College of Business
(See Business Administration in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)
309 Financial Data Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with a grade of C- or better and BICS 263. Techniques and applications of analysis using accounting-based and market-based financial data. Extensive use of statistical and financial modeling software systems.
350 Business Finance (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 101, ECON 101, BA 110, and 212; BICS 263 recommended. ACCT 300 and ECON 305 may be substituted for ACCT 101 and ECON 101 by non-majors only. Sources, methods, and instruments used by firms in obtaining and utilizing funds, in domestic and international markets, for short- and long-term operations, designed to maximize shareholders' wealth.
351 Financial Management (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with grade of C- or better and BICS 263. Examination of conceptual and analytical aspects of financial decision-making using case studies. Topics include risk-return analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, valuation, and cost of capital.
353 Financial Institutions (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with grade of C- or better, MGMT 407, and BICS 263. Financial institutions as a part of our contemporary financial system; their role in financial markets, their role in financing business investment, their regulation, their investment policies, their management problems, and their current developments.
355 Investments (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with grade of C- or better and BICS 263. Sources of information for the investor. Classes of investments; movement of security prices; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; the role of Wall Street; adapting investment policy to purposes and needs of the investor.
365 Real Estate Principles (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with grade of C- or better. Economic, financial, and legal principles of real estate; review of real property contracts and interest; analysis of housing markets; evaluation of governmental policies and social changes; consideration in owning, leasing, managing various types of realty.
366 Real Estate Finance (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 365. Procedures and techniques in financing various types of urban and rural real estate. Evaluation of capital and mortgage markets, including private and public institutions providing funds. Appraisal of economic, social, and governmental factors which influence financing real estate.
368 Real Estate Law (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 365. Legal contracts and instruments, employed in real estate transactions. Interests and titles in real property, tax matters and rights/obligations of parties under deeds, mortgages, trust deeds, leases, mechanics' liens, land contracts, etc.
369 Real Estate Appraisal (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 365. Study and evaluation of the traditional approaches and techniques employed in appraising residential, commercial, industrial, and various special-purpose properties. Emphasis on competent valuation for such purposes as lending, financing, investment, marketing, taxation, and casualty coverage.
535 International Trade and Finance (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 350 with grade of C- or better, IBUS 330, and MGMT 407. Introduction to the international financial environment for business. Topics include elements of international trade theory and policy, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, eurocurrency markets, international bond markets, and international equity investing.
536 International Corporate Finance (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 535. Introduction to international corporate financial management. Topics include foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, international dimensions of the following: working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and capital structure.
567 Finance Internships (3)
Prerequisites: grade of B or better in BICS 263, FIN 350, and two additional required courses for the concentration; senior standing; and consent of instructor. One semester job experience requiring financial analysis related to the finance program. Written report required. Cannot be taken as part of the concentration.
653 Seminar in Bank Management (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 353; ECON 500 recommended. Analysis of decisions in the areas of liquidity, forecasting fund flows, portfolio adjustments, capital structure, profitability and regulatory constraints applicable to bank management.
819 Financial Analysis and Management (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 783, 785; verified mathematics-statistics proficiency. Analysis of financial policy with particular attention to working capital, security valuation, security markets, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policy. Domestic and international aspects of corporate financial policy are analyzed.
820 Seminar in Financial Management (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 819 with minimum grade of B–. Analysis of recent innovations in financial theory applied to domestic and international aspects of working capital management, security valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions.
822 Seminar: Financial Data Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 819 with grade of B- or better. Provides extension of knowledge of quantitative methods to financial decisions. Emphasis on properly matching analytic methods with practical situations, computer-based data analysis.
825 Seminar in Investments (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 819 with minimum grade of B-. Review of theoretical literature on domestic and international aspects of investment analysis, valuation, and management. Investigation of micro and macro aspects of investments including models for investment decision-making and security valuation.
828 Seminar: Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 819 with minimum grade of B-. Analysis of domestic and international aspects of financial institutions, their markets, securities, and business and regulatory environment. Presented from the viewpoint of managers responsible for asset and liability management of financial institutions.
835 Seminar in International Financial Markets (3)
Prerequisite: grade of B- or better in FIN 819. Focuses on the international financial environment for business. Topics include foreign exchange markets, eurocurrency markets, international bond markets, and international equity investing.
836 Seminar in International Corporation Finance (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 819 with grade of B- or better. Focuses on the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and financial structure.
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