Finance Courses

Courses in finance (designated FINC) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • a major in business administration, human resource management, or management studies
  • a minor in business administration
  • an AA in General Studies with accounting, business and management, or management curricula
  • a certificate in management
  • electives

Fundamentals of Building Wealth (3 Credits, FINC 321)

(Formerly BMGT 342. For students majoring in both business and nonbusiness disciplines.) A practical overview of personal finance management and wealth creation that blends financial theory and application. The goal is to develop personal financial management skills (e.g., budgeting income and expenditures and planning for financial security and retirement) and understand elements of the U.S. financial structure (including savings and investment alternatives, financing and credit sources, and the role of insurance in protecting income and assets). These skills are utilized in the development of a personal financial plan. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 342, BMGT 388F, BMGT 388N, FINC 321, or FINC 322.

Business Finance (3 Credits, FINC 330)

Prerequisites: ACCT 221 and STAT 200. An overview of the theory, principles, and practices of financial management in a business environment. Topics include financial analysis and financial risk, characteristics and valuations of securities, capital investment analysis and decision making, the capital structure of the firm, financial leverage, and international finance. The aim is to examine financial information, identify issues and solve business problems, and make sound business decisions. Emphasis is on the application of financial theory and methods for solving the problems of financial policy that managers face. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 340, FINC 330, MGMT 398D, or TMGT 320.

Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager (3 Credits, FINC 331)

Development of the financial skills needed by functional experts in human resources, marketing, production, and general management. The objective is to interpret finance and accounting documents and apply that information to sound business decision making. Topics include financial statements and forecasting, capital budgeting, project evaluation, working capital management, stocks and bonds, time value of money, and international financial management. Emphasis is on practical applications to facilitate informed discussions with business professionals for financial decision making. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 341 or FINC 331.

Investments (3 Credits, FINC 340)

(Formerly BMGT 343.) Prerequisite: FINC 330. An introduction to financial investments and portfolio management. The goal is to evaluate and critically analyze asset selection and allocation and perform basic portfolio management activities. Topics include types of securities and securities markets; investment risks, returns, and constraints; portfolio policies and management; and institutional investment policies. Theories, practices, and real world examples are examined and analyzed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 343 or FINC 340.