The corporate finance concentration allows students to gain insight into the key sub-areas of finance, including corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management. 

All of Niagara University's finance courses serve as a preparation for those planning to write the various finance professional examinations, as well as careers in banking and insurance.

Students planning on writing a professional exam should consult the finance faculty for advice on preparation for the various finance professional exams or visit the websites of the institutes offering these exams. 

  • FIN 643: Corporate Financial Policy

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on financial decisions. The course will include cases that illustrate different real-world financial situations faced by corporations. This course should help prepare students for careers in commercial and investment banking, corporate financial management, as well as more general business careers that have a substantial finance component. Topics covered will include capital structure, payout policy, security issues, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management.

  • FIN 644: Investments

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course deals with the theories, analysis and management of fixed income and equity securities in a global capital market. The emphasis is on the application of finance, economics, accounting and statistics to the valuation of the aggregate stock market, alternative industries, asset pricing models, and portfolio management.

  • FIN 645: International Finance

    Credit Hours: 3

    The focus of this course is on the international financial environment in which business firms operate and in which financial service providers compete. Attention is given to foreign direct investment, risk analysis, capital budgeting, international banking, and portfolio management. In addition, advanced topics such as international taxation, currency, and interest rate risk management will be discussed. The material presented will assist in the understanding of global management, international banking operations, and international financial institutions.