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201 - Introduction to Finance (3 S.H.)
An introduction to the financial system in the U.S. including the role of the banking system in controlling the supply of money and interest rate determination, a primer on investments, and an introductory discussion of international finance. Not open to those having 15 or more credits in business. Grade only.
335 - Forecasting Methods (3 S.H.)
A study of the techniques and processes used in business forecasting. Primary emphasis is on univariate time series. Techniques studied include simple smoothing methods, decomposition methods, and Box-Jenkins ARIMA method and regression. Prerequisites: MATH 140 or MATH 160 and BUSA 220 or STAT 210, or instructor’s permission. Students are strongly advised to take intermediate statistics before taking this course. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
340 - Computer Applications in Finance (1 S.H. )
A series of short courses in the effective use of the SAS System in a PC environment. Alternative course topics include basic data handling, regression analysis, forecasting techniques, and survey tabulation and analysis, etc. Requires completion of several project assignments. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: BUSA 220 or STAT 210. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
360 - Corporate Finance (3 S.H.)
The theory and practice of corporate finance, using the approaches and quantitative methods required of today’s financial managers and decision-makers. Special emphasis on a theory of value, the determinants of risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital, applied to both real and financial assets, the study of leverage issues, the exploitation of market inefficiencies, and the development of various tools and economic reasoning which provide the basis for a wide range of corporate financial decisions. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, ACCT 211, BUSA 220 or STAT 210, and one of the following courses—MATH 110, MATH 115, MATH 120, MATH 140, or MATH 160. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
377 - Investments (3 S.H.)
Investment policies affecting the individual and institutional investor. Includes the analysis and management of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments, and the nature of security markets. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
390 – Intermediate Corporate Finance(3 S.H.)
A blend of theory and applications to assist financial decision makers. Course covers long-term investment decisions, capital structure issues, long-term financing, and short-term management in the context of a global orientation. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
398 - Internship (1-6 S.H.)
Credits are not counted in finance major, but as general elective credit. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in FIN 399. P/NC only. Admission to the College of Business required.
399 - Internship Problem (3 S.H.)
Prerequisite: Completion of business core courses, 2.5 GPA and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
404 - Commercial Bank Management (3 S.H.)
An analysis of financial management issues of commercial banks and other financial institutions including institution performance, investments, asset/liability strategies, management of liquidity, securities, loans and other assets, and capital, deposits, and other sources of funds. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. To be offered every other year. Admission to the College of Business required.
421 - Institutional Investment and Financial Markets (3 S.H.)
A study of portfolio management decision-making in this age of innovative global financial markets, new financial instruments and instantaneous worldwide communications. Prerequisites: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
422 - Portfolio Theory and Security Valuation (3 S.H.)
An in-depth study of modern portfolio theory and techniques for the valuation of securities including equity, debt, and derivative securities. Special emphasis is placed on the contingent claims model for security valuation. Prerequisites: FIN 377 and MIS 312, or instructor’s permission. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
423 - Derivative Securities (3 S.H.)
The application and valuation of financial securities whose value is contingent on the value of other securities. The primary concentration is on option and futures contracts; however, application of the option valuation model to other areas of finance will also be introduced. Prerequisites: MATH 140 or MATH 160 and FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
440 - International Finance (3 S.H.)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of financial management as it applies to multinational corporations and other firms that engage in international transactions. Topics include the nature of the international financial system, foreign exchange management, investment financing, and risk management issues of concern to international businesses. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
463 - Cases in Financial Management (3 S.H.)
Case studies affecting the financial policies and position of the business unit. Analysis of financial problems, determination of alternatives, evaluation of alternatives and managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: FIN 360 and MIS 312. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
471 - Real Estate Finance (3 S.H.)
The structure and operation of the primary and secondary mortgage markets, instruments, techniques, and strategies in financing real property investments including developing projects. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
473 - Real Estate Investment (3 S.H.)
Development of the feasibility process, the major tool used in analysis of investment opportunities, with a view to determining highest and best use. Topics include market analysis, cash flow analysis, tax considerations, investment performance, risk analysis, and passive investments in real estate. Prerequisite: FIN 360. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
480 - Independent Studies in Finance (1-3 S.H.)
Offers advanced students an opportunity to do additional reading and/or research in areas of special interest. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Total credits may not exceed 6. Grade only. Admission to the College of Business required.
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