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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


The Robert H. Smith School of Business
1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286
Chair: V. Maksimovic
Professors: G. Bakshi, S. Heston, A. Kyle, D. Madan, V. Maksimovic, G. Phillips, L. Senbet, A. Triantis, H. Unal
Associate Professors: M. Faulkender, G. Hoberg, M. Loewenstein, N. Prabhala, R. Wermers
Assistant Professors: L. Fresard, D. Kadyrzhanova, R. Mathews, A. Obizhaeva, A. Rossi (Asst Prof), G. Skoulakis, Y. Wang
Lecturers: K. Hallows, U. Hewer (Lecturer, Adjunct Prof), D. Kass, E. Kiss (Tyser Teaching Fellow), S. Kroncke, M. Lee (Lecturer), J. Pavlovsky (Lecturer), J. Perfetti, J. Rinaldi (Lecturer), C. Rossi (Lecturer), A. Sherman, M. Taranto (Tyser Teaching Fellow), S. Wallenstein (Lecturer), S. White (Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow)
Professors Emeriti: J. Haslem (Prof Emeritus)
Visiting Faculty: X. Gao (Visit Asst Prof), Y. Yook (Visit Asst Prof)

The Major

Finance encompasses:
1. Corporate finance: The financial management of corporations
2. Investments: The management of securities and portfolios
3. Financial institutions and markets: The management of financial institutions and the study of their role in the economy

The Finance curriculum is designed to familiarize the student with the institutions, theory, and practice involved in the allocation of financial resources within the private sector. It provides an educational foundation for careers involving corporate financial analysis and management, investment analysis and portfolio management, investment banking, risk management, commercial banking, and international finance; it also provides a foundation for graduate study in business administration, economics, and law.

Admission to the Major

See Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in chapter 6 for admission requirements.

Requirements for the Major

This program is under review. Please consult http:rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad f or possible updates.


  Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management      3
BMGT440   Advanced Financial Management         3
A combined total of 3 courses (9 credits) must be completed from List A and List B as noted below: 9
List A (a minimum of 2 courses/6 credits must be selected from list A)      
BMGT443   Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management        
BMGT444   Futures and Options Contracts            
BMGT445   Banking and Financial Institutions          
BMGT446   International Finance             
List B (a maximum of 1 course/3 credits can be applied to the Finance major from List B)  
BMGT447   Internship and Research and Finance          
BMGT448   Special Topics in Finance            
BMGT449   Investment Fund Management: Lemma Senbet Fund      
One of the following courses:             3
BMGT310   Intermediate Accounting I            
BMGT313   Financial Statement Analysis            
BMGT332   Operations Research for Management Decisions        
BMGT430   Linear Statistical Models in Business          
BMGT434   Introduction to Optimization            
          Total Finance Major Requirements    18  credits
Upper Level Finance Major Requirements          
ECON330   Money and Banking             3
One of the following courses:             3
*ECON305   Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory and Policy        
*ECON306   Intermediate Microeconomics Theory          
ECON340   International Economics            
          Total Upper Level Economics Requirements           6 credits 
*Note: Students who have completed either ECON325 and ECON326 can substitute these courses for ECON305 or ECON306 respectively.



General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is available Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, undergradinfo@rhsmith.umd.edu. It is recommended that students visit this office each semester to ensure that they are informed about current requirements and procedures. Transfer students entering the university can be advised during spring, summer, and fall transfer orientation programs. Contact the Orientation Office for further information, 301-314-8217.

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