Finance Flowchart

Year 1

Fall

EC 2001 - Principles of Economics

An introduction to economics. The microeconomics portion covers consumer choice, the firm, value and price theory, and distribution theory. The macroeconomics portion covers national income analysis, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy, the commercial banking system, and the Federal Reserve System.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1020 or MA 1031 or MA 1032 or MA 1120 or MA 1135(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

ACC 2000 - Accounting Principles I

Introduction to basic principles, concepts, and theoretical framework of financial accounting with the emphasis on its use by economically rational decision makers. Topics include the decision-making environment and the accounting cycles, processes, and statements.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

BUS 1100 - Introduction to Business

Introduction to planning, organizing, decision-making, leadership and control in a business. Business disciplines of accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations are introduced, along with discussions of business ethics and social responsibility.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Spring

MA 2720 - Statistical Methods

Introduction to the design and analysis of statistical studies. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability, statistical inference on means, regression and correlation, and ANOVA.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1020 or MA 1030 or MA 1120 or MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 61 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

BUS 2200 - Business Law

Provides an understanding of the legal basis of contracts and their enforcement in the areas of general contracts, contracts of commercial sales and of agency, and commercial paper.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

ACC 2100 - Accounting Principles II

Emphasizes the role of accounting information within a firm. Topics include budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost allocations, cost behavior, decision models, capital budgeting, and an introduction to product costing in manufacturing and service sector firms.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000

FIN 3000 - Principles of Finance

Introduction to the principles of finance. Topics include financial mathematics, the capital investment decision, financial assets valuation, and the risk-return relationship

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000 and (MA 1020 or MA 1030 or MA 1031 or MA 1032 or MA 1120 or MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 2160 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 61 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540)

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Year 2

Fall

BUS 2300 - Quantitative Problem Solving

Stresses development of quantitative decision and analysis skills to solve problems with cases, exercises, simulations, and mathematical modeling. Topics include regression analysis, decision analysis, stochastic environments, data sources and errors, utility theory risk preference, linear programming, and simulation analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BUS 2100 or MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710 or MA 3720

FIN 4200 - Derivatives and Financial Engineering

Covers the pricing and use of options, financial futures, swaps, and other derivative securities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 3400 or FIN 3000 and (MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710)

FIN 4100 - Advanced Financial Management

Advanced topics in managerial finance: Advanced capital budgeting, project analysis, capital acquisition, capital structure and dividend policy, and other topics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 3400 or FIN 3000

MIS 2000 - IS/IT Management

Focuses on the theory and application of the information-systems discipline within an organizational context, and identifies the roles of management, users, and information systems professionals. Covers the use of information systems and implications for decision support to improve business processes, and addresses the ethical, legal, and social issues of IT.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BUS 1100 or CS 1121 or CS 1131 or ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100) or SAT 1200

Spring

FIN 4000 - Investment Analysis

Overview of financial products. Operations of the stock market, bond market, and other financial markets. Focus on portfolio theory and basic stock and bond valuation techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 3400 or FIN 3000 and (MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710)

MKT 3000 - Principles of Marketing

Emphasizes decisions made in developing both strategic and tactical marketing plans. Uses computer simulations, experiential learning assignments, and marketing plan development to demonstrate principles of market segmentation, product development, pricing, distribution planning, and promotion.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MGT 2000 - Team Dynamics and Decision Making

Develops individual and group problem-solving skills using active, hands-on learning. Emphasizes problem identification and problem solution under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty. Stresses creativity, interpersonal skills and skill assessment, communication, group process and teamwork, and action planning.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Year 3

Fall

Spring

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Focused Electives

FIN 4300 - Personal Financial Planning

Overview of personal financial issues and services and instruments offered by economic and financial institutions. Topics include the personal financial environment, personal investments and asset management, tax planning, the development of an adequate but cost-effective insurance program, and retirement planning.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BA 3400 or EC 3400 or FIN 3000

FIN 4400 - Equity Analysis

Detailed analysis of equity valuation, including applications and processes, estimation of valuation assumptions, absolute valuation models (dividend discounting, free cash flow and residual income) and relative valuation models (market-based), with a focus on practice-based techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): FIN 3000 or EC 3400

