FINC499 Special Topics in Finance This course addresses issues of current interest in finance. Course content will vary as determined by student interest and evolution of the discipline. Credits: 1-6 Prerequisite: None Availability: Check with individual campus for availability of this course Effective August 14, 2011 Page 366
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