Finance

FIN 301. Principles of Finance — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MATH 175 Mathematics for Business Applications
Students must have:

  • Math 175 Mathematics for Business Applications
  • A PC with MS-Office installed, access to the Internet, and an email address
  • A working knowledge of, and familiarity with, application software in general.

Overview of financial decision making, including significant issues to be addressed and analytical techniques for optimizing these issues. This course also covers the fundamentals of security analysis, portfolio management, financial institutions, money markets, and financial forecasting.

FIN 306. Introduction to Managerial Finance — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: ACCT 302 - Managerial Accounting
Also, you should have a good understanding of Macroeconomics and Microeconomic concepts and have Math skills. You should have proficiency with word processing (MS Word or WordPerfect) and spreadsheet (Excel or Quattro Pro) programs.

Develops an overview of managerial finance focusing on financial markets, capital structure, working capital management, dividend policy, and short and long-term financing decisions.

FIN 310. Investment Analysis & Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 301 Principles of Finance
Overview of investment opportunities, including corporate and government securities, real property, commodities, bonds, and others. Focuses on investment theory and its application to security analysis, valuation, and portfolio management.

FIN 430. Financial Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice, FIN 301 Principles of Finance
Competency in Microsoft Excel and Word and the utilization of the financial functions available in Excel and tools provided by Blackboard. 

This course is designed to provide students with experiential learning in finance utilizing comprehensive cases. Most cases are derived from actual situations from which managers would gain valuable experience.

FIN 435. Management of Financial Institutions — (3 units)
Prerequisites: FIN 301 Principles of Finance; ECON 311 Principles of Macroeconomics
Focuses on the nature of the finance industry and on the development, operation, and management of firms within it. Emphasizes the sources and uses of funds and applicable government regulations.

FIN 493. Practicum in Finance — (2 Units lab)
Prerequisite: FIN 301 Principles of Finance.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, which is to be verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

FIN 494. Practicum in Finance — (3 Units lab)
Prerequisite: FIN 301 Principles of Finance.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, which is to be verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

FIN 498. Directed Individual Study in Finance — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 301 Principles of Finance.
Course content arranged with faculty.

FIN 499. Directed Individual Study in Finance — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 301 Principles of Finance.
Course content arranged with faculty.

FIN 501. Graduate Financial Theory & Policy — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: ACCT 501 Graduate Financial Theory & Policy; ECON 501 Graduate Economic Analysis
Directs critical attention to financial theory, focuses on its direct application to business analysis and management, and covers a wide range of financial concepts.

FIN 508. Advanced Corporate Finance — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 501 Graduate Financial Theory & Policy.
Detailed examination of capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, corporate financing, and financial planning.

FIN 510. Advanced Investment Analysis — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: FIN 501 Graduate Financial Theory and Policy.
The field of finance can be viewed from three perspectives: 1. Individual market agents making decisions to supply capital to markets 2. Firms demanding capital from the market and deciding how to raise funds 3. The capital market acting as a pricing mechanism to clear demand and supply. This course in investments focuses on (1) and (3). We examine how individuals and their agents make choices among investment alternatives which have uncertain payoffs over multiple time periods. An understanding of risk and return for individual securities as well as portfolios of securities is used to characterize these decisions.

FIN 593. Advanced Practicum in Finance (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

FIN 594. Advanced Practicum in Finance — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

FIN 598. Advanced Directed Individual Study in Finance — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.

FIN 599. Advanced Directed Individual Study in Finance (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.