Finance (FIN)

FIN 510 Prin Business Finance3 Credit hours   

Business finance from the viewpoint of the financial man- ager. Use of financial statements, tools, and concepts for measuring and planning for profitability and liquidity. (PR: Permission of MBA director).

Pre-req: ACC 510 and ECN 501 and MGT 500.

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FIN 532 Fin Advising FINRA S-73 Credit hours   

This course prepares students for the Series 7 exam that entitles the holder to sell all types of securities products with the exception of commodities and futures.

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FIN 556 Income Tax Planning3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on principles and current law of income taxation and its impact on financial planning for individuals, couples and families as investors, employees and business owners.

Pre-req: FIN 551.

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FIN 558 Estate Planning3 Credit hours   

Estate Planning focuses on the efficient conservation and transfer of wealth, consistent with the client's goals such as trusts, wills, probate, advanced directives, charitable giving, wealth transfers and related taxes.

Pre-req: FIN 551.

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FIN 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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FIN 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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FIN 620 Financial Management3 Credit hours   

An examination of business corporations practicing at the level of the individual firm with emphasis on quantitative analysis of the variables which affect liquidity and profit- ability.

Pre-req: MGT 601.

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FIN 623 Investments3 Credit hours   

A study of fundamental investment principles, modern portfolio theory, and portfolio formation process and the evaluation of portfolio performance.

Pre-req: FIN 501G or FIN 501.

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FIN 625 Financial Prob Business3 Credit hours   

Recognizing and solving financial problems through the use of case presentations and/or corporate annual and interim reports.

Pre-req: FIN 620.

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FIN 626 Sec Anlysis-Portfolio Mgt3 Credit hours   

Analytical procedures used by institutional portfolio mana- gers to measure both past performance of holdings and anti- cipated market performance of current offerings. Emphasis in this course may be expected to be more centralized in the area of fundamental analysis.

Pre-req: FIN 620.

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FIN 627 Fin Institution & Markets3 Credit hours   

An in-depth study of the flow of funds in the aggregate fin- ancial systems, with emphasis on those in the United States. Because interest rates, and bank reserve requirements of Federal Reserve System are all dynamic in character, the content of this course may be expected to vary as financial events of the future dictate.

Pre-req: FIN 620.

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FIN 630 Multinational FIN MGT3 Credit hours   

This course analyzes the challenges of multinational corporations' financial management. It covers three areas: foreign exchange market transactions, exchange rate risk and hedging, and corporate financial decisions of an MNC.

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FIN 650 Special Topics1-3 Credit hours   

(Permission of the division head, full M.B.A. admission, and permission of GSM academic advisor)

Pre-req: FIN 501G or FIN 510.

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FIN 651 Special Topics1-3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: FIN 620.

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FIN 660 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study of a specific nature under the supervision of a qualified faculty member. Hours of credit are determined by the magnitude of the project. (PR: FIN 620 and permission of division head or permission of GSM academic advisor)

Pre-req: FIN 620.

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FIN 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   

(PR: Permission of the division head and full M.B.A. admission)

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FIN 699 Business Policy & Strategy3 Credit hours   

Study of administrative decisions making under conditions of uncertainty. Policy construction at top administrative level with emphasis on strategy with consideration of major funct- ions of the business organization.

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