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Department of Finance - Course Descriptions


FIN/FINC - Finance

Department of Finance (FIN)

School of Professional Studies (FINC) 

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Course Description
FIN 161/FINC 161C   Personal Finance  3 Designed to serve the personal finance needs of students regardless of their major fields. Practical applications in personal and family financial planning, including credit, buying, borrowing, banking, insurance, investments, taxation, estate planning nd home ownership. Course fee - Colonade E-SB-SB     
FIN 300 Career Readiness in Finance 1 Prerequisites: completion of or current enrollment in FIN 330; junior standing and reference code 664 or 664P. Introduction to preparation for a career in Finance including professional writing skills, professional resumes and cover letters, oral communications; interviewing skills, goal setting, ethnical standards, and professional networking. This course is limited to juniors and seniors in the Finance program. Assignments my include travel. Course fee      
FIN 330 Principles of Finance  3 Prerequisites:  ACCT 200, Math 123 or any calculus class or a Math ACT of at least 26 or a Math SAT of at least 310 and  ECON 202 or ECON 203
FIN 331 Applied Investments 3 Covers the basics of investing, emphazing the managemnt of personal investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Utilizes investment-related web sites. Course fee   
FIN 332 Investment Theory 3 Prerequisites:  FIN 330. An examination is made of investment institutions, market mechanics and investment media. The course deals with the setting of investment objectives, portfolio building and the problems of selection and timing. Course Fee   
FIN 333 Advanced Topics in Personal Financial Planning 3 Prerequisites: FIN 330 and COBA Course Eligibility (Test Score: 2). An explanation of the federal income tax structure and the role taxes play in decision making.  The tax effects on personal investments and the tax factors in personal financial planning are given special emphasis. Major Restriction (s): Accounting, Accounting (Seeking Adm) Majors Excluded.     
FIN 350 Risk Management and Insurance 3 Fundamental principles of risk and insurance and insurance and their application to risk situations. Provides the basic knowledge for intelligent solution of personal and business risk problems. Course fee  
 FIN 370 Principles of Real Estate  3 Prerequisites: FIN 330. Deals generally with urban real estate with emphasis on principles and practices of the real estate business: Course fee   
 FIN 400 Personal Fianncial Planning Practice Management   2 Prerequisites: Completion of or current enrollment in FIN 331, FIN 332 and FIN 444. Restricted to B.S. Finance (Personal Financial Planning track) majors and Financial Planning Certificate enrollees. Corequisite: FIN 401. Counseling and communication techniques, as well as interviewing strategies for use in financial planning settings. Introduction to regulatory compliance as packages for financial plnning and investment portfolio applications. Reviews of business models and staffing. Course fee  
 FIN 401 Personal Financial Planning Practice Managment Lab  1 Prerequisites: Completion of or current enrollment in FIN 331, FIN 332 and FIN 444. Restricted to B.S. Finance (Personal Financial Planning track) majors and Financial Planning Certificate enrollees. Corequisite: FIN 400. A laboratory course correlated with FIN 400 for personal financial planning majors emphasizing the use of professional software packages for financial planning and investment management. Course fee 
FIN 430 Selected Topics-Finance 3 Prerequisite: FIN 330 and premission of instructor. Conducted at selected times covering special topics of current interest to finance students. Class format varies with instructor. Course fee
FIN 433 Markets and Institutions 3 Prerequisite: FIN 330. An examination of the behavior of U.S. and world financial markets with a special emphasis on interest rate theories, funds flows, and the roll of financial institutions in these markets. Course fee
FIN 435 Commercial 
Bank Management
3 Prerequisite: FIN 330. Study of the financial management of commerical banks. Emphasis on asset/liability management and teh financial analysis of bank statements. Course fee  
FIN 436 International Financial Management 3 Prerequisite: FIN 330. An examination of the international dimension of corporate finance. Topics covered include environment of international financial management, foreign exchange risk management, foreign investment analysis, and financing foreign operations. Course fee  
FIN 437 Corporate Asset Management 3 Prerequisites: Completion of FIN 330 with a grade of "C" or better and completion of, or current enrollment in, ECON 307. Advanced level exposure to financing and dividend policy, short- intermediate, and long-term financing, and financial statement analyis. Deals with the current theory and practice of corporate finance in these areas. Course fee       
FIN 438 Corporate Funds Management 3 Prerequisites: Completion of FIN 330 with a grade of "C" or better and completion of , or current enrollment in, ECON 307. Advanced level exposure to financing and dividend policy, shor - intermediate, and long-term financing, and financial statement analysis. Deals with the current theory and practice of corporate finance in these areas. Course fee  
FIN 439 Security Analysis and Porfolio Management  3 Prerequisites: FIN 332 with a grade of "C" or better. An advanced level exposure to fixed income and equity security valuation, and the theory and practice of profolio management. Course fee  
FIN 440 Internship in Finance 3 Prerequisites: FIN 330 and admission to departmental cooperative program. Supervised work with a cooperating organization that provides financial services and products to the public. Course fee
FIN 441 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 Prerequisites: FIN 330. This course focuses on gaining understanding of teh financing of entrepreneurial ventures, including ways entrepreneurs identify and commit the necessary resources to create and finance their ventures. Course fee     
 FIN 444 Retirement Planning 3 Prerequisites: FIN 330. Emphasizes the practical knowledge needed for choosing the best financial plan and designng a retirement plan that will meet a client's needs from a tax, retirement and financial planning standpoint. Course fee 
 FIN 445 Estate Planning 3 Prerequisite: FIN 330. Survey of financial planning, estate and gift tax planning, the unified estate and gift tax system, and the transfer of property through trusts and wills. Course fee 
FIN 449 Practicum in Portfolio Management  3 Prerequisites: FIN 332 with a grade of "C" or better and permission of instructor. Practical experience in managing an investment portfolio in a teamwork environment. Emphasis placed on Economics, industry and company analysis, security selection, report preparation, daily decision making, record keeping and performance evaluation. Students will be responsible for making all material decisions in managing an actual investment portfolio of real funds May be repeated for credit. Course fee  
FIN 450 Financial Plan Development 3 Prerequisites: FIN 331, FIn 332, FIN 350, FIN 444, FIN 445, ACCT 330(Courses may be taken concurrently with departmental approval). The student will be able to demonstrate understanding of financial planning by successfully formulating and presenting a comprehensive financial plan. Course fee   

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