Finance (FIN)

FIN 100. PERSONAL FINANCE. (3 Credits)

FIN 145. Financial Planning. (3 Credits)

FIN 150. Personal Finance. (3 Credits)

FIN 200. Personal Finance. (3 Credits)

is a valuable survey course which explores areas of finance which have a direct impact on the individual’s lifestyle. Course topics are treated in a non-technical manner. These topics include personal budgeting, financial planning, cash management, credit and loans, home buying, insurance, consumer information, investing, tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

FIN 300. Principles of Finance. (3 Credits)

provides an introduction to the basic functions of financial planning, working capital management, financial markets, financial institutions, investment returns, capital budgeting methods, asset valuation, leverage, time value of money, and capital structure. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ACCT 203.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW, OL

FIN 310. Basic Investing. (3 Credits)

examines investors’ activities and decision rules in the selection and management of financial assets. The focus of the course is financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and derivatives, as well as the markets in which they are traded. The course will also emphasize the analytical approach to investment decision making. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: FIN 300.

Offered at: CUW

FIN 315. Principles of Insurance. (3 Credits)

surveys methods of dealing with risk, including risk retention, prevention, and transfer. Insurance is a major means of risk transfer. Various kinds of insurance, such as liability, property, life and social insurance are examined. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: BUS 315 or MATH 205.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW, OL

FIN 316. PRINC/INSUR & INVEST. (3 Credits)

FIN 320. Money and Banking. (3 Credits)

is a functional analysis of financial institutions with emphasis on commercial banking. It includes a review of the nature, history, and functions of money-creating depository institutions. It also includes an examination of the role of central banks and the implications of monetary and fiscal policy for economic growth, inflation, employment, trade and exchange rates. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ECON 222, ECON 231, and FIN 300.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

FIN 321. Financial Math for Actuaries. (3 Credits)

is designed to prepare students for the Society of Actuaries Exam FM (Financial Mathematics).Topics include time value of money, annuities with payments that are not contingent, loans, bonds, general cash flows and portfolios, immunization, interest rate swaps, and the determinants of interest rates. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: FIN 300, FIN 310, and MATH 202.

Offered at: CUW


FIN 340. Corporate Finance. (3 Credits)

is the second undergraduate course in corporate finance. The primary goal of this course is to impart the knowledge to allow you to intelligently solve practical business problems. To achieve this goal, it is essential that you have a sound understanding of financial theory. As such, the course will be theoretical in nature, often requiring rigorous quantitative analysis. Topics that will be covered include complex time value of money problems, security valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting techniques, the term structure of interest rates, the capital asset pricing model, dividend policy, and stock repurchases. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: FIN 300, BUS 315 or MATH 205.

Offered at: CUW, OL


FIN 360. Finance Internship. (3 Credits)

FIN 398. Special Topics in Finance. (3 Credits)

FIN 399. Finance Internship. (12 Credits)

FIN 424. Advanced Excel for Financial Analysis. (3 Credits)

gives students the opportunity to master Microsoft Excel’s advanced functionality by using Excel to complete a wide range of tasks and projects that require data organization and analysis. Areas of focus include advanced data analysis, reporting templates, worksheet/workbook linking, importing and manipulating data, using VBA to create/edit macros for task automation, auditing tools, and other features especially useful to financial professionals.3 Credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

FIN 425. Securities Analysis. (3 Credits)

is the study of investment choices and the analysis of each for the investment decision. Stocks, bonds, derivatives, and mutual funds are all examined. Understanding the characteristics of securities and how to evaluate them using financial spreadsheets and internet applications toward making a capital decision is emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: FIN 310 and FIN340.

Offered at: CUW

FIN 426. Applied Portfolio Management. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

FIN 430. International Finance. (3 Credits)

examines the role of international financial management with emphasis on multinational corporations. It discusses topics such as the foreign exchange market and determination of exchange rates, the exchange risk exposure as it impacts management’s decisions, the multinational corporation (MNC) and foreign direct investment (FDI), the rationality of FDI flows, the management of foreign operations, and the determinants of international flows of goods and funds. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ECON 222, ECON 231, and FIN 300.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW


FIN 490. FINANCE. (0 Credits)

FIN 498. Special Topics in Finance. (3 Credits)

offers courses designed to address current areas of interest in finance. Topics for the course may change with each offering and the course is scheduled based on student interest. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW