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FIN7200 - INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FIN7200 Introduction to Financial Management Introduction to Financial Management (FIN) – This course introduces the managerial finance skills required of effective business managers operating in all functional areas of an organization as they seek to create shareholder value. Covers basic corporate finance topics including financial analysis, construction of pro forma financial statements and forecasting cash flows, the relationship between risk and return, the cost of capital, discounting future cash flows, assessing the viability of projects and capital budgeting, financing and capital structure issues, and the valuation of stock, bonds, firms and other entities.

2.00 credits

FIN7200 - FT INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FT INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Face-to-Face Dates: April 24-26, 2014 FIN7200 | INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 2 credits This course introduces analytical approaches to estimate the shareholder value impact of tactical and strategic managerial decisions, methods to raise capital to fund those initiatives, and financial securities used to hedge corporate risks.

2.00 credits

FIN7200 - SF INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

SF INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Face-to-Face Dates: May 1-3, 2014 FIN7200 | INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 2 credits This course introduces analytical approaches to estimate the shareholder value impact of tactical and strategic managerial decisions, methods to raise capital to fund those initiatives, and financial securities used to hedge corporate risks.

2.00 credits

FIN7502 - CAPITAL MARKETS

CAPITAL MARKETS

FIN7502 Capital Markets 3 credit elective This course provides an overview of modern capital markets and is intended both for students who are not concentrating in finance (but want to learn more about how markets work) as well as for finance concentrators. The course considers the domestic and the global aspects of capital markets. It begins by studying the basics of fixed income markets, concentrating on determinants of the yield curve and the term structure of interest rates. It then discusses options and other simple derivatives, including their pricing and how they are traded. Corporate, sovereign, and municipal bond markets, including credit default swaps, are studied. We then discuss the interaction between financial markets and financial institutions, including the mortgage markets, mutual funds, commercial banks, investment banks, and hedge funds. The course concludes with equity markets and new electronic equity trading facilities. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN 7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

3.00 credits

FIN7503 - EQUITIES

EQUITIES

FIN 7503 Equities (Formerly "Equity Portfolio Management") 3 credit elective This course will address both theoretical and practical issues that arise in equity valuation and portfolio management. Students will develop a framework for understanding the following: basic valuation techniques (e.g. absolute and relative multiples (COMPCO), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), and Dividend Discount Model (DDM)), modern portfolio theory, equity portfolio construction, passive versus active management, investing styles, and performance measurement. In addition, a portion of the course involves analysis of issues in Private Equity. These include: analysis of equity swaps quantitative investing and LBO transactions. Equity valuation and equity portfolio management are as much art as science and we will focus on the challenges equity professionals face in the pursuit of alpha. As part of the course, students will manage a "paper portfolio" in which they will design an investment strategy, execute that strategy and complete a performance attribution on the results. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

3.00 credits

FIN7504 - RISK MANAGEMENT

RISK MANAGEMENT

FIN7504 Risk Management (formerly Managing Financial and Corporate Risk) 3 credit elective Risk management of modern corporations has risen to a new pre-eminence in industrial and financial firms. The reasons for this rise, and the techniques and instruments used by risk managers, are the subjects of this course. The course first considers the mechanics and the economic intuition behind the basic tools of financial risk management: forwards, futures, swaps, and options. Students will then use their knowledge to build synthetic securities, to exploit arbitrage opportunities, and to alter the risk/return characteristics of corporations. We then apply these tools to risk management problems of firms in industries such as energy (oil and natural gas), chemicals, financial services (banks and securities firms), and commodities (gold), and pharmaceuticals (intellectual capital.) Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in the Spring

3.00 credits

FIN7511 - CORPORATE FINANCE I:RAISING CAPITAL

CORPORATE FINANCE I:RAISING CAPITAL

FIN 7511 Corporate Finance I: Raising Capital (Formerly "Financing the Firm") 3 credit elective This course is designed to help students develop analytical tools and skills to build financing strategies and manage the right hand side of the balance sheet. It explores the theoretical and practical issues of capital structure design, considers firm financing alternatives, including equity, long-term debt, hybrid securities, leasing, securitization, project finance, and examines the process through which securities are issued. The course also explores share repurchase, dividend policy, and risk management. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

3.00 credits

FIN7516 - CORPORATE FINANCE II:EVAL OPPORTUNITIES

CORPORATE FINANCE II:EVAL OPPORTUNITIES

FIN 7516 Corporate Finance II: Evaluating Opportunities (Formerly "Strategic Corporate Investment") 3 credit elective Students registering for this course may not have already taken FIN7506 Financial Tools for Business Managers. Credit will not be granted for both courses. This course is designed for those interested in evaluating complex long-term strategic investment proposals and valuing firms and subsidiaries for merger and acquisition purposes. Building on the foundation of the finance core, it explores finance theory to identify pitfalls, common mistakes, and best practices in corporate valuation. It expands valuation skills by introducing the equity approach and the adjusted present value (APV) valuation method, the preferred approach when capital structure is changing over time(e.g. in private equity transactions). It also covers the identification and valuation of real options embedded in strategic initiatives. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 OR FIN7200 This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

