FIN 1500. Fundamentals of Personal Finance. 3 Hours.
Finance majors may not count this class for credit toward their degree. A non-technical intodcution to personal financing decisions. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of budgeting, insurance, taxes, investments, home ownership and family financial planning.
FIN 3350. Financial Management. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: ACCT 2102, ECON 2106. and BUSA 2100 or MATH 2620. Introduction to the principles of financial management as applied to the firm including financial analysis, acquisition of funds, capital structure, dividend policy, working capital management, and evaluation of investment projects.
FIN 3360. Advanced Financial Management. 3 Hours.
FIN 3370. Financial Statement Analysis. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3350 with a grade of “C” or better. An introduction to financial statement analysis. This course emphasizes the use of publicly disclosed financial information to enhance economic decision making.
FIN 3460. Principles of Risk and Insurance. 3 Hours.
Theory and practice of insurance and its economic and social significance. Topics include basic life, health, and property liability insurance for organizations and families; and review of the major lines of insurance.
FIN 3650. Multinational Corporate Finance. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3350 with a grade of “C” or better. Theory and practice of multinational corporate and bank operations. Includes the study of foreign exchange markets, risks associated with foreign exchange transactions, accounting consolidations and foreign operations, and appropriate exchange-risk hedging techniques.
FIN 3770. Fundamentals of Real Estate. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3350 with a grade of “C” or better. Introduction to the fundamentals of real estate; theories, tools, and techniques needed to understand real estate markets.
FIN 4310. Problems in Financial Management. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3360 with a grade of “C” or better. An advanced study of the principles of financial management through the use of case analysis on topics covering financial analysis and planning, valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financing.
FIN 4520. Investments. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3350 with a grade of “C” or better. An introduction to personal investing in financial and non- financial assets including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. A discussion of securities markets, how new issues are brought to market, and how existing securities are traded. Includes material on identifying and evaluating the risk of investing.
FIN 4720. Advanced Portfolio Management. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3360 and FIN 4520 with a grade of "C" or better. Theory and applications of portfolio management. Students will apply investment strategies, risk assessment tools, asset allocation decisions, client-oriented portfolio construction, financial asset valuation, and ethics problems in investmetn management.
FIN 4760. Financial Institution Management. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3360 with a grade of “C” or better. Principles of financial institution management. Topics include functions and types of financial institutions, regulation of financial institutions, financial statement and performance analysis for financial institutions, credit and interest rate management, asset and liability management, and non-interest income management.
FIN 4900. Current Issues in Finance. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: FIN 3360 with a grade of “C” or better. A survey of selected finance topics. The underlying theory and practical implications of these topics to the business world are examined. May be taken more than once if the topics are different, up to 9 hours.
FIN 4980. Finance Internship. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: Faculty approval. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” The application of academic finance skills in an employment situation. A paper, approved by a faculty member and the employer, is required. May be taken more than once with Department Head approval. The student must complete a workshop with the Career Strategies Coordinator no later than the end of the first week of class.
FIN 4990. Directed Study in Finance. 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: Faculty approval. A special project undertaken by the student. The project is guided by a faculty member and culminates in a research report.