FIN3512 Real Estate Transactions and Law

4 General Elective CreditsReal-estate is a transaction-based business. To successfully execute any business strategy in real estate, it is essential to understand the relevant legal structures and transaction documentation. This introductory and practical course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of commercial real estate transactions from a legal and managerial perspective. The course is designed to familiarize students with the various "life stages" of commercial real estate transactions: negotiating the term sheet, conducting "due diligence" property investigations, structuring ownership interests, financing the project, closing and acquiring title, developing the property, managing and leasing the project, and ultimately, selling the asset or ownership interests. By integrating business strategy and legal structure throughout the course, students will explore how legal considerations impact decision-making in valuing real estate assets, selecting effective ownership structure and control, managing financial risk, allocating financial returns, and developing exit strategies for real estate investments.

Prerequisites: SME2021 or FIN2000

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN3512
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN3511 Residential Real Estate
4 General Elective Credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the residential real estate housing market in the U.S. and equip them with the knowledge to efficiently and effectively navigate that marketplace. Through a practical application of the course topics and examination of current industry examples, we will explore the process of buying, selling, financing and leasing residential real estate, with a focus on single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, triplexes and multi-family apartments of four units or less. We will examine the major issues and considerations that impact the valuation, financing, acquisition, disposition, and leasing of residential real estate.

Prerequisites: FME1001

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN3511
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN4507 Risk Management
4 Advanced Management Credits

Risk management has risen to a new pre-eminence with firms being exposed to an ever increasing range of risks. The reasons for this rise, and the techniques and instruments used by risk managers, are the subjects of this course. The course will first cover the concept of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and then analyze the key financial tools used in risk management, such as futures and options. Students will then use their knowledge to manage risk optimally and alter the risk/return characteristics of corporations. The course will apply these tools to risk management cases to cover a whole set of different sectors (airlines, automobiles, IT, etc.). The course will also go into some of the most pressing risks of our time, namely: climate change; diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I); and cybersecurity, as well as risks related to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and executive compensation.

Prerequisites: SME2021

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4507
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN3520 Security Valuation
4 General Elective Credits
This course is designed for students interested in investment banking, fixed-income valuation or equity analysis. Students develop tools and techniques for the valuation of different securities. Topics covered include: bond pricing, bond duration, the term-structure of interest rates, financial statement analysis, equity valuation models, and firm valuation. A major focus of this class is the valuation of specific firms and securities using finance theory and applications.

Recommended: ACC3502


Prerequisites: SME2021 or FIN2000

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN3520
  • Number of Credits: 4