Finance (FIN)

FIN 134  |  Personal Financial Planning  |  3 cr

Prepares students to make their own financial decisions. Includes determining individual financial goals, cash management, investments, home mortgages, credit, taxation, and employee benefits such as health insurance and tax advantaged 401(k) and Roth 401(k) retirement plans. Does not count toward elective requirements for finance or general business concentrations.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

Meets: Social & Behavioral Science: BUS

FIN 290  |  Special Topics in Finance  |  1-3 cr

Selected topics in finance. Subject varies; see current course schedule.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

FIN 330  |  Managerial Finance  |  3 cr

Introduces concepts and practices of managerial finance, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, financial statements, capital budgeting and cost of capital.

Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 121; QM 210 or MATH 309; completion of a minimum of 54 credits; business major/minor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

FIN 335  |  Investments  |  3 cr

Introduction to securities markets and various investment instruments. Topics include the organization and operation of global security markets, risk and return analysis, asset allocation, and efficient markets.

Prerequisites: FIN 330, QM 310.

Offered: Fall.

FIN 336  |  Management of Financial Institutions  |  3 cr

Examines the structure and operation of financial institutions including commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions, insurance companies, security firms and investment banks, finance companies, mutual funds, and pension funds. Covers the techniques used to analyze and manage risks of financial institutions.

Prerequisites: QM 310, FIN 330 or concurrent registration.

Offered: Spring.

FIN 431  |  Advanced Managerial Finance  |  3 cr

In-depth analysis of topics in managerial finance, lease financing, capital structure and valuation, dividend policy, business expansion and contraction, and international finance.

Prerequisites: FIN 330, QM 310.

Offered: Fall.

FIN 435  |  Security Analysis and Portfolio Management  |  3 cr

Emphasizes developing skills for appraising the value of equities and fixed-income securities; includes a comprehensive financial markets trading simulation providing experience in the theory and practice of securities trading and portfolio management.

Prerequisites: FIN 335; business major/minor.

Offered: Spring.

FIN 437  |  International Financial Management  |  3 cr

Investigates the role of financial management in a multinational corporation context. Introduces concepts of foreign exchange rates, foreign exchange risk, hedging, and long term aspects of multinational financial management.

Prerequisites: FIN 330; business major/minor.

Offered: Spring.

FIN 490  |  Special Topics in Finance  |  1-3 cr

Selected topics in finance. Subject varies; see current course schedule. Junior standing, business major or minor.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

FIN 494  |  Internship  |  1-3 cr

Designed to provide actual or quasi on-the-job learning experiences in which a student works with a single sponsoring organization in either the public or private sector under the supervision of a faculty member. Credit/no-credit grading basis.

Prerequisites: As provided in guidelines and policies available in Business Department; consent of instructor; department chair approval.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 499  |  Independent Study  |  1-3 cr

Designed to provide qualified students with an opportunity to conduct research projects in an appropriate area of finance under the supervision of a faculty member. Maximum of six credits.

Prerequisites: As provided in guidelines and policies available in Business Department; consent of instructor; department chair approval.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.