FINC - Finance

FINC 1100 Financial Literacy and Personal Finance (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to the challenging world of personal finance and provides students with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their financial lives. Topics covered include, Investing and Saving, Budgeting and Planning, Establishing and Managing Credit, Buying a Home, Saving for Retirement, and Achieving Financial Independence.

FINC 3105 Principles of Finance (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and analytical tools used in the financial decision-making process. Topics include basic financial statement analysis, time-value-of-money, basic capital budgeting, and the risk-return relationship. Note: This course is for business students only. Non-business students should take FINC 3109 instead.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101 with a minimum grade of C and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2101 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2102 with a minimum grade of C and BUSA 2115 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2105 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2106 with a minimum grade of C and (MISM 2115 with a minimum grade of C or BUSA 2100 with a minimum grade of C) and (MATH 1001 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1101 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1111 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1113 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1125 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1131 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in the Turner College of Business college.

FINC 3109 Principles of Finance for Non-Business Majors (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and analytical tools used in the financial decision-making process. Topics include basic financial statement analysis, time-value-of-money, basic capital budgeting issues, and the risk-return relationship. This course is for non-business students only.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1101 with a minimum grade of C and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2101 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2102 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2105 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2106 with a minimum grade of C) and (MATH 1001 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1101 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1111 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1113 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1125 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1131 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Students in the Turner College of Business college may not enroll.

FINC 3115 Corporate Financial Analysis (3-0-3) 

The course covers financial analytical tools for making corporate financing and investment decisions with emphasis on application of corporate finance theories to solve real world problems using Excel.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C or FINC 3109 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 3125 Investments (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of investing and investment management as they undertake the real-word task of managing a portfolio through a stock market simulation. Students will learn about various securities, including, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and options. Other topics include equity valuation and the evaluation of investment performance.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C or FINC 3109 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 3135 Financial Institutions and Technologies (3-0-3) 

Study of the role of financial institutions and technologies in money and capital markets. Examines capital structure, regulation, operations and management of financial services firms, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of new financial technologies on banking and its lines of business

Prerequisite(s): (ENGL 1101 with a minimum grade of C and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2101 with a minimum grade of C and ACCT 2102 with a minimum grade of C and BUSA 2115 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2105 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2106 with a minimum grade of C) and (MISM 2115 with a minimum grade of C or BUSA 2100 with a minimum grade of C) and (MATH 1001 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1101 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1111 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1113 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1125 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1131 with a minimum grade of C)

FINC 3136 Money and Banking (3-0-3) 

Monetary economics and the role of financial intermediaries in economic organizations. Equivalent course: ECON 3136.

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2105 with a minimum grade of C and ECON 2106 with a minimum grade of C)

FINC 3137 Credit and Lending (3-0-3) 

This course covers lending policies and procedures for a commercial bank. It focuses on the development of policies for different loan types and the procedures for implementing the policies.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 3145 Real Estate Principles (3-0-3) 

The basic principles of real estate ownership, economic value, mortgage financing, valuation, subdividing, and legislation pertaining to real estate. Equivalent Course: ECON 3149.

Restriction(s):

Freshman or Sophomore students may not enroll.

FINC 3146 Real Estate Finance (3-0-3) 

Introduction to the basic principles of real estate ownership, including relevant legislation. Study of the concepts & analytical tools used to finance real estate transactions. Examines the historical development and current state of the capital markets for mortgage securities.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105

FINC 3156 Principles of International Finance (3-0-3) 

This course introduces students to a variety of topics in international finance. These topics include international financial markets, international aspects of corporate finance, the use of derivative securities to hedge exchange rate risk, and current issues in international finance.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C or FINC 3109 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 3165 Principles of Insurance and Enterprise Risk Management (3-0-3) 

This course introduces conceptual frameworks for insurance and enterprise risk management. Using a foundation of ideally insurable risk, this course surveys property, life, health, and social insurance as well as retirement plans and pensions along with the impact of emerging financial technologies on the insurance industry.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C or FINC 3109 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 4126 Analysis of Financial Statements for Investments and Management (3-0-3) 

This course deals with financial statement analysis of many different types of firms and from differing points of view. It includes a discussion of how businesses become successful financially. Equivalent Course: ACCT 4126.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3105 with a minimum grade of C

FINC 4175 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3-0-3) 

Advanced course in investments focusing on security analysis, portfolio management strategies, asset pricing models, derivative securities, global investing and market efficiency.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3125

FINC 4185 Financial Planning and Control (3-0-3) 

A capstone course integrating the various areas of finance with an emphasis on case studies in managerial finance.

Prerequisite(s): FINC 3115 with a minimum grade of C and FINC 3125 with a minimum grade of C and FINC 3135 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Freshman, Sophomore or Junior students may not enroll.

FINC 4899 Independent Study (0-0-3) 

Independent study in selected areas of finance. Study will be directed by a faculty member representing chosen area of specialization. Candidates must present a minimum 1500-word plan through the instructor to the office of the Dean for approval.

Restriction(s):

Freshman, Sophomore or Junior students may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Finance.