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Finance (FIN)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022 

 

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

496 Special Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. 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 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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.

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.

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