Finance (FIN)

FIN 3100  Financial Analytics  (4)  

Financial analytics extracts insights from financial data. You learn to evaluate which stock or portfolio is likely to give you a greater return and to build an interactive web application to share these analyses - an invaluable skill for any data analyst! The topics include moving average analysis, Bollinger Bands, stock performance analysis, portfolio performance analysis, and interactive web applications. Springs. (QRCO) (TECO)

FIN 3200  Corporate Finance  (4)  

This course is designed to provide students with financial principles and practices necessary to manage the business firm. The topics are financial analysis and planning, valuation of financial assets, financing decisions, and investment decisions, etc. Students will embark on an intensive study of capital budgeting, capital structure theory, working capital management, dividend policy and long-term sources of financing. Springs and Falls.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 2100 or BU 3210.

FIN 3300  Real Estate Investment & Finance  (4)  

Learn and appreciate the value of owning real estate, whether as a homeowner or investor. Explore real estate principles, issues of legal protection, mortgage techniques, appraisal, brokerage, risk analysis, investment analysis for commercial properties and apartments, construction and real estate development financing, as well as documents used in this field. Springs.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 2100 or BU 3210.

FIN 3400  Investment Principles  (4)  

This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of investments; including what types of investments exist, what goes into the investment decision analysis, analysis of risk assessment, and valuation methods. Emphasis will be on stocks and fixed-income securities. Springs and Falls.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 2100 or BU 3210.

FIN 4200  International Finance and Economic Policy  (4)  

Internationalization and integration of financial markets present unique opportunities and risks for all kinds of corporations and investors. This course is designed to provide students with a strong conceptual background for financial decision-making related to international finance. Also offered as ECN 4200. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 2100 or BU 3210.

FIN 4300  Professional Financial Planning  (4)  

In this course students will examine the concepts of financial planning, including some of the technical skills required in areas such as debt management, insurance, investments, income tax and retirement planning. Investment planning and the important role of exploring their clients’ cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics will be an area of emphasis. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): FIN 3400 or BU 3550.

FIN 4400  Seminar in Finance  (1-4)  

This Special Topics course expands on topics covered in other Finance courses at a more advanced level and adds topics not covered with the prerequisite course. Concepts covered may include corporate financial management, investment portfolio management, fundamental analysis, and technical analysis, at the discretion of the professor. Springs Even. Instructor permission required.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 2100 or BU 3210.