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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, questions of financial policy, such as dividend policies and the conservation of surplus; comparative balance sheets and income expense statements. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting or ACCTG 305 Construction Accounting, and junior standing.



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 or permission of instructor, and junior standing. 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 or permission of instructor, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FIN-624: Investments II (3 hours)

Analysis and appraisal of investment securities which treats topics of financial theory in context of recent research and periodical literature which relates to modern portfolio theory. Prerequisites: FIN 326 Business Finance, FIN 621 Investments, or permission of instructor, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



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, or permission of instructor and junior standing. 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, or permission of instructor, and junior standing. 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 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: 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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