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Finance Course Descriptions

FIN 3010 Corporation Finance
3 credits
A study of the financial aspects of a business enterprise, initial financial structure, function of different types of financial securities, sources of permanent and temporary funds, financial administration, financial limitation of business operation. Prerequisites: Two terms of Principles of Accounting and a course in Business Management or permission of the instructor. Offered every Term I and Term II.

FIN-ECO 3030 Money and Financial Institutions
3 credits
This course is designed to enable students to have an understanding of financial institutions, money markets, and monetary policy in the United States. A detailed treatment of monetary theory and policy and such technical topics as the term structure of interest rates will be included. Prerequisites: ECO 2010 and ECO 2020. Offered every Term I and Term II.

FIN 3100 Investments I
3 credits
The first course in a two-course sequence that provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, practices, and application of theory used to make investment decisions. This course focuses on financial theories, introductory portfolio theory and practice, and equilibrium in capital markets. Prerequisites: FIN 3010, FIN 3030, and MGT 2602. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I.

FIN 3200 Investments II
3 credits
The second course in a two-course sequence that provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, practices, and application of theory used to make investment decisions. This course focuses on fixed income securities; security analysis; and options, futures, and other derivatives. Prerequisites: FIN 3100. Offered Term II.

FIN 4100 Portfolio Management
3 credits
Provides the theory and practical application of modern portfolio management. This course focuses on portfolio analysis, portfolio asset selection, models of equilibrium in the capital markets, and security analysis and portfolio theory. Prerequisites: FIN 3100 and FIN 3200. Offered Term II.

FIN 4200 Case Problems in Financial Management
3 credits
A case-study course in which students apply financial theory and knowledge to real-world situations to recommend strategic and tactical decisions to upper management that are rational and that ultimately maximize shareholder value. Prerequisite: FIN 3200. Offered Term II.

FIN 4510 Finance Internship
3-6 credits
The Finance Internship is either one hundred twenty hours (3 credit hours) or two hundred forty hours (6 credit hours) of supervised field experience in a position using financial theories and practices at firms such as providers of financial services, investment management companies, insurance firms, private or public companies, and government agencies. To enroll in FIN 4510, students must meet with and have the written approval of an appropriate full-time Business and Economics Division faculty member. Students must have upper division standing. Prerequisites: FIN 3010, FIN 3030, and FIN 3100.

MGT 2010 Business Law I
3 credits
Fundamental principles of law in relation to business; contracts, agency, sales, bills and notes, partnerships, corporations and real property. Offered every Term I.

MGT 2020 Business Law II
3 credits
Fundamental principles of law in relation to business; contracts, agency, sales, bills and notes, partnership, corporations and real property. Prerequisite: MGT 2010. Offered every Term II.