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Finance Course Descriptions

FINANCE 320: Real Estate Finance - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and 331 with a grade of “C” or better.
This course involves a study of investments in real estate including the economics of the real estate market, investment strategy, risk and return analysis, financial leverage, investment analysis, mortgage underwriting, and the secondary mortgage market. This course also includes application of the time value of money, discounted cash flow models, cash flow projections, and financial analysis. Prerequisites: Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better and Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 326: Real Estate Principles - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business.
A study of the acquisition, use, control, transfer, taxation, and legal aspects of real estate. Real estate (also called realty or real property) deal with land and building. This course includes application of legal principles to real estate. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

FINANCE 333: Financial Markets - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and 331 with a grade of “C” or better.
A study of the financial system of the United States and other countries. Topics in this course include financial markets, financial securities such as financial derivatives, financial institutions, laws and regulations. The course examines the role and operation of financial markets to raise and allocate scarce capital resources. The course also examines how interest rates are determined and the effects of the Federal Reserve and Treasury policies on the financial system. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 334: Investment Management - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and 331 with a grade of “C” or better.
A study of investment and portfolio management theories and concepts used to identify investment opportunities in global financial markets. Attention is centered on the analysis of the risk-return characteristics of investment vehicles including financial derivatives. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

FINANCE 335: International Business Finance - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and 331 with a grade of “C” or better.
A study of international financial theory, markets and instruments used in the management of the investing and the financing of a global business. The course includes application of currency forecasting, speculation and hedging to international investing and financing decisions. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of “C” or better and Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

FINANCE 340: Risk Management and Insurance - 3 credits
Admit to Cob, Business 331 with a C or better OR Math 171 with a C or better. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level COB dept courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
An introductory study of the risk management process and the importance of insurance as a method of handling risk. This course is designed to generate an aware of the nature of risk, its effects on individual and business decisions, and the methods available for treating risk. Course content includes property insurance, auto insurance, life and health insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Relationships between risk management and other functional areas of business are also considered. Prerequisites: Business 331 with a C or better OR Math 171 with a C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 351: Financial Planning for Individuals - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Business 331 with a grade of C or better.
A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of individuals and households. This includes the use of insurance for autos and homes, life insurance, disability insurance, health insurance, annuities, retirement accounts, and social security to meet the financial needs of individuals. Prerequisites: Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 431: Financial Statement Analysis - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admt to COB, Accounting 208, & Business 389 and 331 with a grade of C or better in each course. All other students can take up to 21 crs of 300/400 Bus courses w 60 credits & 2.5 combined GPA
A study of the financial theory and applications used in the day-to-day management of a business and its financial statements in a global environment. The course is focused on the analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, and the decision-making process of managing growth. Prerequisites: Accounting 208, Business 389, Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 433: Management of Financial Institutions - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admt COB, Accounting 208 and Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better in each course and Finance 333. All other students can take up to 21 crs of 300/400 Bus courses w 60 credits & a combined 2.5 GPA
The application of the decision-making process of depository institutions such as commercial banks, thrifts, and credit unions in global financial markets. Key topics include analyzing bank performance, asset and liability management, managing interest rate risk, financial innovations, and the role of financial institutions in capital formation. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 and Business 331 with a grade of “C” or better in each course and Finance 333. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 434: Security Analysis - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admt COB, Accounting 208 with a grade of C or better and Finance 334. All other students can take up to 21 credits of300/400 Bus courses, w 60 credits & combined 2.5 GPA.
The application of valuation models to global investment opportunities. Students are required to obtain, organize, and analyze internal and external data as it relates to the management of an investment portfolio. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a grade of “C” or better and Finance 334. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 436: Advanced Financial Management - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to COBA, Accounting 208 with a “C” or better and Finance 333 and Finance 334.
A study of the financial theory and applications used in business investment, financing, and dividend decision in a global environment. The course employs the case study pedagogy requiring students to analyze business situations and make business investment, financing, and dividend decisions using problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a “C” or better and Finance 333 and Finance 334.Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 438: Student-Managed Endowment Fund - 3 credits
Students manage numerous endowment fund portfolios. The seminar provides students the opportunity to evaluate a variety of financial assets and to implement an investment strategy to an actual institutional portfolio. As a team, students make investment decisions based on each fund’s investment policy statement. Prerequisite: Application and consent of finance faculty. Course is repeatable.
FINANCE 440: Business Risk Management and Insurance - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of business. This includes liability insurance for business, employee benefits (workers compensation and social security), pension and group insurance, and self-insurance for property liability losses. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 441: Advanced Risk Management - 3 credits
PR: Admt COBA, Finance 340, All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
Study of Risk recognition, risk control, and risk control, and risk financing techniques used to achieve basic organizational goals such as profit maximization, earnings stability, and growth. Course reviews identifying and analyzing the loss exposures, developing alternative techniques for treating each exposure with emphasis on risk control, risk financing, and operations of insurance firms. Case studies are used to provide insight to the risk management process. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 442: Financial Mathematics - 3 credits
Prerequisites: Math 301 Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
This is an introductory course in Financial. This course examines the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Prerequisites: Math 301, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. or consent of instructor.
FINANCE 443: Actuarial Science Lab 1 - Non-Standard Number Credits
Prerequisites: Math 401, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
This is an applied course in financial probability related to actuarial science. The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. The application of these tools to problems encountered in actuarial science is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 401, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5, or consent of instructor.
FINANCE 444: Actuarial Science Lab II - Non-Standard Number Credits
Finance 442, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
This is an introductory course in Financial Mathematics applications. This course examines applied problems related to the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Students work detailed financial mathematics problems. Prerequisites: Finance 442, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor.
FINANCE 451: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning - 3 credits
Business 331 & 361 each with a grade of C or better. Admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
This course integrates concepts from financial planning and employee benefits to educate individuals about retirement and benefits decisions they will be making throughout their lives. Coverage includes features of employer, individual, and social plans. Prerequisites: Business 331 and Business 361 each with a grade of C or better, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.
FINANCE 461: Seminar in Finance - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business.A seminar on the application of the concepts and techniques of financial management to business organizations. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.