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3000 Level Courses

3320. Financial Management (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ACCT 2300, ECO 2302, and a minimum cumulative 2.75 Texas Tech GPA. Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in ACCT 2301 and MATH 2345. To declare a FIN major, student must make a B or better. Survey course in finance introducing topics in corporate finance investments and financial institutions.

3321. Financial Statement Analysis (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. The analysis and interpretation of financial statement reports. Effective financial statement evaluation examined from the perspective of managers, investors, and creditors. Proforma statement development for effective financial management. (Writing Intensive)

3322. Corporation Finance I (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. Topics include financial analysis, capital budgeting and source of funds.

3323. Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. Introduction to the US financial system covering various financial markets and institutions and key instruments.

3324. Investments (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. Overview of various investment media and markets associated with them. Emphasis on fundamental and technical analysis, sources of information, and the efficient markets concept.

3332. Real Estate Fundamentals (3). Prerequisite: C or better in FIN 3320. Introduction to property law, finance, valuation, investment analysis and brokerage. Operations of the real estate market and the study of urban land use, including urban growth, city structure, and land use planning.

3334. Real Estate Finance (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332. Mechanisms of real estate financing, sources of funds and financial institutions, and government agencies. Fall only.

3336. Principles of Insurance (3). Prerequisite: C or better in FIN 3320. Fundamentals of risk management and insurance, including the nature and treatment of pure loss exposures; legal principles; and property, liability, life and health insurance.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4182. Internship in Business Administration (1). Prerequisite: At least 6 hours of professional courses to be determined by the area. Permits students to enhance their knowledge within their field of specialization through application of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Must be taken pass-fail.

4323. Management of Financial Institutions (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3320 and 3323. Operation and management policies of depository financial institutions. Commercial bank management is stressed. Examines internal operation, regulation, and supervision of institutions studied. Problems and cases.

4326. Student-Managed Investment Fund (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3321, 3324 and consent of instructor. Advanced application of the process of selecting securities as well as forming and managing a portfolio involving real money. Focus is on managing risk and return. May be repeated for credit.

4327. Derivative Securities and Markets (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3320 with a grade of B or better and FIN 3323. Course studies risk allocation function of derivative financial securities and markets from the perspective of market users. It includes hedging and trading strategies, pricing relationships, and the roles of government/private regulation.

4328. International Finance (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3320 with a grade of B or higher and 3323. A study of the international monetary system in its theoretical and institutional setting. The position of an individual business firm in conducting international trade; procedures in financing international transactions.

4329. Fixed Income Analysis (3). Prerequisites: B or better in FIN 3320, 3323. Analysis of interest rates, fixed income valuation and fixed income risk management.

4330. Global Business Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 3322. Senior-level course in global business finance that provides students with the conceptual framework necessary to appreciate and understand business finance decisions.

4331. Finance Modeling (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3322, 3323, 3324. Exploration of Excel models for decision making in investments and financial management.

4333. Real Estate Appraisal (3). Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332 or 3334. Appraisal and valuation techniques applied to residential, commercial, and industrial property. Spring only.

4335. Real Estate Investments (3). Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320. Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332. The framework for urban real estate investment decisions by individuals and institutions.

4336. Urban Land Development (3). Prerequisite or corequisite: FIN 3332 or 3334. The land conversion process including feasibility analysis, market and merchandising targets, site selection, design, construction, and financial analysis. Land use controls, planning, and environmental constraints.

4381. Individual Problems in Finance (3). Prerequisites: Senior standing, minimum 3.0 GPA in major, minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.75, and consent of instructor. Independent problem research under guidance of a faculty member.

4382. Internship in Finance (3). Prerequisites: Faculty advisor approval and at least 6 hours of professional courses (excluding core courses) to be determined by the area faculty. Permits students to apply the concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Up to 3 hours of internships (with approval prior to employment) can be applied as a free elective toward a finance major. Must be taken pass-fail.

4383. Special Topics in Finance (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination of specialized problems in such topics as working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, commodity and financial future investment, and small business finance. May be repeated once for credit as topic varies.

4385. Senior Finance Seminar (3). Prerequisites: B or better in FIN 3320 senior standing, finance majors only. Must be taken in the last semester. Integrative experience that brings together the primary functional areas of finance: corporate, investments, institutions, and real estate. Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5219. Financial Management Tools (2). Prerequisites: ACCT 5301 or concurrent and ISQS 5345 or concurrent. Time value of money; evaluation of financial performance; risk and return; and basic valuation models.

