In the 2024-2025 Catalog

Finance (FIN)


FIN 332  Corporate Finance I  3 Credits (3,0)

Finance function as used by management, including financial analysis and control, financial planning, short and long-term financings, risk and return relationship, capital investment evaluation, cost of capital, and risk in planning financial strategies. Aviation-related businesses are emphasized.
Prerequisites: ACC 210 and Junior standing

FIN 333  Personal Financial Planning  3 Credits (3,0)

Personal financial planning. Areas of concentration include preparation of financial planning and budgeting, tax-related issues, managing cash and credit, analyzing investment decisions, purchasing process of housing and auto, analysis of insurance needs, and retirement and estate planning.

FIN 334  Investment Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to the field of investments from perspective of individual investor. Security markets, investment vehicles, investment analysis, and portfolio management. Concepts of risk and return, financial security valuation and trading, asset allocation, equity and bond portfolio management, portfolio performance evaluation, fiduciary responsibility, and ethical conduct in the investment profession and corporate governance.
Prerequisites: FIN 332 or EC 225

FIN 342  International Finance  3 Credits (3,0)

The purpose of this course is to provide the analytical framework required for understanding how changes in international financial conditions influence decisions faced by modern business leaders in a global setting. The focus will be on interactions between cross-border trade and capital flows; inflation; interest rates; exchange rates; monetary and fiscal policy; and economic growth. Exchange rate regimes; exchange rate risk and hedging; global capital budgeting; short-term and long-term financing of multinational enterprise; and managing multinational operations will also be explored. The course is tailored to students seeking careers in global banking and investment or with finance and strategy departments of aviation operating enterprise in global markets.
Prerequisites: FIN 332

FIN 399  Special Topics in Finance  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

FIN 418  Airport Administration and Finance  3 Credits (3,0)

Organizational, financial, and contractual management strategies for public use, commercial service airports. Areas of emphasis include grant assurances and airport compliance requirements, marketing and enhanced revenue generation, budgeting (expenses and revenues, operating and capital budgeting), finance and accounting strategies, legal issues and liability, performance measurement standards, and current trends and issues for airport administrators.
Prerequisites: BA 310 and FIN 332

FIN 434  Corporate Finance II  3 Credits (3,0)

Theory and empirical evidence related to investment and financing decisions of the firm. Advanced capital budgeting techniques, project analysis, assessment of firm profitability, and estimations of key measures of financial performance. Financing strategies of established corporations and start-ups; international financial management; project optionality; and financial risk management.Emphasis on aviation and aerospace-related businesses.
Prerequisites: FIN 332 and Junior Standing