FINA - FINANCE

Department of Finance (BUS)


FINA - 2000 PERSONAL INVESTING
[3 hours] Learn about common stocks and other securities, how to invest, and how to build financial security, using a real time stock market simulation. Not applicable toward Finance major.


FINA - 3040 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Course emphasizes integrated financial decision making tools, techniques, and theory. Content stresses acquisition and management of short and long-term capital, short and long-term investments, corporate securities and, financial markets. Prerequisite: ACCT 2040 and completion of or concurrent registration in ACCT 2050 and ISOM 2060. Corequisite: ACCT 2050 and ISOM 2060.


FINA - 3060 PERSONAL FINANCE
[3 hours] Designed for the non-business major, encompasses personal financial planning such as credit, insurance, home ownership, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, income tax planning and strategies. Not applicable toward finance major.


FINA - 3480 INVESTMENTS
[3 hours] An introduction to investment alternatives, risk-reward trade-offs, valuation techniques, and performance evaluation through simulated trading. Developing investment strategies based on objectives and constraints. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3500 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
[3 hours] Examines the role of a financial manager in international transactions. The international environment and the role of international asset markets are emphasized. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3600 RISK MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Investigates non-speculative risks and the methods used to deal with them. Emphasizes on the insurance mechanism. Explores the functional aspect of the insurance operations. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3610 LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE
[3 hours] Combines a discussion of the economic aspects of life and health insurance with basic analysis on life insurance, health and annuity contracts. Includes investigation of major functional aspects. Prerequisite: FINA 3040, 3600


FINA - 3660 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPALS, PRACTICES AND FINANCE
[3 hours] A basic discussion in real estate economics, valuation theory, transfer procedures, legal characteristics, brokerage, taxation, and financing techniques. Emphasis on residential properties. A term project is required. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3670 REAL ESTATE VALUATION
[3 hours] Methodology of appraising large and small commercial real properties and the theory underlying appraisal techniques and valuation. A term project is required. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3680 REAL ESTATE LAW, INSURANCE AND TAXES
[3 hours] An integrative analysis of real estate insurance, taxes, and legislation as they impact commercial real estate ownership returns and risk. A term project is required. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 3890 QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS IN FINANCE
[3 hours] The financial applications of economic forecasting, economic model building, univariate and multivariate analysis, hypothesis testing, and probability theory. Uses statistical package for analysis. Applications come from all areas of finance. Prerequisite: FINA 3040; MATH 2630; ISOM 2640


FINA - 4080 INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Explores financial decision making in depth using case studies and computer projects. Topics include cost of capital, capital budgeting, leasing, financial planning, financial statement analysis, leverage, and capital structure. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 4090 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
[3 hours] Operation and function of financial institutions and markets. Emphasis on interest rate theory, institution management, internationalization of markets and institutions and the role of government through regulation and monetary policy. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 4100 SECURITY ANALYSIS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Emphasizes, through simulation, the importance of portfolio management techniques and evaluation. Techniques of financial statement analysis, economic analysis, industry analysis, theoretical issues of efficient markets, technical analysis, and fundamental analysis. Prerequisite: FINA 3040, 3480


FINA - 4610 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Methodology of developing large and small vacant parcels into commercial properties, and in cooperation with a regional economic development agency creating a property feasibility analysis and a formal report. Prerequisite: FINA 3660, 3670


FINA - 4670 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Applies financial analysis techniques and outside information through case studies of small, medium, and large companies to formulate policies, practices, and funding approaches that resolve their problems and/or achieve their goals. Prerequisite: FINA 3480, 4080 Corequisite: FINA 4090


FINA - 4840 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES
[3 hours] Financial management and planning in small and medium-sized firms. Course focuses on the financial analysis and management of their problems, policies, practices and funding requirements. Prerequisite: FINA 4080


FINA - 4870 ADVANCED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS
[3 hours] Seminar focusing on current issues in financial institutions and services management. Emphasis on cases and simulation games which focus on management decision-making skills in the financial services sector. Prerequisite: FINA 4090


FINA - 4880 REAL ESTATE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Methodology of managing large and small commercial properties and buildings to maximize current earnings, earnings potential, and asset value for the property owners. Prerequisite: FINA 3040, 3670, 3680


FINA - 4890 FINANCIAL AND ESTATE PLANNING
[3 hours] Nature and methods of Financial planning. Creation, conservation and distribution of estates. Emphasis is on investments, insurance wills, trusts and tax laws. Prerequisite: FINA 3600, 3610


FINA - 4900 SEMINAR IN FINANCE
[3 hours] Seminar course in advanced and specialized topics. Current readings from finance journals. Written paper required. Prerequisite: FINA 3480, 4080


FINA - 4940 FINANCE INTERNSHIP
[1 - 3 hours] A prearranged work-study program where students gain on-the-job experience while learning some basic concepts and techniques. A written report is required. Prerequisite: FINA 3040


FINA - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY: READINGS AND RESEARCH IN FINANCE
[1 - 3 hours] An independent, professor supervised, course dealing with an in depth investigation of a financial area not covered adequately in another listed course. Prerequisite: FINA 3480, 4080, 4090


FINA - 5160 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH CARE FINANCE
[3 hours] Information about accounting and the financial environment of the health care industry provide a foundation for financial concepts and techniques necessary for health care administrators. For non-business students only.


FINA - 5310/7310 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
[3 hours] A course that focuses on how firms raise capital and how they allocate this capital in a manner consistent with the maximization of a firm's value. Prerequisite: ACCT 5000


FINA - 6130 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
[3 hours] Emphasizes integrated financial decision making tools, techniques, and theory. Stresses interpretation and analysis of data to manage long and short-term capital expenditure and financing decisions. Prerequisite: FINA 5310 or equivalent


FINA - 6140 INVESTMENTS AND SECURITY ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Includes investment alternatives, risk-reward trade-offs, index models, strategies of using common stock, bonds, and derivative securities, and portfolio evaluation criteria. Investment policy and strategies illustrated through a portfolio simulation. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6150 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS
[3 hours] Operations of financial institutions and financial markets. Topics include financial institutions as intermediaries, interest rate theory, financial instrument characteristics, institution management, internationalization, and government regulation. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6160 ADVANCED HEALTH CARE FINANCE
[3 hours] Information about the health care industry provides a foundation for knowledge of financial management theory, principles, and concepts required for analysis and decision-making by health care administrators. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6330 SEMINAR IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
[3 hours] An in-depth analysis of capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, valuation, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, agency theory, options and corporate finance, immunization, duration, swaps, and risk management. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6340 SEMINAR IN PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] An in-depth analysis of individual and institutional portfolios, active portfolio management, derivative security analysis, hedging techniques, international diversification, and financial innovations. Prerequisite: FINA 6140


FINA - 6350 FINANCIAL INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Topics include current issues in financial institution management, such as interest rate risk measurement and management, credit and liquidity risk, capital adequacy, institution marketing banking structures. Prerequisite: FINA 6150


FINA - 6370 MBA INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Techniques and theory of financial management in an international environment. The role of international markets in risk reduction and profit maximization are emphasized. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6380 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Topics include investment and liquidity management, lending policies, bank marketing, liability management, capital management and banking structure. Cases and PC applications are used. Prerequisite: FINA 6150


FINA - 6750 RESEARCH IN FINANCE
[1 - 3 hours] Independent research, professor supervised, on a specific topic in finance that is not covered adequately in another listed course. Prerequisite: FINA 6130


FINA - 6840 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] In depth financial management and planning in small and medium-sized firms. Course focuses on the financial analysis and management of their problems, policies, practices, and funding requirements. Prerequisite: FINA 6130

Last Updated: 5/5/14