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Minor Finance (For Non-Management Students) (18 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

The Minor Finance consists of 18 credits of Management courses and is offered to non-Management students in the Faculties of Arts, Engineering, and Science.

The Minor has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the key concepts in corporate finance as well as investment banking.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • FINE 342 Finance 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : In-depth study of corporate finance, risk, diversification, portfolio analysis, and capital market theory.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall) Sujata Madan, Matthieu Bouvard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
    • Restriction: For Finance Concentration/Major/Honours
    • Restriction: Only one of FINE 342 or FINE 343 can be counted for credit
  • FINE 441 Investment Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Application of investment principles and security analysis to the selection and comparison of equity and fixed income securities in the current economic and financial environment. Also covered are: determinants of stock prices, growth models and portfolio diversification.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami (Fall) Sebastien Betermier, Larbi Hammami (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • MGCR 341 Finance 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta (Fall) Vadim di Pietro (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from:

  • FINE 442 Capital Markets and Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Functions of the capital market through flow of funds analysis and an examination of portfolio activities of financial intermediaries. Also covered are: securities regulations and ethical considerations, the term structure of interest rates and risk and rates of return in debt and equity markets.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Laurent Barras (Fall) Larbi Hammami (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • FINE 443 Applied Corporate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Concepts and techniques are applied to problems faced by managers in Corporate Finance, such as working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisition. Application of theory and techniques through case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami (Fall) Ruslan Goyenko, Larbi Hammami (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 342
  • FINE 445 Real Estate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Fundamentals of mortgages from the viewpoint of both consumer and the firm. Emphasis on legal, mathematical and financial structure, provides a micro basis for analysis of the functions and performance of the mortgage market, in conjunction with the housing market.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • FINE 448 Financial Derivatives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The course will concentrate on both the analytical and practical aspects of investments in options and futures. The first part of the course concentrates on option and futures valuation, considering both discrete and continuous time models. The second part of the course concentrates on the practical aspects of options and futures trading.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami (Fall) Patrick Augustin, Mohammed M Chaudhury (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGSC 272 or MGSC 372 or equivalent
  • FINE 449 Market Risk Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Dynamic market risk models including GARCH volatility models, dynamic conditional correlation models, non-normal return distributions, option pricing allowing for skewness and kurtosis, and option risk management using delta, delta-gamma and full-valuation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: FINE 441 and MGSC 272 or equivalent.
  • FINE 451 Fixed Income Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Fixed income financial instruments and their uses for both financial engineering and risk management (at the trading desk and aggregate firm level). This will involve coverage of fixed income mathematics, risk management concepts, term structure modeling, derivatives valuation and credit risk analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 441
  • FINE 480 Global Investments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Major principles of international investments and global asset allocation, focusing on recent developments in modeling and predicting global asset returns. Main approaches to stock selection, style investing, and special issues such as indirect diversification and country and industry effects in equity pricing. Use of Datastream and other financial data sources.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sergei Sarkissian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 441, FINE 482
  • FINE 482 International Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The international financial environment as it affects the multinational manager. Balance of payments concepts, adjustment process of the external imbalances and the international monetary system. In depth study of the institutional and theoretical aspects of foreign exchange markets; international capital markets, including Eurobonds and eurocredit markets.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sujata Madan (Fall) Mohammed M Chaudhury (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • FINE 492 International Finance 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Focus on the operational problems of financial management in the multinational enterprise: Financing of international trade, international capital budgeting, multinational cost of capital, working capital management; International banking and recent developments in international capital markets.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Zeeshanali Fazal (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 482
  • FINE 541N1 Applied Investments (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Students are exposed to practical aspects of managing investment portfolios. A principal activity of students is participation in the management of a substantial investment fund.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth Lester (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): FINE 441. Limited enrolment
    • Prerequisite (Graduate): Permission of the instructor.
    • Students must also register for FINE 541N2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FINE 541N1 and FINE 541N2 are successfully completed in a twelve month period
    • Restriction: Open to U2 students only in the Winter term and open to U3 students only in the Fall term.
  • FINE 541N2 Applied Investments (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : See FINE 541N1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth Lester (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 541N1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FINE 541N1 and FINE 541N2 are successfully completed in a twelve month period
    • Restriction: Open to U2 students only in the Winter term and open to U3 students only in the Fall term.
  • FINE 547 Advanced Finance Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Selected topics will be discussed by Faculty members, invited guest speakers, and the students. Each student is required to select a topic for study and prepare a written report for presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vihang R Errunza (Fall)

    • Undergraduate Prerequisites: FINE 441 and FINE 443.
    • Graduate Prerequisite: MGCR 651.
    • Corequisites: FINE 646 and FINE 622.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FINE 647.

or other appropriate 300- or 400-level FINE courses with the approval of the Program Adviser.

* Prerequisite: MGCR 271, Business Statistics, or another equivalent Statistics course approved by the Program Adviser.

Note: Students should select their Statistics course only after consulting the "Course Overlap" section in the Faculty of Arts, the "Course Overlap" section in the Faculty of Science, and the "Course Overlap" section in the Desautels Faculty of Management to avoid overlapping Statistics courses.

Faculty of Engineering—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)