Finance Course Offerings

Required courses for Finance students are offered fall and spring semesters. Select elective courses are offered during fall and spring, as well. Courses range from 1 to 3 units, and are subject to change. Click course title or units to sort:

Course Name Units Semester Description
FIN 150C Finance and Society: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
3
Spring

The course objective is to understand the role of finance in society-the good, the bad, and the ugly.

FIN 301 Principles of Financial Management
3
Summer

This course is an introduction to financial management within a business organization.

FIN 302 Personal Investing
3
Summer

This course focuses on investment decisions from the perspective of the individual, rather than the institutional investor.

FIN 303 Small Business Finance
3
Summer

This course is an introduction to financial management of small businesses - sole proprietorships, partnerships, and small private corporations.

FIN 304 Real Estate Principles
3
Summer

This course covers real estate essentials, including property rights, legal concepts, regulation of real estate, real estate evaluation and financing.

FIN 311 Introduction to Finance
3
Summer
Fall

Financial problems involved in the organization and conduct of business enterprise.

FIN 311-SA Introduction to Finance
3
Spring

Financial problems involved in the organization and conduct of business enterprise.

FIN 360 Quantitative Financial Management
3
Spring
Summer
Fall

The main objective of this course is to gain understanding of the theory and practice of financial decision making.

FIN 360L Quantitative Financial Management Techniques - Majors
1
Spring
Summer
Fall

This course accompanies Finance 360 and is designed to develop and review of quantitative techniques required for FIN 360 and future finance coursework.

FIN 391 Preceptorship
1
Spring
Fall

Specialized work with a specific course and instructor, consisting of office hours assisting students currently enrolled in the course.

FIN 401 Financial Analysis with Bloomberg Certification
1
Spring
Fall

An in-depth overview of acquiring, manipulating, and analyzing financial information through Bloomberg, specifically for finance majors.

FIN 412 Corporate Financial Problems
3
Spring
Summer
Fall

Advanced financial problems of the firm: capital structure, valuation, reorganization, recapitalization, growth, and failure.

FIN 413 Financial Modeling
3
Spring
Fall

The primary objective of this course is to develop the ability to use finance concepts to solve practical finance problems through the use of Excel spreadsheet models.

FIN 414 International Finance
3
Spring
Fall

International financial markets and the financial management of the multinational firm.

FIN 417 Wall Street Professional Development
3
Fall

The purpose of this course is to expose you to investment banking and financial market related careers that exist at the major Wall Street institutions.

FIN 421 Investments
3
Spring
Summer
Fall

Operation and analysis of the stock, bond, and commodity markets; theory and practice in construction and management of investment alternatives.

FIN 422 Risk Management and Derivatives
3
Spring
Fall

Examines how corporate financial managers and investors manage financial risk using derivative securities, such as options, swaps, futures, and forward contracts.

FIN 423A Applied Investment Management
3
Fall

To apply classroom learning to an active management of a student managed portfolio.

FIN 423B Applied Investment Management
3
Spring

To apply classroom learning to an active management of a student managed portfolio.

FIN 431 Financial Intermediaries
3
Spring
Fall

Financial markets and institutions; effects of economic conditions and government policy on financial institutions, the flow of funds, and interest rates; term structure of interest rates; financial institution management.

FIN 460 Real Estate Finance and Investment
3
Spring
Summer
Fall

Investment analysis of real estate.

FIN 480 Finance for New Ventures
3
Fall

Role of entrepreneurship and innovation in financial integration.

FIN 493 Internship
1
Summer

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment. 1 credit only.

FIN 498 Senior Capstone
1
Spring
Fall

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major.

FIN 498H Honors Thesis
3
Spring
Fall

An honors thesis course for finance majors, held in conjunction with FIN423A and FIN423B.