College of Business and Technology

Finance (FIN)

FIN 211   Personal Finance2 credits

This course presents an overview of the financial planning process for individuals. The focus is on the decision-making tools and applications of financial planning. Students will build their own financial plan that will guide their financial decisions in the present and in the future.

FIN 301   Corporate Finance I4 credits

This course explores the basics of financial management. Topics include the capital markets, the cash budget, pro forma statements, analysis of financial statements, and the time value of money Students also complete a research project. (Prerequisites: ACC 201)

FIN 311   Corporate Finance II4 credits

This course continues the examination of various corporate finance topics from Corporate Finance I. Special focus is given to long-term financing, including bonds, preferred stock, common stock and the optimal capital structure. Students also explore capital budgeting and the cost of capital and dividend policy. (Prerequisite: FIN 301)

FIN 411   Investments and Capital Markets4 credits

This course explores investment decision-making in a capitalist economy. The operation of securities markets, business cycles and fiscal and monetary policy are analyzed. Various investment methodologies are discussed. International investing, valuation of stocks and bonds and a survey of the various types of investment assets are also included. Students prepare an investment portfolio as their final project. (Prerequisite: FIN 301)

FIN 420   Financial Development, Fundraising, and Grant Writing4 credits

Students learn the theory and practice of philanthropy, fundraising and grant writing for non-profit organizations. This course provides hands-on instruction for identifying grant opportunities, writing proposals, and evaluating proposals for non-profits. Students also learn to develop budgets and manage resource acquisition through ethical fund-raising and the development of philanthropy partners.

FIN 488   Independent Study1-4 credits

FIN 498   Internship1-16 credits