UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Finance (FIN)

FIN 3311:

Business Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ACCT 2301/2401, 2302/ 2402 and QMS 3311.
Examines the role of and theoretical framework available to financial managers as they seek to solve business financial problems.

FIN 4300:

Selected Topics in Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: FIN 3311. May be repeated when topics vary.
Selected topics in Finance include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
A. Cases in financial management. Application of investment and financial management techniques and concepts to finance cases. Issues and alternatives are identified and evaluated.
B. Financial statement analysis. The analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Effective financial statement evaluation examined from the perspective of managers, investors, and creditors. Pro forma statement development for effective financial management.
C. Estate planning. Study of the advantages of estate planning and types of instruments involved (wills, gifts, trusts); analysis of tax consequences of various approaches of estate planning, state and federal laws applicable to estates.
D. Risk Management. Analysis of risk management tools as an integral part of corporate financial decisions; alternatives for spreading risk such as insurance, retention funds and external funds.

FIN 4320:

Investment Principles
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: FIN 3311.
Introduction to securities markets; analysis of securities issued by corporations, intermediaries and federal, state and municipal governments; and investment management in light of tax considerations, timing, and selected portfolio needs.

FIN 4325:

International Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: FIN 3311.
Application of finance principles in the international environment; including the nature of the balance of payment mechanism, the factors affecting the foreign exchange markets; defensive techniques to protect the business against foreign exchange risk; and investing, financing, and working capital management within a multinational firm.

FIN 6300:

Selected Topics in Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FIN 6352.. May be repeated when topics vary.

FIN 6352:

Financial Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ACC 6351, ECO 6351, and QMS 6351
Effects of projects and financial policy on shareholder wealth. This course focuses on the basic concepts and methods of finance, including net present value, the capital asset pricing
model, and market efficiency, within the context of the valuation of assets, risk and return, cost of capital, financial planning and forecasting, and agency theory. (Credit will not be
given for both FIN 6352 and FIN 6315.)


FIN 6361:

Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FIN 6352.
The course objective is to achieve an understanding of the various types of investments and their relative merits; security prices and yields; investment objectives, principles and standards for selection of specific investments; introduction to portfolio management. (Formerly: FIN 6317.)


FIN 6362:

Financial Institutions & Markets
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FIN 6352..
Study of the financial markets, instruments and the role of banks and other financial institutions in the economy.

FIN 6363:

Financial Modeling
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ACC 6351 and FIN 6352
This course combines the application of financial theories and concepts, spreadsheet skills and Visual Basic to analyze financial statements, prepare cash budgets, prepare financial
forecasts, perform time value of money, stock and bond analysis, perform breakeven and leverage analysis, make cost of capital and capital budgeting decisions, perform portfolio
analysis, and apply Visual Basic for financial analysis.

FIN 6364:

Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: FIN 6352
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to trading mechanisms of various financial products, such as stocks, bonds, futures, commodities and foreign exchanges. The coverage will emphasize technical analysis of securities. Fundamental
analysis will also be discussed.

FIN 6367:

International Finance
Cr. 3. (3-0) Prerequisite:  FIN 6352 or concurrent enrollment with FIN 6352.
Discussion of international monetary system; balance of payments concept; institutional and structure arrangements within the foreign exchange market; basic foreign exchange market products; importance of parity condition; exchange rate determination; Eurocurrency and Eurobond market; international equity market; foreign currency options and futures; hedging foreign exchanges exposure; international capital budgeting and working capital management; and cost of capital and capital structure in multinationals. (Formerly: FIN 6313.)