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FIN301 - Financial Management

The study of valuation models, analysis of financial statements, planning and control. Topics include time value of money, risk and returns trade‐off, valuation of financial assets, calculation of cost of capital, capital budgeting and other subjects. Advanced techniques of financial analysis are employed.

FIN302 - Advanced Financial Management

A continuation of FIN 301. An intensive study of capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management, distribution to shareholders, leasing versus buying, financial planning and forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, multinational finance, and analysis of cases relating to financial decisions of firms.

FIN304 - Personal Finance

A guide to personal finance to best meet one's objectives and make financial decisions much easier. Topics include foundations of Financial Planning, Managing Basic Assets, Managing Credit, Managing Insurance Needs, Managing Investments, Retirement and Estate Planning.

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 and money and capital markets. Determination and Structure of interest rates, derivative security markets, major sources of uses of funds by major financial institutions and impact of government regulations are discussed.

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

The student is placed with a business firm,bank, government agency or nonprofit organization performing finance-related tasks. The internship experience offers a practical training ground for students that supplements academic training by permitting them to apply the theories, concepts and techniques learned through their other coursework to address actual problems in a real business environment.