This course continues the study of finance begun in the core finance class. Topics discussed will include mergers and LBOs, bankruptcy and reorganization, and lease financing. Credit analysis, investment strategies, risk management, and ways to mitigate market condition risks are also included. The course will include study of the dramatic impact of the Internet on the rapidly changing business environment. Companies that exhibit high ethical standards and socially responsible practices will be highlighted. Personal financial planning with an emphasis on investment opportunities may be discussed. Prerequisite: BSAD 229.