Courses - MS Finance
The MSFin program is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in theory, principles and concepts, as well as analytical tools and perspectives that would provide a sound basis for financial decision-making. The student will work in depth in each course through proper balancing of finance theory and research literature with the practical aspects of management.
BA 219 - CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING
Principles, tools, and techniques in preparation and analysis of published corporate financial statements. 2 units.
MSFIN 201 - MACROECONOMICS & THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
Macroeconomic theory, concepts and tools, macroeconomic problems, issues and policies. Also includes fiscal and monetary policies, introduction to the economics of money and banking, basic operations of the financial system including its regulatory framework, survey and description of the basic operations of financial institutions and markets in the Philippines. 2 units.
MSFIN 211 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS
This course covers relevant techniques of quantitative analysis applicable to finance theory and practice. Included are intermediate mathematics and statistical techniques on analysis of variance and co-variance, discriminant analysis, risk analysis, linear programming, simulation methods, regression and time-series analysis, and their finance applications. 2 units.
MSFIN 220 - FINANCIAL PLANNING, ANALYSIS & REPORTING
Techniques of financial analysis and planning and management of working capital. 2 units. Prerequisite: BA 219
MSFIN 222 - CORPORATE FINANCE I
Theoretical framework of corporate financial management, microeconomic foundations of finance and basic concepts in finance; fundamentals of capital investment analysis. 2 units.
MSFIN 223 - CORPORATE FINANCE II
Policy decisions to include long-term investment and financing decisions. Included topics are portfolio theory, CAPM, advanced capital investment analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, sources of long-term financing and leasing. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 222
MSFIN 224 - INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
This course covers investment in financial assets. It involves key concepts and analytical tools for evaluating major types of securities (e.g., equities and fixed-income investments) in the Philippine financial market, in the context of trading strategies, risk management techniques, and portfolio management approaches. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 222
MSFIN 225 - FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES
Derivative securities like futures, options and swaps; their underlying theories and principles, their basic characteristics. Includes the basic principles and strategies in using these derivative securities for risk management. Also covers an introduction to disintermediation and securitization and financial engineering. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 222
MSFIN 227 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Covers the complexities of doing business in more than one currency. Includes an overview of international financial markets, exchange rate systems and theories of exchange rate behavior. Special focus is on exchange rate risk management through hedging in the foreign exchange markets and money markets. The course will also cover trade financing instruments and risk management. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 222
MSFIN 295 - FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Advanced derivatives course and risk management techniques. Included are an intermediate treatment of financial engineering and a discussion of structuring finance products. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 225
MSFIN 296 - FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATION & ETHICS
Laws and regulations affecting operations of banks and other financial institutions; regulations covering securities and negotiable instruments, insider trading, and commercial and investment bank operations; codes of ethics and conduct for finance professionals and officials of financial institutions. 2 units. Prerequisite: MSFIN 201