Concentration in Finance (15 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Professors L. Barras, M. Bouvard, A. Malkhozov, S. Betermier

International Stream Mentor: A. Durnev

Case Competition Mentors: Professors M. Chaudhury, V. di Pietro

The Finance concentration has been designed to provide understanding of key concepts in finance theory, financial institutions, investment analysis, risk management, and applied techniques. Graduates find a strong demand among financial organizations, governments, and non-financial firms where they pursue careers that lead to positions such as Managing Partner, Treasurer, and V.P. Finance.

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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Aytek Malkhozov, Sujata Madan (Fall) Zeeshanali Fazal, Matthieu Bouvard (Winter) Larbi Hammami, Sujata Madan, Anas Aboulamer (Summer)

    • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Ruslan Goyenko (Fall) Sebastien Betermier (Winter) Vadim di Pietro (Summer)

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta (Fall) Jiro Kondo (Winter) Larbi Hammami (Summer)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • FINE 434 Topics in Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Topics will be selected from current issues in the Finance Area.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Patrick John Bartlett, Reuven Brenner, Jan Edvard Ericsson (Fall)

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013

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

  • 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. A weekly series of one-hour tutorials are mandatory for the first six weeks of class.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury, Vadim di Pietro (Fall)

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall) Mohammed M Chaudhury (Winter) Amir Akbari (Summer)

  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall)

  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall)

  • 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sergei Sarkissian (Winter)

  • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anas Aboulamer, Larbi Hammami (Fall) Raad Jassim, Larbi Hammami (Winter) Sujata Madan (Summer)

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Zeeshanali Fazal (Winter)

  • FINE 541 Applied Investments (3 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 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kenneth Lester (Winter) Kenneth Lester (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): FINE 441. Limited enrolment. Prerequisite (Graduate): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Open to U2 students only

  • 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Vihang R Errunza (Winter)

    • 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.

    • Note: Lectures for this course span both the Fall and Winter semesters.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)