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FIN: Finance

Department of Finance and Legal Studies

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

FIN 500 Foundations of Finance 1.5 cr.

Designed for EMBA students without prior Finance background to prepare them for MBA Financial Management course. Provides students with the concepts that constitute the base for finance theory and the foundations for the techniques used in making financial decisions.

FIN 510/* Financial Institutions and Markets 3 cr.

Review of entire structure of financial institutions, money, and capital markets (of which the business enterprise is both a supply and a demand factor) and the structure and dynamics of interest-rate movements. Prerequisites: ECON 325, FIN 324, or permission of Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.

FIN 520/* Investment Analysis 3 cr.

Integrates the work of various courses in the finance areas and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research in the different areas of investments. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, FIN 310, FIN 324, or permission of Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.

FIN 524/* International Financial Management 3 cr.

Provides an insight into the unique issues and problems that the manager of the multinational enterprise will face, such as working capital management; capital budgeting process; financing and investing abroad; capital and money markets; foreign exchange markets; and risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 310 or equivalent.

FIN 581 Special Topics in Finance 3 cr.

Covers advanced or exploratory topics within the discipline. Specific content developed by the instructor. Content will vary, depending upon the interests of the instructor and students’ need and demand for the advanced or exploratory topic. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.

FIN 630 Financial Management 3 cr.

An extension of basic managerial finance, dealing with theory and practice of analyzing companies, financial planning, capital budgeting, management of working capital, and obtaining funds for the corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 310.

FIN 632 Seminar in Finance 3 cr.

Covers topics in all areas of finance by using recent articles, cases, discussions, speakers, and a finance simulation game. Designed to bring together all aspects of finance. Prerequisite: FIN 630.

FIN 635 Principles of Investments in Securities 3 cr.

Introduces many forms of existing investment policies. Attention is given to operation of stock markets, concepts and terminology of investing, mutual funds and their function, investment clubs, and problems involved in making investments through brokers, bankers, and stock promoters. Prerequisite: FIN 630.

FIN 681 Special Topics in Finance 3 cr.

Covers advanced or exploratory topics within the discipline. Specific content developed by instructor. Content will vary, depending upon the interests of instructor and students, with instructor choosing specific topics. May be repeated by specific approval. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator.

FIN 698 MBA Internship 1.5 or 3 cr.

A planned, field-based, individually designed, and faculty-supervised work-experience to enhance the student’s professional competence in Business Administration and selected functional area. Maximum of 3 credits can be applied towards MBA electives. Prerequisites: Completed 15 graduate credits. Approval by department chair and graduate coordinator.

FIN 699 Independent Study in Finance 1-3 cr.

Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of a senior faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, departmental chairperson, and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology dean.

FIN 795 Thesis 4-6 cr.

For students writing a thesis, FIN 795 should be scheduled for the semester in which the student plans to complete his/her work. The thesis is a committee thesis (4-6 cr.), for which the student’s advisor, two additional faculty members, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate coordinator, and/or the representative of the dean of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology may constitute the committee.

*Indicates dual-listed class

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