Course Descriptions FIN
FIN 150 Personal Finance (3)
A goal-oriented approach to personal financial management covering budgeting, use of financial institutions, income tax effects and strategies, credit risk management, investment analysis, risks, alternatives, financial products and markets, retirement planning and estate planning. Introduction to various financial software programs, including the Internet. Personal Finance should not be confused with the course on Consumer Economics.
Prerequisite ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
FIN 197B Financial Analysis Asia Field Study
FIN 197B is a two-week onsite field study of Asian cities. The Field Study will expose students to Asian businesses and the political/cultural environments in various locations which may include Japan, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of four of Asia’s major economies with particular emphasis on 1) financial and industrial reforms, 2) relationships between the US dollar and Asian currencies, 3) transformation of Asian values, and 4) the likely impact on competitive economic advantages and disadvantages among Asian countries due to strengthening of China’s economy in the global market.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval and completion of FIN 197 and FIN 198 with a grade of C or better.
FIN 245 Principles of Finance (3)
An introduction to the critical financial management functions of the business firm. Designed to provide the student with working skills in a small business setting. Topics emphasized are: financial analysis, cash flow, funding sources and working capital management. (45 lecture hours)
Prerequisite: ENG 21, ENG 22 and BUS 155/BUSN 188 with grades of C or better or equivalent.
Rec Preparation: MGT 120 and ACC 124 or ACC 201.