2020-21 Academic Catalog
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Finance Courses (FIN)

Courses

FIN 1040 (160:055). Financial Skills for Smart Living — 3 hrs.

This course will prepare students for their own personal financial well-being in life. The course will cover the main topics of personal finance at a broad level including setting goals, budgeting, saving, investing, insurance, credit, loans, making home and automobile purchases, retirement planning, and estate planning. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3032/5032 (160:158g). International Financial Management — 3 hrs.

Study of financial decision making in an international context. Topics include financing international trade, management of foreign exchange risk, investment analysis, working capital management, and international taxation. Case study approach. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3034 (160:154). Financial Information Systems and Analysis — 3 hrs.

Study of financial information systems (FIS) from perspective of financial decision makers. Topics include information economics, information value and business performance, and financial analysis. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3040. Introduction to Personal Wealth Management — 3 hrs.

An introductory study of personal financial planning. Topics include budgeting, insurance, investing, credit and debt management, and estate planning. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3050 (160:162). Risk Management and Insurance — 3 hrs.

Fundamentals of risk and insurance as they apply to financial management. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3055 (160:163). Insurance Company Operations — 3 hrs.

In-depth study of management issues unique to insurance operations and companies from a functional perspective. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3065/5065 (160:157g). Fixed Income Analysis — 3 hrs.

Principles and tools used to value fixed income securities and manage the risk of bond portfolios. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3080 (160:170). Special Problems — 1-3 hrs.

Credit determined at registration. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of department head. (Variable)

FIN 3110 (160:140). Principles of Real Estate — 3 hrs.

Introduction to nature of real estate, its investment value, and related decision analysis. Includes appraisal, investment analysis, location theory, financing, legal characteristics, and development. Not intended as pre-license course for sales personnel. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3115 (160:143). Real Estate Law and Brokerage — 3 hrs.

Study of the law affecting real estate value, financing, conveyance, contractual obligations, and brokerage, including agency relationships. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3110 (160:140); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3120 (160:142). Real Estate Appraisal and Investment — 3 hrs.

Introduction to techniques of appraising the value of real estate. Includes discussion of market approach, cost approach, income approach, and techniques of analyzing investment value of real estate. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3110 (160:140); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3125 (160:141). Real Estate Finance — 3 hrs.

Introduction to concepts, techniques, and instruments integral to the financing of real estate. Includes discussion of financial markets and institutions from which financing can be obtained. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g). Corporate Finance — 3 hrs.

Introductory course in corporate finance relating to the role of the finance function within the corporate enterprise. Graduate students completing this course will be required to complete a graded, written case covering financial management and capital budgeting. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

FIN 3135 (160:161). Intermediate Financial Management — 3 hrs.

Examination of the tools, concepts, and theories of financial management. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial theory, and financial modeling. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g). Principles of Investments — 3 hrs.

Investment decision making, analysis, and management. Includes descriptive analysis of various investment media, techniques of value analysis, and basic topics in portfolio management. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 3170/5170 (160:153g). Commercial Bank Management — 3 hrs.

Study of major decisions and policies involved in management of commercial banks in the context of asset/liability management. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 3179 (160:179). Cooperative Education in Finance — 1-3 hrs.

Compensated work experience in conjunction with an academic project conducted under faculty guidance. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): 3.00 cumulative UNI GPA; consent of department head. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

FIN 4040. Principles of Personal Wealth Management — 3 hrs.

Examines the financial planning process necessary to achieve individuals' goals related to benefits, retirement, estate planning, and tax planning. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); FIN 3040; C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4145 (160:171). Advanced Financial Management — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of the tools, concepts, and theories of financial management. Topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial theory, and various appropriate analytical tools. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3135 (160:161); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

FIN 4150/5150. Securities Analysis — 3 hrs.

Enables students to perform the tasks of a financial analyst in the investment environment. Focuses on equity analysis and portfolio management using different methods to value securities. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4155/5155. Options and Futures — 3 hrs.

Expands upon a basic understanding of financial derivatives learned in the Principles of Investments course to include pricing models and risk management techniques. It explores the workings of the derivative markets for options and futures as well as theoretical pricing aspects and models for those markets. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3160/5160 (160:152g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4190. Advanced Real Estate Cases — 3 hrs.

In depth application of tools and concepts used in the analysis of real estate assets. Cases involving actual new development and redevelopment properties will be the basis of this course. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); ACCT 2130 (120:031); FIN 3110 (160:140); FIN 3115 (160:143); FIN 3120 (160:142); C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); FIN 3135 (160:161); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 4270. Applications of Personal Wealth Management — 3 hrs.

Capstone class for the Finance: Personal Wealth Management emphasis with a broad overview of personal financial planning topics with a focus on how to apply them with clients. This class will enable students to apply what they have learned throughout their college career in their own lives as well as gain an understanding of how to work with clients as a professional in the financial services industry. Students will work through a detailed case study to create a financial plan, make recommendations, and present to the instructor/class as a Certified Financial Planner would to a client. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2120 (120:030); FIN 3040; C- or better in FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1041 (920:053); ECON 1051 (920:054); ECON 1011 (920:070) or MATH 1421 (800:061); junior standing. (Variable)

FIN 6266 (160:266). Financial Management and Markets — 3 hrs.

In-depth examination of tools, concepts, theories, and analysis of managerial finance integrated with case applications. Students expected to apply concepts from managerial finance in analyzing, presenting, and discussing cases at an advanced level. Prerequisite(s): FIN 3130/5130 (160:151g) or equivalent; consent of MBA Director. (Variable)

FIN 6285 (160:285). Individual Readings — 1-3 hrs.

Directed readings and reports. Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)

FIN 6297 (160:297). Practicum — 2 hrs.

Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)

FIN 6299 (160:299). Research — 1-6 hrs.

Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (Variable)