FINANCE (FIN)

FIN 099 - FINANCE AND TRADING

This course will study fundamentals of trading in stocks, bonds, futures and other financial instruments. It will use state-of-the-art financial analytics software, BLOOMBERG, to learn about trading and markets. This hands-on basic financial trading literacy course will provide understanding of the complex global financial markets to actively construct portfolios. Uses and abuses of financial trading will be discussed to alert students to pitfalls that lead to financial crisis. At the end of the course a certificate of completion will be presented to those who will successfully complete this accelerated course.

Credits: 0

Course Notes: This course is for high school juniors and seniors with a, 3.0 GPA.

FIN 200 - INTRO TO FINANCE

This course introduces students to three different areas of finance viz., Personal Finance, Corporate Finance and Investments. The primary goal is to familiarize students with the importance of financial decision making at the personal level and the corporate level. The topics include, but not limited to role of finance, financial markets, financial statement analysis, time-value concepts, personal investing, managing liquidity, and managing debt.

Credits: 3

FIN 203 - PERSONAL FINANCE

The course will expose students to a set of skills and knowledge of personal finance that will help them better understand various aspects of financial literacy/management and make better financial decisions. Topics may include:credit scores and their management, auto and student loans, identity protection, financing higher education, and income taxes.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Required for all Business majors other than Transfer,, Meets experiential learning requirement under, CORE., May be taken for elective credit by non-Business, majors.

FIN 301 - MONEY AND BANKING

The nature of money and its role in the economy. The supply of and demand for money including the parts played by banks and the central bank. Theories of the effects of central bank policy including the quantity theory, Keynesian theories, and rational expectations. Introduction to the theory of interest. Crosslisted with ECON 210.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Social Science

Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102 and ENG 102 and (MATH 110 or MATH 116 or MATH 121)

FIN 311 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

Time value of money, capital budgeting, methods of external finance, working capital management, financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, and other finance topics.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ACCT 211 and ECON 102 and MATH 110

FIN 312 - CORPORATE FINANCE

This course is required for all finance majors and is intended to provide training in advanced financial concepts including calculation of a firm’s cost of capital, cash flow estimation and risk analysis in capital budgeting, asset pricing models, the valuation of debt and equity securities, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 311

FIN 315 - SPECIAL TOPICS:RESEARCH METHODS IN FINANCE

Credits: 3

Attributes: Honors Program

FIN 321 - INVESTMENTS

The valuation and selection of securities to meet alternative investment objectives; portfolio theory and management.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 311 and MATH 110 and (ECON 234 or MATH 217)

FIN 330 - ELEMENTS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

Individual financial planning from the perspective of the planner and the individual. An introductory course for those interested in exploring the broad area of financial planning. Topics include the planning process, investments, insurance, estate planning, and retirement planning.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 311

FIN 352 - FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

Use of financial statements in interpreting financial condition for purposes of internal control or external evaluation. ACCT 304 strongly recommended. Cross-listed with ACCT 352.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 311

Course Notes: ACCT 304 recommended.

FIN 354 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Relationship between international forces and institutions and foreign investment decisions. Emphasis on international adaptations in working capital management, foreign exchange risk management, and international banking.

Credits: 3

Attributes: International Perspectus Business

Prerequisites: FIN 311

FIN 365 - PORTFOLIO MGT

PORTFOLIO MGT

Credits: 3

FIN 383 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

Financial intermediaries and markets from the perspective of the functioning of the financial system. Theories explaining the existence of intermediaries. Regulation of intermediaries and markets.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 301 and FIN 311 and FIN 321

FIN 385 - BUSINESS PROBLEMS IN FINANCE

Cases and problems involving application of financial theory to real world situations.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (ECON 234 or MATH 217) and FIN 301 and FIN 311 and FIN 321

FIN 387 - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES

Futures, forward contracts, options, and swaps. The markets for derivatives, pricing theories for derivatives and other securities with embedded derivatives, and the use of derivatives to hedge risks. The pricing of ordinary securities using derivatives.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIN 321

FIN 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students work under direction of finance department faculty member on projects selected by student and approved by supervising faculty member, department chair, and college dean.

Credits: 1-3

Course Notes: Consent of Instructor and Academic Head

FIN 398 - PROFESSIONAL FINANCE INTERNSHIP

A supervised professional learning experience at a business or non-profit site. Must be arranged with internship coordinator and/or program director. Maximum of 3 credit hours can be applied to undergraduate business program.

Credits: 1-3

Course Notes: Internship requirements vary by assignment; consent, is required by the instructor.

FIN 399 - THESIS:CCCF FIN HONORS TRACK

This course is an independent study thesis for the CCCF Finance Honors Track.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Honors Program

Course Notes: Students must have successfully completed previous CCCF, Finance Honors Track courses in sequence.