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Description of Courses

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FIN FINANCE (Campbell School of Business)

235. Personal Finance - 3-0-3
Broad coverage of personal financial decisions, including basic financial planning, tax issues, managing savings and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit, insurance, managing investments and saving for retirement.

301. Principles of Finance - 3-0-3
Survey of theory and quantitative tec
hniques necessary for financial decision making within a corporation. Topics include financial-ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation, the cost of capital, cash-flow estimation and analysis, and capital-budgeting techniques. PR: ACC 201.

310. Investments - 3-0-3
Introduction to financial investment with an emphasis on the concerns of the individual investor. Risk and return; investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds; portfolio construction and management; and other basic concepts are covered. PR: FIN 301.

331. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money - 3-0-3
(See ECO 331.)

401. Intermediate Corporate Finance - 3-0-3
More advanced coverage of corporate finance topics. Acquisition, allocation and disbursement of the financial resources of the firm. Capital budgeting, risk, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and other areas are covered. PR: FIN 301.

410. Portfolio Management/Investment Analysis - 3-0-3
Explains portfolio theory and covers creating, managing and evaluating portfolios. Examines stocks, bonds, and derivative securities, individually and as part of a portfolio. PR: FIN 301 and FIN 310.

420. Models and Cases in Managerial Finance - 3-0-3
Case-study course that provides a rigorous treatment of financial concepts and theories covered in FIN301 and FIN401.  The topics develop on issues/discussions related to corporations in real and hypothetical settings and include the following: the main tenets of finance, long-term financing, cost of capital, project evaluations, firm valuation, acquisitions and takeovers, multinational capital budgeting, derivatives, currency risk management, economic value added, and working capital management.  PR: FIN401 or CI.

440. International Economics and Finance - 3-0-3
(See ECO 440.)

455. Futures and Options Markets - 3-0-3
Examination of the usefulness of derivative securities in financial-risk management, how these securities are traded, and their valuation. PR: FIN 301.

460. Topics in Finance - 3-0-3
Intensive examination of a timely finance topic. Not repeatable for credit within the major. PR: CI.

496. Academic Internship - 3 hours
Student will work in a professional setting under a faculty member who provides guidance and works with the student and on-site work supervisor to integrate work experiences and the student's educational and professional goals. Development of a learning contract. PR: CI.

498. Directed Study - 3-0-3
In-depth study of a finance topic in an individualized program designed by the student and the faculty sponsor. Alternatively, may involve working with a faculty member on a research project. PR: JS or SS and approval of dean; CI.

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