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Finance

For more information about program offerings, degree requirements, and career opportunities in Business, Accounting, and Sport Management, see the Business Division section of the catalog.

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Minor

For those students interested in gaining a better understanding of finance, the Business Division offers a minor in Finance. This minor requires successful completion of the following courses: ACCT 221 and 222; ECON 210 or 221, and 305; and FINC 345, 346, and 358.

Courses

FINC 199. Personal Finance. (3) How to survive financially and obtain the maximum benefit from your income. The course will lead students to create a short and long term financial plan for living within a budget and anticipating retirement. It will review basics on managing money and credit, interest rates, personal loans, investing, home purchasing and financing, and obtaining the right insurance for auto, home, life, and health. No prerequisite.

FINC 345. Business Finance. (3) Fundamental theories and principles of finance common to all legal forms of business organizations, with emphasis on financial policies of the corporate enterprise. Topics include financial analysis, measurement of risk and return, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, leverage, and capital structure optimization. Prerequisite: ACCT 221.

FINC 346. Investments. (3) An introduction to the securities market. An examination of the major financial instruments and the markets in which they are bought and sold. Emphasis upon formulation of investment policy by both the individual and the business organization. Prerequisite: FINC 345.

FINC 358. Intermediate Financial Management. (3) Selected topics in managing the investment, financing, and working capital activities of a business. The course also provides in-depth analysis of financial statements and case studies which cover a wide range of financial problems. Prerequisites: BUSA 367 and FINC 345. BUSA 367 may be taken concurrently.

FINC 399. Topics in Finance. (3) An examination of selected topics in finance. Topics include international finance, international trade, international economics, capital budgeting, international financial management, or portfolio management. Prerequisite: FINC 345.