The Department of Finance | International Business

The Department of Finance | International Business

The Department of Finance and International Business, the largest department in the School of Business, offers courses in three majors (Finance, International Business, and Insurance). The department is also affiliated with the two professional industry centers: the Center for Insurance Education (CIE) and the Center for Financial Services (CFS).

Since 1970, over 3,500 alumni have graduated from this department and represent the largest number of African Americans on Wall Street. Furthermore, Howard University is the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to offer an Insurance major/concentration.

THE OFFICE OF FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IS LOCATED AT THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ROOM 562

Undergraduate Finance Courses

Course Number: BECN 330 (Offered Only One Semester)

 Course Name: Managerial Economics

Course Description: Managerial Economics focuses on microeconomic analysis and its application to business decision-making.  Managerial Economics is the study of how to direct scarce resources in the way that most efficiently achieves managerial goals.  The course develops the tools of intermediate microeconomics, business, and policy analysis.  Specific topics include demand and supply, basic econometrics, individual behavior, production, costs, theory of the firm, the nature of an industry, market models, value of information, and public policy toward business.  The basic analytical techniques of managerial economics are identifying problems and opportunities, analyzing alternatives, and making optimal choices.  These techniques are powerful tools for managers in firms who must make decisions in business functional areas of finance, marketing, production, and accounting.  Students take part in statistical estimation exercise that requires them to use microeconomics theory in the context of real business decisions, e.g., should the firm advertise or not.  Managerial Economics goes beyond the basic principles course because it concentrates on the applied aspects of intermediate microeconomics and building economic intuition to help managers make sound decisions. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ECON-001(D/T); ECON-002(D/T); INFO-311(D/T); MATH-026(C/T); MATH-156(C/T); SB

Course Number: FINA 100

Course Name: Cooperative Program I

Course Description: Work on a company-assigned project developed in collaboration with the instructor and administrators.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Department Chair approval

Course Number: FINA 200

Course Name: Cooperative Program II

Course Description: Work on a company-assigned project developed in collaboration with the instructor and administrators.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: FINA 100 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 100 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 307 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Series 7 Prep

Course Description: This is an exam preparation course covering topics related to the General Securities Registered Representative Exam (Series 7). This course will expose students to topics currently covered by the Series 7 examination including (but not limited to) corporate, equity/fixed-income securities, local/state/federal government, securities, derivative securities, and investment company products. This course is not affiliated with FINRA, the Series 7, exam provider, and does not exempt students from the examination eligibility requirements.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Course Number: FINA 311

Course Name: Finance Principles 

Course Description: To provide the students with the concepts, principles, and theories essential for making intelligent financial decisions.  In this process, the students will develop analytical skills and techniques used by executives in solving financial management problems.  Emphasis will be placed on the following financial management issues: financial analysis & planning, risk, and rates of return, time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, and international finance.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Applied Calculus (MATH 026) or Calculus I (MATH 156), Principles of Economics I (ECON 001), Principles of Economics II (ECON 002), and Accounting Principles II (ACCT 202); *Junior Standing*

Course Number: FINA 312

Course Name: Business Finance

Course Description: The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of business financial management.  The central topics that will be covered include the financial and business environment of the firm, the time value of money, and financial analysis planning and control.  The special focus will be on security and asset valuation.  Capital budgeting will also be strongly emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ECON-001(D/T); ECON-002(D/T); ACCT-202(C/T); MATH-026(C/T); MATH-156(C/T); SB

Course Number: FINA 313

Course Name: Financial Management

Course Description: To develop key concepts and applications of corporate financial analysis for the student through an in-depth study of the principles underlying corporate financial decision-making. To enhance the student's analytical and problem-solving ability in dealing with modern business environment problems with an emphasis on financial management control and analysis, working capital management, and investment decisions.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 311 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 311 Minimum Grade of T and FINA 312 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 320 (Fall Only)

