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FIRE 573. International Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foreign exchange, currency and derivative markets, currency risk management, international investment and financing decisions, multinational corporate financial decisions.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 574. Security Analysis

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Organization of securities markets, risk and return analysis, modern portfolio theory, efficient market theory, fixed income securities, equity securities, and derivative securities.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371, FIRE 373
Semester Offered:


FIRE 575. Life and Health Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Individual life and health insurance and employee benefits; estate and financial planning; insurance company management and operations; regulation; public policy issues.
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 576. Property and Liability Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Property and liability risks; contracts, insurance law and regulation; company management and operations.
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 577. Managerial Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic concepts in finance: time value of money, financial ratio analysis, and security valuation. Corporate financial decisions: capital budgeting, choice of capital structure, and working capital management.
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 579. Social Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic security; public and worker's compensation programs designed to alleviate the perils of premature death, poor health, retirement, unemployment, and poverty. Program structure, financing, and policy.
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 580. Employee Benefits and Group Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Employee benefit plan design, group insurance contract provisions, group life and health coverage, pension plans, cost containment, and taxation.
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 581. Financial Derivatives

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Characteristics and functions of financial derivatives. Corporate risk management applications of financial derivatives. Pricing models of derivatives and trading strategies using derivatives to hedge financial risks.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371, FIRE 471
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 583. Real Estate Finance and Investments

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cash flows generated by commercial investment real property, from both the lender's and investor's viewpoint. Ratio and return analysis. Primary and secondary mortgage markets.
Prerequisites: FIRE 378
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 584. Real Estate Appraisal

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cost, income, and market approaches to value of real property assets. Professional narrative appraisal employing comparable sales analysis, depreciated cost analysis and discounted cash flow analysis. Professional ethics and uniform standards of professional appraisal practice.
Prerequisites: FIRE 378
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 587. Management of Financial Institutions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Decision making in commercial banks and other depository institutions. Asset, liability, and capital management issues. Lending, depository, and trust functions.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 588. Type B Workshop

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


FIRE 598. Business Consulting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Teams of students work as consultants to area businesses and non-profit organizations to diagnose and solve actual business problems. Written and oral report required.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371 and MKTG 220 and ACCT 292 and MGMT 201 and IS 242 or STAT 242, or permission of department.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


FIRE 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


FIRE 605. Business Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Selected topics related to (1) finance; or (2) insurance and real estate.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FIRE 691. Enrollment Continuation

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


FIRE 694. Selected Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: May be repeated to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


FIRE 695. Temporary Workshop

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are intended to support established degree programs and may be included on a student's approved program within the workshop limitations established for each program option.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


FIRE 699. Master's Thesis

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: Master's Thesis.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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