FIN 4500 - Risk Management and FinTech

Understand risk and tools for analyzing risk in business. Includes topics such as capital management, bankruptcy, insurance and hedging strategies as well as cutting edge innovations in financial technology such as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and decentralized financial systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): FIN 3000 or EC 3400

FIN 4700 - Global Finance

Studies international financial systems and markets. Covers the principle of comparative advantage, balance of payments, exchange rate systems, theories of international finance, identification of international risk exposures, the management and treatment of risk, and special topics of international finance.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BA 3400 or EC 3400 or FIN 3000

FIN 4801 - Applied Portfolio Management I

Covers issues in the management and administration of investments in an institutional setting. Students form a new investment firm and manage a real portfolio of financial assets.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0
  • Semesters Offered: Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

FIN 4802 - Applied Portfolio Management II

Covers issues in the management and administration of investments in an institutional setting. Students form a new investment firm and manage a real portfolio of financial assets.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

FIN 4803 - Applied Portfolio Management III

Covers issues in the management and administration of investments in an institutional setting. Students form a new investment firm and manage a real portfolio of financial assets.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

FIN 4990 - Special Topics in Finance

Examines current issues in Finance and other topics of interest to faculty and students in greater depth.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 3400 or FIN 3000

Additional Electives

ACC 3000 - Intermediate Accounting I

Studies the theory, concepts, and practices underlying financial reporting and measurement. Primary focus is on income measurement, and the valuation of assets, like cash, receivables, inventory, and long-lived assets, as well as multinational issues.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000

ACC 3100 - Intermediate Accounting II

A continuation of ACC 3000 with theories, concepts, and practices underlying financial measurement and reporting. Focuses on the measurement and reporting of liabilities and equities, and includes multinational issues.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 3000 and FIN 3000(C)

ACC 3500 - Managerial/Cost Accounting I

The primary emphasis is on traditional and contemporary product costing techniques, cost allocation practices, and basic cost-management issues. Topics include process costing, standard costing, activity-based costing, backflush costing, cost allocation issues, balanced scorecard, strategic profitability analysis, and the role of accounting in contemporary management practices.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2100

ACC 3600 - Foundations of Taxation

Introduction to basic principles, concepts, and theoretical framework of taxation systems, emphasizing income taxation and its impact on decision making. Topics include tax planning and compliance for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000

ACC 4100 - Audit and Assurance

Auditing procedures and techniques associated with public accounting and with internal auditing for business entities. Topics include auditor's responsibilities, professional ethics, generally accepted auditing standards, purpose and types of audits, objectives, internal control, evidence, organization within the public accounting profession, the audit program, and auditing procedures and techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 3000 or ACC 5050

ACC 4600 - Advanced Tax Topics

Continuation of ACC3600. Introduction to advanced principles and concepts of taxation, emphasizing income taxation and its impact on decision making. Topics include tax planning and compliance for estates and trusts, gratuitous transfers, multi-jurisdictional operations, and entity formations, liquidations, and reorganizations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 3600

ACC 4800 - Accounting Systems

Introduction to the basic principles, concepts, and theoretical framework for the design and operation of accounting information systems, emphasizing its use to enhance decision making. Topics include system design, internal controls, the use of databases, and electronic commerce.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2100 or ACC 5050

ACC 5200 - Financial Statement Analysis

Study of financial statement analysis and concepts of valuation utilizing accounting based financial information. Methods are applied to encompass decision making, communication, and judgment using problems, cases, and projects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Accounting; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

BUS 3900 - Business Internship

A practical approach to business problem solving. Requires a report on work activity upon completion of the internship.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0; Repeatable to a Max of 4
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Business

EC 3002 - Microeconomic Theory

The study of consumer and producer choices, market demand and supply, and market structures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 2001 and (MA 1135 or MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 3003 - Macroeconomic Theory

Analysis of the determinants of the level of output, employment, prices, and economic growth with an emphasis on fiscal policy and monetary policy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 2001 and (MA 1135 or MA 1160 or MA 1121 or MA 1161) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 3300 - Industrial Organization