Course Name: Principles of Personal Financing

Course Description: One of the objectives of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, information, and skills that can be applied by them in: (1) making personal financial planning decisions;  (2) developing a financial plan consistent with the goals and resources of the individual; and (3) implementing and achieving the goals of the plan. Another goal of this course is to enhance students' knowledge and awareness of career opportunities in the field. And, finally, this course provides students with the opportunity to receive credit for completing the Insurance and Financial Planning course that is required as part of the program of the American College for becoming either a Chartered Financial Consultant or Chartered Life Underwriter.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 311 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 311 Minimum Grade of T or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 321

Course Name: Wealth Management

Course Description: This course covers a wide range of topics about personal financial planning including credit management, risk analysis, effective communication of the financial counselor, tax planning, estate planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, and investment strategies.  Students will learn how to develop successful financial planning strategies and how to pursue career opportunities in the field.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 311 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 311 Minimum Grade of T or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 322 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Financial Markets and Institutions

Course Description: This course provides a rigorous analysis of financial markets and institutions serving the various sectors of the U.S. economy. It also deals with the Federal Reserve System, its monetary policy, and regulatory controls over the various financial institutions.  It is a Finance elective course, intended for senior finance majors in the Department of Finance.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Course Number: FINA 330

Course Name: Principles of Investment

Course Description: The objectives of this course are for you to: (1) learn and become familiar with the body of knowledge, including theoretical principles and empirical evidence, that is applied in the evaluation of alternative investments and the development of successful investment strategies; and (2) become familiar with the application of computer software and databases as a decision support tool for your investment strategies.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Course Number: FINA 331 (Spring Only)

Course Name: Investment Analysis & Portfolio Mgmt

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to areas of investments and portfolio management. The class will explore the practical implications of finance theories for institutional investors as well as individual investors. However, emphasis will be on the analysis of fixed income products while we will cover traditional approaches such as equity valuation and equity trading based on fundamental and technical analysis. The risk management tools, such as forwards, futures, and options, will also be discussed in detail concerning their institutional features, valuation, and management to develop the strategies that manage the financial risk associated with financial instruments.   

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Principles of Investments (FINA 330), Senior Standing

Course Number: FINA 357 (Spring Only)

Course Name: Advanced Finance Analysis Topics

Course Description: This is a finance elective course based on the curriculum for the CFA Level I exam. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Financial Management (FINA 313) and  permission of the instructor; Senior Standing

Course Number: FINA 360

Course Name: Seminar in Finance: Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

Course Description: The objectives of this course are for you to: (1) learn the fundamental concepts of technical analysis and how to apply them toward the development and implementation of profitable investment strategies;  (2) become knowledgeable of risk management and money management principles that are an integral part of the successful implementation of technical analysis; and (3) become familiar with the application of software, databases, and websites that can be a valuable support tool for technical analysis.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Junior Standing

Course Number: FINA 362 (Not Currently Offered)

Course Name: Mutual Funds & Hedge Funds

Course Description: The objective of the course is to introduce students to various forms of asset management; namely mutual funds and hedge funds. Performance, management, and investment strategies will be covered.                    

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 313 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 313 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 363

Course Name: Financial Modeling and Analysis

Course Description: This is a hands-on undergraduate course conducted entirely in instructional computer labs, requiring students to work on intensive spreadsheet-based finance assignments and projects in every class, individually and in teams. It is a required course for finance majors and a business elective for non-finance majors.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 312 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 312 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 364 (Fall Only)

Course Name: Investment Banking

Course Description: This course concerns itself with the professional practices of investment banks. This involves Venture Capital raising capital through IPO’s, or secondary issues of equity, as well as debt for clients. Investment banking includes advising on M&A transactions. In addition, investment banks sell securities to institutional investors. They also engage in proprietary trading or trading for their own account. The course analyses the professional objectives and behavior in the various departments of an investment bank: departments of research, equity capital market, debt capital market, M&A and asset management, etc. Other topics include the personal strategy of an investment banker (objectives, ethics, and compliances).
Finance 311 or Business Finance 312.  Financial Management 108-313, and Computer Applications to Finance

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 313 Minimum Grade of C or FINA 313 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 365

