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MFE Courses

<h2>MFE 6000 - Quantitative Analysis for Financial Markets</h2><p>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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6010 - Macroeconomics and Business Fluctuations</h2><p>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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6050 - Managerial Economics</h2><p>Measuring economic relationships, analyzing market behavior of consumers and firms , and examining some major economic decisions of business firm.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6100 - Managerial Accounting</h2><p>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. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6110 - Financial Statement Analysis</h2><p>Solid foundation in the environment of financial reporting.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6200 - Corporate Finance</h2><p>The roles and responsibilities of financial manager with special emphasis on advanced tools and techniques for solving complex financial problems.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6210 - Financial Management II</h2><p>Application of financial theory and analysis techniques to major financial decisions facing managers.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6230 - Portfolio Theory</h2><p>The decision making process in the management of individual and institutional securities portfolios.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6390 - Statistics and Econometrics: Theory and Application</h2><p>Classical linear regression and various diagnostic tests and remedies for violations of classical assumptions, and various forecasting models.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6400 - International Trade and Financial Economics</h2><p> 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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6440 - Financial Derivatives</h2><p> 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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6500 - Fixed Income Analysis</h2><p>The role of fixed income investments and other alternative investments in financial markets and the analysis of these financial instruments in investment portfolios.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6910 - Internship</h2><p>Complete an internship and write a paper on topic in financial economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 5</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 10.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 12.0 internship</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6930 - Independent Study</h2><p>Readings in selected fields in economics under direction of staff member. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 5</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 10.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6940 - Research</h2><p>Research in selected fields of financial economics under supervision of staff member. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 5</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 10.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 research</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6950 - Master's Thesis</h2><p>Writing of scholarly papers in areas of financial economics. A thesis must follow the format of the Graduate College.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> MFE 6000 and 6390</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 thesis/dissertation</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6960 - Master's Paper</h2><p>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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> MFE 6000 and 6390</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6980 - Colloquium</h2><p>Selected topics of current interest. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 2.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6900 - Special Topics in Master Financial Economics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>MFE 6220 - Quantitative Analysis in Equity Markets</h2><p>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.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> MFE 6390</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>