Finance

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[1] Courses in Finance (FINA)

2330 PERSONAL FINANCE UCA Core lower division elective in the responsible living area. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Practical applications of personal financial planning, budgeting, and control. Special attention to the use of credit, insurance, savings, retirement planning, and housing finance.

3323 REAL ESTATE This is an elective course. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Basic principles, laws, and practices related to appraisal, ownership, control, financing, and transfer of residential and other real property.

3330 MANAGING FINANCE AND CAPITAL UCA Core upper division elective in the Critical Inquiry area. This is a required course for all business majors and the actuarial studies minor. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Basic problems and principles in financial management, with special attention to financial planning, asset management, sources of financing, and valuation of the enterprise. Prerequisites: ACCT 2310, 2311 or CSCI 2320; ECON 2320, 2321; QMTH 2330. [UD UCA Core: I]

3340 MONEY, BANKING, AND FINANCIAL MARKETS This is a required course for finance majors and an elective for BA and BS economics majors. Coverage includes a survey of monetary theory and the study of banking institutions, financial intermediaries, financial markets, and the influence of government regulation. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Prerequisites: ECON 2320 and 2321.

3350 PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING This is a required course for finance and an elective for insurance and risk management majors. The main objective of the course is to acquaint students with fundamentals of financial planning and basic understanding of terminology and concepts that are widely used in the financial planning industry. The emphasis is on the latest financial planning methods and techniques for effective money management. The modes of instruction include lecture and discussion. [UD UCA Core: R]

3382 INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE This is an elective course open to Finance majors. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. Three credit hours will be awarded for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours at an approved College of Business student internship. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

4331 BANK MANAGEMENT An elective in the finance major, this course provides a broad understanding of commercial banking. Coverage includes the principles and practices of commercial bank lending as well as asset, liability, and capital management. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: FINA 3340.

4332 INVESTMENTS This is a required course for finance majors and an elective for insurance and risk management and BS economics majors. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Basic theory, concepts, and principles applicable in making investment decisions. Emphasis on investment media, investment analysis, valuation techniques, and portfolio construction and management. Prerequisite: FINA 3330 or FINA 3350.

4333 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE This is a required course for finance majors and BBA economics majors and an elective for BS economics majors. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Global financial markets and multinational financial operations. International financial relationships, emphasizing the international financial context of business decision-making. Prerequisites: ECON 2320 and 2321.

4334 FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES This is an elective course in the Finance major and an elective in the actuarial studies minor. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Financial derivatives and markets are examined with an emphasis on their use of hedging and speculative purposes. Major valuation models and term structure models are discussed with applications to problems in financial decision-making process. Prerequisite: FINA 3330.

4336 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT UCA Core upper division elective in Effective Communication. This is a required course for all finance majors and actuarial studies minors. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. Analysis of financial theories and practices as they relate to financial decision-making within the firm. Selected cases, problems, and readings illustrate techniques used in financial decision-making. Prerequisite: FINA 3330. [UD UCA Core: C]

4376 ENTREPRENEURIAL & SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE This course is required for the Entrepreneurship major and an elective in the Finance major. The mode of instruction is lecture and discussion. The course emphasizes the differences between large corporations and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Topics include techniques for estimating financial resource requirements and sources of funds for small businesses in the development, startup, and survival stages of the SME’s life cycle. Other topics include venture growth capital and exit strategies. Prerequisites: FINA 3330 and MKTG 3376 or consent of instructor.

4382 INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE This is an elective course open to Finance majors. Internships are available to provide students academic credit for experiential learning. Three credit hours will be awarded for this course upon completion of a minimum of 120 contact hours at an approved College of Business student internship. Prerequisite: Senior status.

4V90 INDEPENDENT STUDY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) An investigation of a selected problem in finance consisting of readings and research and designed to involve the student in substantive analysis. Required for graduation with honors in the major. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

4V95 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FINANCE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) A course in finance on a special topic issue. The topic will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.