Finance Major

Requirements -- 5 courses / 15 credits (30 ECTS)

This course offers an advanced knowledge understanding and case study applications of accounting and financial statement analysis. Balance sheets, cash flows, income statements, financial risk, rates of return, and investment rates are some of the concepts that students are called to analyze for providing financial performance and relevant annual reports. Other topics include planning and forecasting, budgeting, ratio analysis, evaluation of the financial position, and working capital management.
Prerequisite(s): Two classes from the following: BUS220, BUS330, BUS385 Credits: 3
Concentrates on how to use financial concepts and techniques to solve practical business problems. Specifically, the course analyzes the role of a financial manager in making decisions regarding capital budgeting and the cost of capital. Capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and the interaction between financing and investment decisions under varying conditions of certainty and uncertainty are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): Two classes from the following: BUS220, BUS330, BUS385 Credits: 3
Introduces students to the organization, functions, and managements of financial markets and institutions. Topics include the structure of financial markets and institutions, the management of assets and liabilities of institutions, the financial instruments and products offered for borrowing and investing, the flow of funds, the term structure of interest rates, and the effects of economic conditions and government policies on the performance of financial institutions and markets. Prerequisite(s): Two classes from the following: BUS220, BUS330, BUS385 Credits: 3
Explains what derivatives are and how they can be prudently used within the context of any underlying business activities. The course introduces the wide range of markets for financial derivatives and offers a broad overview of different types of derivatives, such as futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. Finally, the course explores the importance of financial derivatives to risk management in a corporate setting. Prerequisite(s): Two classes from the following: BUS220, BUS330, BUS385 Credits: 3
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring are an important part of a company’s list of actions that may lead to its corporate goals. Strategies and tactics will be analyzed in detail. The purpose of this course is to identify the perspectives that an organization might have by applying the above actions. Issues such as measuring and creating value will be developed. Finally, consideration in financial planning and restructuring will be examined. Prerequisite(s): Two classes from the following: BUS220, BUS330, BUS385 Credits: 3


Electives - Select 3 courses / 9 credits (18 ECTS)

Corporate Finance Track Electives

This course is developed to provide an overview of the financial outline and forms for start-up companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurial Finance includes the fundamentals of financial planning and relevant theories, concepts, and tools for the efficient financial management of entrepreneurial organizations. Also, by focusing on the initial stages of company development and current technology-built ventures, students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of financing new ventures, managing resources and venture capitals, and analyzing the micro-economic environment. Prerequisite(s): BUS305, BUS220, BUS330 Credits: 3
The course introduces students to EU established policies, EU business basic concepts, principles, management, objectives, and contemporary issues of business organizations. It covers a wide range of topics including, conducting business nationally and internationally, ethics and social responsibility of business enterprises, Greek and European economy, Organizational culture, economy, and society of EU-27, Entrepreneurship and how to start a new business in EU, marketing, and consumer behaviorism. Prerequisite(s): None Credits: 3
Organizational performance breaks its limits when technology comes into the equation of business progress. Emerging technologies in financial technology services (i.e., blockchain, data analytics, hybrid clouding, artificial intelligence, and other innovation catalysts towards financial advancement) have been prominent in digital finance. As streamline reporting is inadequate for financial operations, emerging technologies come into financial management, leading a business to growth. Prerequisite(s): FI404, FI406, FI420 Credits: 3

Portfolio Management Track Electives

Students acquire the skills to specialize their financial learnings on real-estate and income-producing property assets in this course. Investing in real estate enhances the valuation and capitalization awareness of individuals and organizations. Debt finance, real estate financial reporting, and analysis of for-profit forecasting and investment return are a few of the key concepts in economic theory to adopt a mindset of a real-estate tycoon. Prerequisite(s): FI300, FI420, FI430 Credits: 3
Probability determination, trends, and patterns for forecast modeling are given in the Statistics for Finance course. Students get familiar with statistical methods and processes for financial forecasting to eliminate risks and predict future finance for effective financial decision-making. Both qualitative and quantitative models in forecasting approaches provide students with the necessary skills and expertise for statistical and data analysis for operational and effective business strategies. Prerequisite(s): FI300, FI404, FI420 Credits: 3
Analyzes the concepts and principles of financial investments including the different types of securities issued by government and business. The course also examines the structure and operations of equity securities markets, portfolio construction, revision and measurement of performances, as well as the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the Arbitrage Pricing Theory, and the development of investment strategies and control. Prerequisite(s): FI300, FI404, FI406 Credits: 3

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