Course Descriptions

Effective Fall 2015, Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme. For assistance with the translation between old (3-digit) and new (4-digit) numbers, please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool.

FNEC 1600. Financial Accounting. [Formerly FNEC 140] Financial report- ing and its relevance to the managerial environment. Financial statements from the perspectives of the preparer and the user. [3] (No AXLE credit)

FNEC 2600. Managerial Accounting. [Formerly FNEC 220] Selected topics in managerial accounting. No credit for graduate students. Prereq- uisite: 1600. [3] (SBS)

FNEC 2700. Corporate Finance. [Formerly FNEC 240] Investment and financial decisions faced by firms. Theoretical basis of corporate decision- making. Various accounting documents and the alternative objectives of firms, their management, and their owners. Attributes of firms that affect market value. How investment decisions and methods used by firms to finance these investments affect firm value. Prerequisite: 1600 and either ECON 1500, 1510, MATH 2820, PSY 2100, or PSY-PC 1400. [3] (SBS)

FNEC 3700. Investment Analysis. [Formerly FNEC 261] Investment prin- ciples and practices. Security analysis and valuation. Portfolio theory. Cur- rent issues in the financial sector. Stock market simulation. Prerequisite: 2700. [3] (SBS)

FNEC 3705. Financial Management. [Formerly FNEC 275] Analysis of cases representing capital budgeting, forecasting cash flow, risk assess- ment, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions. Seminar. Prerequisite: 2700. [3] (SBS)

FNEC 3851. Independent Study in Financial Economics. [Formerly FNEC 291A] A program of independent readings in financial economics arranged in consultation with an adviser. Prerequisite: written permission of an instructor and the program director. No credit for graduate students. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits in 3851 and 3852 combined if there is no duplication in topic, but students may earn only up to 3 credits per semester of enrollment. [1-3; maximum of 6 credits total for all semes- ters of FNEC 291a and 291b] (No AXLE credit)

FNEC 3852. Independent Study in Financial Economics. [Formerly FNEC 291B] A program of independent readings in financial economics arranged in consultation with an adviser. Prerequisite: written permission of an instructor and the program director. No credit for graduate students. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits in 3851 and 3852 combined if there is no duplication in topic, but students may earn only up to 3 credits per semester of enrollment. [1-3; maximum of 6 credits total for all semes- ters of FNEC 3851 and 3852] (No AXLE credit)

MGRL 1100. Fundamentals of Management. [Formerly MGRL 194] Entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, operations, and finance. For-profit, non-profit, and social enterprise organizations. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 1200. Principles of Marketing. [Formerly MGRL 190] Creating customer value and building profitable customer relationships. Under- standing customer needs, defining target markets, and crafting value propositions. Case studies. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 2300. Entrepreneurship: The Business Planning Process. [Formerly MGRL 196] Functional areas within companies, business plans at various stages of company development and critique of business plans for investment suitability. Prerequisites: 1100 and FNEC 1600. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3105. Negotiation. [Formerly MGRL 185] Contemporary chal- lenges in leading change in organizations and building effective manage- ment teams. The context and dynamics of negotiation; components, structure, and management of negotiations; and varying requirements across the spectrum of negotiation types. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3200. Advanced Marketing. [Formerly MGRL 191] Case study of processes, techniques, and theories of marketing, including branding, advertising, interactive media, sales promotion, and marketing research. Offered on a graded basis only. Prerequisite: 1200. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3209. Creative Advertising. [Formerly MGRL 192] Examination and practical application of the creative process in advertising; the cre- ation of marketing campaigns, including the integration of various media. Prerequisite: 1200. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3250. Corporate Strategy. [Formerly MGRL 198] Examination of the issues and challenges facing corporate management. Responsibili- ties and interrelationships of functional areas including marketing, finance, operations, and R&D. Industry, competitor, and customer analysis. De- sign and implementation of corporate strategy. Informational and control systems. Interpersonal skills for effective teamwork. Prerequisite: FNEC 1600. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3300. Entrepreneurial Challenge. [Formerly MGRL 195] Simu- lation of the entrepreneurial experience from idea generation to funding. Development of a complete business plan, including financial projections, and competition for funding from investors. Offered on a graded basis only. Prerequisite: 1100. [3] (SBS)

MGRL 3841. Directed Study. [Formerly MGRL 290] Directed readings and related field research toward a scholarly project conceived and ex- ecuted under the supervision of a faculty member. Limited to juniors and seniors. [3] (No AXLE credit)

MGRL 3851. Independent Study in Managerial Studies. [Formerly MGRL 245] A program of independent reading in consultation with an adviser. Written permission of an instructor and the program director re- quired. [Variable credit: 1–3; may not be repeated] (No AXLE credit)

MGRL 3891. Selected Topics in Managerial Studies. [Formerly MGRL 235] May be repeated for credit more than once if there is no duplication in topic. Students may enroll in more than one section of this course each semester. [3] (No AXLE credit)

ECON 1500. Economic Statistics. [Formerly ECON 150] The use of quantitative data in understanding economic phenomena. Probability, sam- pling, inference, and regression analysis. No credit for students who have earned credit for 1510. Prerequisite: Math 1100, 1200, or 1300. [3] (SBS)

ECON 2300. Money and Banking. [Formerly ECON 209] A study of com- mercial banks and other intermediaries between savers and investors in the United States, including the government’s role as money creator, lender, and regulator of private credit, and the effects of financial institutions on ag- gregate economic activity. Prerequisite: 1010 and 1020. [3] (SBS)

ECON 3300. Financial Instruments and Markets. [Formerly ECON 259] Theoretical and empirical approaches to the analysis of monetary and other financial instruments. Portfolio analysis, interest rate risk, and finan- cial futures and options markets. Prerequisite: 3010 and 3020. [3] (SBS)

*This page was updated using the Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Undergraduate Catalog. Information subject to change.

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