Department of Finance

http://www.wku.edu/finance

C. Brown, Chair
Grise Hall 334
(270) 745-2018
finance@wku.edu

Faculty

Professor

Christopher L. Brown, PhD (Business Administration), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 1998

Kam C. Chan, PhD (Finance), University of Alabama, 1990

Indudeep S. Chhachhi, DBA (Business Administration), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1990

Associate Professor

Yung L. Lo, PhD (Finance), Florida State University, 2007

NOTE: The graduate faculty mentioned above support the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  In collaboration with faculty throughout the Gordon Ford College of Business students complete core courses in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. Students also broaden and or deepen their education by taking approved electives. The faculty provide the expertise to teach graduate level courses, serve as advisors, and support students throughout their MBA program.


Finance Courses

FIN 437G   Corporate Asset Management    3 Hours

Advanced level exposure to valuation concepts, capital budgeting decisions, working capital management, and mergers and acquisitions. Deals with the current theory and practice of corporate finance in these areas.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of FIN 330 with a grade of 'C' or better and completion of, or current enrollment in ECON 307.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FIN 438G   Corporate Funds Management    3 Hours

Advanced level exposure to financing and dividend policy, short-, intermediate-, and long-term financing, and financial statement analysis. Deals with the current theory and practice of corporate finance in these areas.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of FIN 330 with a grade of 'C' or better and completion of, or current enrollment in ECON 307.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FIN 439G   SEC Analysis/Portfolio Management    3 Hours

An advanced level exposure to fixed income and equity security valuation, and the theory and practice of portfolio management.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 332.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FIN 449G   Practicum in Portfolio    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Practical experience in managing an investment portfolio in a teamwork environment. Emphasis placed on Economics, Industry, and Company analysis, security selection, report preparation, daily decision making, record keeping and performance evaluation. Students will be responsible for making all material decisions in managing an actual investment portfolio of real funds.
Prerequisite(s): FIN 332.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None