Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Business: Finance (BFN)

BFN* E110 Personal Finance

This course assists students in gaining the knowledge, tools, attitude, and skills needed to make informed lifelong financial decisions that will empower their lives. Students explore the social, psychological, and physiological issues related to planning and managing a personal financial plan. Topics include goal setting, budgeting, money management, taxes, savings, consumer credit, automobiles, housing, insurance, investment vehicles, retirement and estate planning and the financial impact of marriage and divorce.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BFN* E125 Principles of Banking

An overview of the banking industry. Topics include the language and documents of banking, check processing, teller functions, deposit functions and the role of the bank in the community.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BFN* E201 Principles of Finance

A study of the fundamental principles and concepts of finance. Topics include the basic concepts of financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk and return, valuation of corporate bonds and common stock, cost of capital, capital budgeting, short-term financing, cash budgeting and a brief introduction to financial markets. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 and ACC* E113 with a grade of "C" or higher, or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BFN* E203 Investment Principles (Spring only)

A study of the fundamental principles and concepts of analysis and an evaluation of a variety of financial investments with emphasis on common stocks and bonds. The working of capital markets and the determination of interest rates will also be covered. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: BFN* E201 with a grade of "C" or higher or permission of instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BFN* E211 Money & Banking (Fall only)

A study of the key concepts, theories and interrelationships that link money and banking to the U.S. economy. The topics covered will include the principles of money and credit, basic banking regulations, determination of interest rates and foreign exchange rates, monetary policy, and the mission and tools of the Federal Reserve System. The structure and characteristics of financial markets are also covered. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite: BFN* E201 or ECN* E101, either course with a grade of "C" or higher; or permission of instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BFN* E235 International Finance

The international dimensions of finance. Topics include the international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, management of foreign exchange exposure and political risk, the financing of international trade, international financial markets, and capital budgeting techniques. This course builds upon the valuation methods developed in the prerequisite course in Finance.

Prerequisite or Parallel: BFN* E201
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

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