MSB 320 — Financial Management (3)
The course introduces basic principles in ﬁnance such as cash ﬂow, the time value of money, valuation of the ﬁrm and ﬁnancial assets, and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: MSB 120 and ECON 221.
FIN 351 — Advanced Financial Management (3)
This course will review and reinforce the concepts of ﬁnancial management learned in earlier coursework, as well as provide additional depth on selected topics. In addition, it will provide an in-depth analysis of the ﬁnancial factors of the corporation. Topics to be covered are; ﬁnancial statement analysis, stock, bond and derivative valuation, capital budgeting theory and practice, capital structure, and, dividend policy. Prerequisite: MSB 320.
FIN 355 — Investments (3)
Principles and practices in capital accumulation. Topics include: a critical analysis of the kinds of investments, sources of information, inﬂation and investment strategy, and corporate proﬁtability. Prerequisite: MSB 320.
FIN 378 — International Finance (3)
Focus on the international ﬁnancial environment, the operation of the foreign exchange markets and currency-related derivative securities, and the international operations of the corporation. Topics include: international monetary agreements, the balance of payments, exchange-rate determination, management of foreign-exchange risk, and international capital budgeting. Prerequisite: MSB 320.
FIN 421 — Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
Review of techniques and approaches for evaluating the intrinsic merit of major types of securities and the techniques for maximizing personal and institutional investment portfolio performance. Prerequisite: FIN 355.
FIN 431 — Management of Financial Institutions (3)
Techniques and principles involved in the management of ﬁnancial institutions, including: an analysis of the operations of commercial banks, savings banks, and insurance companies. Particular attention is given to optimizing the objectives of proﬁtability, safety, and liquidity. Prerequisite: MSB 320.
FIN 451 — Cases in Financial Management (3)
This course will review and reinforce the concepts of ﬁnancial management learned in earlier course work, and, in addition, will demonstrate the application of these tools to “real world” situations through the utilization of case studies. Cases provide an opportunity for the student to develop his/her own decision-making ability as a ﬁnancial manager. Prerequisite: FIN 351.
FIN 491 — Special Topics in Finance (3)
In-depth review of the most current issues and problems facing ﬁ nance practitioners. Prerequisite: MSB 320.
FIN 497 — Independent Study in Finance (3)
Advanced project in a specialized area of ﬁnance under the supervision of a Finance faculty member. Permission of the Department Chairperson required in writing in advance of registering for this course.
FIN 498 — Topics (3)
Topics selected from contemporary ﬁnancial issues which may be offered from time to time to meet the need of the students. Prerequisites may be required based upon the content of the course.
FIN 499 — Finance Internship (1-6)
A work experience meeting time requirements for the credits earned within a recognized ﬁnancial institution or industry setting. Selection determined by academic background and interviews with Department Chairperson. Approval of the Chairperson required in writing prior to the work experience. Open to Finance majors only.