Finance (FIN)

FIN 2123 Personal Finance

Description: A first course in the management of the individual's financial affairs. Budgeting, use of credit, mortgage financing, investment and estate planning.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 3113 Finance

Prerequisites: STAT 2023; and ACCT 2203 or concurrent enrollment; and ECON 2203 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Operational and strategic financial problems including allocation of funds, asset management, financial information systems, financial structure, policy determination and analysis of the financial environment.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 3613 General Insurance

Prerequisites: FIN 3113.

Description: Introduction to the theory and general principles of insurance. A broad analysis of the elements and operation of property, casualty, health and life insurance.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 3713 Real Estate Investment and Finance

Prerequisites: FIN 3113.

Description: An introductory course in real estate investment and finance. Financing real estate, financial leverage and financial planning, the institutional structure of mortgage lending, managing risks, investment strategies and decisions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4063 Applied Financial Studies

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.

Description: Structured internship or field project with supporting academic study. Previously offered as FIN 4463.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4113 Financial Markets and Institutions

Prerequisites: FIN 3113, and ECON 3313 or concurrent enrollment in ECON 3313.

Description: Money and capital markets, flow-of-funds, commercial banks and other financial intermediaries.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4213 International Financial Management

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 or consent of instructor.

Description: Financial management topics unique to business firms operating in an international environment. Topics include global economic and business environments, international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk and management, foreign direct investment, and trade finance. Recent and current international financial events.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4223 Investments

Prerequisites: FIN 3113.

Description: Various approaches to selecting and timing investment opportunities, e.g., common stocks, bonds, commodities and options. Modern concepts of portfolio theory.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4333 Financial Management

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 or consent of instructor.

Description: Theories and practice applicable to the financial administration of a firm. A variety of teaching methods used in conjunction with readings and cases to illustrate financial problems and techniques of solution.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4363 Energy Finance

Prerequisites: FIN 3113.

Description: Introduction to basic terminology, industry structure, and supply and demand outlook in the oil, gas and power industries. A broad analysis of applications in the energy industry including financial statement analysis, valuation, risk analysis in capital budgeting, risk management, alternative energy topics and energy specific case studies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4443 Banking Strategies and Policies

Prerequisites: FIN 3113, and ECON 3313 or concurrent enrollment in ECON 3313.

Description: Theories and practices of bank asset management; banking markets and competition.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4453 Bank Decision Simulation and Analysis

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 and FIN 4443.

Description: Student teams assume the roles of senior bank officers, making decisions regarding bank assets, funding, product pricing, financial leverage, profit enhancement, risk management, and staffing. Decisions implemented through computer simulation, incorporating the decisions into an environment where the decisions of competing management teams and the local economy determine bank profitability and shareholder value. Evaluation of students' abilities to create shareholder value and effectively communicate planning and analysis through written and spoken reports.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4550 Selected Topics in Finance

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 or consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced topics in finance. Topics are updated each semester. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4653 Bond Markets

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 and FIN 4113.

Description: Provides a broad introduction to treasury, corporate, municipal, mortgage backed, and asset backed bond markets. The analytical techniques for valuing bonds, quantifying their exposure to changes in interest rate and credit risk exposures and investment decision-making are explored. Concepts are applied through case studies and projects.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4763 Financial Futures and Options Markets

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 and FIN 4223.

Description: Foundation in financial futures and options markets. A balance of institutional detail necessary to understand the structure of these markets and the theoretical developments necessary to apply the contracts to various uses. The use of financial futures and options to manage price risk.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4813 Portfolio Management

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 and FIN 4223 with a grade of "C" or better and consent of instructor.

Description: Overview of portfolio management from the point of view of a trust officer, mutual fund manager, pension fund manager, or other manager of securities. Emphasizes the need of financial managers for an understanding of problems, trends, and theory of portfolio management.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4843 Risk Management

Prerequisites: FIN 3113 and FIN 4223.

