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FIN 2200 - Introduction to Personal Finance

Prerequisite: MATH 1130 or higher.

Patterns of individual and family earnings; budgeting principles, consumer credit practices, and sources; insurance, savings, investment, and home ownership guidance. The course has been designed to be practical and comprehensive. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and FIN 3200.

Credit: 3


FIN 3000 - Business Finance

Prerequisite: ACCT 2010; MATH 1130 or higher.

A survey of finance and introduction to investments. Course units include: financial analysis, forecasting, and valuation; alternative sources of financing, including analysis of debt and equity securities from the viewpoints of both the firm and the investor; and management of current, intermediate, and long-term assets.

Credit: 3


FIN 3200 - Personal Finance

Prerequisite: MATH 1130 or higher; any WC&IL II course.

Patterns of individual and family earnings; budgeting principles, consumer credit practices, and sources; insurance, savings, investment, and home ownership guidance. The course has been designed to be practical and comprehensive.

Credit: 3


FIN 3300 - Investments

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A fundamental course in investments. The course features: security analysis and portfolio management, analysis of financial statements, valuation of stocks and fixed-income securities, and the study of efficient diversification and risk-return management.

Credit: 3


FIN 3400 - Financing in the Money and Capital Markets

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A course on obtaining short-term funds and investing cash in marketable securities in the money markets; rating reviews in connection with the sale of bonds and preferred stock through private placement, negotiated, or competitive public offering; and selling common stock through direct or rights offering. Detailed steps and complete example in selling fixed income securities and selling common stock.

Credit: 3


FIN 3500 - Planning: Business Owners

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A course that focuses on common business problems and planning objectives. It includes business continuation issues, buy-sell agreements, stock redemptions, planning for the disability of a business owner, and managing risk in a closely held business.

Credit: 3


FIN 3510 - Insurance and Financial Planning

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A course that discusses the basic concepts of risk management and insurance. It includes legal principles; different kinds of risks and insurance; and the insurance industry. It also focuses on the financial planning process that includes the time-value-of-money concepts, income tax planning issues, and the regulatory and ethical environment of financial planning.

Credit: 3


FIN 3600 - Trading Derivatives

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A course that covers the theory and application of futures, swaps, and options. It analyzes the valuation and risk of derivatives as well as focusing on the practical application of derivatives in debt and portfolio management.

Credit: 3


FIN 3610 - Advanced Derivatives

Prerequisite: FIN 3600.

A continuation and extension of the study of a basic course in derivatives. The theory and application of futures, swaps, and options are reviewed. It includes advanced methods for the analysis of the valuation and the risk of derivatives in debt and portfolio management.

Credit: 3


FIN 3650 - Corporate Risk Management

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

The course will make the student familiar with the mathematical and statistical concepts and methods of modern risk management, covering all modern types of risk (market risk, credit risk, and operational risk) and their assessment and management. The risks will be discussed on an individual as well as on a portfolio level.

Credit: 3


FIN 3700 - Real Estate Finance

Prerequisite: FIN 3000.

A basic course in real estate finance, focusing on methods, processes, and caveats. Course units include: money markets, interest rates, real estate financing; case illustrations demonstrating lending policies; typical problems involved in financing real property; and evaluation of income property investment alternatives.

Credit: 3


FIN 3990 - Internship

Prerequisite: At least a 2.7 GPA for undergraduate level.

Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervised by a faculty member and an on-site professional supervisor. All academic internships must be approved in advance by the department or program. Unless stipulated otherwise by the department or program, credit hours are defined by the university's credit hour policy (for example, a 3-credit internship will require a minimum of 120 hours on­site). Internships may be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours.

Repeatable for up to 9 Credits.

Credit: 1 to 3


FIN 4997 - Directed Readings in Finance

Directed individualized readings. May be repeated if content or topic is different.

Credit: 1 to 3


FIN 6000 - Financial Management and Strategy

Prerequisite: ACCT 2000 and FIN 3000, or equivalents. Graduate standing.

