FINANCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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Finance 250. Personal Finance. Basic fundamentals in selected areas of personal finance; role of the individual as a consumer and as an investor. 3 credits.
FINANCE 292. Internship in Finance. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of finance. 1-18 credits.
Finance 295. Special Topics. Selected topics in finance. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.
FINANCE 311, 312. Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses in finance. 1-18 credits.
Finance 350. Principles of Finance. Principles and practices of financial management within a business firm. Examines acquisition of funds, cash flow, financial analysis, capital budgeting, working capital requirements, and capital structure. Prerequisites: CIMS 170, ACCT 242, ECON 217 and 218, and one of the following: MANG 275, math 171, or math 271. 3 credits.
Finance 351. Risk Management. An introduction to the fundamentals of risk management. General understanding of the varied applications of the principles of insurance to situations involving risk. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits.
Finance 353. Managerial Finance. This course focuses on corporate financial decision-making. Topics include risk assessment, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and asset pricing models. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits.
Finance 354. Working Capital and Treasury Function. This course complements FINA 353; it concerns managing liquidity, working capital, long-term liabilities, selecting a capital structure, and obtaining long-term financing. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits.
FINANCE 390. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.
Finance 450. Financial Management. Considerations, analyses and decisions pertinent to the financial management of a business firm. The course will make extensive use of cases. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits. **
Finance 451. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. Characteristics and analysis of individual securities as well as the theory and practice of optimally combining securities into portfolios. The presentation of material is intended to be rigorous and practical, without being overly quantitative. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits.
Finance 452. Financial Markets and Institutions. Characteristics of and interrelationships among financial markets, securities, and institutions. Includes analysis of futures, options, swaps, and other derivative instruments. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 3 credits.
Finance 453. Principles of Real Estate. Principles of ownership and transfer of real property interests; buying, selling, or leasing residential or investment real estate; and legal, economic, financial, and appraisal aspects of the subject matter. Prerequisite: FINA 350. 4 credits.
Finance 490. Independent Study. Advanced topics in finance. This is an individually designed course that allows the student to pursue advanced topics in specific finance areas. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.
Finance 492. Internship: Finance. Internship in finance is an on-the-job learning experience designed to give students applied experience with finance principles. Prerequisites: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater, 60 credits, declared business or economics major or minor, and permission of the internship instructor. 1-6 credits.
Finance 495. Special Topics. Selected topics in finance. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits.
FINANCE 498. Honors Research in Finance. Students conduct research in finance under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.