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  • MFE 6000 - Quantitative Analysis for Financial Markets

    Students will learn the basic tools necessary for understanding how economic theory is applied to financial markets. Financial economic theory is expressed in the language of mathematics and is applied to the real world using statistics. This course offers a blend of mathematics and statistics designed especially for the financial market practitioner. Major topics include solving systems of equations, optimization, probability theory, and hypothesis testing.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6010 - Macroeconomics and Business Fluctuations

    Analyses of demand for money, inflation, interest rates, capital growth, asset markets, financial intermediaries, and the relationship between money and the business cycles. Other topics include national income, savings, investment, unemployment, fiscal, and monetary policies.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6050 - Managerial Economics

    Measuring economic relationships, analyzing market behavior of consumers and firms , and examining some major economic decisions of business firm.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6100 - Managerial Accounting

    Introduction to the basic tenets and processes of accounting systems for financial statements and managerial reports. Study of the financial reporting process for investor and creditor decisions, including internal controls. Study of cost behavior, budgeting and capital budgeting for managerial reports.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6110 - Financial Statement Analysis

    Solid foundation in the environment of financial reporting.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6200 - Corporate Finance

    The roles and responsibilities of financial manager with special emphasis on advanced tools and techniques for solving complex financial problems.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6210 - Financial Management II

    Application of financial theory and analysis techniques to major financial decisions facing managers.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6220 - Quantitative Analysis in Equity Markets

    Covers the principles of valuation for common stock (equities) and the principles of portfolio management for equity portfolios. Presents tools and theories used by investors to identify and evaluate various investment alternatives in forming investment portfolios. Topics include sources of investment information, relationship between investment risks and returns, analysis and valuation of securities (focusing on common stocks), portfolio theory, portfolio performance evaluation, and investor and market behavior. For forecasting purposes in equity markets, the course covers Autoregressive and Moving average models, random walks and unit roots, ARCH/GARCH models, and the Vector Autoregressive models. Students obtain a theoretical understanding of each model and their applications.

    Requisites: MFE 6390

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6230 - Portfolio Theory

    The decision making process in the management of individual and institutional securities portfolios.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6390 - Statistics and Econometrics: Theory and Application

    Classical linear regression and various diagnostic tests and remedies for violations of classical assumptions, and various forecasting models.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6400 - International Trade and Financial Economics

    The benefits from international trade. The law of comparative advantage, the factor endowment explanation of international trade, and other theories of international trade. Other topics include foreign exchange markets, interest arbitrage, portfolio theory, balance of payments, and international banking.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6440 - Financial Derivatives

    A risk management course dealing with contract specifications. Characteristics of options and futures trading procedures. The pricing mechanism that joins commodity, options, futures, and futures options markets.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6500 - Fixed Income Analysis

    The role of fixed income investments and other alternative investments in financial markets and the analysis of these financial instruments in investment portfolios.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6900 - Special Topics in Master Financial Economics

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6910 - Internship

    Complete an internship and write a paper on topic in financial economics.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 5

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 internship

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6930 - Independent Study

    Readings in selected fields in economics under direction of staff member.

    Credits: 1 - 5

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 independent study

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6940 - Research

    Research in selected fields of financial economics under supervision of staff member.

    Credits: 1 - 5

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 research

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6950 - Master's Thesis

    Writing of scholarly papers in areas of financial economics. A thesis must follow the format of the Graduate College.

    Requisites: MFE 6000 and 6390

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 thesis/dissertation

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6960 - Master's Paper

    Writing a scholarly paper in the area of financial economics. A masters paper is different than a masters thesis in that a student writing a masters paper is not required follow the thesis format of the Graduate College.

    Requisites: MFE 6000 and 6390

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • MFE 6980 - Colloquium

    Selected topics of current interest.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

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