2010-11 Course Descriptions

FIN - Finance   
Department of Accounting and Finance (COBA)   

FIN 310 Financial Management (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Financial analysis, capital budgeting, working capital management, sources and forms of long-term financial structure, the cost of capital, and dividend policy. Prerequisites: ACCT 210; ECON 260, 261, with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 130.   

FIN 311 Money and Banking (3-0-3), spring. Nature and operations of our money and banking system, and the application of modern monetary and banking theory to domestic and international problems. Prerequisites: ACCT 210; ECON 260, 261 with a grade of "C" or better; and MATH 130.   

FIN 411 Principles of Investment (3-0-3), fall, spring. Introduction to securities markets, presentation of risk-return analysis, analysis of common stocks and bonds, and introduction to portfolio analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 310, with a grade of "C" or better.   

FIN 412 Financial Theory and Practice (3-0-3), fall, spring. The acquisition and use of financial resources are examined from the perspective of the financial manager. Coverage includes both theoretical and practical aspects of financial management. Prerequisite: FIN 310 with a grade of "C" or better.   

FIN 414 Bank Management (3-0-3), on demand. The organization of the bank, sources of bank funds, allocation of bank funds, and supervision and regulation of the commercial bank. Prerequisite: FIN 310, with a grade of "C" or better.   

FIN 416 Personal Financial Planning (3-0-3), fall, spring. Introduction to the methodology and discipline of personal financial planning. Focuses on the comprehensive and ongoing planning process that seeks to quantify personal financial objectives and balance the components of risk management, personal investments, tax considerations, retirement preparation, and estate planning. Prerequisite: 72 earned hours.   

FIN 419 International Financial Markets (3-0-3), spring. A study of the concept of the balance of payments, different methods of financing international trade including the methods, documents, and institutions used, and an examination of capital investments and international financial markets. Prerequisite: FIN 310, with a grade of "C" or better.   

FIN 499 Finance Internship (3-0-3),* on demand. A practical work experience in accounting or finance. Prerequisite: ACCT 310; FIN 310; GPA of 2.75 or above in business courses; overall GPA of 2.50 or above; and consent of department chair.

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