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FIN301 - Financial Management

An introduction course in finance. It covers the fundamental analytical skills used in the modern corporate world. Topics include financial ratio analysis, time value of money, risk and return, stock valuation, bond valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting and working capital management. Prerequisites: MAT 181 and ACC 200 or ACC 201 (3 crs.)

FIN302 - Advanced Financial Management

A continuation of FIN 301. An intensive study of capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management, leasing vs. buying, distribution in shareholders, mergers, bankruptcy, multinational finance and analysis of cases relating to financial decisions of firms. Prerequisite: FIN 301 (3 crs.)

FIN304 - Personal Finance

A guide to personal finance to best meet one’s objectives and make financial decisions easier. Topics include: budgets, major purchases, use of credit and bank loans, insurance, real estate and investment in securities, taxes and estate planning. (3 crs.)

FIN305 - Investments Management

This course covers the most common concepts, theories and skills used in financial investment management. Topics include but are not limited to financial assets (i.e. stock and bond), portfolio theory, behavioral finance, fundamental analysis, technical analysis, asset allocation, etc. Current financial market events will be discussed in class. Stock virtual trading will be used to enhance learning. Prerequisites: FIN 301 (3 crs.)

FIN311 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Description and analysis of major financial institutions, money, and capital markets. Current topics in financial markets and institutions. Prerequisite: ECO 202 (3 crs.)

FIN325 - Series 7 Exam Prep

This course provides students with the qualifications necessary in General Securities Representative Qualification Exam (Series 7 Exam), in order to make different types of trades with all types of general securities, excluding commodities and futures. The exam is administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). It is the most commonly required registration in the U.S. financial securities industry. The course covers equity, debt, mutual funds, variable insurance products, limited partnerships and derivative securities, operations of the primary and secondary markets, securities analysis, and the rules and regulations that govern business conduct in financial securities industry. This class will get students ready to take the Series 7 exam once they are hired by a financial company.

FIN331 - International Finance

This course is designed to teach the fundamental economic and financial issues faced by multinational corporations. Topics covered will include international monetary system, balance of payments, foreign exchange market and theories, currency futures and options, currency risk management, and international financial markets. Prerequisites: FIN 301 (3 crs.)

FIN341 - Entrepreneurial Finance

This course addresses the financial aspects of entrepreneurship: the financial managerial skills and various financing strategies. Compare to well-established corporations, early stage ventures face higher level of operational uncertainty and greater financing difficulty. In this course, students are introduced to the financial analytical skills that are most needed for new entrepreneurial ventures, such as financial ratio analysis, cash management, and financial statement projection. They will also get to know various funding sources, for example: venture capital, crowdfunding (part of FinTech ecosystem), alternative financing etc.

FIN492 - Finance Internship

On the completion of this course, the student should be able to see how the knowledge acquired in the finance courses is applied in real-world situations. It provides students with the opportunity to translate academic principles to real-world situations and to test their career interests. It will also enable students to determine what additional skills are needed to be successful in the workplace. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Repeatable; variable credits; a maximum of 12 credits may be used toward a baccalaureate degree) (Variable 1-12 crs.)