FIN 302 Financial Management Principles (4)
General principles of corporate finance are presented. Topics include: the tax environment, an overview of financial planning and control, working capital management, and forms of long‑term financing. Objectives include an analysis of responsibilities and functions performed by financial analysts, whether representing a firm, a financial institution, an investment officer, or financial/management consultant. Prerequisite: ACC 201 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
FIN 332 Fundamentals of Investments (4)
The investment of capital funds is a complex field and topics studied include: investment and risk, determination of investment policy, types of security investments, sources of investment information, the broker, the stock market, and portfolio management.
FIN 341 Financial Institutions (4)
Analysis of financial institutions with emphasis on their sources of funds and operating characteristics. Emphasis also is given to the role of commercial banks in the money market and the relationship of the other major financial institutions to the commercial banks.
FIN 343 Personal Finance (4)
This course provides the informational and decision-making tools needed for planning and implementing a successful personal financial plan. It provides an overview of personal and family financial planning with an emphasis on financial recordkeeping, planning your spending, tax planning, consumer credit, making buying decisions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments and retirement and estate planning.
FIN 378 Finance for Entrepreneurs (4)
Focus on financial planning, analysis, and find raising to seed a small business through venture, angel, investment, and commercial capital sources. Topics include financial management for entrepreneurs over the life of the business including start-up financing, financial planning for growth, going public, selling off, bankruptcy, and other pertinent financing topics. Communication of entrepreneurial funding ideas through written and oral forms will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ENT 375
FIN 411 Financial Management Problems (4)
An in‑depth financial analysis of problems experienced by different firms is pursued using actual cases and outside reading to supplement text data. Studies will cover value of cash flow, capital planning, break‑even analysis, inventory control, financial structure, cost of capital, external growth, failure, reorganization, and liquidation. Prerequisite: FIN 302.
FIN 420 Financial Planning and Control (4)
An overview of analytical methods used in finance, and their applications. Particular focus will be paid to methods for handling large data sets used in high-frequency trading, and machine learning and artificial intelligence methods applied in banking and investments.
FIN 491 Independent Study (Variable 1‑4)
Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.
FIN 492 Finance Internship (4)
Supervised, discipline related experience in a business organization. Emphasis is on application, process, and techniques used by business to sustain business and promote growth. Specific skills and competencies needed to be a successful decision-maker will be targeted. Oversight will be provided by the School internship coordinator and the sponsoring organization. Periodic meetings with the supervisor, mid-semester evaluation, and a final, comprehensive written report are required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.