Finance (FIN)

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FIN 160 TOPICS IN FINANCE1-3 Credits

Topics or seminars will be selected as needed to keep students abreast of contemporary issues in finance.

FIN 239 PERSONAL FINANCE3 Credits

Basic principles of finance as relating to the individual, including an introduction to investments, insurance, taxes, consumer purchasing, real estate, financial planning and recordkeeping, retirement, and estate planning.

FIN 242 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES3 Credits

Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles, estates, land descriptions, contracts, legal instruments and concepts, real estate mathematics, financing, agency, appraisal, fair housing, and management of real estate.

FIN 330 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE3 Credits

An introductory course emphasizing the basic financial principles and practices essential to managing a business. Among the topics introduced are the time value of money, working capital management, financial analysis, financial planning, cash-flow analysis, operating and financial leverage, capital budgeting, long-term financing, cost of capital, and capital structure.

Prerequisites: ACTG 241 and ECON 232

FIN 331 FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS3 Credits

Inquiry into, and analysis of, the various financial markets and institutions (including debt, derivatives, equity, insurance, government-based and foreign financial markets) operating in the U.S. and the international economy. Emphasis is placed on providing the analytical tools needed to assess financial institution and market response to microeconomic and macroeconomic factors.

Prerequisites: FIN 330, department's mathematics requirement, and Sophomore or above status

FIN 332 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS3 Credits

The development, understanding and application of basic economic concepts and theories related to international economics, global trade and variations between and among countries and their cultures. Will deal with different types of economic and political systems, types of markets, exchange rates, trade policies, trade agreements, and the economic and political reasons and impacts of globalization.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

FIN 333 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE & ECONOMICS3 Credits

The development, understanding, and application of basic economic concepts and theories related to international economics, global trade, and variations between and among countries and their cultures. Will deal with different types of economic and political systems, types of markets, exchange rates, trade policies, trade agreements, and the economic and political reasons and impacts of globalization.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

FIN 338 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS & INSURANCE3 Credits

This course combines the basic principles of real estate and insurance. Topics include: how to read an insurance and real estate contract, purchasing and financing a home or business and securing property, liability, automobile, life and health insurance. In addition various career paths are discussed.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

FIN 432 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3 Credits

Examines various structures and operations of financial management of the firm including the sources and methods of financing, capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, working capital management, effects of taxation on financial decisions and international aspects of finance.

Prerequisites: BA 336, FIN 330, and Junior or above status

FIN 439 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS3 Credits

Provides an understanding of active portfolio evaluation and management, including the following: the investment environment, portfolio theory, capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing theory, fixed-income securities, equities, and derivatives.

Prerequisites: FIN 330 and Junior or above status

FIN 460 TOPICS IN FINANCE1-3 Credits

Topics or seminars will be selected as needed to keep students abreast of contemporary issues in finance.