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Finance Course Descriptions

FIN 205  Personal Finance

3 credits

Prerequisites: MAT 100 or 111 or 130 or 122 or BUA 210 or PSY 210 or SWK 210 or CRJ 214 or appropriate math placement test score

Provide the student with the information needed to make sound personal financial decisions and mange personal financial assets wisely. Subjects covered include financial planning, budgeting, consumer purchasing decisions, income taxation, insurance and risk management, investing, and retirement and estate planning.

FIN 300   Finance: Theory and Applications

3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC 201

Introduction to essentials of financial management.  Emphasis is placed on the sources, uses, and cost of funds; capital budgeting; cost of capital; management of working capital; and financial statement analysis. 

FIN 301   Managerial Finance

3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201

An introduction to the environment of financial management. It includes the analysis of financial statements for planning and control, corporate securities, working capital management, capital budgeting, and financing the short- and long-term requirements of the firm.

 FIN 303   Financial Institution Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ACC 201, FIN 301

The course is a study of the financial/economic operations of such financial services firms as commercial banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, credit unions, etc., with particular emphasis on how these companies respond to shifts in economic, regulatory, and competitive pressures.

 FIN 304   Financial Planning, Forecasting and Decision-Making

3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201, FIN 301, BUA 210 or MAT 122

The course introduces the student to the principles of financial planning, forecasting, and decision-making. It highlights the role of financial analysis in strategic and tactical planning, and exposes the student to a few practical and statistical methods used in forecasting financial and economic variables that form the basis of decision-making for the firm.

 FIN 397   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203, FIN 301

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

 FIN 400   Investments

3 credits

Prerequisite: ACC 201, FIN 300 or 301

Construction and management of investment portfolios to meet the needs of personal and institutional investors; and selection of securities to balance income, risk, and capital growth.

FIN 401   Global Finance

3 credits

Prerequisite: FIN 301

This course emphasizes the increasing importance of the global integration of money and capital markets. Topics include, among others, global foreign exchange risk management, global equity markets, global risk diversification, direct foreign investment, and political risk management.

FIN 403 Advanced Computer Applications and Systems  

3 credits

Prerequisite: TEC 102, BUA 210 or MAT 122  

This course deals with computer applications in quantitative management decision making at an advanced level. Students will utilize a variety of research tools to locate, analyze and evaluate information. It will investigate the use and application of computer technologies within organizations such as management support systems, decision support systems, and executive information systems. Hands-on application of front-end--software, such as Microsoft Office, will be used to conceptualize, analyze, and develop technological solutions to practical business situations.

 FIN 404   Special Topics

3 credits

Prerequisite: FIN 301

A study of selected topics offered at the discretion of the instructor. Open to qualified juniors and seniors who wish to do advanced work. Permission of instructor is required.

 FIN 405   Real Estate Finance and Economics

3 credits

Prerequisites:ACC 201, ECO 201 or ECO 202, FIN 301

The course examines the field of real estate finance and the economic environment surrounding it. Topics include the role of loans in mortgage finance, credit risk, the secondary market and mortgage-backed securities, underwriting decisions, and market regulation among others.

 FIN 414   Independent Study

1-3 credits

Prerequisite: Permission

The course is independently developed for a particular student on a topic not covered in other courses. Substantial readings and a paper are required.

FIN 431 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management   

3 credits

(Junior or senior standing required)  

This course will introduce the studies of insurance and risk management. As to risk management, course participants will study risk identification, analysis, and management. Insurance will be studied from the perspective of a risk management tool and from the perspective how insurers operate, what risks can be insured, and how the industry is regulated. Additionally, career opportunities in the insurance industry will be explored.

 FIN 497   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203, FIN 301

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

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