The planning, acquisition, use, and management of the resources needed by a business concern. The course examines asset management, capital structure, portfolio management, and risk analysis. Investment decision theory and practice are studied, and quantitative methods for financial analysis are reviewed.

Credit: 3


FIN 6001 - Complex Financial Decision Making in the New Age of Technology

Prerequisite: ACCT 6001. Graduate standing.

This course provides students with fundamental financial knowledge using a case-based approach. Complex financial decisions in the new age of accelerated technological growth will be analyzed. Topics to be covered include project evaluation, security pricing, cost of capital, capital structure, financial planning, and innovations in the financial services industry.

Credit: 3 to 4


FIN 6100 - International Finance

Prerequisite: FIN 6000. Graduate standing.

A seminar that includes contemporary issues in international finance. Technical financial issues of importance to international managers operating in the world arena are examined, as well as contemporary source material that focuses on current data.

Credit: 3


FIN 6170 - International Financial Markets

Prerequisite: ECON 6000. Graduate standing.

Explorations of the functions of the international financial markets. Course topics include: foreign exchange rates and their determination, international payment adjustments, currency futures, international arbitrage, and international cash management.

Credit: 3


FIN 6300 - Investment Analysis

Prerequisite: ECON 6000, FIN 6000, and MS 6000. Graduate standing.

An examination of topics such as: capital markets, security analysis, risk strategies, and portfolio selection from the perspective of the professional investment manager, all constituting the decision process in building and managing a portfolio. Methods of security valuation, asset appraisal, and risk analysis are also examined.

Credit: 3


FIN 6310 - Portfolio Management

Prerequisite: FIN 6300. Graduate standing.

A course that affords students the opportunity to actively select and manage investment portfolios that have varying objectives. Techniques for evaluating stocks, bonds, and options are discussed and used in the selection of these portfolios. Students are challenged to understand and evaluate the complexities of a dynamic investment environment in which competition is keen and performance the goal.

Credit: 3


FIN 6400 - Corporate Finance

Prerequisite: FIN 6000 and MS 6000. Graduate standing.

A course that presents the perspective of the chief financial officer (CFO) and deals with advanced techniques for determining the capital budget and structure, dividend policy, risk analysis, long-term financing decisions, and forecasting. Financial decision-making as an integral, practical component of the leadership and managerial functions within the firm constitutes the major unit of study in this course.

Credit: 3


FIN 6530 - Estate Planning

Prerequisite: FIN 6000. ( must have a grade of C or higher). Graduate standing.

A course that introduces the student to the estate planning process and includes an overview of federal estate and gift taxes, wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. The student also learns various planning techniques to minimize federal estate and gift taxes and avoid the probate system.

Credit: 3


FIN 6600 - Trading Derivatives

Prerequisite: FIN 6000. ( must have a grade of C or higher). Graduate standing.

A course that covers the theory and application of futures, swaps, and options. It analyzes the valuation and risk of derivatives as well as focuses on the practical application of derivatives in debt and portfolio management.

Credit: 3


FIN 6610 - Advanced Derivatives

Prerequisite: FIN 3600 or FIN 6600. ( must have a grade of C or higher). Graduate standing.

A continuation and extension of the study of a basic course in derivatives. The theory and application of futures, swaps, and options are reviewed. It includes advanced methods for the analysis of the valuation and the risk of derivatives as well as focusing on the practical application of derivatives in debt and portfolio management.

Credit: 3


FIN 6990 - Internship

Prerequisite: At least a 2.7 GPA for undergraduate level and a 3.0 for graduate.

Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervised by a faculty member and an on-site professional supervisor. All academic internships must be approved in advance by the department or program. Unless stipulated otherwise by the department or program, credit hours are defined by the university's credit hour policy. Internships may be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours.

Credit: 1 to 3


FIN 6997 - Directed Readings in Finance

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Directed individualized readings. May be repeated if content or topic is different.

Credit: 1 to 3