Courses in Finance (FINC)

CourseSubjectHours
3353Financial Markets and Institutions

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

Characteristics, functions, and interaction of financial markets and institutions; current developments and trends; factors in interest rate determination.

3(3-0)
3413Principles of Real Estate

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

Interactions of legal considerations, financing requirements and alternatives, income and property tax considerations, governmental policies, and market conditions as determinants of real estate value.

3(3-0)
3633Financial Analysis

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ACCT 2143, ACCT 2243, and MATH 1203 or MATH 1233.

The study of financial tools and techniques used in the analysis of financial statements and other information for the purpose of deriving reasonable judgments about past, present, and future conditions of a firm and the effectiveness of its management. Dual listed with ACCT 3633.

3(3-0)
3733Business Finance

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ACCT 2143, and ECON 2433.

Introduction to the principles of financial management applied by domestic and international firms. Core topics include financial analysis, time value of money, risk and return, asset valuation, cost of capital and capital budgeting.

3(3-0)
3753Risk Management and Insurance

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

Identification, analysis, and management of risk through insurance and alternative tools.

Topics include property and liability exposures, life, health, and loss of income exposures; use of insurance and non-insurance techniques to manage risk.

3(3-0)
4551, 4552, 4553Independent Study in Finance

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

May be repeated with different content.

1-3 semester hours
4653Financial Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair ; BUAD 3033 and FINC 3733. Must earn a C or higher in FINC 3733.

Advanced treatment of core topics from business finance and coverage of such additional topics as working capital management, capital structure and dividend decisions, cash flow estimation, risk analysis, and introduction to real options in capital budgeting.

3(3-0)
4663Special Topics in Finance

Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.

3(3-0)
4733Investments

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair; BUAD 3033 and FINC 3733. Must earn a C or higher in FINC 3733.

Characteristics and valuation of investment instruments including common stocks, bonds, and options; function and efficiency of securities markets; diversification and portfolio theory.

3(3-0)
4753Advanced Issues in Corporate Finance

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair; FINC 4653. Must earn a C or higher in FINC 4653.

Topics not covered in other corporate finance courses which may include, but are not limited to, capital budgeting, working capital management, and case studies in finance.

3(3-0)
4833Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair; FINC 4733. Must earn a C or higher in FINC 4733.

Security valuation and selection; theory and practice of portfolio management including asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio performance valuation.

3(3-0)
4893Internship in Finance

Prerequisites: See requirements under Internship Programs in Requirements for Majors in Business Administration, page 111.

Field experience in finance with local or regional firms. Provides significant finance work experience involving training and supervision by an employer. The maintenance of a weekly log, a written report, and an employer evaluation are required. May be repeated once. Must be approved with all paperwork completed prior to registration. Total hours granted for internships in all areas of business may not exceed six hours of credit.

3(3-0)
4933Student Managed Investment Fund I

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, consent of the instructor, and FINC 4733 with a grade of “B” or higher.

Security analysis and portfolio management in conjunction with the management of the Student Managed Investment Fund; security valuation and selection, asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio performance evaluation.

3(3-0)
4943Student Managed Investment Fund II

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, consent of the instructor, and FINC 4733 with a grade of “B” or higher. The course must be taken in a consecutive semester following FINC 4933 for a total of 6 credit hours. Students must have earned a grade of “C” or higher in FINC 4933. Security analysis and portfolio management in conjunction with the management of the Student Managed Investment Fund; security valuation and selection, asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio performance evaluation.

3(3-0)