Finance (FINA)

FINA 301 Managerial Finance3 Credits

Acquisition, allocation, and management of funds within the business enterprise. Financial goals, funds flow, valuation, capital budgeting, and financing strategies.

Prerequisites: ACCT 201, and CISB 241 or STAT 241.

FINA 310 Risk Management3 Credits

Identification of risk, risk analysis, risk evaluation and methods of resolving risk issues in a business environment. Insurance as a risk management tool discussed.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FINA 320 Fundamentals of Investments3 Credits

Introduction to the theory and practices of investment valuation and management. Topics include risk and return, investor objectives and strategies, the types and characteristics of investment instruments, the process of buying and selling securities, investment valuation and yields, and portfolio management.

Prerequisites: FINA 301.

FINA 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

FINA 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FINA 412 Life and Health Insurance Licensure and Financial Planning3 Credits

Analysis of personal and business life and health insurance policies. Focus includes coverage need determination, underwriting, marketing, financial, ratemaking, reserving and other insurance considerations.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FINA 415 Property and Liability Insurance Licensure3 Credits

Analysis of personal and business property and liability insurance policies. Focus includes coverage need determination, underwriting, marketing, financial, ratemaking, reserving and other insurance considerations.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

FINA 420 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management3 Credits

Extension of the theory and practices of investment valuation and management. Topics include risk and return, market efficiency, economic and industry analysis, fundamental and technical analysis, bond analysis and management strategies, portfolio management and performance evaluation, and the characteristics and uses of options, rights, warrants, convertibles, and futures.

Prerequisites: FINA 301 and FINA 320.

FINA 431 International Financial Management3 Credits

The theory and practices of financial management in an international product and capital marketplace. Topics include the international flow of funds, exchange rate determinants and risk hedging, international arbitrage and interest rate parity, purchasing power parity and the international Fisher effect, instruments of international trade financing, multinational capital budgeting, multinational costs of capital, and multinational capital structure.

Prerequisites: FINA 301.

FINA 451 Financial Management: Theory and Applications3 Credits

Extension of the theory and practices of financial management using a case analysis approach. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial planning and forecasting, risk and return, capital budgeting, lease financing, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and risk management.

Prerequisites: FINA 301; senior standing or permission of instructor.

FINA 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

FINA 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FINA 500 Financial Strategy3 Credits

Introduction and development of analysis of the financial aspects of a corporation using both theory and application. Topics include capital markets, global economic factors that affect the corporation, capital asset pricing model, portfolio analysis and capital structure policy.