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Finance Courses

BUS-F 151 Personal Finances of the College Student (1 cr.)   Introduction to the basic planning tools and concepts for college-age financial literacy.  Emphasis on financial decisions and challenges facing a typical college student.  Topics include, careers, goal setting, budgeting, tax planning and credit, including options for financing higher education.  Foundation of the Financial Literacy Curriculum.

BUS-F 152 Basic Financial Planning and Investment (1 cr.)   Introduction to the basic planning tools and concepts for financial literacy into adulthood and retirement.  Emphasis on analyzing, selecting and managing investments over a lifetime.  Topics include, time value of money, financial statements, retirement objectives, and investing in various financial assets.  Part of the Financial Literacy Curriculum.

BUS-F 301 Financial Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-A 202, W 200, ECON-E 280.]   An overview of the essentials of corporate finance needed to compete effectively in an increasingly global environment. Topics include financial statement analysis, long-term planning, time value of money, discounted cash flow, behavioral finance, risk and cost of capital, capital budgeting, and ethics. Provides an introduction to the practice areas of finance and challenges students to develop a curiosity for how tools of finance are used in business and investments, and in life.

BUS-F 303 Intermediate Investments  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS F301.]   Provides a rigorous treatment of the core concepts    of investments for finance majors. Covers equity securities, fixed income securities, derivative securities, and international investments. Makes extensive use of spreadsheet modeling to implement financial models. Serves as a foundation for all 400-level finance electives.

BUS-F 305 Intermediate Corporate Finance (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-F 301.]   Provides a rigorous treatment of the core concepts of corporate finance. Covers capital budgeting, the valuation of firms, capital structure choices and payout policies. Makes extensive use of spreadsheet modeling to implement financial valuation models. Serves as a foundation for all 400-level finance electives.

BUS-F 420 Equity and Fixed Income Investments (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-F301.]   A detailed examination of the management and valuation of equity and fixed income securities. The analysis of individual securities, the grouping of these securities into portfolios, and the use of derivative securities to modify the return/risk profiles of more traditional stock and bond portfolios will be discussed.

BUS-F 421 Derivative Securities and Corporate Risk Management  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-F 301.]   This course provides an in-depth examination of the institutional details of the derivative security markets and derivative security valuation. Additionally, speculative and risk management uses of derivatives are studied in detail.

BUS-F 494 International Finance (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-F 301.]   Covers the international dimension of both investments and corporate finance. Develops strategies for investing internationally, estimating a corporation's exposure to real exchange rate risk, adjusting to client preferences and home currencies, evaluating performance, and hedging risk. Also covers international capital budgeting, multinational transfer pricing, and international cash management.