Personal and family budgeting, installment buying, borrowing money, buying a home, life and property insurance, personal investment, and retirement and estate planning.
A study of investment opportunities, mechanics, analysis, risk, and risk management at the introductory level. This course is designed for non finance majors and will not be accepted as a substitute for FIN 3300.
Financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, and short-term and long-term financing. Student use of computers is required for the preparation of case study material used to enhance the presentation of selected topics presented in the course. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; QUAN SI3610.
An in-depth study of principles, concepts, and tools used in the investment field as they relate to investment opportunities, mechanics, financial statement analysis, risk, and portfolio management. Computer use is required to access the Dow-Jones market analyzer investment software and in the preparation and analysis of investment portfolios. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; FIN 3200.
A study of the functions and significance of the major financial institutions, such as commercial savings institutions, with an emphasis on management problems, regulations, credit appraisal, and loan types. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; FIN 3200.
Fundamental economic aspects of real estate with emphasis on realty as a commodity of trade. The subject matter in this course of general interest to both those desiring to enter the real estate profession and those who only intend to own real estate.
Capital investment decision-making procedures relative to make/buy, lease/buy, working capital, replacements, and new investment decisions. Involves use of the computer in the analysis of cash flows and capital acquisition alternatives. Prerequisite: Business Foundations; FIN 3200.
Problems in financial management with an emphasis on corporate finance. Use of financial software and computers is an integral part of problem solutions. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; FIN 3200.
Problems in financial management with an emphasis on investments. Use of financial software and computers is an integral part of problem solutions. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; FIN 3300.
Directed research and study on an individual basis. May be repeated until a total of 4 hours credit is accumulated. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; Senior Standing; Written Instructor Approval.
A structured professional-level field experience. The student will be counseled and supervised as he/she applies and integrates the knowledge and skills obtained through finance courses. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; Senior Standing; Instructor approval.
Special treatment of current topics in Finance. This course will involve primary and/or secondary research by class participants. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; FIN 3200; Instructor approval.
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