Michael E. Stephens College of Business
(WR) = Approved Writing Reinforcement Course
372 Business Finance, 3 credit hours
Financial analysis, profit planning, budgeting, valuation of the firm, current asset management, and short- and long-term financing. Prerequisites: AC 221, EC 232, and junior standing.
401 Money and Banking, 3 credit hours
The functions of money, credit, and financial institutions in our economy. Details the structure of interest rates and investigates the determination of the level of domestic rates of interest and their implications for international currency markets. Prerequisites: EC 231 and 232, FI 372, and junior standing.
471 The Management of Depository Institutions, 3 credit hours
Financial management of commercial banks, including the analysis of bank financial performance, investment and loan portfolio analysis, risk management, capital management, cost of funds, and loan administration. Regulation on banking system and foreign competition will also be discussed. Prerequisite: FI 372.
472 Advanced Business Finance, 3 credit hours
Theory and applications of financial management of the firm, structure and cost of capital, working capital management, divided policy, long-term financial planning and forecasting. Prerequisite: FI 372.
473 Investments, 3 credit hours
The structure and operation of securities markets, introduction to portfolio management and capital market theory, the valuation of common stocks and fundamental analysis, determinants of option prices, determinants of future prices, portfolio performance measurement and risk management, international portfolio management and international investing. Prerequisite: FI 372.
474 Financial Planning, 3 credit hours
Development of financial planning principles and their application to the design of insurance, savings, and investment programs for individuals. Topics include property, health, life insurance, deposit-based and marketable savings alternatives, fixed income and equity investment alternatives including mutual funds. Prerequisite: FI 372.
475 Special Topics, 3 credit hours (WR)
Study of a select range of topics relating to banking and finance and may include market efficiency, behavioral finance, asset pricing theories, international banking and finance, options theory and productivity and performance in financial institutions, international trade, and foreign direct investments. Prerequisites: FI 372 and consent of instructor.
476 Applied Research in Finance, 3 credit hours
Research project under the supervision of an assigned faculty member. Prerequisites: FI 372, junior standing, and consent of instructor.
477 Corporate Liquidity, 3 credit hours
Development of policies for financial problems, current literature, cases, and simulation provide the basis for a critical evaluation of managerial decisions relating to financial policy. Prerequisite: FI 372.