Course Name: Fin. Derivatives: Futures & Opt

Course Description: The objective of this course is to study financial derivatives whose prices are derived from the prices of other underlying securities. The course intends to provide students with a sound understanding of the significance of financial derivatives in the process of financial risk management.  The types of contracts (derivative securities) studied include forwards, futures, options, and swaps. Each contract will be discussed in detail concerning its mechanics and institutional features, trading strategies, and equilibrium pricing relationships. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will acquire knowledge and skills on the topics listed below through the following activities: lectures, exams, class participation, assignments, presentations, group projects, computer projects, and trading simulations. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 313 Minimum Grade of D or FINA 313 Minimum Grade of T and FINA 330 Minimum Grade of D or FINA 330 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 370 (Spring Only)

Course Name: Bond Markets: Analysis and Strategy

Course Description: The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of Bond Markets and Strategies.  The primary focus will be on the quantitative analysis of fixed-income securities.  By the end of the course, the student should be able to use several fixed income valuation techniques and the term structure of interest rate models.  In addition, you will use Excel quite a bit in this course. In addition, much time will be spent on the role of fixed income securities and the recent financial crisis. Financial Management, and Computer Applications to Finance

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 313 Minimum Grade of D or FINA 313 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: FINA 371 (Not Currently Offered)

Course Name: Venture Capital

Course Description: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: FINA 372 (Not Currently Offered)

Course Name: Emerging Markets Finance

Course Description: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: FINA 380

Course Name: Business Financial Policy & Decision Making

Course Description: This is a finance capstone course in which we will apply the case study and PC Fingame simulation methods to identify, analyze and make decisions concerning business problems that have financial implications.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA 313 Minimum Grade of T or FINA 313 Minimum Grade of D; Senior Standing

Course Number: INBU 300

Course Name: Principles of International Business

Course Description: A framework is developed for analyzing the competitive structure of industries and for formulating strategy within an international context. Competitive theories, analyses, and strategies relevant to the major national and international business environments are examined.  Organizational and functional issues are discussed including transnational company structures, the role of marketing, finance, trade, technology transfer, and the public-private interface in the formulation of firm strategy.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MATH 026 Minimum Grade of C or MATH 026 Minimum Grade of T or MATH 156 Minimum Grade of C or MATH 156 Minimum Grade of T and ECON 001 Minimum Grade of D or ECON 001 Minimum Grade of T and ECON 002 Minimum Grade of D or ECON 002 Minimum Grade of T and  ACCT 202 Minimum Grade of C or  ACCT 202 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: INBU 320

Course Name: International Marketing

Course Description: The fundamentals of marketing and its management in competitive global environments and diverse national economies are discussed.  Major topics which are covered include demand analysis, product development, product pricing, marketing organization, foreign representation and distribution systems, promotion, advertising and sales, and services.  Regulatory issues related to international marketing will also be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Principles of International Business (INBU 300) and Principles of Marketing (MKTG 301)

Course Number: INBU 340

Course Name: International Financial Management

Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with the effects of international dimensions on business finance and investments. The international dimensions of financial management, in addition to domestic financial management, may be characterized in three aspects: foreign exchange risk expanded investment opportunity set, and market imperfections such as excessive information and transaction costs, and legal barriers. The implications of each of the three aspects for financial management will be investigated in detail. In addition, the practical aspects of international finance, such as the institutional features of international banking, international tax environment, and import/export financing, will also be covered. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Finance Principles (FINA 311) or Business Finance (FINA 312) and Principles of International Business (INBU 300); Junior Standing

Course Number: INBU 360

Course Name: Management of International Business

Course Description: This course is designed primarily to examine the major strategic and policy issues facing multinational firms operating in the increasingly competitive global environment.  Its focus is on the relationships of the company's external environment and internal resources which result in the development of broad corporate strategies and specific operational policies.  The purpose is to provide students with an in-depth conceptual framework for analyzing those issues and challenges which must be addressed to optimize benefits to the corporation as a whole.  Thus the course takes an integrative approach to solving problems attendant to (l) operation in foreign environments, or across national boundaries; and/or (2) competing against global competitors. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Principles of International Business (INBU 300), Management and Organizational Business (MGMT 301), International Marketing (INBU 320), and International Financial Management (INBU 340); Senior Standing 

Course Number: INBU 361 (Not Currently Offered)

Course Name: Import/Export Management

Course Description: The course examines the elements of an import and export operation from transportation and documentation to strategic planning and finance. It also provides a review of foreign freight forwarders, existing export regulations, and control, existing import tariff structures, and free trade zones.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INBU 300

Course Number: INBU 365 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: International Human Resources Mgmt

Course Description: The fundamentals of human resource management in competitive global environments and diverse national economies are discussed.  Major topics include globalization, competitiveness and the management of human resources; the impact of organizational strategies and international production on the workplace; globalization and organization of labor force; globalization and human resource development; globalization and cultural change in organizations; labor union responses to globalization; and globalization and regulatory issues related to employment and the workplace.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INBU 300

Course Number: INBU 380 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: International Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This course familiarizes students with issues and challenges facing global entrepreneurs at different levels. It is designed to examine the major strategic and policy issues facing small and medium-sized firms when they decide to enter and operate in this challenging global environment. Its focus is on the relationships of the company's external environment and internal resources which result in the development of the company’s overall strategy and specific operational policies.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Principles of International Business (INBU 300), Management and Organizational Business (MGMT 301), and International Marketing (INBU 320) or permission of the instructor 

Course Number: INBU 385 (Not Currently Offered)

Course Name: International Business & Emerging Markets

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: Principles of International Business (INBU 300); Junior Standing

Course Number: INBU 390 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Seminar in International Business

Course Description: This course is designed to examine the major strategic and policy issues facing small and medium-sized firms when they decide to enter and operate in the increasingly competitive global environment.  Its focus is on the relationships of the company's external environment and internal resources which result in the development of the company’s overall strategy and specific operational policies.  The purpose is to provide students with an in-depth conceptual framework for analyzing those issues and challenges which must be addressed to optimize the successful operation of these firms.  Thus the course takes an integrative approach to solving problems attendant to (l) operation in foreign environments, or across national boundaries; and/or (2) competing against global competitors, many of which are much larger. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INBU 300 Minimum Grade of C or INBU 300 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: INBU 398

Course Name: Study Abroad

Course Description: This seminar course explores everything from how companies use social media to communicate their products/services to cultures and governments including social media platforms, influencers, websites, blogs, and more.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Program director's approval

Course Number: INSU 350 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: Risk & Insurance

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MATH-026(C/T); MATH-156(C/T); ECON-001(D/T); ECON-002(D/T); ACCT-202(C/T); 

Course Number: INSU 351 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Life and Health Insurance

Course Description: This course is intended to provide students with an overview of life and health insurance products, applications of those products.  This course discusses the types of policies and contracts and the management of life insurance companies.  In addition, students will learn about the operational aspects of a life insurer.  Students are expected to be familiar with rate-making, underwriting claims management, and investment practice of life insurers.  The emphasis of this course is to look at the economic principle and mathematical foundation of life insurance.  An overview of legal aspects will be examined as well. This course is also designed to encourage students, but not required, for taking Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) examination, HS 323.    

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INSU 350 Minimum Grade of C or INSU 350 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: INSU 352 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: Property-Liability Insurance

Course Description: This course is intended to provide students with an overview of risk management for property and liability (P/L) exposures of commercial enterprises.  This course is generally divided into two phases.  Examination and identification of property loss exposures and risk management processes to handle those are emphasized in the first half of the course.  An analysis of common commercial insurance contracts and an overview of legal aspects will be examined.  The second half of this course is devoted to identifying and examining the liability loss exposures and meeting those exposures for the commercial enterprises along with insurance contracts.  In addition, this course discusses risk financing in detail.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INSU 350 Minimum Grade of C or INSU 350 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: INSU 354 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Risk Management

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the nature of risk management and the role of the risk manager in a business or government organization.  Emphasis is given to identify and evaluate loss exposures and to develop risk control methods and risk financing techniques for exposures.  This course overviews a conceptual framework for risk management decisions to increase business value and individual welfare.  In particular, this course will introduce the concept of enterprise risk management, which tries to identify, measure, and manage all of a firm’s risk exposures.  Students will discuss various risk financing alternatives with particular emphasis on new developments.  Cases and computer analyses are utilized in this course.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: INSU 352 Minimum Grade of C or INSU 352 Minimum Grade of T

Course Number: REEH 100

Course Name: Principles and Practices of Real Estate

Course Description: The course involves an analysis of the principles underlying the acquisition, use, and disposition of real property, the institutional framework for land use decisions, and the roles of various parties involved in real estate transactions. Decision-making is considered from the perspective of both the individual real estate investor as well as the corporate setting. Coverage includes real estate legal/regulatory perspective, brokerage, valuation, property management, financial and investment analysis, and land use economics. These tools of analysis will be employed in a decision-making setting to analyze real estate projects, and hence foster the integration of the concepts and precepts learned with given problem situations in the field. A computer software package is also employed to enhance the student's capability in financial analytics and sharpen his proficiency in the use of some quantitative tools for real estate analysis.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MATH-026(C/T); MATH-156(C/T); Jrs and Srs

Course Number: REEH 110 (Not Currently Offered) 

Course Name: Real Estate and Housing Finance

Course Description: Real Estate Finance involves the study of the availability and efficient use of debt for the control of rights to real property. We will examine the demand and supply influences on mortgage credit and apply financial techniques and microeconomic principles to decision-making to promote the efficient use of mortgage credit. Salient topics include financial and microeconomic analyses for mortgage decisions; mortgage institutions, markets, and instruments; commercial and residential mortgage lending processes and decisions; mortgage-backed securities and the valuation of mortgage portfolios. Case studies will be used to simulate the market processes and decision dynamics in the residential and commercial mortgage markets.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Business Finance (FINA 312); Junior Standing

Course Number: REEH 386 (Not Currently Offered) 

Course Name: IS: Real Estate Research & Analysis

Course Description: This course will expose students to the research craft in Real  Estate and Urban Land  Economics. The goal is to stimulate them to engage in applied research, policy analysis, and business strategy formulation for land, space, and capital markets.  Students will develop a flair for bringing this knowledge to bear in the business environment as well as the public square at large.     

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: REEH 100

Graduate Finance Courses

Course Number: GECN 503

Course Name: Economics for Global Business

Course Description: This course is an online, Masters-level course with an emphasis on the basic concepts of macroeconomics and microeconomics with an understanding of international trade and an introduction to the financial system's role in the economy.  It consists of four parts. The first part deals with the introduction and overview of national income and the open economy.  The second part deals with economic factors of production, supply, and demand.  The third part deals with economic growth.  The fourth section deals with an overview of asset pricing and institutions.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 500

Course Name: Financial Management

Course Description: The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of financial management, and an ability to perform financial analysis.  The central topics which will be covered include financial analysis planning and control, time value of money, the opportunity cost of capital, risk, and return.  A strong emphasis will be placed on capital budgeting.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 501 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: Advanced Corporate Financial Mgmt

Course Description: This course is the subsequent course following GFIN-500 Financial Management intended for Graduate Finance majors and other related majors concentrating in the finance area. It covers intermediate to advanced level finance topics such as capital structure and long-term financing, options & futures in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, other critical modern finance issues.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 502 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Financial Markets and Institutions

Course Description: This course is an MBA-level course with an emphasis on the theory application of financial markets, institutions, and asset allocation.  It consists of four parts. The first part deals with the introduction and overview of financial markets, institutions, and instruments.  In addition, we cover the Federal Reserve System, its monetary control functions, and monetary policy.  The second part deals with security analysis and evaluation.   Part 3 includes the depository financial institutions, including commercial banks. The fourth section deals with investment banks and investment companies.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 503 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Investments and Portfolio Analysis 

