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Merrell, Jeffrey C Senior Instructor

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  • BCOR 2002 - Principles of Accounting and Finance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides students with an overall appreciation for coordinated efforts within the business world. Builds a basic understanding of how information regarding a firm's resources and obligations is conveyed to decision makers outside the firm. Examines the use of the tools in financial forecasting, as well as the valuation of projects and assets in the context of time and risk. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 2000 and BCOR 2200.
  • BCOR 2204 - Principles of Financial Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Will develop student' understanding of the role of finance in business venture. Effective financial management, whether performed by the general manager in a small business or by a finance professional in a large corporation, is necessary for a venture to succeed and grow. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, time value or money, bonds and stocks (both their markets and their valuation), capital budgeting analysis, and investor expectations regarding risk and return. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 2200, BCOR 2002
  • BUSM 2002 - Financial Accounting and Finance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on the development and interpretation of companies' external financial reports. Emphasizes the concepts and skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics include financial statement development, statement analysis, working capital management, time value of money, sources of financial capital, cost and value of bonds and stocks, and capital budgeting or project analysis. Department enforced prerequisite: any calculus or statistics course.
  • BUSM 2021 - Principles of Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Focuses on the role of finance in large and small businesses. Topics include financial statement analysis, time value of money, stocks and bonds, capital budgeting analysis and investor expectations regarding risk and return. Degree credit not granted for this course and BUSM 2002.
  • FNCE 2010 - Fundamentals of Financial Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Prepares students for financial analysis. Covers mathematical and statistical topics required for such analysis, including derivatives, optimization, integration, probability, inference and regression. Students will become proficient in using the tools and applying them to various financial contexts using analytics Excel, and R.
  • FNCE 3010 - Corporate Finance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers the theory and practices governing the management of capital in a business firm. Examines the determinants of capital requirements, methods of obtaining capital, problems of internal financial management and methods of financial analysis.
  • FNCE 3030 - Investment and Portfolio Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Develops modern portfolio theory and applies it to pricing both individual assets and portfolios of assets. Topics include Markowitz portfolio selection model, capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, bonds, portfolio performance measurement, and issues of market efficiency. Formerly FNCE 4030.
  • MBAX 6221 - Investment Management & Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Covers managing investment portfolios by blending academic theories and evidence with practitioner experience. Topics include risk and return relationships, securities, value theory (capital asset, arbitrage, and option pricing), portfolios, and performance evaluations.

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