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Course Descriptions for Banking

Visitors may click here to view or download the sample banking paradigm which shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in banking. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. Please see an advisor for more information.

ECON 303. MONEY AND BANKING
A general survey of credit and credit instruments, activities and policies of financial institutions such as commercial and savings banks, the Federal Reserve System, and investment banks. Study of the place of money in modern economic life, including its relation to prices, employment, and business activity. Prerequisites: ECON 214 and 215. One semester; three credits.

FIN 350. CAPITAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Survey of financial markets and institutions and their individual characteristics; sources of supply of and demand for funds in each market, the complex interrelations among markets and the role of each in the process of capital formation and allocation. Prerequisites: FIN 327. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

FIN 411. COMMERCIAL BANKING
Study of bank management and bank regulation; examination of conditions that lead to bank regulation and conditions that caused deregulation; exploration of current theories of profitable bank operations. Prerequisites: FIN 327 and 340. One semester; three credits.

FIN 455. PRACTICUM AND PRO JECT IN FINANCE
This course is designed to explore and put to practical use the entire body of knowledge gained in previous FIN courses. Project Management concepts will be covered, including use of project management tools. A comprehensive project will assess the student’s ability to apply classroom principles and skills to specific problems in the financial services professions. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor. One semester; three credits.

Plus one course from the following:

ACCT 380. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYS IS (formerly ACCT 480)
This course is a review of financial statements for fairness and completeness in reporting. The focus is on the analysis of financial statements and related footnotes from the standpoint of the different users of financial reports. Required of all Accounting majors. Open to any interested student. Prerequisite: ACCT 260 with a grade of “C” or higher. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

ECON 420. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
This courses focuses on the application of economics theory to the problems and decisions faced by business managers in a market-oriented economy. The economic aspects of business departments such as marketing, finance, accounting, and law are explored and integrated into the applicable economic theories and models. Thus, in a very general sense, this course attempts to provide the student with a method of looking at the world of microeconomics through the eyes of an economist and from the perspective of a business person. Prerequisites: ECON 214 and 215. One semester; three credits.

FIN 340. INVESTMENTS
Covers the principles governing the selection of investment media, topics in modern portfolio theory, and techniques of analysis and evaluation as applied to various investment alternatives. The functioning of security markets and how financial assets are traded as well as valuation techniques for bonds, equity instruments, options and futures are covered. Emphasis is on gaining a more in-depth understanding of financial investment alternatives, their valuation and analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 327. Corequisite: FIN 340L. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

FIN 437. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The international aspects of financial management. Topics include currency markets and exchange rate determination, transfer of funds, banking services, international financial institutions, parity conditions, foreign exchange exposure and management, and valuation of international projects. Prerequisite: FIN 327. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits.

FIN 440. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
The analysis and valuation of securities and the selection, timing, diversification, and other aspects of supervising the management of investment portfolios. Students analyze the composition of, make buy/sell recommendations for, and evaluate the performance of a portfolio during the semester. Prerequisites: FIN 340/L. Corequisite: FIN 440L. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits.

MKTG 401. INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE
Basic terminology, principles and issues; market analysis, real estate law, instruments, legal descriptions, appraisal, investment, finance, brokerage, property management. One semester; three credits.