Courses

BUAD 322 Student-Managed Fund

The participants in this class will manage a portion of the Colleges general endowment fund by actively managing a portfolio under the supervision of a faculty member. The fund will be continuously managed, with the course portion being offered each (and every) semester. Students earn 1/2 unit per semester. A maximum of two units can be earned toward graduation with only one unit counting toward the Finance Concentration. Offered on a pass-fail basis. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Requisites

  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-225 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carpenter T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

BUAD 342 Corporate Finance

The principles of asset management, financial structure, and types of securities and their characteristics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-218 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-225 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B T. Carpenter M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

BUAD 352 Fixed Income & Derivative Sec

This course considers advanced investment vehicles employed by both, investment practitioners and corporations. These types of securities typically allow a corporation to rid itself of unwanted forms of risk (those forms of risk not directly related to their competitive expertise) and allow investors to take on these risks (for a fee in the form of investment returns.) Other times, however, these securities are merely traded by speculators, making these markets both fascinating and complex. Regardless of which side of the equation one stands on,understanding the structure, uses, and valuation of these securities will allow one to make financially advantageous decisions. Students in this course will gain a better understanding of how corporations use them to manage risk, and how investors cn use these instruments rationally. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-242 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-342 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carpenter

INQ 120 Business Ethics in Absentia

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Carpenter M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM