Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
FNCE099 Investments Club
The Investments Club meets twice weekly to make decisions regarding their investing of the club portfolio. The students conduct research on securities and investment alternatives and discuss portfolio changes.
FNCE200 Personal Finance Y
The personal finance course is designed to provide students with competencies through experiential and active learning exercises and assignments in the following content areas: financial decision making; working and earning; budgeting, banking, saving, and philanthropy; effective use of credit; wealth creation and investing; and risk management. There is a capstone project for each student that applies the course learning activities in the form of a strategic plan for debt management, wealth creation, etc., and a class presentation.
FNCE320 Corporate Finance
Prerequisites: ACCT 221, BUAD 220, and ECON 201. This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate financial decision making in the areas of investment, financing, and asset management. Topics addressed include time value of money, the valuation of securities, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, divident policy, working capital management, and financial planning and forecasting.
FNCE340 Financial Statement Analysis
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive analytical perspective in finance. The role of financial statement analysis in managerial decision making will be emphasized. Students will exercise skill in analyzing financial data and developing strategies for effectively minimizing risk.
FNCE350 Public Finance
Prerequisite: ECON 201. This course offers analysis of economic aspects of governmental finance; principles and problems of taxation, public expenditures, budgetary controls, and debt management.
FNCE360 Investment Analysis
Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320, MATH 123. This course focuses on the nature of securities analysis and the process of investment management. It covers the basic concepts of investments, including investment risk and return, asset pricing models, market efficiency, asset allocation, security selection, portfolio diversification and performance evaluation. It also includes analyses of the contemporary investing scene and gloabl capital markets.
FNCE370 Money and Banking
Prerequisites: ACCT 221 and ECON 201. The course provides an overview of the U.S. financial system and an understanding of the theory and practice of monetary policy. Topics covered include the nature and functions of money, the role of commercial and investment banks in our economy, banking regulation, the U.S. central banking system and its conduct of monetary policy, money supply targeting and interest rates prices and the overall level of economic activity.
FNCE420 Financial Risk Management
Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320, MATH 123, and MATH 132 This course introduces fundamental concepts of corporate financial risk management. Topics covered include insurance as well as the pricing mechanisms of basic derivative instruments such as forwards, futures, options, and swaps. This course will address these risk management tools, their use for trading, hedging and investment, and the markets where the derivatives are traded.
FNCE480 Financial Markets & Institutions
Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ECON 201, FNCE 320 This course is designed to provide an understanding of the mechanisms of various financial markets and the manner in which financial institutions seek to use the markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. Topics cover the functions and operations of financial institutions, their role in the intermediation process as suppliers of funds to the money and capital markets, the financial claims traded in the financial markets, and government regulations surrounding the financial sector.
FNCE495 Seminar in Financial Economics
Prerequisite: junior (permission of the instructor required) or senior standing The course discusses contemporary studies in the fields of finance and economics. The objective is to help students understand and interpret the financial economic phenomena within the framework of the principles of economics and financial analysis tools covered in previous business courses. This course involves research in the student's major. Additionally, this course builds competency for students considering part two of the CMA exam.