Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

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FINC - Finance

FINC 3105. Managerial Finance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division Business Core (Areas A & F and COMM 1110). A study of the basic concepts and analytical tools used in the financial decision-making process.

FINC 3115. Financial Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: FINC 3105 and CISM 2105. Financial tools and decision making techniques with heavy emphasis on application of selected computer and financial calculator support tools.

FINC 3125. Investments (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3105. Introductory study of investments. Examines operations of securities markets, focusing primarily on debt and equity security valuation and fundamentals.

FINC 3126. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3125. Advanced course in investments focusing on security analysis, portfolio management strategies, asset pricing models, derivative securities, global investing and market efficiency.

FINC 3136. Money and Banking (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. Monetary economics and the role of financial intermediaries in economic organization.

FINC 3145. Real Estate Principles (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. The basic principles of real estate ownership, mortgage financing, valuation, subdividing, and legislation pertaining to real estate.

FINC 3146. Real Estate Finance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3105. The instruments, techniques, and institutions of real estate finance, sources of funds, and mortgage risk analysis.

FINC 3147. Real Estate Valuation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3105. The art and process of real estate valuation by use of problems, case studies, and field work.

FINC 3155. Personal Finance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Consumer and family economics, money management and personal finance. Topics include budgeting, savings, borrowing, taxes, investments, insurance and retirement planning. Closed to finance majors.

FINC 4135. Financial Institutions (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3105. Study of the role of financial institutions in money and capital markets. Examines capital structure, regulation, operations and management of financial services firms.

FINC 4145. Real Estate Investment Management (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FINC 3105. The application of investment principles and techniques to the study of income producing real property.

FINC 4185. Financial Planning and Control (3-0-3) Prerequisites: FINC 3115 and FINC 4135. A capstone course integrating the various areas of financial with an emphasis on case studies in managerial finance, decision-making process.

FINC 4698. Internship (3 hours) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. Placement is restricted and can not include an individual’s current employment assignment. Substantial written proposal and final report are required. Nine hours work per week is required. Credit may be applied only as elective. (S/U grading.)

FINC 4899. Independent Study (3 hours) Prerequisite: Senior standing. Independent study in selected areas of finance. Study will be directed by a faculty member representing chosen area of specialization. Candidates must present a minimum 1500-word plan through the instructor to the office of the Dean for approval.

FINC 6125. Seminar in Investments (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MBA 5115 or equivalent. Introductory study of investments. Examines operations of securities markets, focusing primarily on debt and equity security valuation and fundamentals. Includes coverage of research methodology and investment tools for the analysis of securities. Open to MBA students only.

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