Required Courses for the Finance Degree
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
LEC. 3. Basic accounting principles with focus on preparation and use of financial statements. Credit will not be given for both ACCT 2110 and ACCT 2810. Sophomore standing.
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 2110 or ACCT 2117. Emphasis on cost accounting, budgeting, and decision making using managerial accounting information. Sophomore standing.
LEC. 3. Introduction to contracts, sales, torts, ethics and the judicial system. Focus is on the business environment
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 2110 or ACCT 2117. Accounting principles and theory including accounting for current assets, liabilities, and investments. Junior Standing.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN FINANCE (1)
LEC. 1. SU. Pr. (P/C FINC 3610 or P/C FINC 3613 or P/C FINC 3617). Career planning and preparation for employment in the finance industry.
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS FINANCE
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 2110 or ACCT 2117 or ACCT 2810 or ACCT 3110. Corporate finance from the perspective of a financial manager. Topics include time value of money, valuation, and capital budgeting.
ADVANCED BUSINESS FINANCE
LEC. 3. Pr. (FINC 3610 or FINC 3617) and (STAT 2610 or MNGT 2600). C or better in FINC 3610. In-depth analysis of financial concepts including valuation capital budgeting, cost of capital, leasing, financial analysis, and capital structure.
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Types of investment security markets, investment instruments, concepts and strategies for institutional and individual investors.
FINANCIAL MARKETS INSTITUTIONS
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Overview of the financial system, organization and regulation of financial markets and institutions, the behavior and structure of interest rates.
LEC. 3. Pr. P/C FINC 3630 and P/C FINC 3640. Application of financial management and investments concepts through Excel modeling. Topics include capital budgeting, capital asset pricing, cost of capital, stock and bond valuation. Advanced topics include DCF modeling, portfolio optimization and VBA.
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
LEC. 3. Pr. ECON 2020 or ECON 2027. Study of functions, institutions, and basic problems in marketing of goods and services in a global economy. Credit will not be given for both MKTG 3310 and MKTG 3810. Junior standing.
BUSINESS ANALYTICS I
LEC. 3. Pr. (MATH 1610 or MATH 1680) and (P/C COMP 1000 or P/C COMP 1003 or COMP 1AA0). or equivalent, minimum 2.0 overall cumulative undergraduate GPA. Introduction to analytics in business including use of data to make business decisions, basic predictive business modeling, and communication of analytical results.
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
LEC. 3. Management functions and the applications of management principles in organization. Junior standing.
BUSINESS ANALYTICS II
LEC. 3. Pr. BUAL 2600 or MNGT 2600 or STAT 2610 or STAT 2010or STAT 2017 or STAT 2510 or STAT 3010. A second course in quantitative analysis in business including statistical inference, classification analysis, predictive modeling, forecasting, introduction to data mining. May count either BUAL 3600 or BUAL 2650.
LEC. 3. Pr. MKTG 3310 and MNGT 3100 and FINC 3610. Objectives, strategy, and policies pertaining to a total organization. Problem-solving and the relationship between the functional areas of an organization. College of Business Information Technology requirement.
Other Finance Courses
LEC. 3. Plans for managing personal financing problems involving insurance, housing, household budgeting, investments, personal and bank loans, personal credit and time value of money.
RISK AND INSURANCE
LEC. 3. Essentials of risk management, with emphasis on the use of insurance, including the characteristics of property, liability, life and health insurance. Junior standing.
PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE
LEC. 3. Fundamental principles and practices as applied to the purchase, sale and lease and management of real estate. Junior standing.
SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Financial control, financial forecasting, working capital and sources of financing in a small and closely-held business environment.
FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS FINANCE
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 2810 or ACCT 2110 or ACCT 2117. Foundations of Business Finance is a broad based introductory course that will focus on finance functions and applications of finance principles. This course is not open to undergraduates majoring in business. Junior standing.
PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3200. Commercial risks and the insurance contracts used to address these risks.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
LEC. 3. Pr. (FINC 3610 or FINC 3617) and FINC 3250. Analysis and evaluation of real estate investments including cash flow measurement for both residential and commercial investment projects.
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 3110 and FINC 3630. The advanced application of corporate finance through case analysis, company analysis, and current topics.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Evaluation and assessment of financial condition, performance, and reporting strategies of firms using relevant financial and market information.
LEC. 3. Pr. ACCT 3110 and FINC 3630 and FINC 3640. Analysis, techniques and selection of securities to meet specific investment objectives. Focus on individual security analysis and portfolio management.
MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3700. Management strategies for firms including management of credit, liquidity, capital and interest rate risks in a regulated environment.
IND. SU. Departmental approval. Advanced individual research and study in finance under the direction of a faculty member. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
AAB/INT. SU. Departmental approval. The internship program offers the opportunity to gain relevant and meaningful work experience. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
AAB. Departmental approval. Specialized topics and current developments and innovations in finance. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
IND. Pr. Honors College. Departmental approval. Departmental approval. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Advantages and problems associated with the modern multinational corporation, including analysis of currency risk, hedging, and political risk.
MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND RESTRUCTURING
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3630. Strategic analysis of corporate restructuring including valuation methods, control issues, takeover defense measures, and diversification issues. May count either FINC 5670 or FINC 6670/FINC 6676.
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3630 or FINC 3640 or FINC 3700. Examination of derivative securities with emphasis on applying derivative securities to the management of corporate financial risk.
ADVANCED FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
LEC. 3. Pr. FINC 3630 and P/C FINC 3640 and P/CACCT 3110. Departmental approval issues surrounding and methods for financial analysis of investments/firms, including: ethics, qualitative methods, economics, financial reporting/analysis, and portfolio management. May count FINC 5740 or 6740.