Courses in Finance (FINC)

3353. Financial Markets and Institutions 3(3-0)

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.

 

3413. Principles of Real Estate 3(3-0)

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.

 

3633. Financial Analysis 3(3-0)

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.

 

3733. Business Finance 3(3-0)

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.

 

3753. Risk Management and Insurance 3(3-0)

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.

 

4551, 4552, 4553. Independent Study in Finance 1-3 semester hours

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

May be repeated with different content.

 

4653. Financial Management 3(3-0)

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.

 

4663. Special Topics in Finance 3(3-0)

Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.

 

4733. Investments 3(3-0)

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

4893. Internship in Finance 3(3-0)

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.