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FIN 410 Intermediate Financial Management

An in-depth study of financial decision-making primarily in the corporate environment. This course builds and expands on the skills developed in the managerial finance course. Topics include financial statement analysis, the capital budgeting process, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, working capital management and short- and long-term financial planning. The course will include both theory and practice, and students will make extensive use of Excel.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 310 and MAT 225

FIN 415 Applied Investment Management

This course provides an opportunity for students to blend the theory of investments with the practical demands of hands-on investment management. Hands-on management of a real portfolio achieves the practical objectives. Periodically, security analysts and portfolio managers are invited as guest speakers to share practical insights on the investment management process. Bloomberg training is available.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 440 and GPA of 3.0 or greater

FIN 425 International Financial Management

The course examines the role of the multinational firm as a catalyst and facilitator of international business. Examines and explores the management of international financial risk, foreign exchange, corporate financing from a global perspective, direct foreign investment decisions and international portfolio allocation.

Credit Hours: 4
(IG)

Prerequisites

FIN 310 and MAT 225.

FIN 440 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

This is a course in the theory and the practice of investment management. The course includes analysis of specific securities as well as asset allocation and portfolio management strategies. The focus of the course is on professional money management, especially equity portfolio management. Successful investment managers learn to take an ethical, client-centered approach to investment decision making, while making use of financial models and datasets and navigating a highly regulated and competitive business environment.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 310.

FIN 450 Risk Management for Business

Students will evaluate a variety of types of risk that impact a company's financial performance. Students will develop a comprehensive risk management strategy for a firm that incorporates derivative securities, insurance, and other risk management tools. Formal and informal written assignments will be used to enhance the students' understanding of the impact of risk management strategies on a firm's individual performance and on the economic environment. The course requires extensive use of Excel at the intermediate level for evaluating the financial implications of decisions
Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

FIN 410 and COB lower core.

FIN 470 Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money

A survey of the global financial environment, including major financial institutions, securities markets and other financial markets. Topics include money and banking, the determination of interest rates, monetary policy, market efficiency, investment banking, hedging, risk management and derivatives. The course emphasizes current and recent economic trends and financial innovations.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 310.

FIN 480 Financial Models

This course will provide applied skills in designing and building financial models. The course will span several financial topics all of which will be worked on within Excel framework. The primary focus of the course is to relate the theory of finance to practical and usable spreadsheet models that will assist a financial manager with a firm’s investment and financing decisions.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 310 & FIN 410

FIN 490 Finance Internship

This internship exposes the student to a real-life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship position should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. May not be used to satisfy major requirements. Approval of the department chair required.

Credit Hours: 1-8

Prerequisites

FIN 310, junior or senior standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.0 in COB courses.

FIN 491 Advanced Financial Management

Senior seminar course for finance majors. An advanced, in-depth course in finance with heavy use of cases that explore timely topics in-depth, such as forecasting and financial modeling, financial statement analysis and working- capital management. 

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

FIN 310 and FIN 410.

FIN 495 Special Topics in Finance

A course offered at the discretion of the finance department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

To be specified at time of offering.

FIN 499 Independent Study in Finance

A readings or independent study course taken under faculty guidance for variable credit.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

Minimum 3.0 GPA and consent of the department chair and associate dean.