Finance (FINC) Courses

FINC 260 Business Finance
3 hours. An introduction to the finance function of a business entity. Specific topics to be studied include capital budgeting, cost of capital determination, sources of financing, leverage and its effect on the profits and risk of business, and managing the asset mix and capital structure of a business.
Prerequisites: ACCT 271 Principles of Financial Accounting, BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics, and ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics.

FINC 275 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.

FINC 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

FINC 300 Intermediate Financial Management
3 hours. This course is a second-level financial management course that provides more depth in the study of the analysis of financial statements, working capital management, and obtaining credit. Students will determine the cost of capital of a firm and apply its use in capital budgeting and asset valuation.
Prerequisite: FINC 260 Business Finance.

FINC 340 Financial Markets and Institutions
3 hours. An exploration of financial markets and institutions. The course will examine the role of depository institutions, insurance companies, investment banks, and other financial intermediaries in the global economy. Topics include recent developments in financial markets and in the regulatory environment of these markets and institutions.
Prerequisites: ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics.

FINC 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

FINC 450 Investments
3 hours. An introduction to the securities markets and other investment strategies. The course will introduce and discuss various investment vehicles and the valuation of such vehicles. Topics will also include many of the techniques of investment planning, including: modern portfolio theory, asset allocation, and risk and return evaluation.
Prerequisite: FINC 260 Business Finance.

FINC 460 Financial Analysis and Strategy
3 hours. This course will emphasize financial forecasting, modeling, and simulation to determine the impact of management decisions on profitability, financial position, and cash flows of the firm. It will also focus on the analysis of risk and return, risk management, and capital structure.
Prerequisite: FINC 300 Intermediate Financial Management.

FINC 475 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.

FINC 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

FINC 490 Seminar in Finance
3 hours. This seminar will focus on current issues and developments in the field of finance.
Prerequisites: FINC 300 Intermediate Financial Management and senior standing.

FINC 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Independent study of subjects outside regular offerings of particular interest to business and economics majors. Regular reading reports and conferences are scheduled.
Prerequisite: upper-division majors and by permission.

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