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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Finance


Faculty

K. Czyrnik, Chair; Z. Bello, J. Farhat, L. Frank, S. Hyat, C. Marquette, P. Root, D. Sims (Dept. phone: 860-832-3260)

 

Department Overview

The finance program prepares graduates for managerial careers and advanced study in finance. Financial professionals evaluate all business and financial risks and returns in business decisions. Using economic theory and the techniques of accounting and statistics, financial managers direct funds acquisition, funds management, and investment. Graduates may pursue careers in corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investments, and government.

 

Program

Major in Finance, BS

Majors in finance must complete the 27-credit common business core requirements plus the following 30 credits.

Finance Core

FIN 301 Intermediate Managerial Finance 3
FIN 310  Principles of Investments   3
FIN 320 Financial Markets and Institutions   3
Directed finance electives   12
Finance, accounting, or economics electives 9

 

Directed Finance Electives (12 credits)

The finance program requires completion of 12 credits selected from the following list of courses. Consultation with an advisor is recommended if the student wishes to pursue a specific specialization or career goal.

FIN 321Insurance3
FIN 330  International Finance 3
FIN 400  Advanced Managerial Finance   3
FIN 410   Securities Analysis 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Bank Management 3
FIN 422 Risk Management 3
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
FIN 490 Independent Study in Finance 3
FIN 498  Finance Seminar 3
FIN 499 CFA Seminar 3
ECON 450 Money, Credit, and Banking 3
 

Finance, Accounting, or Economics Electives

Students must complete 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses.

 

Specialization in Banking (12 credits)

For students interested in preparing for careers in banking. Required courses include:

ECON 450 Money, Credit, & Banking 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 420 Bank Management 3
FIN 330 International Finance 3
   or

FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3


Specialization in Investments (12 credits)

For students interested in preparing for careers in investments. Required courses include:

FIN 410 Securities Analysis 3
FIN 411 Financial Statement Analysis 3
and two of the following three courses:
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
FIN 499 CFA Seminar  3
ECON 310 Mathematical Economics I 3


Specialization in Risk Management/Insurance (12 credits)

For students preparing for careers in the insurance industry. Required courses include:

FIN 321 Insurance 3
FIN 422 Risk Management 3
FIN 425 Financial Derivatives 3
And one finance elective 3

 

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