Course Descriptions - Finance

FIN 201 Personal finance

An introduction to the financial issues and decisions that impact the lives of average people every day. The course covers money management, consumer credit, automobile and home purchases, insurance needs, and retirement planning.

Prerequisite: MATH 117          3 Hours, 1 Semester

FIN 203 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

General principles of business finance focusing on markets, analysis, interest rates, the time value of money, the valuation of securities and capital allocation within the firm.

Prerequisite: ACCT 238, MATH 117        3 Hours, 1 Semester

FIN 325 CORPORATE FINANCE

Analysis of long-term corporate financial decisions, including capital budgeting, cost of capital, leverage, dividend policy, debt and equity financing, working capital management, business combinations, and international finance.

Prerequisite: FIN 203                3 Hours, 1 Semester

FIN 330 INVESTMENTS

A study of investment principles and techniques including the investment environment, evaluation of securities, current practices in the securities/investments industry, and the formulation of investment objectives.

Prerequisite: FIN 203                3 Hours, 1 Semester

FIN 432 FINANCIAL PLANNING

An introduction to the financial issues that impact the lives of average people every day. The course covers money management, the rudiments of investing, personal tax, the fundamentals of life, health and property insurance, the tradeoffs between risk and return in investing, home ownership and mortgages, the pitfalls of consumer debt, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Prerequisite: FIN 203                3 Hours, 1 Semester

FIN 480 PROBLEMS IN BUSINESS FINANCE

A capstone course which expands upon corporate finance and investment concepts. Includes exposure to advanced financial theory. The case method of instruction challenges student teams to understand, evaluate, and solve real world business problems.

Prerequisite: FIN 325, FIN 330                 3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII