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GPP Meeting Fall 2014 Department of Finance Highlights
Corporate Finance – Investment Banking, M&A, Consulting, Capital Planning, Project Management, Investor Relations Investments – Investment Management (mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity), Risk Management, Trading, Economic Analysis Energy Insurance Real Estate Career Prep = General + Specialties
Faculty have doctorates from: Chicago, Stanford, Northwestern, Michigan, NYU, LSE, and others Most of the senior faculty have previously taught at Top-10 business schools Clinical faculty are senior executives in the energy and the financial management industry (e.g., former Global Treasurer, Exxon-Mobil Chemicals). Department of Finance Faculty Facts
Ranked #8 in the U.S. in terms of scholarly productivity by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2007) Produce research that is widely published in leading finance, economics and management journals. Faculty are frequently interviewed by the local, national and global news media to provide expertise on the economy, jobs and energy.
Curriculum Highlights Traditional “Finance” tracks: Corporate Finance (financial management, controlling, budgeting, etc.; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; investment banking; commercial banking) Investments and Capital Markets (pricing of securities: equity, fixed-income, derivatives, commodities, etc.; design and valuation of securities innovations; construction, management and performance evaluation of investment portfolios) Experiential learning: Cougar Investment Fund Large (and growing) Energy Finance curriculum Large (and growing) Real Estate Finance curriculum
Finance Course Structure “Core”: Managerial Finance (6A35) Valuation (7A10) Advanced Corporate Finance (7A30), Mergers and Acquisitions (7A33) Capital Markets (7A20) Portfolio Theory and Practice (7A23) Derivatives (7350,7351, 7397*) Fixed Income (7321); Fin. Innovations (7397*) other Finance Electives Energy Finance Electives Real Estate Finance Electives
Investment Banking/Corporate Finance Internship Schedule CourseSem FINA 6A35Managerial FinanceFall-1 FINA 7A10ValuationFall-2 FINA 7A30Advanced Corporate FinanceSpring-1 FINA 7A33Mergers and AcquisitionsSpring-2
Investments/Risk Management Schedule CourseSem FINA 6A35Managerial FinanceFall-1 FINA 7A10ValuationFall-2 FINA 7A20Capital MarketsSpring-1 FINA 7A23Portfolio Theory and PracticeSpring-2
Special Programs & Focus Areas Cougar Fund (“Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management”) Energy Finance Certificates (Graduate) Real Estate Certificate Numerous specializations in Finance are available (typically require 3 electives in a designated area)
Experiential learning Student-managed investment fund Assets under management currently over $9million Overseen by faculty and professionals Powerful training for: Valuation Skills Investor and Customer Interface Skills FSM Certificate / Cougar Fund
Unique Curriculum Combines high level finance and accounting training with industry focus Students take courses with top-level finance faculty and senior executives from the energy industry Specialized skills: Energy project evaluation and management Valuation of energy firms and assets Trading and risk-management Oil & Gas accounting Energy Certificates
Corporate Financial Managers FINA 7A10 (Valuation) FINA 7A30 (Advanced Corporate Finance) FINA 7A33 (Mergers & Acquisitions) Investment Banking FINA 7A10 (Valuation) FINA 7A20 (Capital Markets) FINA 7A30 (Advanced Corporate Finance) FINA 7A33 (Mergers & Acquisitions) FINA 7326 (Private Equity and Investment Banking) Cougar Investment Fund Finance Career Tracks
Portfolio & Money Management FINA 7A10 (Valuation) FINA 7A20 (Capital Markets) FINA 7A23 (Portfolio Theory & Practice) FINA 7A97 (Fixed Income) FINA 7A97 (Personal Financial Planning) Cougar Investment Fund Commercial Banking FINA 7A10 (Valuation) FINA 7A20 (Capital Markets) FINA 7A30 (Advanced Corporate Finance) FINA 7341 (Commercial Banking) Finance Career Tracks
Trading & Risk Management FINA 7A10 (Valuation) FINA 7A20 (Capital Markets) FINA 7A23 (Portfolio Theory & Practice) FINA 7350 (Derivatives I: Options) FINA 7351 (Derivatives II: Forwards, futures, Swaps) FINA 7397 (Financial Risk Management) Finance Career Tracks
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