Undergraduate Finance Courses

FINC 3301. Principles of Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An analysis of financial decision-making at the corporate level with emphasis on the maximization of stockholder wealth. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, the valuation of stocks and bonds, cost of capital, capital budgeting, dividend policy, leverage and capital structure, methods of firm valuation, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Prerequisites: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302 and ECON 2301; or ACCT 3300 and ECON 2301.

FINC 3302. Financial Intermediaries. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the internal operations of financial intermediaries with major emphasis on organization, source and allocation of funds, supervision, and regulation. Prerequisite: FINC 3301.

FINC 4084. Internship. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-20 Hours).

Preapproved and supervised work experience in a Finance related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

FINC 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in finance. May be repeated with approval department head. Prerequisite: Approval of the department head.

FINC 4300. Advanced Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An advanced analysis of value-based management techniques with emphasis on the factors affecting the corporation's quest to maximize shareholder wealth. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, economic and market valued added, securities valuation, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, the use of leverage, working capital management, and corporate governance. Prerequisite: FINC 3301.

FINC 4301. International Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Issues and questions which concern financial management of international corporations. Analysis of the financing of investment abroad and the management of assets in differing financial environments. The foreign investments decision, cost of capital and financial structure for multinational decision making, management of foreign subsidiary working capital, and financial control of multinational operations. Prerequisite: FINC 3301 or approval of department head.

FINC 4302. Real Estate Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of monetary systems, primary and secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes and procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal credit opportunity acts, community reinvestment act, and state housing agency.

FINC 4303. Case Studies in Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Capstone course requires students to use fundamental concepts learned in previous finance, accounting, and economics courses to analyze real-world finance problems. Using both structured and unstructured cases, student teams analyze problems and recommend solutions. Argument is presented both orally and in writing. Cases draw from such areas as corporate finance, investments, international finance, and personal finance. Prerequisite: FINC 3301.

FINC 4304. Principles of Investments I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The development of investment policy; the character of investment risk; a comparison of investment media; description and analysis of security markets and their operations. Prerequisite: FINC 3301.

FINC 4307. Investments II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course builds on Investments I, adding new assets (e.g. derivatives), new theoretical models (e.g. option valuation), and new techniques(e.g. hedging strategies). In addition, the course will cover asset management theories and measures. Prerequisite: FINC 3301, FINC 4304.

FINC 4308. Principles of Insurance and Risk Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey course focusing on the theory and practice of private insurance and its economic and social significance. Major types of insurance are examined: life, health, automotive, homeowners, and liability. Various forms of risk management, characteristics of insurance contracts, government regulatory characteristics, and institutional structures are studied.

FINC 4385. Seminar in Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of selected topics dealing with problems or unique needs of Finance. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Approval from department head.