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Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.

FIN 3140 Personal Financial Planning . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Personal management of bank credit, insurance, investments and home ownership, taxes, elementary estate planning. Can be used by finance or accounting majors only as a general business elective.

FIN 3244 Financial Markets and Institutions . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: ACG 2021, ACG 2071, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
Structure and functions of financial markets and institutions; interest rates, exchange rates, intermediation, and markets.

FIN 3403 Managerial Finance . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: Business Majors: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, STA 2023, ACG 2071, MAC 2233; Non-Business Majors: MAC 1105, STA 2023, ECO 3003.
Analytical concepts available to financial manager in acquisition and effective utilization of funds in relation to other management functions.

FIN 3949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 1-2(F,S,SS)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education). Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission of director of Cooperative Education is required.

FIN 4132 Retirement and Estate Planning . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BUL 3130, FIN 3140, FIN 3244, FIN 3403, and TAX 4002.
Covers pension funds, tax sheltered annuities, deferred compensation. Also includes legal and tax aspects of planning for retirement and creation of estate.

FIN 4324 Commercial Bank Management . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403, FIN 3244.
Measurement and management of the risks and returns assumed by commercial banks and near banks. Current issues in financial intermediation. Includes theory and practice.

FIN 4414 Financial Theory and Practice . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403.
Designed as an extension of FIN 3403. Topics such as risk and return, stock and bond valuation, time value of money, and capital budgeting, will be covered in greater depth. New topics will include lease financing, hybrid financing, international finance, et al.

FIN 4424 Problems in Corporate Finance . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403.
Cases and readings in corporation finance in areas of capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure, cost of capital, mergers, reorganizations, and international finance.

FIN 4440 Controllership . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403, and either ACG 3311 or ACG 3172.
Introduction to the controllership function within an economic entity. Emphasis is placed upon budgeting and working capital management and control.

FIN 4504 Investments . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: FIN 3244 and FIN 3403.
Introduction to an extensive development of theoretical concepts related to areas of securities analysis and portfolio management.

FIN 4514 International Investment Planning . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: FIN 4504.
Continuation of FIN 4504 to further develop international investment theories and applications.

FIN 4941 Financial Services Internship . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403.
Supervised field practicum in financial services-related position. May include activities in any one or more of the functional areas in financial services (commercial banking, mutual funds and investments, insurance, real estate and personal financial planning). Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

FIN 6406 Financial Management . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and QMB 6305.
Advanced treatment of investment and financing decisions of firms, emphasis on current theory and practice. Course contains a portfolio project. Permission is required.