Course Description: This course examines four different types of financial markets both global and domestic; equity markets, fixed income security markets, options and futures markets with a focus on the valuation of securities in these markets, the empirical evidence concerning valuation models and strategies that can be employed to achieve various investment goals.  Both practical and theoretical aspects of portfolio management will be discussed in the course.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: GFIN 500

Course Number: GFIN 505

Course Name: Financial Modeling 

Course Description: This is a hands-on graduate course conducted entirely in instructional computer labs, requiring students to work on intensive spreadsheet-based finance assignments and projects in every class, individually and in teams. It is a finance elective for finance majors and a business elective for non-finance majors.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 506 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Financial Engineering

Course Description: The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of financial derivatives with a focus on the electric power industry.  The central topics covered include The mathematics of financial derivatives, the economics of the energy sector, futures, and options as they apply to the current energy sector.  Strong emphasis will be placed both on the mathematical modeling of energy derivatives and the practical aspects of energy markets in the U.S. Measures of risk, portfolio management as it applies to energy products, and value at risk (VAR) models will also be covered.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GFIN 507 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Seminar: Modern Financial Analysis 

Course Description: The main objective of this course is to provide the student with a solid background in financial analysis. This should enable students to successfully sit for the CFA® Level 1 exam. This course is essentially a self-study with discussion. Students will have a quiz before discussing the materials in class.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: GFIN 500

Course Number: GFIN 590 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: Financial Policy and Strategy

Course Description: This is a finance capstone course in which we will apply the case study to identify, analyze and make decisions concerning business problems that have financial implications.  In addition, we will examine the practical applications of frontier developments in finance.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GINB 500 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: Global Business Environment

Course Description: A framework is developed for analyzing and examining the complexity and diversity of the international business environment.  Theories and analyses relevant to major national and regional business environments are examined.  Organizational and functional issues are discussed, including firm structures and industry analysis.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GINB 501

Course Name: Global Marketing Management

Course Description: The fundamentals of marketing and its management in competitive global environments and diverse national economies are discussed.  Major topics which are covered include demand analysis, product development, product pricing, marketing organization, foreign representation and distribution systems, promotion, advertising, and sales and services.  Regulatory issues related to international marketing will also be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GINB 590 (Fall Only) 

Course Name: Global Business Strategy

Course Description: This course is designed to examine the major strategic and policy issues facing firms operating in the increasingly competitive global environment.  Its focus is on the relationships of the company's external environment and internal resources which result in the development of broad corporate strategies and specific operational policies.  The purpose is to provide students with an in-depth conceptual framework for analyzing those issues and challenges which must be addressed to optimize benefits to the corporation as a whole.  Thus the course takes an integrative approach to solving problems attendant to (l) operation in foreign environments, or across national boundaries; and/or (2) competing against global competitors. 
Note – Because of the prior preparation of the students enrolled in the class this semester, the focus of the course this semester will be on the Environment of International to which the students were not previously exposed.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GCRE 587 (Spring Only) 

Course Name: IS: Real Estate & Urban Anal

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

The Department of Finance | International Business

William Barbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

William Brent, Ph.D. , RFC

Professor

Finance & International Business

Byeongyong Choi, Ph.D., CPCU

Department Chair & Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

Maru Etta-Nkwelle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

L. Iwarere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

Jin-Gil Jeong, Ph.D.

Professor

Finance & International Business

Masoud Kavoossi, Ph.D.

Professor & Fulbright-Johaness Kepler Distinguished Chair

Finance & International Business

Lynne Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

Debby Lindsey-Taliefero, Ph.D.

Professor

Finance & International Business

Sandip Mukherji, Ph.D., CFA

Professor

Finance & International Business

Russell Price, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Finance & International Business

Denise Streeter, Ph.D. , CPA

She/Her/Hers

Assistant Professor

Finance & International Business

Omowale Crenshaw

Adjunct Professor

Finance & International Business

Kelley Jibrell

Adjunct Professor

Finance & International Business

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