FINANCE (FIN-330)

260 Financial Planning (3) An introductory course designed to enable the student to consider the factors that must be included in developing an individual financial plan. Emphasis is placed on developing goals and objectives, insurance, investments, taxes, real estate, inflation, retirement planning, and estate planning. Prereq: Sophomore standing.

301 Managerial Finance (3) The domestic and multinational corporation, its operating, legal, and tax environment. Financial analysis, long-term investment decisions, capital structure, management of working capital, sources of long-term financing, expansion, and failure. Prereq: Acct 201-202 and Econ 201-202.

303 Capital Budgeting (3) The use of decision models involving long-term assets. Attention is given to the interest factor, to risk, and to the impact of taxes in the decision process. Prereq: Fin 301.

311 Investment Analysis (3) Basic investment concepts, investment theory, fundamental analysis, investment timing stocks, mutual funds, bonds, options, commodities, and real estate. Prereq: Fin 301 or instructor's approval.

313 Analysis of Financial Statements (3) An indepth study of current financial reporting practices; analysis and interpretation of corporate financial statements, utilizing text, spreadsheets, and selected cases. Accounting majors may not take this course for credit. Prereq: Fin 301.

332 International Finance (3) Financing the multinational corporation, hedging arbitrage, foreign exchange, Eurodollar and Euro-bond markets, and banker's acceptances. Short-term money flows and their impact upon interest rates. Devaluation and its impact upon the balance sheet and other topics. Prereq: Fin 301.

341 Financial Markets and Institutions (3) This course considers the impact on cost and availability to issuers of primary securities of temporal changes in funds channeled by direct lenders and intermediaries through the money and capital markets. A flow-of-funds approach technique is utilized to emphasize the effects of variations in the sources and uses of funds of principal suppliers to the funds markets. Emphasis is placed on the effects of monetary policy and treasury operations. Prereq: Fin 301.

351 Commercial Banking (3) Operations of commercial banks, emphasis on asset and liability management. Prereq: Econ 201-202 and Acct 201-202.

370 Principles of Real Estate (3) A survey course in the economic and financial aspects of investing in real estate. Urban economic growth and development, property valuation, mortgage and equity financing, mortgage market operations, portfolio analysis, taxation and investment analysis will be covered. Emphasis of the course is on home ownership and investing in small income-producing properties. Prereq: Econ 202.

412 Security Analysis (3) In-depth study for the student of investments. Emphasis is placed on economic, industry, company, and technical analysis to evaluate and forecast security and market valuations. A research project that integrates the subjects of the course is required. Prereq: Fin 311.

415 Options and Futures (3) Evolution, operation, and uses of futures and operations markets; analysis of commodity, financial, foreign exchange, and stock index futures and options. Prereq: Fin 311.

480 Internships in Finance (3-9) Supervised work experience in business establishments, institutions, or other organizations matched to the student's curriculum. Prereq: Senior standing or the chair's approval.

491-92 Independent Study in Finance (3, 3) Special research projects undertaken individually under the supervision of the faculty. Maximum credit available for independent study courses is six hours. Prereq: Senior standing.

493 Financial Policy Analysis (3) A capstone course which integrates financial markets and international finance in the financial decision-making process of the firm. Special topics include working capital, financial structure of the firm, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and reorganization. Prereq: Fin 301, 303, 311, 332, 341.

710 Corporate Financial Management (3) An analysis of the problems associated with the internal financial management of business enterprises through the application of decision-making methods.

720 Financial Market Analysis (3) An introduction to financial environment, relation of financial conditions to business and analysis of financial markets. Structure of American financial system, description and history of American business cycles, theories and history of interest rates, fixed-income markets, equity markets, international financial markets, overall measurement and indicators of business conditions. General background of current financial environment.


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