Finance Course Descriptions

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FIN 1000 - Personal Finance Basics - 1 cr.
In a collaborative learning environment, students will increase their knowledge of budgeting, spending behavior, credit scores, credit card use, and college costs. Learning activities will provide students an opportunity to apply course content to their personal financial situation. Through personal reflection and analysis, students will become empowered to make financial decisions that support their educational and career goals.


FIN 1777 - Topics in Finance - 1 cr.
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FIN 2777 - Topics in Finance - 0-4 cr.
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FIN 3420 - Financial Management - 4 cr.
Examines the concepts and tools that are needed by managers when making financial decisions. Students are required to analyze a financial statement, assess risk, calculate the cost of capital for capital budgeting, and describe the methods for valuing securities such as stocks and bonds for an organization. Approach to the course content is from a manager's perspective on how to make value-creating decisions for an organization's stakeholders. Prerequisite: ACC 2210.

Prerequisite Course: ACC 2210


FIN 3777 - Selected Topics in Finance - 1-4 cr.
An in-depth examination of a current finance issue. Topics may relate to any functional area of the finance profession and are chosen based on the mutual interest of faculty and students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.


FIN 4460 - Multinational Business Finance - 4 cr.
Factors that influence the basic decisions of the firm in an international setting. Prerequisite: MGT 3420.

Prerequisite Course: FIN 3420


FIN 4500 - Financial Markets & Institutio - 4 cr.
In this course, you will learn the roles played by financial markets and institutions in the efficient allocation of funds from lenders to borrowers. Student will develop critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions. Topics include the determination of asset prices; the risk and term structure of interest rates; risk management and financial derivatives; financial market instruments, structure, innovation, and regulation; and financial crises. Prerequisite: ECN 2280 and FIN 3420.


FIN 4555 - Finance Internship - 0-16 cr.
A supervised, off-campus work experience that allows the student to apply concepts and techniques learned in the classroom. Students work with a faculty advisor to design the internship and are evaluated by the advisor, as well as an on-site supervisor.


FIN 4600 - Investments - 4 cr.
The objective of this course is to learn how to make sound investing decisions. Students study the different types of investments available, the markets they are traded in and the sources of information that are available to investors. We then examine the relationship between risk and return, techniques for valuing securities and the construction and management of portfolios. Prerequisite: FIN 3420.

Prerequisite Course: FIN 3420


FIN 4777 - Selected Topics in Finance - 0-4 cr.
Students engage in an in-depth examination of a current finance issue. Topics may relate to any functional area of the finance profession and are chosen based on the mutual interest of faculty and students. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.


FIN 4900 - Advanced Finance - 4 cr.
The course explores advanced finance concepts including corporate decision making involving the issuance of debt and equity securities, dividend and stock policies, evaluation of a corporation's governance and ownership structures and analysis of mergers and acquisitions. Students will be required to complete a financial analysis term project of a publicly traded corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 3420.


FIN 4999 - Independent Study - 0-8 cr.
Student selects a topic in professional finance and completes an individual study that may involve research and/or field experience. Prerequisite: approval of instructor and department