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Finance Curriculum

Effective Fall 2012 to Summer 2013

photo of a finance studentBusiness core courses will be offered every semester. Major courses listed below may not be offered every semester. This information is provided for planning purposes and is subject to revision each semester prior to registration. Fact Sheets are also available in 100 Rike Hall.

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General Track

Required Courses

12 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I F, S ACC 2020
FIN 3110 Financial Management II F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3120 Investing in Securities F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3210 International Financial Management F, S, R FIN 2210

Elective Courses

15 Hours (Choose any five 3000- or 4000-level finance courses not already required, or substitute no more than two 3000- or 4000-level accounting or economics courses.) One elective must be IW*.

The following are infrequently offered courses. List is not all inclusive.

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
FIN 3160 Foundations of Financial Planning F FIN 2210
FIN 3240 Principles of Real Estate S FIN 2210
FIN 3260 Risk and Insurance S FIN 3160
FIN 4020 Real Money Investing F, S FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4120 Fixed Income Securities F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4130 Derivatives F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4140 Real Estate Law F FIN 3160
FIN 4150 Real Estate Finance and Appraisal* Fall 2013 FIN 3240
FIN 4210 Financial Management III F, S, R FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4220 Analysis of Corporate Financial Information* F, S FIN 2210
FIN 4240 Investing in Real Estate TBA FIN 3240

* Integrated Writing course for the general track must come from electives. FIN 4150 and 4220 are IW.

Download: Finance General Track Fact Sheet (PDF)

Investments Track

Required Courses

24 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I F, S ACC 2020
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II F, S, R ACC 3010*
FIN 3110 Financial Management II F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3120 Investing in Securities F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3210 International Financial Management F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 4120 Fixed Income Securities F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4130 Derivatives F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4220 Analysis of Corporate Financial Information** F, S FIN 2210

Elective Courses

3 Hours (Choose any 3000- or 4000-level finance course not already required, or substitute one 3000- or 4000-level accounting course.)

The following are infrequently offered courses. List is not all inclusive.

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
FIN 3160 Foundations of Financial Planning F FIN 2210
FIN 3240 Principles of Real Estate S FIN 2210
FIN 3260 Risk and Insurance S FIN 3160
FIN 4020 Real Money Investing F, S FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4140 Real Estate Law F FIN 3160
FIN 4150 Real Estate Finance and Appraisal** Fall 2013 FIN 3240
FIN 4210 Financial Management III F, S, R FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4240 Investing in Real Estate TBA FIN 3240

* Grade in the prerequisite course must be "C" or higher.
** FIN 4220 is Integrated Writing.

Download: Finance Investments Track Fact Sheet (PDF)

Financial Management Track

Required Courses

21 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
ACC 3010 Intermediate Accounting I F, S ACC 2020
ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting II F, S, R ACC 3010*
FIN 3110 Financial Management II F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3120 Investing in Securities F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3210 International Financial Management F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 4210 Financial Management III F, S, R FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4220 Analysis of Corporate Financial Information** F, S FIN 2210

Elective Courses

6 Hours (Choose any two 3000- or 4000-level finance courses not already required, or substitute no more than one 3000- or 4000-level accounting course.)

The following are infrequently offered courses. List is not all inclusive.

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
FIN 3160 Foundations of Financial Planning F FIN 2210
FIN 3240 Principles of Real Estate S FIN 2210
FIN 3260 Risk and Insurance S FIN 3160
FIN 4020 Real Money Investing F, S FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4120 Fixed Income Securities F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4130 Derivatives F FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4140 Real Estate Law F FIN 3160
FIN 4150 Real Estate Finance and Appraisal* Fall 2013 FIN 3240
FIN 4240 Investing in Real Estate TBA FIN 3240

* Grade in the prerequisite course must be "C" or higher.
** FIN 4220 is Integrated Writing.

Download: Finance Financial Management Track Fact Sheet (PDF)

Real Estate Track

Required Courses

15 Hours

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
FIN 3110 Financial Management II F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3120 Investing in Securities F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3240 Principles of Real Estate S FIN 2210
FIN 4140 Real Estate Law F  
FIN 4150 Real Estate Finance and Appraisal* Fall 2013 FIN 3240

Elective Courses

12 Hours (Choose any four 3000- or 4000-level finance courses not already required, or from the following list of MKT, GEO, URS.)

The following are infrequently offered courses. List is not all inclusive.

Course Title Sem(s) Offered Prerequisite(s)
FIN 3210 International Financial Management F, S, R FIN 2210
FIN 3160 Foundations of Financial Planning F FIN 2210
FIN 3260 Risk and Insurance S FIN 3160
FIN 4020 Real Money Investing F, S FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4210 Financial Management III F, S, R FIN 3110, 3120
FIN 4240 Investing in Real Estate TBA FIN 3240
MKT 3200 Principles of Selling F, S, R MKT 2500
GEO 3100 Economics Geography TBA  
GEO 3200 Community and Regional Planning I TBA  
GEO 3400 Urban Geography TBA  
URS 3000 Foundations of Urban Affairs TBA  
URS 3100 The American City F  

* FIN 4150 is Integrated Writing.

Download: Finance Real Estate Track Fact Sheet (PDF)

F = Fall
S = Spring
R = Summer