Finance (FIN) Courses

292. Legal and Social Environment (3). Examination of current problems and issues facing managers in a changing society. Explores business, government and interest-group interrelationships. Extensive examination of ethical considerations in business. (Formerly CBA 292. Business and Society). May not be taken for credit if student has completed CBA 292, Business and Society.

Courses listed below, with the exception of FIN 311, and FIN 341, 343 and 344 require, in addition to stated prerequisites, ACC 200, 210, EC 221, 222, MS 112, and ST 260, 261.

300. Business Law (3). Legal principles related to Uniform Commercial Code; contracts and personal property and bailments; the law of sales; commercial paper; and secured transactions.

301. Business Finance (3). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. A survey of business finance. Coverage of the basic financial decisions including investment, financing, and dividend.

311. Personal Financial Planning (3). Personal financial planning including time buying, insurance, housing, investments, budgeting, use of financial institutions, and taxes.

341. Principles of Real Estate (3). Real estate ownership interest, legal processes, financing instruments and institutions, consideration of subdividing and zoning, federal housing litigation, and taxation.

343. Real Estate Appraisal (3). Prerequisite: FIN 341. Analysis of sites and buildings; collection, analysis interpretation of cost and market data; depreciation, capitalization; correlation of value factors; writing of appraisal reports.

344. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3). Prerequisite: FIN 341. Estates in land, purchase and sales contracts, conveyances, mortgages and trust deed transactions, property taxes, landlord and tenant, wills and inheritance.

361. Bank Management (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. The commercial bank as a business enterprise; principles of organization and operation; regulatory framework; and problems of competition and growth.

397. Financial Institutions and Markets (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. Analysis of the operating policies of financial institutions and the effect upon the structure of the capital and money markets.

410. Wills, Estates, and Trusts (3). A study of the basic legal and financial principles and practices involved in the planning and administration of wills, estates, and trusts.

434. International Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. Problems in foreign operations and other aspects of multi-national business; the role of international money and capital markets; financing trade and economics development.

440. Real Estate Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. Institutions, instruments and mortgage banking practices. Emphasis on analyzing mortgage risks, loan terms and rates, servicing, foreclosure, sources of mortgage credit and government influences.

441. Financial Management (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. A study of financial decision making. Profit planning, financing strategies, financial analysis and ethical questions are emphasized.

474. Investments (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. A survey of investment principles and practices. Emphasis is given to security analysis and portfolio management, with special attention focused on the individual investor.

475. Advanced Topics in Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 441. Application of financial management techniques to capital structure policy, dividend policy, financing decisions, working capital management and corporate restructuring.

481. Seminar in Finance (3). Prerequisite: Should be taken in senior year and after the completion of FIN 441. Financial theories and problems involving investment, financing, and dividend decisions.

486. Independent Research in Finance (3). Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Research will be conducted into an area of special interest documented by a thesis-styled research paper.

489. Finance Internship (3). Prerequisites: Senior status and the approval of the Finance Department Head. Provides the finance major with practical experience in the field via an internship arrangement. (PASS/FAIL grade only).

The following courses may be used to satisfy up to six credits of elective requirements for the Finance major. All prerequisites must be met.

  • Accounting 371 - Cost Accounting (3). Prerequisite: ACC 210. For course description see Accounting 371.
  • CBA 300 - American Business Enterprise (3) Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. For course description, see CBA 300.
  • Economics 316 - Managerial Economics (3). Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. For course description see Economics 316.
  • Economics 321 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3). Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. For course description see Economics 321.
  • Economics 322 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3). Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. For course description see Economics 322.
  • Economics 471 - Urban Economics (3). Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. For course description see Economics 471.
  • Economics 485 - Field Experience (3). For course description see Economics 485.
  • Information Management/e-commerce 380 - Project Management (3). Prerequisite: IME 375. For course description, see IME 380.
  • Information Management/e-commerce 420 - Virtual Enterprises (3). Prerequisite: IME 375. For course description, see IME 420.
  • Management 330 - Entrepreneurship (3). Prerequisite: MGT 301. For course description, see MGT 330.
  • Marketing 361 - Sales/Sales Force Management (3). Prerequisite: MKT 301. For course description, see MKT 361.

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