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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Risk Management (R M)

R M 100 Real Estate Practice (3) Study of real estate to enable individuals to make successful transactions and decisions. May not be used to satisfy Smeal College baccalaureate degree requirements.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: not available to students who have takenR M 303  

R M 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 301 Risk and Decisions (3) Introduction to decision-making under uncertainty. Mathematical probability and statistics, decision theory and game theory will be studied.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: B A 301 orFIN 301;MATH 110 orMATH 140;STAT 200 orSCM 200  

R M 302 Risk and Insurance (3) Introduction to the principles and methods of handling business and personal risks; emphasis on insurance techniques.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: fourth-semester standing  

R M 303 Real Estate Fundamentals (3) Introduction to urban real estate; economic forces affecting property rights; real estate markets and finance; land-use analysis; government policies.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing  

R M 320W Risk Management and Insurance (3) Goals and methods of risk management. Commercial insurance and alternative risk transfer (ART) methods in addition to the characteristics of insurance markets and intermediaries used by risk managers.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: R M 301  

R M 330W Real Estate Risk Analysis (3) Risk and value associated with real estate decision making, which includes purchasing, leasing renovation, financing, and investing.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: R M 301  

R M 395 Internship (1-3) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

R M 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 401 Fundamentals of Private Pensions (3) Analysis of pension regulation, funding, vesting, retirement annuities under insured and self-insured plans, actuarial cost analysis, plan termination insurance.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 302 orR M 320W  

R M 405 Corporate Risk Management (3) Risk management for firms and organizations; loss control, risk transfer, and loss financing alternatives; Corporate employee benefit program design and financing.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 302 orR M 320W  

R M 410 Financial Mathematics for Actuaries (3) Compound interest and annuity functions; life annuities; equations of value; determination of yield rates; bonds; introduction to derivatives.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 414 orSTAT 414  

R M 411 Actuarial Mathematics I (3) A study of the mathematical theory of life contingencies; single-life functions and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 410;STAT 414 orMATH 414  

R M 412 Actuarial Mathematics II (3) Joint-life and survivor-life functions, population life tables, and multiple decrement theory, with applications to disability and retirement problems.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 411  

R M 415 Modeling for Actuarial Science (3) Modeling for Actuarial Science, including models of interest rates, used to price liabilities, and models of stock prices and options used to price Employee Options and Cash Balance Accounts.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: R M 410  

R M 420 Property, Casuality, and Health Insurance (3) Actuarial methods and concepts used to model property, casualty and health insurance losses along with credibility theory.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: R M 412  

R M 424 (B LAW 424) Real Estate Law (3) Analysis of contemporary law applicable to various types of ownership interests and rights, methods of transferring ownership, and use of real property.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: B LAW 341 orB LAW 243  

R M 425 (B LAW 425) Business and Environmental Regulation (3) Examines the interplay between enviornmental regulation and commercial activities, including property interests.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: B LAW 341 orB LAW 243  

R M 430 Life and Health Insurance (3) Industrial organization of the US life-health insurance industry; economic issues related to organizational structure, operational functions, and the supply and demand for life-health products.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 302 orR M 320W  

R M 440 Risk, Strategy, and Decision Making (3) To examine key strategic concepts, ranging from cognitive to organizational, that are critical for managing risk at the enterprise level.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: R M 320W orR M 330W  

R M 450 Contemporary Issues in Real Estate Markets (3) Historical performance, land use issues, market valuation, real estate development, public policy issues.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: R M 303 orR M 330W  

R M 460 (FIN 460) Real Estate Financial Analysis (3) Debt and equity financing capital structure, "creative financing," risk analysis, corporate asset management.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: FIN 305W orR M 303 orR M 330W  

R M 470 (FIN 470) Real Estate and Capital Markets (3) Analysis of publicly-traded real estate of both the equity, (REITs) and debt (MBSs) sides. The course also provides international perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: FIN 305W orR M 303 orR M 330W  

R M 480 (I B 480) International Real Estate Markets (3) International perspectives on real estate as property, evaluation of land use regulations, and differences in real estate markets across countries.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: R M 303 orR M 330W  

R M 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 494H Honors Research Project (1-6) Supervised honor student research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative Projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

R M 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

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