Finance (FIN)

Courses

FIN 343. Corporation Finance. 3 Credits.

Organization of basic financial management functions and principles for business; management of fixed and working capital; short-term and long-term financial planning through investment and financing decisions; domestic and international money and capital markets; ethical issues relating to business financial management.
P: ACCTG 201
Fall and Spring.

FIN 344. Real Estate Principles. 3 Credits.

Nature of real estate ownership, importance of land contracts, title transfer, and mortgage instruments; real estate valuation, finance and investment; impacts of taxation, insuring, marketing, and laws affecting real estate (not intended to prepare students for real estate licensing examination).
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Spring.

FIN 345. Risk Management and Insurance. 3 Credits.

Nature of risks, principal techniques of risk management and the bases for making decisions with respect to the management of personal and business risks.
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Fall Only.

FIN 347. Financial Markets and Institutions. 3 Credits.

Role of financial markets and institutions in forming and managing financial resources; examination and analysis of financial intermediation; organization and functions of the U.S. and international financial systems; structure and investment management strategies of specific financial institutions (such as banks, thrift, insurance and investment companies).
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Fall and Spring.

FIN 442. Principles of Investment. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts, theories, and techniques relating to investing; securities markets, investment vehicles and environments, economic, industry and security analyses, portfolio construction and management; active and passive investment strategies; global investment perspectives and their impacts on investors; blend of facts and theories relating to traditional and modern portfolio approaches; ethics in investment decisions; applied computer-assisted investment decisions.
P: Bus Adm 343 and BUS ADM 216 or MATH 260 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5
Fall and Spring.

FIN 445. International Financial Management. 3 Credits.

Conceptual framework and applications of financial management decisions of multinational firms in a global setting; survey of the international financial environment; determinants of international portfolio and direct investment capital flows; assessment and management of impacts of foreign exchange and hedging strategies; impacts of international factors on capital budgeting and financial structure decisions; multinational money and capital markets; taxation of international business.
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5; REC: Bus Adm 442.
Spring.

FIN 446. Advanced Corporation Finance. 3 Credits.

Short-term and long-term financial decisions under risk and uncertainty; financial analysis planning and control; in-depth coverage of theories and applications of capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policies; working capital management; long-term financing decisions; valuation of mergers and acquisitions; international capital budgeting.
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5; REC: Bus Adm 442
Fall and Spring.

FIN 447. Derivatives. 3 Credits.

Coverage of derivative products such as: forwards, futures, options, and swap contracts on commodities, interest rates and equities, as well as the markets in which they trade. Fundamental pricing relationships, trading strategies, and risk management, use of the Binomial Options pricing model and the Black-Scholes model to price derivatives. Exploration of different options strategies, put-call parity, and role of derivatives in portfolio management, option Greeks such as: delta, gamma, vega, theta, and rho.
P: Bus Adm 343 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Spring.

FIN 450. Bank Administration. 3 Credits.

Commercial banking theories and practices from a financial management perspective; operations, administration, overall asset-liability management of commercial banks, including bank services, credit and loan pricing and analysis, investment portfolio problems, profitability, cost control, and capital budgeting and analysis; implications of deregulation or re-regulation on the financial industry.
REC: Bus Adm 442 and Bus Adm major or minor or Acctg major or minor and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
Fall Only.