FIN 235 - Principles of Investment 3 credits; Offered fall semesterPrerequisite: FIN 285
Students are introduced to problems and procedures of investment management, including types of risk, types of investments, timing, selection, and basic determinants of investment value and risk. The course provides fundamental and technical analyses and sources of information.
FIN 285 - Business Finance I 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semesterPrerequisite: Completion of math requirement and ACC 210.
Students are introduced to the financial functions of business. Topics include cash management, cash-ﬂow analysis, and profit planning.
FIN 302 - Financial Markets 3 credits; Offered fall semester
This course explores the working of money markets, capital markets, futures markets, and options markets. The course will highlight the role of investment bankers, money market instruments, futures market contracts, and options trading. There also will be a thorough study of interest rate determination, term structure of interest rates, and yield curves.
FIN 306 - International Finance 3 credits; Offered spring semesterPrerequisite: ECO 132 and FIN 285
This course examines investment and financing strategies of multinational corporations. Topics covered include capital acquisition in international environments, international borrowing decisions, currency swaps, hedging techniques, and international risk management instruments.
FIN/POL 307 - Public Finance 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate years
This course deals with public finance at the federal, state, and local level. It is an introductory course into the main issues facing the public arena, such as: tax equity and incidence for all types of taxes, allocation and efficiency of public goods, and the budgeting and allocation process of the Fiscal Federalism system in the United States.
FIN 342 - Financial Statement Analysis 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate yearsPrerequisite: ACC 211
This course studies the methods of investors, creditors, and other groups in examining financial statements of a business firm for a variety of important decisions.
FIN 371 - Business Finance II 3 credits; Offered fall semesterPrerequisite: FIN 285 and BUS 220
This course continues the work in FIN 285 with the application of analytical tools and concepts used in the business decision process. Topics include acquisitions, debt and equity funding, dividend policy, and derivatives.
FIN 374 - Risk Management 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate years
This course is designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of risk management and insurance and will provide a broad perspective of risk management that will emphasize traditional risk management and insurance as well as introduce other types of risk management.
FIN 403 - Mergers & Acquisitions 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate yearsPrerequisite: FIN 285 and 371 or permission of department chair
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic mergers and acquisitions principles and analysis grounded in current market dynamics.
FIN 405 - Capital Budgeting 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate yearsPrerequisite: FIN 371 or permission of department chair
The student will learn capital expenditure project evaluation, allocation and management of capital assets and how to calculate rates of return as well as cost of capital. Students will also study the impact of capital budgeting decisions on the debt-to-equity balance, long-term profit planning, and the impact of these decisions on shareholder wealth.
FIN 431 - Investment Portfolio Management 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate yearsPrerequisite: FIN 235
This course studies the security markets with discussions of both technical and fundamental analysis techniques. Portfolio management problems are considered.
FIN 454 - Finance Seminar 3 credits; Offered spring semesterPrerequisite: FIN 371 or permission of department chair. Open only to seniors majoring in finance.
This course is the capstone for students majoring in finance. It is designed to combine various quantitative skills, financial analyses, and current topics in the financial community in an integrated way that includes the development of a strategic financial plan.