Reiman School of Finance
Office: Daniels College of Business, Room 555
Mail Code: 2101 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80208
Web Site: https://daniels.du.edu/finance/bachelors/
The program in finance is a broad area of study directed toward the financial elements of business organizations and government units, focusing on investments, corporate finance, financial institutions and international finance. Courses in these areas prepare students for careers in business finance, investment analysis and financial institutions.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major Requirements
Minimum of 36 credits. Requirements include the following:
|FIN 3110||Financial Institutions||4|
|FIN 3200||Corporate Financial Problems||4|
|FIN 3410||Multinational Financial Management||4|
|ACTG 3220||Understanding Financial Statements||4|
|Select four Finance electives.||16|
The Finance minor is available only to students pursuing a major in the Daniels College of Business.
16 credits, including the following:
|FIN 3110||Financial Institutions||4|
|FIN 3200||Corporate Financial Problems||4|
|Select one Finance elective.||4|
Requirements for Distinction in the Major in Finance
Upon reaching 90 credit hours completed, students with a 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher, and a 3.85 Daniels GPA or higher, are invited to either create a portfolio of in-depth business experiences or to write a thesis to earn Distinction. See Daniels Undergraduate Programs or faculty in the department for more information.
This course plan is a sample schedule. Individual course plans will vary based on incoming transfer credit, admission path to Daniels, prerequisites, availability of courses, minors, and other scheduling factors. Please meet with your Daniels academic advisor to develop an individual graduation plan for your specific needs.
|First-Year Seminar (FSEM)||4||WRIT 1122||4||WRIT 1133||4|
|MATH 12001||4||INFO 1010||4||INFO 1020||4|
|BUS 1000||4||ECON 10202||4||ACTG 2200||4|
|Foreign Language||4||Foreign Language||4||Foreign Language||4|
|FIN 2800||4||ACTG 2300||4||FIN 3110||4|
|MGMT 2100||4||INFO 2020||4||FIN 3200||4|
|LGST 2000||4||MKTG 2800||4||BUS 3000||4|
|Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World||4||Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World||4||BUS 2099||0|
|INTZ 25013||1-2||Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World||4|
|Study Abroad||16||MGMT 3000||4||Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture||4|
|Elective||FIN 3300||4||ACTG 3220||4|
|FIN 3410||4||FIN Elective||4|
|Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture||4||Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture||4||Advanced Seminar (ASEM)||4|
|FIN Elective||4||FIN Elective||4||Elective||4|
|Total Credits: 189-190|
Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World
Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture
INTZ 2501 Exploring Global Citizenship: Preparing for Study Abroad is required for any student who studies abroad, and may be taken in any quarter within the year prior to studying abroad.
FIN 1900 Managing Your Financial Affair (4 Credits)
This course provides an overview of topics that are critical to lifetime personal financial planning. The premise of the course is that personal financial planning starts early in life and especially as a new college graduate begins a professional career. The main topics in the course include Principles of Taxation, Basics of Estate Planning, Lifetime Asset Allocation, Principles of Insurance, Proper Debt Management, the Real Estate Housing Decision, and College Financial Planning for Children. Open to all business and non-business undergraduate students, junior standing or above.
FIN 1992 Directed Study (1-4 Credits)
FIN 2010 Survey in Finance (4 Credits)
Introduces basic concepts, financial principles and analytical skills for non-business majors. Students gain an appreciation of how markets, investments and financial management are interrelated, and methods for basic financial decisions in both business and personal life. Prerequisites: sophomore standing, ACTG 2010 and LGST 2000.
FIN 2800 Financial Decision Making (4 Credits)
Basic financial principles and analytical skills including ratio analysis, breakeven analysis and leverage, net present value, internal rate of return, and standard forecasting techniques. Prerequisites: C- in ACTG 2200 and admission to Daniels.
FIN 2992 Directed Study (1-4 Credits)
FIN 3000 Mathematics in Finance (4 Credits)
This course is a continuation of the basic calculus course focusing on multivariate differential calculus and an introduction to linear algebra. Students are given a rigorous introduction to multivariate calculus and linear algebra with emphasis on applications of these topics to finance. Modern finance is a quantitative discipline and students need an understanding of partial derivatives and linear algebra to succeed in their careers. Some examples of the financial applications students learn include finding hedge ratios; minimum-variance portfolio weights; valuing financial and real options; deriving option price sensitivities; deriving duration and convexity on a bond; capital structure and dividend theories; and regression analysis, to name just a few. For Finance majors who started at DU in autumn 2012 or later only. Prerequisite: MATH 1200 or MATH 1951.
FIN 3110 Financial Institutions (4 Credits)
Analysis of financial markets institutions and how they operate within the markets. Management of commercial banks and other financial institutions and relationship to money and capital markets. Prerequisites: C- in FIN 2800.
FIN 3120 Commercial Bank Management (4 Credits)
Comprehensive view of banking and changing environment banks operate in; developing solutions to current bank management problems. Prerequisite: FIN 3110.
FIN 3200 Corporate Financial Problems (4 Credits)
Advanced application of financial decision making in areas of valuation, dividend policy, working capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, leasing and special types of financing. Prerequisite: FIN 2800.
FIN 3210 Corporate Financial Theory (4 Credits)
Expansion of FIN 3200 to include mergers and acquisitions, risk analysis, valuation and capital structure, corporate financial planning, and financial applications of decision theory. Prerequisite: FIN 3200.
