Finance (FIN)

FIN 325. Money, Banking, and Financial Markets. 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the American banking system, in particular the Federal Reserve System and the tools it uses to control the economy. It is also a study of the theories of fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisite: ECON 2301 and ECON 2302.

FIN 354. Financial Management. 3 Hours.

The organization, the instruments, and the methods of financing corporations with reference primarily to the effects on the corporation and its stockholders will be covered. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302.

FIN 464. Principles of Investments. 3 Hours.

This is an introduction to the basic principles of investing, which includes the study of the behavior of securities markets mechanics of stock analysis and investing, decision making techniques, and risk. Prerequisite: FIN 325 and FIN 354.

FIN 470. International Finance. 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the institutions and relationships of the international financial system as it relates to the balance of payments, foreign exchange risk, arbitrage, political risk, foreign investment and operations, global banking, and international finance resources. Prerequisite: FIN 325 and FIN 354.

FIN 474. Intermediate Financial Management. 3 Hours.

This is an advanced analysis of the sources and uses of funds by corporations. Emphasis is on security valuation techniques, long-term investment decisions, capital structure decisions, and dividend policy. Prerequisite: FIN 325 and FIN 354.

FIN 484. Financial Institutions Management. 3 Hours.

This course examines the practices and instruments of institutions comprising finance, industry, portfolio investment policies, legal controls, growth developments, and management practices of financial institutions (particularly banks). Prerequisite: FIN 325 and FIN 354.

FIN 489. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

FIN 494. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. 3 Hours.

This course is an advanced evaluation of investment securities of both private and public institutions through external analysis of financial statements and economic conditions, risk and return analysis, and portfolio selection. Prerequisite: FIN 464.

FIN 496. Financial Derivatives. 3 Hours.

This course will cover a variety of basic finance topics and will apply these topics to health care institutions, primarily hospitals. The course is primarily designed for health care supervision/management personnel with no formal training in finance. Due to the uniqueness of hospitals in regard to payment systems (DRGs), financial statement presentations, etc., students who have already completed a basic finance course would find this course useful.

FIN 531. Finance for Energy Professionals. 3 Hours.

This course identifies the organization, instruments, and methods of corporate finance with consideration of the effects on the organization and its stakeholders.

FIN 545. Finance for Managers. 3 Hours.

This course covers cash flow estimation, capital budgeting, time value of money, and valuation of stocks and bonds.

FIN 565. Managerial Finance. 3 Hours.

An analysis of how financial markets operate and how security prices are determined in these markets provides a base for explaining how financial management can affect the value of the firm; methods of risk analysis and discounted cash flow techniques are emphasized. Cases are used in this course. Prerequisite: FIN 354 or FIN 454 or FIN 545 or FIN 531.

FIN 568. Supply Chain Management Financial Strategy and Profitability. 3 Hours.

This course includes classical and new case studies, numerous examples, and in-depth analysis of technical issues involved in supply chain management, network design, and strategic partnering. The course engages students in managing a supply chain and provides a starting point for discussing the value of information in the supply chain, strategic partnering, and centralized decision making. This course is equivalent to both ACCT 568 and SCM 568. Prerequisite: Admission into the MBA program.

FIN 589. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.