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2008-2009 University Catalog

Finance

FIN 300 BUSINESS FINANCE (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ACCT 220, MATH 140 or MATH 150

Principles of planning, procuring, controlling short term and long-term financial resources of business organizations. Topics include cash and capital budgeting, debt and equity markets, security evaluations, cost and structure of capital.

FIN 321 PUBLIC BUDGETING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Examines the major concepts of public budgeting and finance in the United States. Key topics of study include: expenditure estimation, revenue forecasting, capital budgeting, budget reform and financial management. The politics that characterizes the budgetary process will be emphasized throughout.

Same as POLS 321  

FIN 343 CAPITAL THEORY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Intertemporal choice and decision-making under uncertainty in our financial lives. Topics include: multi-period consumption, multi-period production, capital budgeting, modern portfolio theory and financial management.

Same as ECON 343

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

FIN 410 FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: FIN 300

Gives a broad knowledge of operations, mechanics, and structure of the U.S financial system. Provides an in-depth discussion of key topics critical to financial management.

FIN 411 CORPORATE FINANCE MANAGEMENT (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: FIN 300

Provide an in-depth knowledge of key concepts and theoretical principles of modern corporate finance, including analytical tools necessary for managerial decision making.

FIN 412 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: FIN 300

Introduction to the multinational financial environment and management. Focuses on foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, international working capital management, foreign investment analysis, international capital budgeting, international diversification, cost of capital and capital structure of the multinational firm and political risk management.

FIN 413 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: FIN 300

Introduction to different investment strategies along with the securities available to the investor. Institutional features such as types of markets, market indicators, investment banking, types of orders and securities markets regulation are covered.

FIN 421 PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: FIN 300

Examines principles, methods and concepts of financial management used in non-profit sector. Disciplines of accounting, budgeting, operations control, auditing and management are integrated into comprehensive financial systems. Theoretical design and practical implementation issues are explored.

FIN 490 SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

Three hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

In-depth analysis of current topics in finance. Topics vary each semester

FIN 492 SERVICE LEARNING/INTERNSHIP (3) [top]

Six hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

Individual internship through service learning.

Graded Credit/No Credit  

FIN 497 DIRECTED STUDY (1-3)

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

Individual contracted study on topics or research selected by the student and faculty mentor.

Graded Credit/No Credit  

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