Description: Introduction to relevant analytical tools necessary for the effective management of risk. Previously offered as FIN 4613.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 4913 Advanced Risk Management

Prerequisites: FIN 3113, FIN 4223, FIN 4763, and FIN 4843 (with a grade of "C" or better).

Description: Applications of risk management concepts and skills for the development of programs to manage risk exposures.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5000 Masters Research and Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in Master of Science in quantitative financial economics program and consent of program coordinator.

Description: Research and thesis for master's students. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5010 Finance Projects and Independent Studies

Prerequisites: Good standing in graduate program and consent of project adviser and consent of department head.

Description: Graduate projects and independent study in finance. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5013 Business Finance

Prerequisites: Admission to a SSB graduate program and ACCT 5183 or equivalent, or consent of MBA director or instructor.

Description: Introduction to the major areas of business finance: the financial environment in which business decisions are made and the institutions found therein, the financial management practices of a firm securing financing and allocating resources among competing alternatives, and the valuation of financial assets to the firm and individuals.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5053 Theory and Practice of Financial Management

Prerequisites: Admission to a SSB graduate program and FIN 5013 or equivalent and ACCT 5183 or equivalent or consent of the MBA director or instructor.

Description: Concepts and theories applicable to the financial administration of a firm. Cases, problems and readings to illustrate various financial problems and techniques of solution.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5153 Corporate Financial Strategy

Prerequisites: Admission to a SSB graduate program and FIN 5013 or equivalent and ACCT 5183 or equivalent or the consent of the MBA director or instructor.

Description: Strategic financial decisions and their implementation, including capital structure policy, capital budgeting, risk assessment and management, corporate restructuring, management performance assessment, cost of capital, financial resource planning, dividend policy, and capital raising. Familiarity with basic financial tools and techniques including time value of money, asset pricing and security valuation, and financial statement analysis.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5213 International Business Finance

Prerequisites: FIN 5013.

Description: Theories and financial management practices unique to business firms which operate in, or are influenced by, an increasingly global economy.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5223 Investment Theory and Strategy

Prerequisites: Admission to a SSB graduate program, 5013 or the consent of MBA director or the instructor.

Description: Selected investment topics and advanced portfolio management techniques.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5243 Financial Markets

Prerequisites: FIN 5013.

Description: An analysis of the structure of financial markets, the determination and behavior of interest rates, the functioning of and the flow of funds.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5333 Corporate Governance

Prerequisites: FIN 5013.

Description: The theoretical and applied analysis of the governance structure of a corporation. The interconnections of the board of directors, CEO, management and shareholders. Case problems and readings address the advantages and disadvantages of various corporate governance practices.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5550 Special Topics in Finance

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Theoretical and applied aspects of specialized financial areas. Evaluation of models, current trends and problems. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5763 Derivative Securities and the Management of Financial Price Risk

Prerequisites: FIN 5013 or consent of instructor.

Description: Differing amounts of financial price risk for individuals and corporations in volatile financial environment. The development of arbitrage-based models for the pricing of derivative securities, and the use of a full range of derivative securities to manage exposure to financial price risk.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5773 Financial Engineering

Prerequisites: MATH 4513 and FIN 5763 or consent of instructor.

Description: Techniques for the design, development and implementation of innovative financial instruments and processes to the formulation of creative solutions of problems in finance.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 5883 Quantitative Financial Applications

Prerequisites: FIN 5223 and consent of the head of the department.

Description: Application of financial solution techniques through directed case work in appropriate business and public sector settings. Simulation, small group instruction and field-based experiences.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 6053 Financial Theory and Corporate Policy

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.

Description: Theoretical and empirical underpinnings of modern corporate finance.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Finance

FIN 6660 Seminar in Finance

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced research with emphasis on theoretical problems and solutions. Selected topics covered. Offered for variable credit, 3-6 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 3-6

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Finance