Courses

FIN 2183
Personal Finance     

A study of the basics of personal money management. Topics include budgeting, banking services, credit, insurance, real estate, savings and investments, estate and retirement planning, and taxes. 

FIN 2233
Beginning Investments   

A non-quantitative overview of essential investment topics such as the types and characteristics of financial securities, investment industry structure and controls, and ethics and regulation. Includes an introduction to the essential business areas of accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics. Designed to prepare students to sit for the Claritas Investment Certificate exam as well as to prepare students to contribute to the active management of the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund through FIN 3241. May not be taken for credit if credit for FIN 4103 or FIN 4213 has already been earned. Prerequisites: Clear of remediation.

FIN 3043
Business Finance      

An introductory broad study of the field of finance with an emphasis placed on financial decision making in a business entity. Topics include financial statement analysis, stock and bond valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, and sources and cost of financing. Prerequisites: ACC 2013; ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.

FIN 3123
Financial Planning   

This course addresses all of the major financial planning issues and problems that individuals and families encounter. The major financial planning tools and techniques are discussed. It covers topics essential for students who will be taking the Certified Financial Planner exam. Prerequisite: FIN 3043.

FIN 3173
(WI) Principles of Insurance          

A study of the basic ideas, problems and principles found in all types of modern day insurance and of other methods of handling risks. This is a writing intensive course.

FIN 3193
Real Estate Principles          

A comprehensive study of real estate, covering the economics of real estate, real estate appraising, real estate regulation, real estate valuation, real estate finance, rights in real property and their transfer, public programs relating to real property. Designed to help prepare students for real estate licensing examination in Arkansas.

FIN 3241
Beginning Investments Lab

Students assist in the active management of the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund under the guidance of upper-level students. Activities include contributing to the analysis and reporting of the overall economy, sectors, and individual companies. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: FIN 2233 or FIN 3043.

FIN 4073, 5073
Advanced Financial Management  

A review and extension of topics covered in FIN 3043 with a more rigorous and in depth approach. Notable topics include asset valuation, capital management, cost of capital, and capital structure. Prerequisites: FIN 3043.

FIN 4103, 5103
Investment Principles         

A study of financial markets and individual investment vehicles. Topics include equity and fixed income valuation and markets, currency markets, risk and return measurement, investment transactions and positions, and derivative markets and instruments. Practical application is achieved through simulations and the management of the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund. Prerequisite: FIN 3043; Corequisites: FIN 4221 or 5221.

FIN 4161-3, 5161-3
Special Studies in Finance   

Individual or group research and discussion on special issues in the field of finance. Prerequisite: FIN 3043 and consent of the instructor.

FIN 4213, 5213
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

A study of the techniques used in selecting securities in the context of planning and constructing a well-diversified portfolio. Topics include technical and fundamental analysis, security valuation models, economic and industry analysis, return and risk measurement, risk aversion and portfolio selection, ethics and professional standards. Practical application is achieved through simulations and the management of the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund.Prerequisites: ECO 2013, FIN 3043; Corequisites: FIN 4221 or 5221.

FIN 4221, 5221
Portfolio Management Lab

Students actively manage the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund. Activities include the analysis of the overall economy, sectors, and individual companies as well as the reporting of such analysis to fund stakeholders. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit. Corequisites: FIN 4103, 5103 or FIN 4213, 5213 or Prerequisite: FIN 4103 or FIN 4213.