An overview of real estate in both the public and private sectors that serves as the basis for advanced study in the various disciplines of real estate and urban development. No prior knowledge of the field is assumed.
A study of non-speculative risk and risk bearing techniques, with emphasis on insurance covering personal, property, and liability risks. Attention is also given to the structure and regulation of the insurance industry, the role of governmental insurance programs, new product developments, and the impact of tort law reform, inflation, and consumerism.
An analytical study of group life, health, and retirement plans that provide economic security for employees; focuses on design, funding, tax considerations, cost controls, compliance with governmental regulations, the impact of inflation, and new types of benefits.
An examination of non-speculative risk, its measurement, and management by organizations. Emphasis is on the formation of top management policy statements on pure risks and their implementation by risk managers. Loss control, insurance, and other risk finance techniques are applied to practical risk management situations.
Fundamentals of analysis and decision making in financial management for human resource professionals.
Theory and fundamentals of analysis and decision-making in financial management.
The use of analytical techniques to evaluate investment opportunities with consideration given to applicable quantitative methods of portfolio management.
Applications of financial options in managing risk.
Characteristics, structure, and functions of money and capital markets; sources of funds for bond investment, stock financing, mortgage financing, and small business financing. Current problems and procedures in these markets are considered.
Market analysis including an overview of market area study and its relationship to the feasibility of a specific project. Topics include theory and methods of market and feasibility analysis. Examples of market and feasibility studies are reviewed and critiqued.
An integrative approach emphasizing the special features of real estate decisions; social, legal, economic, political, and environmental problems of the real estate sector within the economy as a whole are studied.
Provide an understanding of the following: fundamentals of non-recourse, project financing; financial markets for project finance; infrastructure sectors and their business risks; transaction structures and the documentation used to structure individual project financing; political risk; currency risk and problems with respect to local currency financing; international organizations relevant to infrastructure investment and finance.
Exploration of the funding and financial management of emerging ventures, including sources and structure of capital, financial levers to drive performance and metrics to monitor performance, and the study of how to impact, capture, quantify and realize value.
Cross-listed course: MGMT 780
Advanced real estate investment analysis emphasizing equity investment positions under alternative ownership forms, syndications and securities registration, real estate productivity evaluation based on cash flow analysis, federal tax policies affecting real estate, and real estate portfolio analysis.
Analysis of current topics, issues and practices in various areas of finance.
Fundamental concepts and issues in financial economics, such as risk aversion, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, arbitrage pricing models, corporate investment decisions, capital structure, dividend policy, risk management, and financial institutions.
Utility models and various alternative models used in asset and security pricing. Emphasis is on seminal research in finance.
Planning and execution of applied research in finance.
Examination of empirical literature in finance. Development of a research proposal is required.