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Finance (Woods College) Courses (ADFN) Woods College of Advancing Studies


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ADFN 1045 Investments:Stocks,Bonds,Securities Market Fall 4
Course Description

Course explores tools to better understand the complex financial investment which all investors have access to and must now use to meet their long term financial objectives. In periods of economic and financial uncertainty, financial knowledge is critical to achieving greater financial security. Focus is on two key elements of the investment process - security analysis and portfolio management. Security analysis involves understanding the characteristics of various securities such as stocks, bonds, options, and futures contracts in the marketplace. Portfolio management is the process of combining individual securities into an optimal portfolio tailored to the investor’s objectives and constraints. Familiarity with Introductory Finance is recommended but not required.


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ADFN 1048 Personal Finance:Your Money and How to Use It Fall 4
Course Description

Course provides an overview of all aspects of personal financial management including budgeting, retirement planning, life and health insurance, income taxes, auto and real estate transactions, estate planning and personal investments (stocks, bonds and mutual funds.) Challenging market conditions over the past years, financial, housing and economic crisis, excessive risk taking and the unraveling of Ponzi schemes (such as Madoff) have highlighted the need for all investors to better understand and manage their personal finances in order to make prudent decisions and leverage increasingly sophisticated and complex financial products. Course provides a foundation to further one’s knowledge and understanding of a broad range of personal finance topics.


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ADFN 2021 Basic Finance Summer 3
Course Description

This course introduces financial markets and how they work or crash (as in 2008). It examines how corporations raise capital in the financial markets and decide upon its deployment in the enterprise. Topics treated extensively include the time value of money, valuing bonds, valuing stocks, risk/return/risk management, capital budgeting, financial analysis of corporations, working capital management and international financial management.


Instructor(s): Vincent Starck

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Financial Accounting or equivalent.

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ADFN 2230 International Finance Summer 3
Course Description

Monetary and financial aspects of international trade and balance of payments. Analysis of international financial markets and the influence of monetary and fiscal policies as they relate to financial markets, balance of payments and international debt.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Hossein Kazemi

Prerequisites: Macroeconomic Theory is a prerequisite.

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ADFN 3041 Principles of Financial Management Fall 4
Course Description

Introduces financial markets and how they work or crash (as in 2008). Examines how corporations raise capital in the financial markets and decide upon its deployment in the enterprise. Topics treated extensively include the time value of money, valuing bonds, valuing stocks, risk/return/risk management, capital budgeting, financial analysis of corporations, working capital management and international financial management.


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Prerequisites: Financial Accounting or equivalent.

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