Economic analysis of market power and industry structure. Topics include the goals of public policy toward business, antitrust policy, economic regulation, public enterprise, and social regulation of health, safety, and the environment.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 2001 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 4050 - Game Theory/Strategic Behavior

The study of strategic situations involving the interactions of individuals. Modeling techniques are applied to game situations faced in business, entertainment, politics, and the daily routine of life.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 4100 - Mathematical Economics

Application of the principal mathematical techniques used in economic theory and modeling. Topics include optimization, marginal analysis, comparative statics, and other applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (EC 3002 or EC 3003) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 1135)

EC 4200 - Econometrics

Introduces techniques and procedures to estimate and test economic and financial relationships developed in business, economics, social and physical sciences.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (EC 2001 or EC 3002 or EC 3003) and (BUS 2100 or MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710) and (MA 1135 or MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121)

EC 4500 - Public Sector Economics

Economic analysis of how democratic governments generate revenue (primarily taxation) and make expenditure decisions and how such decisions impact the welfare of individuals. Topics include market failures, voting processes, income redistribution programs, efficiency and incidence of taxation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 2001 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

MGT 3800 - Entrepreneurship

Covers management issues associated with establishing a successful new enterprise as a small businesses or part of an existing firm. Emphasizes learning through creation of a business plan as well as case studies that develop an understanding of opportunity recognition, entrepreneurial teams, reward systems, financing alternatives, family ventures, ethical and legal contractual considerations, and resource needs.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

MGT 4600 - Management of Technology and Innovation

Introduces disruptive innovation concepts and provides occasions for their application to timely and relevant cases. Provides an understanding of technology management and innovation processes as they occur inside and outside of organizations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

MIS 2100 - Introduction to Business Programming

Develops business problem solving skills through the application of a commonly used high-level business programming language. Topics include the nature of the business programming environment, fundamentals of the language (e.g., programming constructs, data management, manipulation of simple data structures), structured programming concepts, desirable programming practices and design, debugging and testing techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

MIS 3100 - Business Database Management

Emphasizes database principles that are constant across different database software products through concrete examples using a relational database management system. Provides a well-rounded business perspective about developing, utilizing, and managing organizational databases.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MIS 2000(C)

MKT 3200 - Consumer Behavior & Culture

Introduces students to models, theories, practices, and sociocultural issues pertinent to consumers' decision making and lifestyle choices. Discussions will be based on a variety of disciplines: psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MKT 3000

MKT 4100 - Sales and Sales Technology

Focuses on sales force management and experience. Topics include the buying-selling process, sales data analysis, cutting-edge sales technologies, sales simulation and forecasting, negotiation, and sales strategies and tactics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MKT 3000

ENT 1960 - Enterprise Orientation-Spring

An orientation for students to their specific enterprise. Covers enterprise specific topics but should also include organizational structure; past, present and future projects and their results.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required

ENT 2950 - Enterprise Project Work I

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Second-year students are responsible for achieving some prescribed objectives, as defined by their Enterprise team.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

ENT 2960 - Enterprise Project Work II

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Second- year students are responsible for achieving some prescribed objectives, as defined by their Enterprise team.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

ENT 3950 - Enterprise Project Work III

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Third-year students will practice designing approaches to solve problems and develop procedures to achieve specified project objectives.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

ENT 3960 - Enterprise Project Work IV

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Third-year students practice designing approaches to solve problems and develop procedures to achieve specified project objectives.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

ENT 4900 - Senior Enterprise Project Work V Non-Capstone

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world projects or problems of significance to industry, government and communities. Fourth-year students gain experience in defining project objectives and planning strategies to achieve these objectives, and leading teams to accomplish project goals. This course is for students who are not participating in Enterprise to fulfill their capstone requirements.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

ENT 4961 - Enterprise Project Work VII

Course intended for students who have completed all project courses in Enterprise and who wish to continue with the program through graduation.

  • Credits: 1.0; Repeatable to a Max of 2
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENT 3950 and ENT 3960 and (ENT 4950 and ENT 4960) or (ENT 4900 and ENT 4910)

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