3.00 credits

FIN7517 - FINANCING AND VALUING SUSTAINABILITY

FINANCING AND VALUING SUSTAINABILITY

FIN7517 Financing and Valuing Sustainability 3 credit elective This course will examine the concepts of 'going green' and sustainability in the context of finance and value creation. Students will analyze sustainable technologies, strategies, and business models from the perspective of managers, entrepreneurs, and investors. Basic financial tools such as discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, capital structure, and risk/return will be used to evaluate the feasibility and financial implications of 'sustainable' products and practices in a variety of industries and applications. This course is typically offered in the Spring Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200

3.00 credits

FIN7518 - MANAGING PORTFOLIOS

MANAGING PORTFOLIOS

FIN7518 Managing Portfolios 3 credit elective Managing Portfolios is designed for students interested in investment management, portfolio management, and/or risk management. The course will augment and extend students' basic finance skills, tools and concepts learned in core finance courses and in other courses in the Investments concentration curriculum. In the context of a variety of individual and institutional investor types, from high net worth individuals to endowments, students will explore the simultaneous management of positions in multiple securities using heuristic, statistical and other mathematical tools. Topics covered include client assessment, investment objective setting, investment strategy formulation, security selection, allocation of risky assets, optimal portfolio selection, and the use of derivatives to meet investment objectives. Through projects and readings, students will explore these topics in portfolio theory and practice. Tools and theories used widely by portfolio management professionals are fundamental to this course. In addition to the traditional course work, the students will study and prepare investment proposals, periodic client communications and conduct portfolio performance evaluations. This course is typically offered in the Spring Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200

3.00 credits

FIN7525 - FINANCE FOR NEW VENTURES

FINANCE FOR NEW VENTURES

FIN7525 Finance for New Ventures 3 credit elective Whether you are or see yourself as a traditional entrepreneur, a corporate entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, an angel investor, or a venture capitalist, a solid understanding of entrepreneurial finance can help you make better decisions. Couple this with the estimate that over 50 percent of new businesses fail within a few years, and the value of understanding new venture finance becomes clear. This course will extend the tools and methods of corporate finance and financial economics to address the difficult and important financial problems associated with starting and growing new ventures. With reliable and rigorous tools, you can be more confident that the decisions you make are the right ones. We will emphasize value creation as the objective of each financial choice that an entrepreneur or investor makes --issues of strategic planning, staging, valuation, deal structure, risk and diversification, choice of financing, and exit. Understanding how each choice affects value has the potential to add tremendous value to ideas and innovations. We will devote significant attention to methods of forecasting integrated financial statements of new ventures. To analyze the influences of risk and uncertainty on new venture success, we will use discrete scenario and simulation analysis throughout the course to evaluate alternative strategies, to assess financial needs, to assess risk and expected cash flows as elements of valuation, and to compare different deal structures and contract terms. This course is typically offered in the Spring Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200

3.00 credits

FIN7565 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FUNDAMENTALS

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FUNDAMENTALS

FIN7565 Real Estate Investment Fundamentals (1.5 Credit Elective) FIN7565 is a prerequisite for FIN7570 Real Estate Finance and FIN7578 Real Estate Development This course is designed to introduce students to investment principles for income producing real estate. The course begins with an introduction to the asset class; compares real estate investments to alternatives such as equities and bonds; and explores macro supply and demand drivers in the context of the real estate cycle. After students gain an understanding of leases and the "bundle of rights" imbedded in real estate, the topics move to valuation and economic returns which are the course emphasis. Students will learn both static and dynamic cash flow analysis of income property; conventional debt and equity financing techniques; and determination of anticipated yields and pricing. Course format utilizes text, casework, and selected readings with frequent guest lectures from industry participants. Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on practical application and current examples from the industry and marketplace. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

1.50 credits

FIN7572 - BABSON COLLEGE FUND

BABSON COLLEGE FUND

FIN7572 Babson College Fund The Babson College Fund is a student-managed portion of the Babson College endowment. The Trustees of the Babson College Fund select graduate and undergraduate students to be portfolio managers. Graduate students may apply to be portfolio managers in the spring of their first year. If selected, students may receive up to six credits for this activity. Further information and applications can be obtained from Professor Rick Spillane (Babson College Fund Office). Prerequisite: Permission of BCF Faculty Director This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.

