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Finance (FIN)

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No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


223 [QUAN] Personal Finance 3 Consumer credit, financial institutions, investments, mutual funds, insurance, social security, home ownership, taxes, estate planning. Credit not applicable to business major requirements.

325 Introduction to Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; ECONS 101 or 198; MGTOP 215, STAT 212, STAT 360, or STAT 370; MATH 140, 171, 172, 182, 202, or 220; junior standing. Time value of money, financial securities and markets, financial decision making, valuation techniques, and cost of capital.

330 Introduction to Financial Wellbeing 3 Course Prerequisite: ACCTG 230 or 298; ECONS 101 or 198; FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to financial planning including budgeting, credit, investing, retirement and estate planning, and tax considerations.

345 Real Estate 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Relationships between location and value; patterns of urban land use; legal, financial, and organizational framework of the real estate business.

346 Washington Real Estate Regulations 1 Washington real estate regulations found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). S, F grading.

350 Risk and Insurance 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 or concurrent enrollment. Concepts in risk management and insurance; personal risks and treatment methods; legal principles in risk and insurance; overview of the insurance industry, company operations, and insurance regulation.

421 Financial Institutions and Intermediation 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Characteristics of financial markets and institutions; analysis of fixed-income securities; and introduction to financial risk management.

422 Financial Institutions Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; FIN 421 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Problems facing financial institution managers and solution techniques; credit risk analysis and management; financial institutions structure and regulation.

425 [M] Intermediate Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Application of finance theory and principles to corporate decisions such as capital budgeting, cost of capital, financing decisions, and valuation.

426 Short-Term Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business, or a major in Economic Sciences. Short-term financial management, working capital components, cash management, short-term investing and borrowing.

427 [M] Investment Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for FIN 437. Investment objectives, modern portfolio theory, valuation, equilibrium, market efficiency and asset classes. Credit not granted for more than one of FIN 427 and 437.

428 Portfolio Theory and Financial Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 427 or 437 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Pricing of forwards, futures, options, and swaps, financial derivatives markets, and managing portfolio risk.

429 Financial Modeling 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; FIN 421, 425, 427, or 437, or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Corporate finance, portfolio, option pricing, risk management and fixed income modeling.

430 Financial Plan Development 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; FIN 330. Comprehensive financial plan development including data gathering and analysis, using financial planning software, client interactions, ethics and practice standards.

437 [M] Cougar Investment Fund I 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for FIN 427. Students manage a portion of the university's endowment; including security analysis, valuation, equilibrium, market efficiency, and modern portfolio theory. Credit not granted for more than one of FIN 427 and 437.

438 Cougar Investment Fund II 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 427 or 437 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Students manage a portion of the university's endowment. Topics include portfolio risk management, return attribution, private equity, and hedge funds.

445 [M] Real Estate Valuation 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; FIN 345 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Principles and practices of real property valuation; factors affecting real property values and income; appraisal and location theory.

447 Real Estate Finance and Investments 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Instruments and institutions of real estate and financing: decision-making tools, mortgage financing analysis, mortgage securities and real estate portfolios.

451 Life Insurance and Financial Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Analysis of the personal risks of premature death, poor health, and retirement security; financial planning solutions to these risks, including life insurance, health insurance and annuities.

452 Property and Liability Insurance 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Analysis and management of business property, liability and consequential loss exposures; issues in the property and liability insurance industry.

456 Risk Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better. Identification and analysis of loss exposures of business and non-profit organizations; application of risk treatment measures including loss control and risk financing alternatives.

481 [M] International Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325 with a C or better; I BUS 380 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Financial management of multinational businesses; international financial market rates and capital flows. International economic institutions, sources of capital, and investments.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; junior standing. Topics may include finance, real estate or risk management/insurance.

498 Finance Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 credits. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

500 Macroeconomic Theory I 3 Introduction to dynamics, growth and investment, overlapping generations models, Ramsey model, consumption and investment. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 500, FIN 500). Required preparation must include intermediate macroeconomics and one year of calculus. Required preparation must include intermediate macroeconomics and one year of calculus.

501 Microeconomic Theory I 3 Microeconomic theory, multivariate optimization, consumer and producer theory, competitive partial equilibrium, introduction to imperfect competition. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 501, FIN 501). Required preparation must include intermediate microeconomics and one year of calculus. Required preparation must include intermediate microeconomics and one year of calculus.

502 Macroeconomic Theory II 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 500. Macroeconomic theory, short-run fluctuations and nominal rigidities, monetary economics and inflation, real business cycle models, unemployment international macroeconomics. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 502, FIN 502).

503 Microeconomic Theory II 3 General equilibrium, welfare economics and social choice, market failure, game theory, economics of information. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 503, FIN 503).

510 Statistics for Economists 3 Statistical theory underlying econometric techniques utilized in quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 510, FIN 510). Required preparation must include college calculus and matrix algebra. Required preparation must include college calculus and matrix algebra.

511 Econometrics I 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 510. Single equation linear and nonlinear models; estimation, inference, finite and asymptotic properties, effects and mitigation of violations of classical assumptions. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 511, FIN 511).

512 Econometrics II 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 501; ECONS 511. Econometric methods for systems estimation; simultaneous equations, discrete and limited dependent variable, panel data, and time series data. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 512, FIN 512).

521 Interest Rates and Financial Markets 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Real and nominal interest rates; bond pricing; term and risk structure of interest rates; investment and commercial banking; financial futures.

525 Advanced Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Theory of financial management; quantitative analysis of financial problems of the firm; empirical studies on financing modern corporations.

526 Financial Management 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Advanced topics in corporate finance, including capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, pay-out policy, and enterprise valuation.

527 Investment Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. A decision-making approach to the problems of asset management for personal and business portfolio.

528 Portfolio Theory and Financial Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 527; admission to the MBA program. The theory of portfolio management and the use of derivative securities in portfolio risk management.

581 International Finance 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Principles of international finance; financial management of multinational corporations; international investments.

594 Theory of Industrial Organization 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 502; ECONS 503; ECONS 511. Theory of market structure and firm behavior, including price and non-price competition, information and strategic behavior, and technological change. (Crosslisted course offered as ECONS 594, FIN 594).

595 Advanced Topics in Resource and Production Economics V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Topics may include resource scarcity, decision making under risk, bioeconomics, production applications, welfare analysis.

596 Advanced Topics in Financial Economics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business, or ECONS 500 and ECONS 501. Topics may include financial theory and empirical methods as applied to financial management, investments, international finance, and markets/institutions. (Crosslisted course offered as FIN 596, ECONS 596).

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA, Master of Accounting, or Business PhD programs. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration - Finance PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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