WCSU Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 : ANCELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


FIN 504 Introduction to Business Statistics 1 SH

This course provides an introduction of statistics to MBA students. This is an applications-oriented study of basic statistical concepts and techniques. Focus is on the use of descriptive statistics as an aid to managerial decision-making and on computer-based analysis data.

FIN 508 Introduction to Economics and Finance 1 SH

This course provides an introduction to economics and finance concepts for MBA students. The subject matter includes supply and demand analysis, time value of money, financial instrument review and valuation, and real, nominal and term structure of interest rates. Prerequisite: ACC 501.

FIN 510 Quantitative Methods in Public Administration  3 SH

An examination of data analytic and quantitative techniques used in public administration. Explores methods for identifying patterns and structure within and between sets data. Considers criteria for optimal choice in uncertain and sequential decision making situations. Analyzes regression and correlation models. Investigates time series analysis and forecasting techniques.

FIN 557 International Finance    3 SH

This course offers a study of financing overseas operations, trade, exchange rates, banking, IMF problems, policies, and decisions.

FIN 560 Analysis of Financial and Investment Decisions    3 SH

The course focuses on the management of a corporation’s financial and security investments. It provides a critical discussion on a number of theoretical issues and empirical observations and their relevance to an understanding of “real world” corporation decisions. The theories will be reinforced by hands-on computer techniques. Students will learn to collect data from various resources, create models to perform quantitative analysis, and make sound financial and investment decisions for a corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 504 & FIN 508.

FIN 561 Investments and Security Analysis    3 SH

This course will acquaint students with the basic characteristics of securities and securities markets. Theories will be introduced and examined that attempt to value both individual securities and aggregate securities markets. These concepts will be integrated into a study of portfolio theory and actual industry practices as they apply to institutional investors. Prerequisite: FIN 505.

FIN 565 Business Forecasting for Managers    3 SH

This course provides the student with an understanding of commonly used forecasting models. Topics include moving averages and exponential smoothing, linear and nonlinear regression, classical time-series decomposition, Box-Jenkins models, bootstrapping techniques, and methods of combining forecasts. Emphasis is placed on managerial applications and the use of a computer-based forecasting package. Prerequisite: FIN 545 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

FIN 598 Faculty-Developed Course

This experimental course is offered by the Finance Department as a means of determining its value to the total department program or given in response to a particular request from a group of students.

FIN 599 Student-Developed Study

This vehicle is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop his/her own learning experience. A student will design a project and secure a faculty sponsor. The vehicle may be utilized more than once. Prerequisite: written permission of the faculty sponsor and department. Registration through the Office of Graduate Admissions is required.