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Finance Courses

BFN*110 Personal Finance (a) 3 credits

Provides an overview of the financial planning and investing process. It examines personal incomes and budgets, home and consumer financing, insurance of personal assets, personal investing and retirement planning. Topics covered will include the time value of money, investments, loans and credit, cash management, taxes, life and health insurance, and estate planning.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093), or placement into Composition (ENG*101).

BFN*201 Principles of Finance (a) 3 credits

An introduction to the principles of financial management and the impact of the financial markets and institutions on that managerial function. Major topics include the environment of financial management, evaluation of a firm’s financial performance, financial forecasting, working capital management, corporate securities and financing the short- and long-term requirements of the firm, time value of money, capital and cash budgeting, the relationship of risk to return, cost of capital, leverage, and evaluation of alternative methods of financing. An analytical emphasis will be placed on the tools and techniques of the investment, financing, and dividend decision.

Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113), C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG*093), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), OR permission of Department Chair. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137), or placement into higher mathematics, OR permission of Department Chair.

BFN*203 Investment Principles (a) 3 credits

Encompasses the topics of investment objectives and values, securities market and value, market procedures, analytical techniques, and speculative and institutional markets.

Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113) and Managerial Finance.

BFN*292 Finance Practicum (a) 3 credits

See BBG*292 Business Practicum for course description.