5320. Financial Management Concepts (3). Prerequisite: ACCT 5301. Essential financial management concepts with applications to financial decision making in organizations. Special emphasis on cases and computer financial models.

5321. Financial Management Case Analysis (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program and FIN 5219 and 5320; or FIN 4330; or consent of instructor. In-depth analysis of financial decision-making in areas of capital budgeting, risk, capital structure, financial analysis, dividend policy, mergers, financial failure. Case studies and computer financial models are used.

5324. Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation (3). Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Finance program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5320. In-depth financial analysis leading to equity valuation.

5325. Seminar in Security Analysis and Investments (3). Prerequisite: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program and FIN 5320 concurrent; or FIN 4330 or FIN 3324; or consent of instructor. Evaluation of various investment media (stocks, bonds), investment analysis (both fundamental and technical analysis), and the concept of efficient markets and market risk.

5326. Seminar in Portfolio Theory and Management (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5325. New developments in portfolio theory. Efficient markets and capital asset pricing model. Evaluation and management of portfolios.

5327. Student-Managed Fund (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5325 or FIN 3324. Advanced application of the process of selecting securities and forming and managing a portfolio involving real money. Focus is on managing risk and return. May be repeated for credit.

5328. Options and Futures (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5320 or FIN 4330. Focuses on the pricing and use of financial derivative securities and their role in investment management and financial risk management.

5329. The Money and Capital Markets (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 4330 or 5320. Determination of saving-investment, demand for funds, theory of interest rates, portfolio selection, security pricing. Examination of money markets, bond markets, mortgage markets, tax-exempt markets.

5331. Seminar in Management of Financial Institutions (3). Prerequisitse: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5320. Management of financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, etc.

5332. Fundamentals of Real Estate (3). Introduction to real property law, finance, valuation, investment analysis, and brokerage. Includes operations of real estate markets and urban analysis.

5333. The U.S. Financial System in a Global Environment (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program and ACCT 5401 or 5301, and any 5000-level finance course. Introduction to operations, mechanics, and structure of the financial system. Financial institutions, money and capital markets, financial instruments, regulations, monetary policy, international financial system.

5334. Real Estate Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 4330 or 5320. Covers primary and secondary mortgage markets, alternative mortgage instruments, creative financing, loan underwriting, and risk management.

5336. Individual Study in Finance (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed individual study of advanced finance problems. May be repeated for credit

5338. Multinational Financial Management (3). Prerequisites: Admission to finance concentration in M.S./B.A. program (or consent of instructor) and FIN 5320. Investigates issues in corporate financial management for multinational firms; including foreign exchange forecasting and risk management, multinational capital budgeting, multinational capital structure, and international financial markets.

5345. Real Estate Analysis (3). Prerequisite: FIN 5320. A survey of the law, valuation, and financing of real estate, including secondary market analysis. Also, investigation into investment property ownership, feasibility, cash flow, and return calculations.

5382. Internship in Finance (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Permits students to enhance their knowledge within their field of specialization through application of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom..Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6122. Research Seminar in Finance (1). Seminar in current research topics and methodology in finance. Should be taken by doctoral students each semester of the program. May be repeated for credit.

6331. Seminar in Finance Foundations (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Doctoral seminar introducing students to foundational theories in finance and economics and to databases and software programs used by finance researchers.

6332. Seminar in Corporate Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 6331. Doctoral seminar covering major theories and empirical studies that have been developed in the area of corporate finance.

6333. Seminar in Investments (3). Prerequisite: FIN 6331. Doctoral seminar covering the major theories and empirical studies that have been developed in the areas of investments and asset pricing.

6334. Seminar in Financial Institutions (3). Prerequisite: FIN 6331. Doctoral seminar covering the major theoretical and empirical studies in the area of financial institutions.

6335. Seminar in Financial Markets (3).). Prerequisite: FIN 6331. Doctoral seminar covering the major theoretical and empirical studies that have been developed in the area of financial markets.

6336. Seminar in Special Topics in Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 6331. Doctoral seminar covering the major theoretical and empirical studies in the area of finance as determined by the instructor.Back to Top