Advanced Problems In Finance –


(3 credits)

This course extends the competencies developed in FIN/544 by introducing additional techniques of financial analysis.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Strategies in Capital Budgeting and Structure

  • Determine how firms establish an optimal capital structure strategy.
  • Evaluate capital budgeting tools and decisions.
  • Measure the present value of cash flows.

Risk Management and Securities Analysis

  • Analyze foreign currency risk.
  • Assess the impacts of international risks on a firm's financial decisions.
  • Demonstrate the use of derivatives as an appropriate hedging mechanism.
  • Analyze the financial impacts of risk elements.
  • Identify various elements of corporate risk affecting financial decisions.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring

  • Assess the effects of corporate reorganization and bankruptcy strategies.
  • Determine the financial outcomes of mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring on the firm.
  • Choose among various merger and acquisition strategies.
  • Appraise the financial rationale for mergers and acquisitions.

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and Corporate Financing

  • Critique IPO pricing in the context of dynamic financial markets.
  • Outline the IPO market, process, and players.
  • Evaluate long-term financing strategies and alternatives.
  • Assess efficient capital markets and their role in corporate financing decisions.

Cross-Border Investment Decisions

  • Summarize and synthesize the course content.
  • Demonstrate the integrated use of financial tools and techniques covered in the course.
  • Differentiate among various international investment and financing options.
  • Analyze unique risks associated with international investment decisions.

Corporate Governance

  • Critique corporate stock option plans as a tool to maximize shareholder wealth.
  • Distinguish among various executive compensation plans and their strengths and limitations.
  • Assess the degree to which agency theory applies to shareholders and management.
  • Evaluate how financial goals and growth are achieved in a competitive business environment.

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