Finance (FIN)

FIN 210  Personal Finance     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: An applied course in the creation and implementation of financial plans for individuals. Topics include the importance of financial planning, time value of money, taxation of individuals, credit management, major purchase evaluation, insurance, personal investing, and retirement planning. Prerequisite(s): General studies math.

FIN 301  Financial Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to the issues which face the financial manager of a non-financial firm; discusses financial analysis, financial market instruments, profitability, investment decisions, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite(s): ACC 201, ECO 260 or ECO 261 and GBA 210 or MAT 132.

FIN 310  Investments     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A course designed to help students plan and implement a personal investment plan. Topics will include setting investment goals, investing in securities such as stocks and bonds, mutual fund selection, and investing in tangible investments (including home purchases). Prerequisite(s): ACC 201, ECO 260 or ECO 261 and GBA 210 or MAT 132.

FIN 321  Financial Markets and Institutions     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An analysis of the theories and practices of financial institutions. Consideration of the financial services industry as a group of risk management institutions. An examination of the relationship between financial institutions and the financial markets within which they operate. Prerequisite(s): ACC 201, ACC 202, ECO 260, ECO 261, FIN 301, GBA 210 or MAT 132, GBA 211, and GBA 310.

FIN 401  Financial Management II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An extension of FIN 301. Financial analysis, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and mergers and acquisitions are considered at an advanced level. The impact of risk on the above topics will be analyzed. Prerequisite(s): BFC and PHL 230.

FIN 410  Portfolio Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An analytical and theoretical approach to security valuation concepts, portfolio analysis and management, and options and futures; discusses both traditional and technical techniques. Prerequisite(s): BFC and PHL 230.

FIN 412  Futures and Options     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Comprehensive study of futures and options markets. History, function, mechanisms, trading techniques; and the use of these markets for price discovery, speculation, and risk avoidance (hedging) are included. Prerequisite(s): BFC and PHL 230.

FIN 431  International Financial Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An extension of FIN 301. Methods of funds management, risk management, financing, and capital budgeting for operations outside the firm's home country. Techniques for addressing the impacts of currency differences and political risk. Prerequisite(s): BFC and PHL 230.