2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

FIN - Finance
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FIN 189Finance Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FIN 210Personal Finance3.00
Examines the basic principles and concepts of personal financial planning, purpose and operation of financial markets and institutions, economic impact of financial literacy, and behavioral aspects of personal finance. Decisions relating to money management, credit and borrowing, real estate ownership, savings, and investment are studied from the standpoint of the individual consumer. Recommended for non-business majors.
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FIN 212Field Studies In Finance1.00 - 3.00
Provides non-traditional adult learners with limited business experiences and presently enrolled freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to apply general business knowledge to selected business projects. Pass-Fail only. Consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FIN 288Independent Study in Finance1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of various business problems.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FIN 289Finance Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FIN 301Study Abroad0.00 - 6.00
Field trips designed by department faculty to give students direct experiences in foreign countries. Each program includes preparatory reading, orientation meetings, a faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the course. With consent of the relevant program and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Students must obtain approval for taking these courses prior to participation. Otherwise the course may not count. For specific degree requirements consult your advisor. Course can be repeated only if the content is different. Consent of cooperating instructor and director. SBE.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FIN 320Principles Of Finance3.00
Examines the basic principles and concepts of financial management. Topics include time value of money, security, valuation, risk, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, cost of capital, capital structure and capital budgeting,
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE or (Jr. status and Acct 101, Econ 235, Bus 211, and Bus 270; or instructor permission)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
FIN 321Managerial Finance3.00
Advanced concepts and techniques of financial management, emphasizing the overall environment and decision making process by financial managers. Topics include: modern portfolio theory, capital structure theory, and case studies.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE and FIN 320.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FIN 389Finance Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
FIN 400Finance Internship2.00 - 7.00
Opportunity for students to earn academic credit by extending classroom learning to current area business settings. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Pass-Fail only.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE, consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
FIN 412Field Studies In Finance1.00 - 3.00
Provides non-traditional adult learners with some academic and/or broad business experiences and presently enrolled juniors and seniors an opportunity to apply general business knowledge to selected business projects. Pass-Fail only.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE and consent of coopering instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FIN 420Risk Management3.00
Principles and valuation models of derivatives for risk management. Application of financial instruments such as futures/forwards, options, and swaps to mitigate the financial risk of corporations related to the uncertainty of future pricing of commodities, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, and stock price indexes. .
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE and FIN 320, or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
FIN 426Investments3.00
The study of financial securities, their valuation, and the markets where they are traded. Analyze economic and market factors affecting risk, returns, and timing of investment decisions. Examine investment decision making within the framework of modern portfolio theory. Alternative investments including derivatives (options and futures) are also examined.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE and FIN 320 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
FIN 488Independent Study-Finance1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of various business problems.
Prerequisites:
Admitted to SBE, consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
FIN 489Finance Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.