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(Additional prerequisites for 3000-level and 4000-level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.)

FIN 2013
Personal Finance

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

A course designed to provide students with the fundamental skills of personal financial planning and goal achievement. Topics covered include financial planning, cash and credit management, insurance, investment, and retirement and estate planning.

FIN 3043
Investments I

Prerequisites: Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

This course provides the fundamental concepts of the investment area including markets, stocks and bonds, investment environments, economic, industry and security analysis, and portfolio concepts.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ECON 3043.

FIN 3063
Business Finance

Prerequisites: BUAD 2053. Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

Nature of business finance and its relation to economics, accounting, and law; role of the financial manager and financial markets; financial forecasting, planning, and budgeting; securities valuation, capital budgeting, and cost of capital; capital structure and working capital management; international finance.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ECON 3063.

FIN 4023
Investments II

Prerequisites: FIN 3043 (ECON 3043). Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

This course provides further work with investment concepts involving derivative securities, specialized investment products, international investing, real estate, insurance products, construction of a portfolio, and work with computerized investment software.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ECON 4023.

FIN 4043
Principles of Risk and Insurance

Prerequisites: FIN 3063 (ECON 3063). Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

A course designed to provide an understanding of the insurance field. Course content includes a survey of the extent and types of risk in business; ways of dealing with business risk; and a survey of insurance for risk-bearing purposes.

Note: May not be taken for credit after successful completion of ECON 4043.

FIN 4053
Internship I in Economics/Finance

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor, Department Head and Dean; Junior Standing; minimum 2.5 overall GPA. Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

A supervised, practical experience providing undergraduate ECON/FIN majors with a hands-on, professional experience in a position relating to an area of career interest. The student will work in a local cooperating business establishment under the supervision of a member of management of that firm. A College of Business faculty member will observe and consult with the students and the management of the cooperating firm periodically during the period of the internship. Students will be required to make a classroom presentation, maintain an internship log, and prepare a final term paper.

Note: Only three hours of internship may be used to satisfy the curriculum requirements for economics and finance electives. Additional hours may be used to satisfy the curriculum requirements for general electives.

FIN 4063
Internship II in Economics/Finance

Prerequisites: Internship I, permission of the Instructor, Department Head and Dean; Junior Standing; minimum 2.5 overall GPA. Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

To be taken following completion of Internship I. A supervised, practical experience providing undergraduate ECON/FIN majors with a hands-on, professional experience in a position relating to an area of career interest. The student will work in a local cooperating business establishment under the supervision of a member of management of that firm. A College of Business faculty member will observe and consult with the students and the management of the cooperating firm periodically during the period of the internship. Students will be required to make a classroom presentation, maintain an internship log, and prepare a final term paper.

Note: Only three hours of internship may be used to satisfy the curriculum requirements for economics and finance electives. Additional hours may be used to satisfy the curriculum requirements for general electives.

FIN 4103
Special Topics in Finance

Prerequisites: Additional prerequisites for 3000 and 4000 level courses are listed in the College of Business section of this catalog.

This course provides in-depth exploration of selected finance topics. The primary topic will vary from offering to offering; this, the course may be taken more than once.

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