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COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (372)

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									 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

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