Highly Engaging Courses in Finance

Some examples of highly engaging courses in Finance include:

FIN423A/B Applied Portfolio Management
Students apply financial and investment management theories and skills with hands-on management of a ($1.4M) investment fund provided by the UA Foundation. Students learn the investment process, execute transactions, and manage real equity and fixed income portfolios in dynamic investment markets.
FIN431 Financial Intermediaries and Bank Executive Loan Panel
Commercial and Industrial (C&I Loan Consultant Project) – 30% of course. Students work in teams developing credit analyses and commercial loan presentation (including credit analyses, recommendations, loan structure and covenants) to a Bank Executive Loan Panel (BEL panel).  
FIN460 Real Estate Finance and Meritage Residential Real Estate Competition
Students work in teams to evaluate a residential real estate investment in Arizona, perform a full financial analysis of the property (e.g., forecast revenues, costs, cap rates, assumptions, etc.) and make a recommendation regarding the investment. Additionally, student teams research and report on a current real estate issue. Results are presented to a panel of industry professionals.
FIN498H Applied Portfolio Management Honors and CFA Institute Research Challenge
While applying financial and investment management theories and skills with hands-on management of a ($1.4M) investment fund provided by the UA Foundation, honors students also work as equity research analysts on a team mentored by a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) member. Analysis of a publicly traded company, including meetings with the company’s management team, results in a stock buy-sell-hold recommendation and presentation and defense of the analysis to a panel of industry experts.
FIN498H Applied Portfolio Management Honors and CQA Investment Challenge
Students apply financial and investment management theories and skills with hands-on management of a ($1.4M) investment fund provided by the UA Foundation. Honors student teams apply stock selection techniques and portfolio management skills by simulating a long-short equity hedge fund under the mentorship of a Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) member.  Students gain real-world experience as hedge fund analysts and portfolio managers.

 

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