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Finance

Majors and Minors

Major Minor In-Seat Online

Courses

This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure; and 5) dividend policy decisions.

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The focus of this course is on the valuation of companies. The course covers current conceptual and theoretical valuation frameworks and translates those frameworks into practical approaches for valuing companies. The relevant accounting topics and the appropriate finance theory are integrated to show how to implement the valuation frameworks discussed on a step-by-step basis. The course teaches how to develop the required information for valuing companies from financial statements and other information sources in a real-world setting. Topics covered in-depth include discounted cash flow techniques, and price multiples. In addition, the course covers other valuation techniques such as leveraged buyout analysis.

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This course is designed to help organizations make informed business and financial decisions. These foundational skills will introduce you to spreadsheet models, modeling techniques, and common applications for investment analysis, company valuation, forecasting, and more. They will provide you with the opportunity to learn core quantitative skills required to analyze data. This course will equip students with the ability to use their own data to describe realities, build scenarios, and predict performance.

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This course studies the concepts and evidence relevant to the management of investment portfolios. Topics include diversification, asset allocation, portfolio optimization, factor models, the relation between risk and return, trading, passive (e.g., index-fund) and active (e.g., hedge-fund, long-short) strategies, mutual funds, performance evaluation, long-horizon investing and simulation.

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The course will focus on the financial and business elements of the equine industry. Students will build on their knowledge of the basic principles of finance and the lifecycle of performance equine athletes to develop an understanding of costs, revenues, and corporate and investment structures prevalent within the US and international equine industries. Topics of study will include the financial realities of racehorse and sport horse breeding, ownership, and in-competition training; the economics of nursery farm and training center operations, consignment and auction companies and markets, racetrack and sport horse venue operations, and aftercare entities; and the investment structures of racehorse and sport horse partnerships, syndicates, and LLCs and standard stallion and breeding stock syndication methods. Additional areas of concentration will incorporate Federal and state level regulations and incentive programs, the taxation treatment of various equine endeavors, and the financial motivations of bloodstock agents and other intermediaries within a range of equine investment processes. The course will emphasize current trends and best practices in the industry while integrating a network of active industry participants in the central Kentucky region and elsewhere

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Last updated: 08/09/2022