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FINA 2301   (3-3-0)   Consumer Finance
This course is an introductory course in financial issues. Budgeting strategies and cash management are covered, as are forecasting methods to project future budgets. Employee benefits and related topics are addressed. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

FINA 3301   (3-3-0)   Corporate Financial Management
This course covers fundamental concepts in finance and decision-making techniques in corporate financial management. Overview of financial markets, financial statement analysis, financial planning, time value of money, risk-return relationship and CAPM, security valuation, capital budgeting techniques, cost of capital, debt policy, and related topics. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: ACCT 2301.

FINA 3302   (3-3-0)   Securities Analysis
Valuation of different securities and a study of their markets. Market structure and recent trends, market indexes, modern portfolio theory and CAPM, market efficiency, fundamental and technical analysis, equity valuation, fixed-income securities valuation, introduction to options and futures, and related topics. Spring and Summer, even-numbered years, Online.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 3304   (3-3-0)   Money and Financial Institutions
A study of evolution, structure, and operations of U. S. money and financial system, and management of financial institutions. Determinants and structure of interest rates, various types of financial markets, management of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries, regulation and other contemporary issues about financial markets, monetary policy, and related topics. Spring.
Prerequisite: ECON 2301, 2302, and FINA 3301.

FINA 3305   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
An introduction to the concepts and principles underlying the insurance product, including risk spreading, premium determination, and asset and liability management. An analysis of the primary forms of insurance products is covered, including life, health, property, and disability insurance. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 3307   (3-3-0)   Personal Financial Planning (S-L)
A broad overview of the financial planning process. Areas of emphasis include cash and debt management, life and health insurance, investments, college funding, retirement planning, and estate planning. Taxes and inflation on the financial planning process are also discussed. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall and Summer, odd-numbered years, Online.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 3308   (3-3-0)   Real Estate Finance and Investments
A study of valuation of real estate properties and problems associated with real estate financing. Appraisal issues, highest and best use analysis, market analysis, site valuation, income tax laws for real estate, mortgage law, sources of real estate financing, and related topics. Fall.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 4301   (3-3-0)   Portfolio Management
A study of portfolio management process. Topics include active and passive portfolio management strategies, asset allocation and modern portfolio theory, fixed-income portfolio management, immunization strategy, equity portfolio management, performance evaluation, risk management using options and futures, and identification of investor objectives and constraints. Fall.
Prerequisite: FINA 3302.

FINA 4302   (3-3-0)   Advanced Topics in Corporate Financial Management
In-depth study of capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and working capital management using both lectures and cases. Other advanced topics in corporate financial management discussed include lease financing, hybrid security financing, long-term financial planning, corporate risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Spring and Summer, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 4308   (3-3-0)   International Finance
A study of financial management of international corporations and international financial markets. International monetary system, foreign exchange rates, international financial markets such as foreign exchange markets, currency futures, options and swaps, Eurocurrency and Eurobond markets. International capital budgeting, international working capital management, international cost of capital, international capital structure foreign exchange risk management and related topics. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: FINA 3301.

FINA 4311   (3-3-0)   Internship in Finance
Emphasis is placed on the analysis and evaluation of fixed income and equity securities. Additional topics include option pricing theory and the uses of options and futures contracts. Readings from the CFA Candidate Study Program are used extensively. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

FINA 4356   (3-3-0)   Business and Finance in East Asia
This course examines the topic of successful business in East Asian countries. Students will study the historical and cultural backgrounds of each country and examine how these backgrounds impact current business practices. Emphasis is placed on analysis of financial issues in China, Japan, and South Korea. Students will survey the economic development of these countries focusing on the development of financial markets. The course also examines the current financial issues these countries are dealing with. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

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