Options and Derivatives

The course covers the characteristics, pricing and hedging techniques of the basic derivatives securities; options, swaps, futures and forwards. It gives the students the opportunity to value derivatives and develop strategies based on their analyses.

FINC 404

Mergers and Acquisitions

The course covers the various aspects of the corporate acquisition market including synergies, valuation of acquisition targets, takeover defenses, the role of management as well as institutional shareholders. Applied Software: MS (Advanced Excel).

FINC 406

Venture Capital and Private Equity

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of venture capital and private equity in terms of valuation, deal structuring, governance and harvesting. Topics covered are leveraged buyout, strategies of private equity funds, types of private equity transactions, options and hybrid financing structures and other special topics on the IPO market and incubation.

FINC 407

Commercial Bank Management

The banking sector and services they offer are becoming globalized and most of financial service providers are growing quickly. A possible significant career opportunity is represented in the sector. The banking industry plays an important role in our lives and careers. The purpose of this course is to provide students with understanding of banking issues, including management and professional

FINC 307

Capital and Money Markets

This course presents in a simple and understandable way the role of the financial markets and the financial products in the competitive money and capital markets. It also explains to students the major international markets, primary, secondary and OTC markets, the mechanism of trading in capital markets, the major market players/participants, market instruments, the key risks faced by trading in

FINC 409

Fixed Income Securities

This course covers the valuation and application of a wide variety of fixed income securities and their derivatives. Fixed income securities are financial claims including pure discount bonds, coupon bonds such as Treasury notes and corporate bonds, floating rate notes, callable bonds, among many others, issued by public or private entities. In the first half of the course, we focus on yield curve

FINC 410

Graduation Project I

This capstone project is designed to consolidate students’ learning experience accumulated over the entire undergraduate study in a project. It employs an independent study format that is overseen by a project advisor and is taken during a student’s final year in the program. Students in this course are encouraged to develop their generic competencies, as well as get prepared for professional

BSAD 480

Financial Statement Analysis

This course helps the students to develop core skills essential to financial statement analysis. It covers ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, pro forma financial statements, financial modeling and firm valuation using discounted cash flow techniques. Spreadsheet application is an essential educational tool in this course. Applied Software: MS (Advanced Excel).

FINC 303

International Finance

This course introduces the students to the major concepts of international finance. Topics covered are international institutions and global investors, cross-border money and capital mobility, interest rates and inflation, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate determination and volatility, management of foreign exchange and country risks, currency and financial crises, international capital

FINC 405

Money and Banking

This course focuses on the money market and covers the basic concepts of money supply, monetary policy and the role of financial intermediaries and the central bank. It introduces the students to the structure and operations of the banking sector and explains how to analyze banks' performance and creditworthiness. The course explains the regulatory framework of the banking sector in Egypt and the

FINC 302

Advanced Corporate Finance

This is an advanced course that covers the firm's capital structure theory with emphasis on market imperfections such as financial distress and agency issues. Topics covered include the different ways used to raise external funds both short-term and long-term, corporate payout policy, corporate restructuring and advanced capital budgeting. The course also sheds the light on risk management tools

FINC 402

Investment and Portfolio Management

The course examines and evaluates the major investment vehicles and strategies popular today. In particular, it will consider how investors allocate their financial assets by forming, managing, and evaluating portfolios containing instruments such as stocks, bonds, futures and option contracts, and mutual funds. The course helps developing a conceptual and theoretical background upon which the

FINC 408