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FINA 3313 BUSINESS FINANCE (3-0) Emphasizes the financing and investment decisions of the financial manager. Topics include financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and international finance. Prerequisite: ECON 2306, ACCT 2302, MATH 1316 (or permission of instructor), and 60 credit hours.

FINA 3315 INVESTMENTS (3-0) Principles governing the proper investment of personal and institutional funds, information sources, security analysis, exchanges and regulations. Formerly FINA 4313; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: ECON 2306, ACCT 2302, and 60 credit hours.

FINA 3317 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS (3-0) The structure of financial institutions and markets in the United States and their interactions. How and why the institution has evolved, how it fits within the financial system, how it operates, what is its current impact, and what may its future role be. Formerly FINA 4314; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: ECON 2306, ACCT 2302, and 60 credit hours.

FINA 4191 STUDIES IN FINANCE (1-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of finance. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

FINA 4291 STUDIES IN FINANCE (2-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of finance. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

FINA 4311 MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS (3-0) This in-depth analysis of the development, characteristics, and significance of money and capital markets explores how the markets interrelate, interact, and impact the financing/investment decisions that are the basis of finance. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4315 ADVANCED BUSINESS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (3-0) To develop an ability to recognize financial problems, analyze financial data, formulate alternative solutions, and render financial decisions. Case materials are used in studying financial problems. Management of investment in current and fixed assets, planning of profits, forecasting of cash requirements, capital budgeting, planning of methods of financing and capital structure, dividend policy, valuation of assets, and mergers. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4318 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY ANALYSIS (3-0) This course develops an understanding of portfolio management and security analysis by focusing on the analytical techniques and empirical results of investment theorists and practitioners. Risk, efficiency, diversification, fundamental analysis, and technical analysis as they apply to corporate finance, international finance, and investments will be examined. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4319 FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES (3-0) Topics included in this course are an introduction to options and futures markets, investment and risk management strategies using these derivative products, and pricing of options and futures contracts. Additional coverage includes basic swap agreements, exotic options, and corporate risk management. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4320 CAPITAL BUDGETING (3-0) Development of the logic and methodology of the capital budgeting decision. Measurement of cash flows, present value techniques, evaluation of capital investments, ranking of capital investments, analysis of risk, and administration of capital investments. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4324 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE (3-0) Issues and questions which concern financial management of international corporations. Analysis of the financing of investment abroad and the management of assets in differing financial environments. The foreign investment decision, cost of capital and financial structure for multinational decision making, management of foreign subsidiary working capital, and financial control of multinational operations. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4331 SEMINAR IN FINANCE (3-0) Readings and discussion of special topics in Finance. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

FINA 4351 FINANCIAL MODELING (3-0) The focus is on computer applications in the major areas of finance. Financial Modeling integrates financial theory and practice through software-driven hands-on experience. Students will learn how to utilize financial concepts and practice within a software framework. Core concepts are drawn from corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions and markets. Examples of topics include: financial statement forecasting and consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, statistical approaches in finance, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, portfolio analysis, predictive models of different risk categories, bond and stock valuation, and market interest rate behavior. Learning is enhanced using a lecture-lab format. Prerequisite: FINA 3313.

FINA 4391 STUDIES IN FINANCE (3-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of finance. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

FINA 4393 FINANCE INTERNSHIP (3-0) Practical training in finance. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. May be used as an advanced business elective only; graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: FINA 3313, 60 credit hours, and consent of department internship advisor.

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