Finance (FINC)

FINC 2331  Personal Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

Key personal finance issues, including goal setting, budgeting for major purchases, loan provisions and originators, taxation, insurance coverages, mutual funds and savings accounts, and retirement planning.

FINC 3310  Personal Financial Planning  3 SCH  (3)  

Applying financial principles to household decision making, stressing integration between areas. Income tax and estate planning, retirement, investments, portfolio management and risk management.

FINC 3321  Business Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

Determining and analyzing the forms of business enterprise. Analysis of the techniques, methods and procedures used in the acquisition and proper employment of funds in the business entity. Prerequisite: junior standing in Business Administration.

FINC 3338  Financial Statement Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis and interpretation of financial statements for the guidance of management, stockholders and other stakeholders. Prerequisites: ACCT 2302. Credit may not be received for both FINC 3338 and ACCT 3338.

FINC 3345  Real Estate Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

Real estate valuation and methods of financing real estate transactions, property management and taxation. Instruments and sources of real estate credit. Real estate appraisal theory and practice. Real estate investment trusts (REIT) and other real estate investment methods.

FINC 3351  Insurance and Risk Management  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and practices of risk management and insurance. Property and casualty insurance, fire insurance, consequential loss, transportation insurance, automobile insurance, crime insurance, and disaster insurance. Individual life insurance, annuities and health insurance products with emphasis on policy coverage.

FINC 3355  Pricing for Profitability  3 SCH  (3)  

Creating financial models to determine optimal product and service prices based upon financial metrics and goals, the competitive environment, value created to customers, and product cost data. Prerequisite: MGMT 3312.

FINC 4331  Investments  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles governing the proper investment of personal and institutional funds; the characteristics of a sound investment and the analysis of different securities offered to investors. Topics include valuation of stocks and bonds, portfolio valuation, and mutual funds. Simulations allow the student to create and manage a portfolio of securities. Prerequisite: FINC 3321.

FINC 4332  Portfolio Management  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis and evaluation of the decision-making process in investments. Asset valuation, portfolio management, and performance evaluation. Theoretical and analytical developments in security selection and portfolio management. Risk measurement and risk reduction through portfolio construction. Analysis of derivative securities, including options and future contracts. Student-directed simulated portfolio management. Prerequisite: FINC 4331.

FINC 4334  Bank Management  3 SCH  (3)  

Organization and structure of banks, financial statements, measurement and evaluation of performance of banks, analysis of principles and policies affecting the management of funds in commercial banks. Risk Management for changing interest rates. Prerequisite: FINC 3321.

FINC 4336  Intermediate Financial Mgmt  3 SCH  (3)  

Finance function and its integration into the administration of the firm. Selected case studies and problems illustrate techniques used in financial decision making and optimum capital utilization. Prerequisite: FINC 3321.

FINC 4340  Internship in Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

An off-campus learning experience allowing the acquisition and application of finance skills in an actual work setting. Prerequisite: approval of the department chair.

FINC 4341  Money and Capital Markets  3 SCH  (3)  

Financial markets and institutions in the U.S. economy. Determinants of savings and investments, interest rates, and flow of funds. Role of regulatory agencies governing financial markets and institutions. Money and capital market instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: FINC 4331.

FINC 4342  International Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

Foreign exchange markets, balance of international payments, short-term borrowing and investment decisions. Changes in exchange rates, international aspects of capital decisions, and currency derivatives. Prerequisite: FINC 3321.

FINC 4360  Options and Futures  3 SCH  (3)  

Structure of the options and futures markets and the trading system of derivatives. Options and futures pricing theory. Analysis of hedging strategies using options and futures. Role of options and futures trading strategies as part of portfolio management, performance evaluation, and investment planning. Prerequisite: FINC 4331.

FINC 4362  Financial Planning & Capital  3 SCH  (3)  

Corporate analysis of valuations and investments, capital budgeting and financing, credit and debt management, risk management, and taxation. Short-term planning including cash and working capital management. Long-term planning including debt and equity management. Prerequisite: FINC 3321.

FINC 4364  Business Forecasting  3 SCH  (3)  

Techniques for statistically sound business forecasting. Graphical analysis and concepts such as seasonality, trends and cycles. Advanced forecasting using ARMA modeling as well as regression. Extensive use of appropriate computer software. Prerequisite: BUAD 3355.

FINC 4366  Entrepreneurial Finance  3 SCH  (3)  

Financial issues affecting entrepreneurial investments associated with small or rapidly growing ventures. How investors and entrepreneurs create value. Strategic and business planning, financial forecasting, valuation, organizational design and financial contracting, and harvesting strategies. Prerequisite: FINC 3337.

FINC 4380  Senior Research  3 SCH  (3)  

Research study under supervision of instructor resulting in a paper to be presented at an instructor-approved research symposium. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.

FINC 4395  Special Topics in Finance  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Special studies in finance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.