Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Finance Emphasis

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Degree Type Offered: Emphasis

Consists of 18 credit hours. Majors in business administration may pursue an emphasis in finance. 6 credits from the emphasis may be applied to the requirements for the major. 

ECON-300 Money & Banking

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Focuses on the financial system, determinants of interest rates, structure and regulation of the banking system, the Federal Reserve System, and monetary policy and it's impact on aggregate economic activity and inflation. Prerequisite: ECON-200

ECON-440 International Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Theory of international economic interrelationships, including trade, finance, and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: global dynamics

BUS-371 Intermediate Accounting I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A two-course examination of financial accounting issues. BUS 371 focuses on accounting theory, FASB's conceptual framework, GAAP & IFRS presentations for financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS-202

BUS-372 Intermediate Accounting II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A two-course examination of financial accounting issues. BUS 372 examines time-value of money applications, liabilities, leases, pensions and post-retirement obligations, stockholders' equity, earnings per share, accounting changes, correcting accounting errors, and comprehensive statements of cash flows. Prerequisite: BUS-371

BUS-430 Investments

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to security selection and portfolio management in global financial markets, including the theoretical and practical aspects of asset allocation and stock and bond valuation. Prerequisite: BUS-202 or permission of the instructor Offered alternate years: 2018-2019

BUS-448 Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Capstone course for the finance emphasis focusing on strategic issues such as capital budgeting, the cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and debt and equity financing. Case studies are used to develop analytical skills and enhance student understanding of the practical application of financial theory. Prerequisites: BUS-320 or concurrent enrollment in BUS-371 Offered alternate years: 2019-2020