Finance and Economics - GR (FINE)


FINE 518  Corporate Finance  3 Credits (3,0)

Theoretical and practical approaches to effective financial management. Planning, analysis, and control of investments (e.g., capital budgeting, risk and diversification); short and long-term financings (e.g., debt and equity); financial derivatives (e.g., options and futures); making ethical financial decisions. Pre-Requisite: ACCT 510 if student is in the 2021-2022 catalog or newer.

FINE 523  Advanced Aviation Economics  3 Credits (3,0)

This course pursues an economic analysis of the global airline industry. Topics include the history and economic rationale of government regulation and the effects of worldwide liberalization, demand for air transportation and modeling, pricing and revenue management, supply and route architecture, cost structure and methods of control, and fleet selection and financing.

FINE 610  Budgeting and Finance for R&D  3 Credits (3,0)

Financial analysis common to STEM context. Time Value of Money analysis including the impact of inflation and taxation. Modeling of financial scenarios using software applications.
Prerequisites: EMGT 500

FINE 615  Investments  3 Credits (3,0)

Survey of investments including security markets, investment vehicles, investment analysis, and portfolio management. Specific topics include the concept of risk and return, types of financial instruments, security valuation, mechanics of trading, the survey of investment companies, asset allocation for individual and institutional investors, the concept of efficient markets, equity and bond portfolio management, and portfolio performance evaluation. Case studies from the airline and aerospace industries; Web-based investment simulation; and current economic and capital market information.
Prerequisites: FINE 518 or FINE 610

FINE 618  Advanced Corporate Finance  3 Credits (3,0)

Complex financial structures and advanced financial tools employed in the aviation industry. Concepts covered include project finance, leasing, mergers, financial distress, financial derivatives (real options, interest rate swaps, fuel and currency hedging, forward contracts and futures), airport finance and financial modeling using simulation and optimization techniques.
Prerequisites: FINE 518 or FINE 610

FINE 628  Introduction to Financial Engineering: Futures and Options  3 Credits (3,0)

Forwards, futures, SWAPS and other financial derivatives for hedging, arbitrage and speculative purposes in the global environment. Focuses on how firms use these instruments to manage financial risks.
Prerequisites: FINE 518 or FINE 610

FINE 653  International Finance  3 Credits (3,0)

Apply international financial considerations in the development of corporate financial policy; exchange rate behavior, risk, management and asset management from a global perspective.
Prerequisites: FINE 518 or FINE 610

FINE 673  Global Economic Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Applies macroeconomic principles internationally. Aggregated demand and supply. Government policy. Fiscal Policy. Monetary Policy. International trade.