FINC Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


FINC 3056. Principles of Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to financial management. Topics include the structure and analysis of financial statements, cash flow, time value of money, investment valuation, capital budgeting, long and short term financial decision making.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ACCT 2102, BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200, Upper Division eligibility.

FINC 3101. Intermediate Corporate Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

The course introduces studnet to financial management. Topics include the structure and analysis of financial statements, cash flow, financial forecasting, determination of the cost of capital and the profitability of proposed investments in fixed assets, portfolio theory, and risk return tradeoffs that must be considered in using financial leverage.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Elibility and FINC 3056.

FINC 3201. Investments. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces financial assets and markets. Topics include an overview of security types, the role of risk in asset pricing, the capital asset pricing model, the efficient markets hypothesis, portfolio theory, characteristics of mutual funds in retirement accounts, stock options, future contracts, and valuation models for stocks and fixed income securities.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4112. Real Estate Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Application of theoretical aspects of financial economics to explain real estate financial institutions and markets. Financial and economic methods are applied to residential and commercial real estate. Special topics include real estate in a portfolio, agency problems, and the influence of the legal environment.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4200. Financial Statement Analysis. 3-0-3 Units.

Basic techniques, research methods, strengths, and limitations of financial statement analysis. Computer analysis of financial data to predict earnings and other financial ratios. Use of these techniques to value equity securities and to predict takeover targets, future debt ratings, and bankruptcies.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4201. Finance Case Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Empirical case studies in corporate finance. The modern theories of capital structure, dividend policy, corporate control, investment banking, and capital budgeting, emerging areas of research such as market microstructure, venture capital financing, and comparative international corporate finance.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and one additional Upper Division Finance course.

FINC 4301. Risk Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Investigation of the impact of the cultural, economic, regulatory, and organizational environment in which a business operates on financial and enterprise risk. Emphasis is placed on appreciating the various sources of risk, and how they interact to form an overall risk profile for the firm. Special emphasis will be placed on financial risk management.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 and Upper Division Eligibility.

FINC 4700. Independent Study Finance. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in finance in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project.
Prerequisites: FINC 3056.

FINC 4800. Special Topics in Finance. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in field of Finance. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.

FINC 4900. Finance Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in finance through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A porfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevent academic literature to the finance internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 (Grade B or Better), plus an additional 3 credit hours of upper division FINC, and 3 credit hours of any upper division business course.