Finance

Courses

FIN 150 Financial Literacy 4.0 Credits

Financial literacy is designed to help students understand their personal financial lives. Students will be exposed to how to make everyday decisions (e.g., rent/buy a house or lease/own a car) as well as understand credit cards, student loans, consumer purchasing decisions, insurance, and other financial decisions.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FIN 301 Introduction to Finance 4.0 Credits

Covers financial structure of a corporation, short-and long-term financial policies, sources and uses of capital funds, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and corporate growth.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: (STAT 201 [Min Grade: D] or STAT 205 [Min Grade: D] or STAT 261 [Min Grade: D]) and (ACCT 115 [Min Grade: D] or ACCT 110 [Min Grade: D] or HRM 310 [Min Grade: D])

FIN 302 Intermediate Corporate Finance 4.0 Credits

Provides an in-depth treatment of long-term financing decisions, including estimation of the cost of capital, financial leverage, dividend policy, and working capital analysis.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C] and (STAT 202 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 206 [Min Grade: C])

FIN 321 Investment Securities & Markets 4.0 Credits

Covers stocks, bonds, other investment vehicles, and operation and regulation of the stock market.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C] and (STAT 202 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 206 [Min Grade: C])

FIN 323 Risk Management 4.0 Credits

Provides a fundamental understanding of risk and return, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, performance evaluation, and the use of derivatives to hedge and manage risk.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FIN 321 [Min Grade: C] and (STAT 202 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 206 [Min Grade: C])

FIN 325 Financial Institutions and Markets 4.0 Credits

Covers understanding of the financial system from the money-creation process to the functioning of the Federal Reserve System to the role and management of financial institutions.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C] and (STAT 202 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 206 [Min Grade: C])

FIN 330 Derivative Securities 4.0 Credits

The analysis and pricing of derivative securities including futures and options: applications to risk management and portfolio management.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 323 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 332 Investment Analysis 4.0 Credits

Introduces investment analysis, with particular emphasis on financial statement analysis.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FIN 321 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 335 Entrepreneurial Finance 4.0 Credits

The purpose of the course is to bring financial management decision, tools and techniques typically applied in corporate contexts into the realm of entrepreneurship. This course presents the importance of understanding and applying entrepreneurial finance methods and tools to help ensure a successful venture.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 338 Money and Capital Markets 4.0 Credits

Covers the organization and operation of the money and capital markets and key institutional financial intermediaries.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FIN 325 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 340 Seminar in Finance 4.0 Credits

Covers current topics and selected cases in finance.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FIN 302 [Min Grade: D] and FIN 321 [Min Grade: D] and FIN 325 [Min Grade: D]

FIN 341 Applied Portfolio Management 4.0 Credits

This course covers topics related to portfolio management. Students will learn how to analyze industries, select securities for inclusion in investment portfolios, and analyze portfolio performance. Students will participate in the management of a real investment portfolio for the duration of the course.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 321 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 342 Advanced Portfolio Management 4.0 Credits

This course covers advanced topics related to portfolio management. Students will learn how to analyze industries and the investment potential of individual securities in depth. They will also learn advanced methods for analyzing portfolio performance and investment strategy. Students will participate in the management of a real investment portfolio for the duration of the course.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 341 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 346 Global Financial Management 4.0 Credits

Examines the investment and financing strategies of multinational corporations. Covers topics including capital acquisition in the international environment, international investment borrowing, international corporate restructuring, currency swaps and recapitalizations, hedging techniques, and international risk-management instruments.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 348 Corporate Financial Reporting to Executives 4.0 Credits

Provides decision support to the corporate executive leadership team in visualizing the short-term and long-term financial picture of the firm.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 301 [Min Grade: C] and ACCT 115 [Min Grade: C]

FIN 350 Personal Finance 4.0 Credits

Covers key personal financial documents, taxes, credit, insurance, and investments.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Pre-Junior or Senior.

FIN 450 Personal Wealth Management 4.0 Credits

The focus of this course will be on the logic and principles underlying personal financial management as well as implementing tools and techniques for achieving sound financial goals. Topics include: investment decision analysis, consumer credit, tax planning, actuarial opportunities, financial investment strategies, and retirement planning.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FIN 302 [Min Grade: C] and FIN 321 [Min Grade: C]

FIN I199 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I299 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I399 Independent Study in FIN 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN I499 Independent Study in FIN 0.5-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T180 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T280 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T380 Special Topics in FIN 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FIN T480 Special Topics in FIN 0.5-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

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