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A comprehensive study of the preparation and use of financial reports for business decisions and the role of accounting standards in the international business community. Activities that may be included in the course are ethical issues in business decisions, financial information on the Internet, research papers, group projects, class presentations, and computer spreadsheets.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ACC 112

A program of directed individual readings for advanced undergraduates. Conferences with members of the College of Business Administration faculty and written reports are required. Course often incorporates special topics and activities not covered in traditional courses.

Credit Hours: 3

Credit Hours: 3

A study of the behavior of economic aggregates including national income, consumption, investment, foreign trade, the demand for and supply of money and government policy efforts to influence these aggregates to meet national goals. 

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

The course stresses practical applications of statistics to business. Topics covered include a review of basic statistical concepts, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis, regression analysis and forecasting.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Fall and Spring Semesters   /   Prerequisites: MAT 201

An in-depth examination of theory of consumer behavior, production cost, and the pricing of goods.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

A study of classical, keynesian and monetarist models as these pertain to aggregate behavior in the achievement of society's economic goals.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

The course presents an overview of the obligations and restraints imposed by law on businesses, as well as the rights and opportunities which are conferred. Students will gain insights into the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the application of legal rules to resolve different issues.

Credit Hours: 3

Case studies or directed investigations focused on current problems and topics that are increasingly of concern to modern businesses. The topics covered may be current issues in Finance and/or involve new and emerging areas of study.

Credit Hours: 3

The role of financial planning and the acquisition and utilization of funds are stressed along with analytical concepts for evaluation financial decisions. Includes financial analysis, planning and control, long-term investment decisions and short and long-term financing.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ACC 111-112, ECO 102, ECO 103

A continuation of the methodology developed in FIN 320. Actual financial problems confronting business concerns are analyzed. Case method is used to apply principles developed in managerial finance to situations involving administration of the valuation of future cash flows, risk and return, options, dividends, short and long-term financing, new public offerings, and the cost of capital.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

This course integrates both traditional lecture and textbook learning with a hands-on interactive stock trading portfolio simulation to cover corporate performance and its effects on outstanding securities. Economic management and corporate financial factors are discussed as they affect specific security issues. The theories and techniques to achieve superior selection and management of securities portfolios will be studied and problems of timing and strategies as they relate to various economic conditions.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

The study of the balance of payments, determination of exchange rates and parity relationships, and management of exchange rate risks, capital budgeting, working capital management and investments in a global environment.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320

The course is an introduction to the analysis and use of derivative securities, such as options, futures, forwards and swaps. Topics covered will include arbitrage, Binomial and Black Scholes pricing models, hedging, swaps and the increasingly critical role of derivatives in the financial system. The class will emphasize financial model building and simulation using real time market data. 

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: FIN 320, MAT 107, MAT 111 Preferred

This course is focused on the analysis of information using general and specific software analysis tools for quantitative business analysis. The course includes an in depth coverage of the sophisticated functions and techniques available in Microsoft Excel, techniques in automating spreadsheet function with macros and VBA. The course also provides an introduction to information analysis using the SAS statistical package.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: MGT 390, ECO 231, MGT 160 or permission of instructor