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Finance Courses (FIN)

Courses for Undergraduates

200 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance (3:3)

Introduction to problems and methods in business finance within the context of entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include business formation, sources of financing, financial statements, business valuation, budgeting, and measuring financial performance. (Same as ENT 200)

300 The Management of Personal Finance (3:3)

Personal budgeting and accounting; borrowing money; buying on credit; personal income tax returns; saving and wise investment of savings; insurance; home ownership.

315 Business Finance I (3:3)

Pr. ACC 202, 201 or 218, ECO 201, 202

Recognition and analysis of financial problems. Integrated approach to financial management emphasizing basic concepts of valuation, investment, and financial structure.

320 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; junior standing; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Investigation of risk and the risk management process including the role of insurance. Social insurance, financial planning issues, employee benefits and pension and retirement planning are included.

325 Fundamentals of Real Estate (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; junior standing; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Examination of principles, practices, and policies affecting real estate markets. Topics include the nature of real property, mortgages, real estate financing, and real property law.

330 Financial Institutions and Markets (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Principal institutions and markets comprising the financial system; their roles in short-term, long-term and equity financing, interest rate determination and capital formation. Interrelationships between domestic and international and financial markets. Government policy objectives and regulations as influences on the financial system.

335 Entrepreneurial Finance (3:3)

Pr. FIN 315

This course focuses on financial analysis, financial forecasting, financing, capital costs, and working capital management of start-up businesses and existing businesses in the early stages of development. (Fall) (Same as ENT 335)

360 Internship in Finance (3:0:20)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; admission to the Finance program; permission of internship coordinator

Provides students with an opportunity to apply finance knowledge in a business environment and to gain a better understanding of the finance profession. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

410 Business Finance II (3:3)

Pr. grades of C or better in ACC 201 or 218; ECO 250; and FIN 315; admission to approved program

Theory and practical application of capital budgeting, cost of capital and capital structure analysis, working capital management, and financial analysis and planning.

415 Advanced Corporate Finance (3:3)

Pr. FIN 410; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

An examination of the interrelationships between major financial policy decisions. Topics include capital structure theory, corporate debt capacity, risk and capital budgeting, dividend policy, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

420 Real Estate Finance (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Working knowledge of real estate finance. Topics include mortgage markets and institutions, methods and practices of real estate finance, and real estate appraisal and investment analysis.

430 Real Estate Investment (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 315; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Introduction to the foundations and practices in real estate investment. The principal emphasis is on real estate investment principles and concepts, the investment environment, financial analysis and practical applications.

442 Investments (3:3)

Pr. grades of C or better in FIN 410; admission to approved program

Investment principles and practices, investment policies, security analysis, and the mechanics and mathematics of security purchases. Long- and short-term fluctuations of security prices, functions of securities markets and regulatory bodies, and individual investment needs.

444 International Finance (3:3)

Pr. grades of C or better in ACC 218 and FIN 315; admission to approved program

Examination of international finance from standpoint of the firm. Topics include international money and capital markets, foreign exchange markets, investments in foreign operations, as well as financing strategies for foreign operations.

449 Seminar in Finance (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 410; admission to approved program

Independent study, research, and class discussion covering a topic or group of related topics of current interest in financial theory, policy, or practice. Topics may vary each semester.

450 Derivatives (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in FIN 410; admission to approved program

Investigation of risk and the financial risk management process including portfolio insurance. Topics include options, futures, hedging, decision trees, and sensitivity analysis. (Formerly FIN 350)

471 Life Insurance and Financial Planning (3:3)

Pr. FIN 320; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Emphasis on life insurance in the financial planning process. Explores the role of savings and investment and the creation, preservation, and taxation of wealth.

472 Property and Liability Insurance (3:3)

Pr. FIN 320; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Examination of coverages and exclusions found in direct damage and indirect loss contracts and liability insurance contracts as risk management devices for the treatment of pure risk.

473 Risk Management (3:3)

Pr. FIN 315; admission to a program of study in the Bryan School or other professional program approved by the School

Identification and evaluation of risk with emphasis on risk treatment. Attention given to risk financing, including cash-flow plans.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

499 Problems in Finance (3:3)

Pr. senior majors; permission of Department Head; grade of C or better in FIN 315

May be repeated for credit with approval of Department Head.

Independent study, research, and class discussion covering a topic or group of related topics of current interest in theory or policy of finance. Topics may vary from semester to semester.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for graduate-level courses.