3.00 credits

FIN7573 - INVESTMENT BANKING AND FIN ADVISORY

INVESTMENT BANKING AND FIN ADVISORY

FIN 7573 Investment Banking and Financial Advisory (Formerly "Corporate Restructuring") 3 credit elective This course is designed to provide a practical application of corporate finance skills to a variety of corporate restructuring transactions. Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private equity placements, senior and mezzanine debt issuances, leveraged buyouts, and other complex financial restructuring transactions are reviewed. We will explore the economic rationale and process of each transaction, and place heavy emphasis on the role of an associate professional in analyzing each situation. Students will build and apply models typically used in practice by investment banks, commercial banks, and corporate finance consultants. The course is designed for those interested in careers in corporate finance or strategic planning. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in the Spring

3.00 credits

FIN7578 - REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

FIN7578 Real Estate Development (1.5 credits) This course examines the process of creating value by modifying real property to a higher and better use. Through readings, class discussions and cases, students will look at the steps in the real estate development process, including concept creation and refinement, market analysis, feasibility determination, entitlement and approvals, design and construction, capital structures, start up and operations, and harvesting. Course work will include readings, weekly case write-ups and a final team project. In teams of three, students will assemble an investment offering package describing a development project of their own choosing including the proposed capital structure and expected returns for the capital providers. In the final class the student teams will present their development projects in rocket pitches. This course is typically offered in the Spring. Prerequisites: FIN7565, Real Estate Fundamentals, AND Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200

1.50 credits

FIN7580 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

XXX7580 Independent Research ******Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Programs and Student Affairs****** Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Programs and Student Affairs. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Graduate School. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits. For more information and a proposal outline please visit: www.babson.edu/grad/gpsa

1.50 credits

FIN7580 - REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN INSIT CON

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN INSIT CON

XXX7580 Independent Research ******Independent research is available for all academic divisions. Registration is manual for students through Graduate Programs and Student Affairs****** Independent Research provides an opportunity to conduct in-depth research in areas of a student's own specific interest. Students may undertake Independent Research for academic credit with the approval of a student-selected faculty advisor, the appropriate division chair, and Graduate Programs and Student Affairs. Please note that a student is responsible for recruiting a faculty advisor through the student's own initiative and obtain the advisor's prior consent/commitment before applying for an independent research project. Authorization for such a project requires submission of a formal proposal written in accordance with standards set forth by the Graduate School. The research project normally carries 1.5 or 3 credits. For more information and a proposal outline please visit: www.babson.edu/grad/gpsa

0.50 credits

FIN7200 - FT1 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FT1 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Face-to-Face Dates: October 3 - 5, 2013 FIN7200 | INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 2 credits This course introduces analytical approaches to estimate the shareholder value impact of tactical and strategic managerial decisions, methods to raise capital to fund those initiatives, and financial securities used to hedge corporate risks.

2.00 credits

FIN7513 - BOS-FIXED INCOME

BOS-FIXED INCOME

Boston Campus FIN 7513 Fixed Income (Formerly "Fixed Income Portfolio Management") 3 credit elective This advanced quantitative course is designed for students interested in fixed income portfolio management, as well as students interested in the sales and trading of fixed income securities and their related structured products. Topics covered include: (i) bond pricing and day count conventions; (ii) relative value and yield curve construction; (iii) duration, basis point value, and convexity; (iv) pricing and hedging of interest rate currency swaps; (v) Treasury bond futures, conversion factors, and the concepts of cheapest-to-deliver and implied repo; (vi) the repo (GC and special) market; (vii) credit risk and the pricing of high yield bonds and credit default swaps; and (viii) securitization, mortgage-backed securities, and collateralized mortgage obligations. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in the Fall.

3.00 credits

FIN7519 - PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT

PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT

FIN7519 Personal Financial Management 3 Credit Elective This course teaches students to negotiate the retail financial landscape, emphasizing issues that have a large impact on their future financial well-being. It assumes no finance knowledge other than first-year finance. The course covers topics such as selecting a financial adviser, financing the purchase of a house, college saving, retirement saving, behavioral finance, trusts, and investment frauds and scams. Specific investment products studied include mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, municipal bonds, emerging markets, alternative investments (including hedge funds, private equity funds, and commodities), annuities, and insurance products. Consideration will be given to the problem of an entrepreneur or start-up employee who has a substantial fraction of personal wealth invested in a single business venture, including evaluating stock- and option-based compensation plans. Over the duration of the course, students may work to develop a personal financial plan for themselves, or if they prefer, for a fictional person with a defined set of financial traits. Prerequisite: Evening: FIN7000 or MBA8510 or FIN7200 Fast Track: MBA7335 or (ECN7201 and MIS7200) One Year: MBA7210 or FIN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or FIN7302 or FIN7200 This course is typically offered in the Fall.

3.00 credits

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