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FIN-326: Business Finance (3 hours)

The financial structure of business organization, capital structure, and methods of raising fixed or working capital, time value of money, principles of valuation, sources of long-term financing, risk-and-return analysis, financial statement analysis, and corporate financial decision-making. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting or ACCTG 305 Construction Accounting, and 55 hours completed.



FIN-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



FIN-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



FIN-621: Investments (3 hours)

Functions and operations of security markets: problems of planning and managing investing programs for various types of investors. Prerequisite: FIN 326 Business Finance and 55 hours completed or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



FIN-623: Financial Institutions and Markets (3 hours)

Policies, actions and corporate strategies of financial institutions: banks, insurance agencies, mutual funds and other financial intermediaries. Prerequisite: FIN 326 Business Finance and 55 hours completed or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



FIN-624: Investments II (3 hours)

Analysis of derivatives, fixed income instruments, portfolio theory and equity valuation. Prerequisites: FIN 621 Investments, MGMKT 320 Business Statistics and 55 hours completed, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



FIN-625: International Finance (3 hours)

Foreign exchange markets, balance of payments, international investment and capital flows, as well as problems, policies and techniques for financial decision-making in a multinational environment. Pre-requisites: ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, FIN 326 Business Finance, and 55 hours completed.



FIN-627: Advanced Business Finance (3 hours)

Analysis of financial problems, policies, planning and decision making. Financing current operations, long-term financing and special financial problems. Prerequisites: FIN 326 Business Finance, MGMKT 320 Business Statistics and 55 hours completed or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



FIN-631: Seminar in Financial Management (3 hours)

This is a capstone course in finance one which culminates the course work for the major. Emphasis will be placed on the integration and application of concepts from financial management, investments/security and portfolio management, and institutions/banking, via case studies and computer-based models. Prerequisites: FIN 627 Advanced Business Finance, FIN 621 Investments, FIN 623 Financial Institutions and Markets and 55 hours completed or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



FIN-693: Topics in Finance (___) (3 hours)

Study of a specific topic in finance. Specific subject area will be identified each time the course is offered. May be repeated if topic is different. Prerequisite: FIN 326 Business Finance, 55 hours completed and permission of instructor.



FIN-694: Internship in Finance (1-6 hour)

Relevant work experience in private or public institutions. The work experience must be approved by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: 55 hours completed and permission of the instructor required.



FIN-827: Seminar in Finance (___) (3 hours)

Comprehensive reading and research in various fields of finance. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Prerequisites: FIN 326 Business Finance and admission to the MBA program.



FIN-836: Financial Strategy (3 hours)

Financial management of the firm, emphasizing financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Case method. Prerequisite: FIN 326 Business Finance, or waiver.


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