FIN: Finance Courses

Courses

FIN 2104   Personal Financial Planning

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Survey of personal financial planning topics. Includes: managing money and credit, personal loans, insurance, investments, home ownership, and taxes. Meets General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

FIN 3144   Financial Planning with Business Applications

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course covers the business applications and considerations that owners and employees in various industries face (e.g. insurance, home/auto sales, retirement planning). Furthermore, this course considers a variety of consumer financial issues for personal household management. For Finance majors, this course may only be used in the designated "Upper Division Elective" section of the program.

FIN 3244   Financial Markets and Institutions

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ACG 2071 AND ECO 2013 AND ECO 2023

Structure and functions of financial markets and institutions; interest rates, exchange rates, intermediation, and markets.

FIN 3403   Managerial Finance

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ACG 2021 AND ECO 2013 AND STA 2023

Analytical concepts available to financial manager in acquisition and effective utilization of funds in relation to other management functions.

FIN 3905   Directed Study

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

FIN 4414   Financial Theory and Practice

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

Designed as an extension of FIN 3403. Topics such as risk and return, stock and bond valuation, time value of money, and capital budgeting, will be covered in greater depth. New topics will include lease financing, hybrid financing, international finance, et al.

FIN 4424   Problems in Corporate Finance

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (ACG 3101 OR ACG 3180 OR ACG 4108 OR FIN 3461) AND ((FIN 4414 AND GEB 3213))

Cases and readings in corporation finance in areas of capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure, cost of capital, mergers, reorganizations, and international finance.

FIN 4461   Financial Statement Analysis

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

Study of financial statements, including interpreting accounting data and analyzing financial statements. Offered concurrently with FIN 5465. Graduate students will be assigned additional work.

FIN 4504   Investments

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

Introduction to an extensive development of theoretical concepts related to areas of securities analysis and portfolio management.

FIN 4514   Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3244 AND FIN 4504

Portfolio construction, management and measurement bridging modern theory and practice.

FIN 4560   Equity Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

This is a student-managed stock fund class that allows students to control and manage a half million dollars of real capital to invest in the stock market. Students in the class have total control to decide as a group to select and invest in no more than 20 stocks. The portfolio performance will be used to compete on the national level with other schools' performances. Offered concurrently with FIN 5565; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

FIN 4561   Bond Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

This is a student-managed bond fund class that allows students to control and manage one million dollars of real capital to invest in the bond market. Students in the class have total control to decide as a group to select and invest in no more than 15 bonds. The portfolio performance will be used to compete on the national level with other schools' performances. Offered concurrently with FIN 5566; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

FIN 4562   Derivatives Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

This is a student-managed derivatives fund class that allows students to control and manage a half million dollars of real capital to invest in the derivatives market. Students in the class have total control to decide as a group to select and invest in covered positions in derivatives. The portfolio performance will be used to compete on the national level with other schools' performances. Offered concurrently with FIN 5567; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

FIN 4905   Directed Study

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

FIN 4941   Financial Services Internship

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

1-6 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403

Supervised field practicum in financial services-related position. May include activities in any one or more of the functional areas in financial services (commercial banking, mutual funds and investments, insurance, real estate and personal financial planning). Graded on a satisfactory / unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

FIN 5246   Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Structure and functions of financial markets and institutions; interest rates, exchange rates, intermediation, and markets. Graduate student status is required.

FIN 5465   Financial Statement Analysis

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Study of financial statements, including interpreting accounting data and analyzing financial statements. Cross listed with ACG 5185. Offered concurrently with FIN 4461; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Graduate student status is required.

FIN 5505   Investments

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Introduction to an extensive development of theoretical concepts related to areas of securities analysis and portfolio management. Offered concurrently with FIN 4504; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Graduate student status is required.

FIN 5565   Equity Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course allows students to manage an institutional stock portfolio with real money. Students learn to develop investment thesis, industry analysis, valuations, and risk analysis in the process of stock portfolio management. Students are responsible for executing the actual trades and monitoring the invested portfolio on a real-time basis. Offered concurrently with FIN 4560; graduate students will be assigned additional work. FIN 3403 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite.

FIN 5566   Bond Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course allows students to manage an institutional bond portfolio with real money. Students learn to make interest rate forecasts, sector selections, credit analysis, and valuations in the process of bond portfolio management. The actual invested portfolio will be monitored by the students on a real-time basis. Offered concurrently with FIN 4561; graduate students will be assigned additional work. FIN 3403 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite.

FIN 5567   Derivatives Fund Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This is a student-managed derivatives fund class that allows students to control and manage a half million dollars of real capital to invest in the derivatives market. Students will learn investment strategies related to derivatives including forecasting, pre-event momentum analysis, estimating time value and intrinsic value of options Formulating investment policy statements and option stress tests. Offered concurrently with FIN 4562; graduate students will be assigned additional work. FIN 3403 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite.

FIN 5804   Financial Theory and Practice

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Topics such as risk and return, stock and bond valuation, time value of money, and capital budgeting, will be covered in depth. Provides exposure to topics such as lease financing, hybrid financing, and international finance. Offered concurrently with FIN 4414; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Graduate student status is required.

FIN 5905   Directed Study

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

FIN 6406   Financial Management

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: GEB 5878 AND GEB 5930

Advanced treatment of investment and financing decisions of firms, emphasis on current theory and practice. Course contains a portfolio project. Prerequisites GEB5878 Business Process Integration and GEB5930 Information Resources and Industry Analysis.

FIN 6905   Directed Study

College of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)