FIN 3230 Entrepreneurial Finance (4 Credits)
Financial planning for new and small businesses; emphasis on the new enterprise, funds acquisition and valuation. Prerequisite: FIN 3200.
FIN 3250 Raising Capital and Investment Banking (4 Credits)
This course is an advanced Corporate Finance course, focusing on the activities involved in investment banking and the decisions by companies related to external sources of financing. There will be a mix of theory and practice, with many outside speakers providing insight into the practice component. Topics will include business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, startup financing, angel investing and venture capital, bank loans, private equity, stock issuance, and going private. Prerequisite: FIN 3200 and DCB Checkpoint 2.
FIN 3300 Investments (4 Credits)
Survey of marketable securities, markets, regulation, and risk and return measurement with introduction to fundamental and technical analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 2800.
FIN 3310 Analysis of Securities (4 Credits)
Analysis, valuation and selection of equity securities. Prerequisite: FIN 3300.
FIN 3340 Fixed Income Securities (4 Credits)
Analysis and valuation of various types of fixed income securities. Prerequisites: FIN 3300 and degree checkpoint 2.
FIN 3360 Analysis of Derivatives (4 Credits)
This course provides a theoretical foundation for the pricing of contingent claims and for designing risk-management strategies. It discusses more advanced material in financial derivatives and is intended for students who have a quantitative background and are interested in enhancing their knowledge of the way in which derivatives can be analyzed. This course covers option pricing models, hedging techniques, and trading strategies. It also includes portfolio insurance, value-at-risk measure, multistep binomial trees to value American options, interest rate options, and other exotic options. Prerequisites: FIN 3300 and DCB Checkpoint 2.
FIN 3410 Multinational Financial Management (4 Credits)
Survey and analysis of financial management within and among multinational corporations; Eurodollars, Euromarkets and foreign currencies. Prerequisite: FIN 2800.
FIN 3500 Financial Modeling (4 Credits)
Use of Excel functions and macros to construct financial models from corporate finance, investments and financial markets. Prerequisite: C- in FIN 2800.
FIN 3610 Financial Forecasting (4 Credits)
FIN 3700 Topics in Finance (4 Credits)
Exploration of various topics and issues related to finance. Prerequisite: FIN 2800.
FIN 3710 Reiman Fund I (4 Credits)
This course is a practical portfolio management class designed to cover the major areas of the investment management lifecycle. This course focuses heavily on learning and using leading industry data and analytical tools to support the investment decision-making process in a live portfolio environment. The class recommendations and decisions are implemented in the Reiman Fund portfolio. This is an elective course that is the first in the series of classes involving the Reiman Fund portfolio. Prerequisite: FIN 2800 and instructor's permission.
FIN 3720 Reiman Fund II (4 Credits)
This course is a practical portfolio management class designed to cover the major areas of the investment management lifecycle. This course focuses heavily on learning and using leading industry data and analytical tools to support the investment decision-making process in a live portfolio environment. The class recommendations and decisions are implemented in the Reiman Fund portfolio. This is an elective course that is the second in the series of classes involving the Reiman Fund portfolio. Preequisite: FIN 3710.
FIN 3730 Reiman Fund III (4 Credits)
This course is a practical portfolio management class designed to cover the major areas of the investment management lifecycle. This course focuses heavily on learning and using leading industry data and analytical tools to support the investment decision-making process in a live portfolio environment. The class recommendations and decisions are implemented in the Reiman Fund portfolio. This is an elective course that is the third in the series of classes involving the Reiman Fund portfolio. Prerequisite: FIN 3720.
FIN 3800 Organized Walk Down Wall Street (4 Credits)
First part of course requires foundational readings in investment exchanges, commodities markets, investment banking, mergers, restructuring, asset management, and commercial banking. This is followed by five days in New York visiting the exchanges, brokerage firms, investment bankers, asset managers, and commercial banks. A related research paper is also required. Prerequisites: FIN 2800 and instructor's permission.
FIN 3980 Finance Internship (0-4 Credits)
Practical experience (field study); requires written report. Prerequisites: FIN 2800 and instructor's permission.
FIN 3991 Independent Study (1-4 Credits)
Independent research/study; requires written report. Prerequisites: FIN 2800 and instructor's permission.
FIN 3992 Directed Study (1-4 Credits)
Conrad Ciccotello, Professor and Director, PhD, Penn State University
Shahram Amini, Assistant Professor, PhD, Virginia Tech University
Doina Chichernea, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Cincinnati
Maclyn Clouse, Professor, PhD, University of Washington
Thomas Cook, Professor, Emeritus, PhD, University of Washington
David Cox, Teaching Professor, JD, University of Denver
Andrew Detzel, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Washington-Seattle
Vaneesha Dutra, Associate Professor, PhD, Florida State University
Gary Farmar, Teaching Associate Professor, MBA, University of Denver
Chris Hughen, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Missouri
Irina Khindanova, Teaching Associate Professor, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Kenneth Leung, Teaching Assistant Professor, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Pei Lung, Associate Professor, PhD, Texas Tech University
Ronald Rizzuto, Professor, PhD, New York University
Andy Sherbo, Teaching Professor, PhD, Saint Louis University
Jack Strauss, Professor, PhD, Duke University
JP Tremblay, Teaching Associate Professor, MBA, International University of the Americas
Tracy Xu, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Washington