BFIN - Business Finance

Courses

BFIN 205. Personal Finance. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Completion of University Core mathematics course. Financial concepts as they apply to daily life. Basics of consumer credit, personal investment, insurance, and personal financial planning. This course may not substitute for any required business course.

BFIN 290R. Undergraduate Research. 1-6 Credits. (1-6 Ind; max unlimited) F,S

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative projects. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

BFIN 291. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 292. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean. Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 322. Business Finance. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and ECNS 204IS; M 161Q or STAT 216Q; and ACTG 201 or ACTG 220. Study of the principles of finance with emphasis on the application and integration of financial concepts in decision making.

BFIN 352. Intermediate Finance. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and BFIN 322. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. In-depth extension of financial management topics introduced in BFIN 322. Topics include: risk, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, ethical and professional standards for finance professionals, and quantitative methods essential for effective financial analysis.

BFIN 409. Intro to Applied Investing. 1 Credit. (1 Rct) On Demand.

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. COREQUISITE: BFIN 322 Students gain hands-on experience by managing a real portfolio, thereby learning how to transact in securities, how the securities business operates, and how to apply various techniques and theories of finance.

BFIN 420. Investments I. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Course provides foundation for students to comprehend the objectives, policies, concepts, analyses, techniques, practices, and theories in investments, both within the U.S. financial markets and globally.

BFIN 421. Real Estate and Investment Analysis. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322 or permission of instructor. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. To prepare students for careers in real estate, construction lending, real estate valuation, acquisition and asset management, and market and investment analysis. Much of the course material is also applicable to personal financial planning.

BFIN 441. Advanced Analysis of Financial Statements. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352 (required for finance option students) or ACTG 327. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Cross-listed with ACTG 441. Analysis with emphasis on how managers' investing and financing decisions have financial statement implications. Coverage includes: revenue recognition methods, cash flow analysis, ratios, inventory analysis, capitalization vs. expensing, depreciation, leasing vs. buying, and overall financial health and earnings quality of the firm.

BFIN 452. International Finance. 3 Credits. (1 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Focuses on the risks associated with financial management of a multinational company. Topics include: financial problems of multinational businesses, international financial environments, long-term capital commitments to international ventures, financial techniques for firm operation, and international investing.

BFIN 456. Fin Mgmt for the Entrepreneur. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Study of corporate finance issues confronting entrepreneurial firms. Focus is on financial forecasting and assessing financial needs. Students utilize fundamental financial principles to make small-business decisions. Topics include: strategic financing, financing alternatives, financial contracting, venture valuation, real options, and risk-sharing.

BFIN 457R. Fin Markets and Institutions. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Builds upon basic financial principles by developing a sound understanding of why financial institutions and markets exist, what they do, and how financial risk is managed most effectively. Focuses on applied analysis of financial institution risk, market operation, and products.

BFIN 458. Commercial Bank Management. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Management of commercial banks and similar depository institutions, emphasizing the measurement and control of risk in asset and liability management. Course includes issues in contemporary banking.

BFIN 459. Current Topics. 3 Credits. (3 Sem; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352, BFIN 441, BFIN 420, BFIN 457, and senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business. Investigation of key issues which will determine future practices in finance.

BFIN 466. Investments II. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: BFIN 420. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Security and portfolio analyses, using fundamental and technical indicators, with evaluation of financial and economic environments. In-depth study of stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Risk hedging for both individual investors and portfolio managers, using analyses of embedded risk and returns.

BFIN 490R. Undergrad Research. 1-6 Credits. (1 Ind; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Senior standing and consent of instructor. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BFIN 491. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 492. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, formal admission to the College of Business, consent of instructor, and approval of Associate Dean. Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 494. Seminar/Workshop. 1 Credit. (1 Sem; 4 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BFIN 498. Internship. 2-12 Credits. (2-12 Ind; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, formal admission to the College of Business, and consent of instructor. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field. Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BFIN 591. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering. For business majors: formal admission to the College of Business. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 592. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

Max 6 cr. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies. Directed research and study on an individual basis.