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FIN 199. Selected Workshop Topics. (1 to 4 hrs.); on demand.

Workshops on various finance subjects will be presented periodically to supplement the basic course offerings in finance. Credit toward degree programs must be approved by the student’s advisor and the department chair.

FIN 252. Mathematics of Finance. (3-0-3); on demand.

Application of mathematical techniques for business and economic analysis. Topics covered include: interest annuities, amortization, sinking funds, bond valuation, and other relevant quantitative subjects.

FIN 264. Personal Finance. (3-0-3); on demand.

Planning personal finance, financial statements, budgeting, managing financial and non-financial assets, taxes, insurance, and estate planning. This course satisfies area studies-practical living for general education.

FIN 325. Bank Management. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisite: ACCT 281, ECON 101 or higher.

Organization and operation of the commercial bank.

FIN 339. Cooperative Education III. (1 to 8 hrs.); I, II. Prerequisite: consent of departmental cooperative education coordinator.

Work experience with an in-depth exposure representative of the student’s academic level and experience analogous to a junior level status. Maximum of three hours of cooperative education credit (FIN 339/439) available for option credit.

FIN 342. Money and Banking. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or higher.

Origin, development, and functions of money; banking functions and processes; the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy. Cross listed with ECON 342.

FIN 360. Business Finance. (3-0-3); I, II. Prerequisites: ACCT 282, ECON 101 or higher, MATH 152 or equivalent.

Financial management, management of cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, short-term debt, long-term debt, intermediate-term debt, owner’s equity.

FIN 365. Financial Issues for Small Business. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: ACCT 282 and FIN 360. 

Examines the financial issues small businesses deal with at startup and on a day to day basis. Students will learn how small businesses can apply financial principles to benefit the company. Cross listed with MNGT 365.

FIN 370. Working Capital Management. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: ACCT 282 and FIN 360.

Focus on short-term financial management decision-making covering topics which include:accounts receivable management, inventory management and control, cash management, accounts payable management, liquidity analysis, and short-term investing and financial alternatives. Shortterm financial management decisions facing small businesses are
emphasized.

FIN 372. Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: FIN 264 and 360.

Covers retirement planning issues such as types of retirement plans, distribution options, retirement needs analysis, suitability of an investment portfolio for a qualified plan, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; and employee benefit issues such as life, medical, and disability insurance.

FIN 373. Investments. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisite: ECON 202 and FIN 360. 

Investment risks, security analysis, investment policy-making, both individual and institutional.

FIN 374. Estate Planning and Taxation. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: FIN 264 and 360. 

Covers estate planning and taxation issues such as documentation, legal ownership to property, trusts, the federal gift tax, probate, and asset valuation.

FIN 375. Accounting Analysis and Financial Decision Making. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: ACCT 282, CIS 101, and FIN 360.

Interpretation and development of accounting and financial data and statements incorporating spreadsheet analysis and applications. Cross listed with ACCT 375.

FIN 376. Risk Management and Insurance. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: FIN 264 and 360.

Covers insurance topics such as legal aspects, life and health, and property and liability, and business risk management.

FIN 399. Selected Workshop Topics. (1 to 4 hrs.); on demand.

Workshops on various finance subjects will be presented periodically to supplement the basic course offerings in finance. Credit toward degree programs must be approved by the student’s advisor and the department chair.

FIN 420. Financial Markets and Institutions. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisite: FIN 360 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Analysis of the flow of funds in financial markets; characteristics of money and capital markets; characteristics of financial instruments; interest rate determination; purposes and characteristics of financial institutions; interactions of financial markets and financial institutions domestically and internationally.

FIN 439: Cooperative Education IV. (1 to 8 hrs.); I, II. Prerequisite: consent of the departmental cooperative education coordinator.

Work experience with an in-depth exposure representative of the student’s academic level and experience analogous to a senior-level status. Maximum of three hours of cooperative education credit (FIN 339/439) available for option credit.

FIN 460. Advanced Business Finance. (3-0-3); I. Prerequisite: FIN 360. 

Includes intensive study of capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, special topics in finance.

FIN 472. Portfolio Analysis. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: FIN 360 and 373. 

Includes study of portfolio theory,risk analysis, portfolio management. Applications including computer analysis of financial data stressed.

FIN 476. Special Problems in Finance. (1 to 3 hrs.); on demand. Prerequisite: completion of 21 hours in finance and economics, combined with prior consent of department chair.

This course is an independent study of finance problems of special interest. Students must present in writing a suggested problem and justification for the study prior to registration. Each request will be considered on its own merit in relation to the special needs of the student.

FIN 485. International Finance. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisite: FIN 360 or consent of instructor.

Includes the study of international finance markets, investments, and multinational corporations with emphasis on the operations of the multinational firm, foreign exchange and trade, banking and investment, and risk.

FIN 486. Student-Managed Investment Fund. (3-0-3); on demand. Prerequisites: FIN 360 and 373 or consent of instructor.

Students manage a real portfolio of investments in the stock market. Investment money belongs to the MSU Foundation, Inc., and other outside investors. Students conduct securities analysis and make portfolio management decisions. All investment decisions are made by the students. The course instructor serves as a moderator only.

FIN 490. Seminar in Financial Theory and Practice. (3-0-3); II. Prerequisites: FIN 373 and 460.

Examination and application of contemporary financial theory and analysis. Study of classical literature and the evolution of contemporary financial theory. Examination of the role of events and institutions on the evolution of financial thought.

FIN 499. Selected Workshop Topics. (1 to 4 hrs.); on demand.

Workshops on various finance subjects will be presented periodically to supplement the basic course offerings in finance. Credit toward degree programs must be approved by the student’s advisor and the department chair.