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.
For additional information, please contact us.