Finance Minor

ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

This is an introduction to the basic accounting model and the framework for developing financial statements. The major focus is on the study of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the measurement of income and the presentation of a firm's financial position.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)

The role of accounting in the formation and capitalization of corporations is studied. Other topics include cash flow, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and basic managerial accounting.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)

A study of accounting theory and procedure and the preparation of financial statements for corporations. Subjects include present value concepts and the measurement, recording, and presentation of cash receivables, inventory, income, fixed assets, and intangible asset transactions.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BUSAD 3700 Financial Management (3 hours)

Students are introduced to financial management of proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Concepts of risk and return, time value of money, and stock and bond valuation are analyzed from a quantitative approach and applied throughout the course. Additional topics covered are the cost of capital as related to discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, and strategic financing decisions. A project consisting of several spreadsheet applications will be utilized in order to expose students to their potential for financial analysis. Topics covered include: basic financial statements, financial ratio analysis, time value of money, valuation and rates of return, the cost of capital, and capital budgeting.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and grades of "C-" or better in ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles, ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II and MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 3800 Investments (3 hours)

Students are provided with a background in investments, including the types of securities available to investors today in the money and capital markets and the security markets where they are traded. Fixed income and equity securities are analyzed from a quantitative perspective. Additional topics include various approaches to common stock analysis and open and closed-end investment companies. This course also requires students to manage funds for the University's endowment.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 3700 Financial Management or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BUSAD 4000 Bank Management (3 hours)

Students will examine bank management from a practical perspective. This includes the organization of the banking system, the evolution of bank regulations, and the perspectives of bankers and regulators toward these rules. Trends in banking and its competition and liquidity, loan, and investment management will also be studied. Students will discover the unique challenges confronting managers of commercial banks as they operate within various competitive markets.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 3700 Financial Management.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

BUSAD 4400 International Finance (3 hours)

This course covers the basic concepts and practices used in the field of international finance including differences in both customs and operating procedures between the United States and its trading partners. The focus will be on their international monetary system and emphasis on the role of international finance in multinational corporations, financing foreign operations, foreign investment analysis, country risk analysis, government currency controls, exchange rates, and arbitrage.
Prerequisite(s): Grades of "C-" or better in ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles and ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
BUSAD 4500 Advanced Financial Seminar (3 hours)

A three-part seminar dealing with corporate finance, investments, and bank management. This course is considered to be the final course prior to job entry for a student who wishes to pursue a career in finance. This course also requires students to manage funds for the University's endowment.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 3700 Financial Management or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the macroeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include supply and demand, a description of the main sectors of the economy, and the role of government in stabilizing the economy with monetary and fiscal policies.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the microeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include the theory of the firm, market structures, and current economic issues such as income distribution, antitrust policy, poverty, the farm problem, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles strongly recommended.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ECON 2550 Microeconomic Theory (3 hours)

A study of the mechanisms by which resources are allocated in a market economy, the effects of imperfect competition upon resource allocation, and the pricing and employment of inputs.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles
(Normally offered each fall semester.)