FINA - FINANCE

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.  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 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 that 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

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