Finance (FINC)

FINC 3101  Finance Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

Finance lab to teach fundamentals of Excel application in Fiance. Students will complete an experiential learning project in Excel designed to complement Finance courses within the College of Business. Students will apply and develop business application of Excel skills.

Prerequisites: ACCT 2302.
Corequisites: FINC 3310. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions:

FINC 3191  Finance Experiential Learning  
Credit: 1 (0-0-1)
  

In this course, students will complete an experiential based learning project designed to complement courses within the College of Business. Students will apply and develop business skills. May be repeated once within different topics as needed and approved. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

FINC 3310  Corporate Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course provides a foundation of financial management techniques. It will present conceptual and application-oriented approaches to financial management. Topics may include time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, capital budgeting analysis, financial planning, capital structure, dividend policy, and other topics associated with managerial finance decisions. This course is intended for Finance majors only. Credit cannot be earned for both FINC 3310 and FINC 3337. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisites and ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, QMBS 2310 (or BUAD 2310 or BUAD 3301), QMBS 2305 (or BUAD 2305 or BUAD 3355), and CISA 1305 with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: BUAD 3301.

FINC 3321  Personal Financial Planning  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course provides the basics of proper money management for personal and family lives. Topics include budgeting, insurance, tax planning, investment, selecting financial advisors, estate planning, consumer credit and current trends in financial services. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: QMBS 2310 (or BUAD 2310 or BUAD 3301).

Restrictions: Prerequisite: BUAD 3301.

FINC 3328  Internship in Finance  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

An off-campus learning experience allowing the acquisition and application of finance skills in an actual work setting. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisites.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 3333  Commercial Bank Management  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Problems confronting commercial banks: development and application of credit standards, decisions on loan applications, liquidity management and profit sensitivity to varying interest rates. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 3337  Finance for Non-Finc Majors  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The objective of the course is to provide a basic understanding of why business entities and financial markets behave the way they do. The course will focus on three major aspects of finance: the financial system, corporate finance, and investments. Focusing on the practical aspects of business enterprise this course will provide guidelines to analyze problems and find solutions using the techniques, methods and procedures applied by financial professionals. This course is intended for non-Finance majors. Finance majors may not take FINC 3337 for credit. Credit cannot be earned for both FINC 3310 and FINC 3337. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisites and ACCT 2301, acct ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, QMBS 2310 (or BUAD 2310 or BUAD 3301), AND QMBS 2305 (or BUAD 2305 or BUAD 3355) (For CISA majors: CSCI 1336 OR CSCI 1337) with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: BUAD 3301.Students cannot enroll who have a major in Finance.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 3338  Financial Statement Analysis  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Analysis and interpretation of financial statements for the guidance of management, stockholders and other stakeholders. Establishment of firms’ business profiles; quality of earnings issues; and stock valuation. Cross listed with ACCT 3328. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisites and grade of C or better in ACCT 3301/ACCT 3302 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: ACCT 3302.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 3345  Real Estate Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Real estate valuation and methods of financing real estate transactions, property management and taxation. Instruments and sources of real estate credit. Real estate appraisal theory and practice. Real estate investment trusts (REIT). TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.Enrollment limited to students in the College of Business college.

FINC 3351  Insurance & Risk Management  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Principles and practices of risk management and insurance. Property and casualty insurance, fire insurance, consequential loss, transportation insurance, automobile insurance, crime insurance and disaster insurance. Individual life insurance, annuities and health insurance products with emphasis on policy coverage. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4191  Experiential Learning-Investng  
Credit: 1 (0-0-1)
  

This class in an experiential learning class designed to enhance students understanding on the investment process. In this course, the students will get hands on experience in investing through simulation and will also create an investment account and start managing their own money. This course will cover the basic investment practices. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 4331.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4192  Finance Research Experience  
Credit: 1 (0-0-1)
  

Guided student research in Finance. Finance students will explore and analyze a topic in depth and present their findings to the university community or professional conference or other appropriate venue. May be repeated once with different topics as needed and approved. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

FINC 4331  Investments  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Principles governing the proper investment of personal and institutional funds; the characteristics of a sound investment and the analysis of the different securities offered to investor. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Grade C or better in FINC 3310/FINC 3337 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4332  Portfolio Managment  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Analysis and evaluation of the decision-making process in investments. Asset valuation, portfolio and risk management and performance evaluation. Theoretical and analytical developments in security selection and portfolio management. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 4331.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 4331.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4336  Financial Management  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Finance function and its integration into the administration of the firm. Selected case studies and problems illustrate techniques used in financial decision making and optimum capital utilization. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Grade C or better in FINC 3310.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4341  Financial Markets/Institutions  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Financial markets and institutions in the U.S. economy. Determinants of savings and investments, interest rates and flow of funds. Role of regulatory agencies governing financial markets and institutions. Money and capital market instruments and institutions. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4342  International Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Foreign exchange markets, balance of international payments, short-term borrowing and investment decisions. Changes in exchange rates: pricing, profitability and output decision, international aspects of capital decisions. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in FINC 3310/FINC 3337 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4351  Behavioral Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Behavioral finance introduces recent theories on cognitive biases, individual emotions and other psychological effects of decision making, exploring their applications in finance, investment, and management. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 or equivalent.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.

FINC 4360  Options and Futures  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Structure of the options and futures markets and the trading system of derivatives. Options and futures pricing theory. Analysis of hedging strategies using options and futures. Role of options and futures trading strategies as part of portfolio management, performance evaluation and investment planning. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 4331.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 4331.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4362  Financial Plan/Capital Budget  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Corporate analysis of valuations and investments, capital budgeting and financing, credit and debt management, risk management and taxation. Short-term planning including cash and working capital management. Long-term planning including debt and equity management. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: FINC 3310.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4364  Business Forecasting  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Techniques for statistically sound business forecasting. Graphical analysis and concepts such as seasonality, trends and cycles. Advanced forecasting using ARMA modeling as well as regression. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: QMBS 3360 (or BUAD 3360).

Restrictions: Prerequisite: BUAD 3355.Graduate level students may not enroll.

FINC 4366  Entrepreneurial Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Financial issues affecting entrepreneurial investments associated with small or rapidly growing ventures. How investors and entrepreneurs create value. Strategic and business planning, financial forecasting, valuation, organizational design and financial contracting, and harvesting strategies. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: FINC 3310 OR Equivalent.

Restrictions:

FINC 4393  Special Problems in Finance  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Special studies in finance. May be repeated once for credit. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Completion of the College of Business prerequisites.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).