Minors

Finance Minor

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(15 semester hours)

Business majors must take 15 FINC hours, not including FINC 3610. Business majors should note that FINC 3810 and 4920 are excluded as minor course options.  Interested students should contact their Academic Advisor in Business.

Non-Business students must take 15 semester hours (3000 level or higher) which can include FINC 3610, as long as FINC 3610 is not part of the student's major or core requirements. FINC 3810 and 4920 cannot be included in the 15 hour requirement.

Required Courses

FINC 3610 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS FINANCE

LEC. 3. Pr., ACCT 2110 or ACCT 2117 or ACCT 2910. Corporate finance from the perspective of a financial manager. Topics include financial planning and forecasting budgeting, capital budgeting, basic valuation, dividends.

Elective Courses

FINC 3200 RISK AND INSURANCE

LEC. 3. Essentials of risk management, with emphasis on the use of insurance, including the characteristics of property, liability, life and health insurance.

FINC 3250 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE

LEC. 3. Fundamental principles and practices as applied to the purchase, sale and lease and management of real estate.

FINC 3620 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Financial control, financial forecasting, working capital and sources of financing in a small and closely-held business environment.

FINC 3630 ADVANCED BUSINESS FINANCE

LEC. 3. Pr., (FINC 3610 or FINC 3617) and STAT 2610. In-depth analysis of financial concepts including valuation capital budgeting, cost of capital, leasing, financial analysis, and working capital management.

FINC 3640 INVESTMENTS

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Types of investment security markets, investment instruments, concepts and strategies for institutional and individual investors.

FINC 3700 FINANCIAL MARKETS INSTITUTIONS

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Overview of the financial system, organization and regulation of financial markets and institutions, the behavior and structure of interest rates.

FINC 4210 PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3200. Commercial risks and the insurance contracts used to address these risks. Departmental approval.

FINC 4220 LIFE INSURANCE

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3200. Individual life, health, annuity contracts and other investments, with a focus on financial planning, estate planning, and business continuation arrangements. Departmental approval.

FINC 4250 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

LEC. 3. Pr., (FINC 3610 or FINC 3617) and FINC 3250. Analysis and evaluation of real estate investments including cash flow measurement for both residential and commercial investment projects.

FINC 4520 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 5510. Analysis of multinational financial markets, their use by the multinational corporation in managing currency risk, as a source of funds, and for portfolio investment. Departmental approval.

FINC 4630 FINANCIAL STRATEGY

LEC. 3. Pr., ACCT 3110 and FINC 3630. The advanced application of corporate finance through case analysis, company analysis, and current topics.

FINC 4650 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3610 or FINC 3617. Evaluation and assessment of financial condition, performance, and reporting strategies of firms using relevant financial and market information.

FINC 4660 SECURITY ANALYSIS

LEC. 3. Pr., ACCT 3110 and FINC 3630 and FINC 3640. Analysis, techniques and selection of securities to meet specific investment objectives. Focus on individual security analysis and portfolio management.

FINC 4700 MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3700. Management strategies for firms including management of credit, liquidity, capital and interest rate risks in a regulated environment.

FINC 5510 International Financial Management

FINC 5680 FINANCIAL ENGINEERING

LEC. 3. Pr., FINC 3630 or FINC 3640 or FINC 3700. Examination of derivative securities with emphasis on applying derivative securities to the management of corporate financial risk.