School of Business & Economics

Courses in Finance

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.

  • Students who have taken BUS-F 260 will not receive credit for this course.
  • BUS-F 151, BUS-F 152 and BUS-F 251 taken together and successfully completed are equivalent to BUS-F 260.
  • May also be taken independently from course grouping.
  • Offered online in fall and spring semesters.
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

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.

  • Students who have taken BUS-F260 will not receive credit for this course.
  • BUS-F151, BUS-F152 and BUS-F251 taken together and successfully completed are equivalent to BUS-F260.
  • May also be taken independently from course grouping.
  • Offered online in fall and spring semesters
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-F 251 Managing Personal and Financial Risk (1 cr)

Introduction to the basic planning tools and concepts for effective risk management. Emphasis on determining, analyzing and managing lifestyle and career factors contributing to financial risk. Exploration of uses, suitability and advantages of various insurance products for major risks.

  • Students who have taken BUS-F260 will not receive credit for this course.
  • BUS-F151, BUS-F152 and BUS-F251 taken together and successfully completed are equivalent to BUS-F260.
  • May also be taken independently from course grouping.
  • Offered online in fall and spring semesters.
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-F 260 Personal Finance (3 cr)

Financial problems encounteredin managing individual affairs,family budgeting, installment buying, insurance, home ownership, and investing in securities.

  • Offered online in fall and spring semesters
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-F 301 Financial Management (3 cr)

Conceptual framework of the firm’s investment, financing and dividend decisions. Includes working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-A 201
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-F 345 Money, Banking and Capital Markets (3 cr)

An analysis of the interrelated financial systems of central banks, private banks, and other sources of financial capital. Theoretical, empirical, policy and institutional issues are analyzed using economics and finance. Topics include the theory of money demand and supply, monetary policy and central banks, interest rate determination, financial intermediaries,and international financial markets.

  • Offered online in fall semester
  • Prerequisite: ECON-E 104.

BUS-F 420 Equity and Fixed Income Investment (3 cr)

Conceptual and analytical frameworks for formulating investment policies, analyzing securities, and constructingportfolio strategies for individuals and institutions.

  • Offered online in fall semester.
  • Prerequisite: BUS-F 301.
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-F 444 Applications in Financial Management (3 cr)

An analytical approach to problems facing the financial executive. Cases selected cover financial decision-making processes with particular emphasis on valuation, working capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and dividend policies. In addition, the course will utilize the computer in solving a variety of financial problems.

  • Offered online in spring semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-F 301.

BUS-F 446 Bank and Financial Intermediation (3 cr)

The main topics include: the economic role of financial intermediarieswith an emphasis on commercial banks; the evolution of markets in which banks and other financialintermediaries operate; and the regulation of commercial banks and other financial institutions.

  • Offered online in fall semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-F 301.
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-F 494 International Finance (3 cr)

Course topics include the financial management offoreign operations of the firm,financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on standard concepts of financial management; and the study of international currency flows, forward cover, and banking practices.

  • Offered online in spring semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

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