Special Course Descriptions
BUS 394-10 SpTp:Real Estate Management
Students will learn about real estate valuation and management, from inception to financing.
Topics covered include legal environment including zoning, appraisal, development, asset
management, sales and acquisitions, work-outs, and financing.
Prerequisites: BUS 201 and BUS 301.
BUS 394-11 SpTp: International Subprime Lending
Probably the most well-known subprime lender is 2006 Nobel Peace laureate
Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank. Bangladesh-originated Grameen
Bank battles poverty by lending small sums of money to the poor. The loans
are for income-generating activities. Overcoming poverty through
capitalism! What a novel idea. This course will study the principles of
Yunus; the effects of philanthrocapitalism (the Gates Foundation); the
secrets of intangible wealth; and engage in the risks and rewards of online
lending with the instructor?s personal money. The ultimate question is why
don?t poor countries and poor people get rich. Looking at poverty and
wealth from both micro and macro perspectives.
BUS 394-12 SpTp:Asset Allocation
Asset Allocation and Diversification are central components of investment
strategy. This course examines those critical issues from a variety of
perspectives. We'll consider what types of asset holdings and what
proportions of those holdings are appropriate for different investment
portfolios. We'll examine the variety of asset classes available and
discuss how economic factors such as recession, inflation, and economic
growth might affect these decisions. We'll also consider how risk
tolerance, time horizon, individual goals, and demographic factors such as
age might influence these choices.
Pre-requisite: Completion of Financial Analysis (BUS 301) with a grade
of C or better; or permission of the instructor.