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
Dr. Scout

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.