Courses

FIN 300  Principles of Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Overview of financial markets and institutions, analysis of securities and investigation of financial management techniques.
Prerequisite: (ACT 205 or ACT 210) and (AREC 202 or ECON 202) and (ECON 204) and (MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both FIN 300 and FIN 305.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 305  Fundamentals of Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of finance in management of the firm; role, structure of financial markets and institutions, valuation of basic securities.
Prerequisite: (ACT 205 or ACT 210) and (ECON 204).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both FIN 305 and FIN 300. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 310  Financial Markets and Institutions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of the functions and operations of financial markets and the primary and secondary securities created in those markets.
Prerequisite: ECON 204.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 311  Debt Securities Analysis  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of corporate, government, and mortgage-based debt securities. Emphasis on securitization of asset-backed obligations.
Prerequisite: (FIN 300) and (FIN 310 or ECON 315) and (FIN 355).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 320  Introduction to Financial Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Personal financial planning including budgeting, tax planning, credit management, investing, retirement, and estate planning.
Prerequisite: ACT 210 and ECON 202.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 342  Risk Management and Insurance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Management of insurable risks for the individual and business firm.
Prerequisite: FIN 300 or FIN 305.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 355  Principles of Investments  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Modern investment theory with applications in the debt and equity markets, with introduction to portfolio management.
Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 370  Financial Management-Theory and Application  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and application of financial management to business firms; case problems used for illustration.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 430  Introduction to Financial Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Financial modeling that integrates conceptual material with spreadsheet-based numerical solutions and simulation techniques.
Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 310.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 440  Estate Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Methods for conservation and transfer of wealth, considering aspects of tax, trusts, wills, probate, advanced directives, and charitable giving.
Prerequisite: ACT 330 and FIN 320.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 442  Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design, financing, accounting, and taxation for employee benefit and retirement plans.
Prerequisite: FIN 342.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 445  Financial Plan Development  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analyze client finances and economic conditions, develop and communicate comprehensive financial plan using financial planning professional standards.
Prerequisite: ACT 330 and FIN 320 and FIN 342.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 455  Advanced Portfolio Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced hedging and portfolio management theory and techniques.
Prerequisite: FIN 355.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 470  Financial Risk Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Futures, options, asset-backed securities and other derivatives as they are used in financial risk management.
Prerequisite: FIN 355.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 471  Enterprise Valuation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analytical framework for measuring, managing, and applying principles and tools to value enterprises.
Prerequisite: FIN 355 and FIN 370.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 475  International Business Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: International financial management emphasizing markets, instruments, hedging techniques, and operating strategies.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 498  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 524  Financial Statistics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: STAT 524.
Course Description: Probability and statistical concepts and quantitative tools used in financial modeling and decision-making.
Prerequisite: MATH 345 and STAT 420.
Registration Information: MATH 345; STAT 420, or Admission to MSBA program with Financial Risk Management specialization. Credit not allowed for both FIN 524 and STAT 524. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 600  Financial Management-Theory and Case Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Financial problems for various types of business organizations.
Prerequisite: FIN 300 or FIN 305.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 601  Financial Management and Markets  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Integrated coverage of financial management, investments, and markets and institutions from the public, private, and nonprofit perspective.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to GSSE program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 602  Options and Futures  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced analysis and pricing of derivative securities, such as futures, forwards and options.
Prerequisite: BUS 641.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 603  Corporate Risk Management  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Survey of topics related to corporate risk management including the role and function of insurance and risk management for business enterprises.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to a master's program in business. This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 604  Employee Benefits  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Design and financing of employee benefits including health plans, disability, life insurance, long-term care, and retirement plans.
Prerequisite: FIN 603.
Restriction: Must not be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 605  Enterprise Valuation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Corporate valuation methodologies including dividend discount model, relative valuation using market multiples, free cash flows and options analysis.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to M.S. Business Administration, Financial Risk Management specialization. This is a partial-semester course.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 606  Fundamentals of International Finance  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental principles of international finance and how they relate to business operations and strategies.
Prerequisite: BUS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 607  Fundamentals of Bond Markets  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Properties of bonds and bond markets, pricing bonds by arbitrage, risk characteristics of bonds.
Prerequisite: BUS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 608  Fundamentals of Firm Valuation  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Identifies key value drivers for a business and how these can be identified utilizing currently available financial information.
Prerequisite: BUS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 609  Fundamentals of Personal Finance  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Personal financial planning focusing on TVM, personal financial statements, retirement plans, government sponsored benefits and education planning.
Prerequisite: BUS 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 610  Debt Securities Analysis  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Valuation of corporate, government, and mortgage-backed debt securities and strategies for management of debt security portfolios.
Prerequisite: FIN 655.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 625  Quantitative Methods in Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Review and application of mathematical and analytical techniques used in solving financial problems.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 630  Financial Modeling  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Practical applications of financial modeling and computer programming to analyze financial data.
Prerequisite: FIN 524 or STAT 524.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 655  Investments  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Investment analysis and decision making emphasizing equity securities and portfolio management.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to M.S. Business Administration, Financial Risk Management specialization. This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 661  Advanced Portfolio Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Portfolio management, asset allocation, and asset selection theory and techniques.
Prerequisite: FIN 605 and FIN 655.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 665  Financial Engineering  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Using futures, options, swaps, and securitized transactions in financial management.
Prerequisite: FIN 610 or FIN 655 or FIN 675.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 669  Financing, Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical and applied approaches to the funding and evaluation of enterprises.
Prerequisite: (BUS 601) and (FIN 601).
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 670  Risk Management Theory and Application  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals of financial risk management using quantitative techniques and models to identify, measure, and manage corporate risk.
Prerequisite: (FIN 524 or STAT 524) and (FIN 655).
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 675  International Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of the foreign exchange market and international financial markets.
Prerequisite: FIN 300.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 678  Financial Decisions-Theory and Practice  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of theory of corporate finance with emphasis on underlying assumptions and implications for financial decisions.
Prerequisite: FIN 600.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 696  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

FIN 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.