Finance Minor

Complete the following 21 units for a minor in finance:

Prerequisite Requirements for Finance Minor

 

BUS218 Macroeconomics

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

BUS218-A
Namvar, Bob
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
BUS218-B
Namvar, Bob
01/10/2022 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 204
BUS218-A
Namvar, Bob
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204

BUS315 Business Statistics

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270, and MAT 115, 123 or higher or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

BUS315-B
Borden, Carnell
09/07/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
01/10/2022 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Girju, Marina Magdalena
01/10/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209

 

Lower Division Requirements

 

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 252
ACC250-B
Browning, Julianna
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 252
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/07/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
ACC250-C
Browning, Julianna
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
01/10/2022 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 252

CIS270 Business IT Application

This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

CIS270-A
Gramling, Timothy S.
09/07/2021 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM James Complex 367
CIS270-C
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
Borden, Carnell
01/10/2022 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Borden, Carnell
01/10/2022 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209

Upper Division Requirements

 

BUS303 Business Finance

This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial management. It includes an overview of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, raising funds and cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles. Prerequisites: ACC 250 or 350, and CIS 270. (3 units; Fall/Spring & OPS)

BUS303-B
Harrison, Adele L.
09/07/2021 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 250
BUS303-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 250
BUS303-B
Harrison, Adele L.
01/10/2022 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
BUS303-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 251

FIN310 Intermediate Business Finance

An overview of long-term financing topics intended to prepare the students for upper division courses covering additional finance areas. Course includes advanced components of corporate finance with an emphasis on the practices that shape the financial decision-making process. These include risk/return models, valuation of securities, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Fall)

FIN310-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/10/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS

FIN325 Financial Markets and Institutns

Students examine the role of regulators, depository institutions, insurance companies, and financial markets in the process of intermediation. Key concepts include interest rate determination, methods of security valuation, managing commercial banking, and risk management in financial institutions. Prerequisites: BUS 218 and 303. (3 units; Spring)

FIN325-A
Harrison, Adele L.
03/07/2022 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS

FIN405 Financial Analysis and Forecstng

This course covers a more in-depth analysis of financial statements and the integration of financial forecasting based on interpreting financial data and performance. Students will evaluate investment alternatives and apply risk analysis to the valuation process from a decision-makers' perspective. Prerequisites: BUS 303, 315, and either FIN 310 or ACC 311. (3 units; Fall)

FIN405-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250

Upper Division Finance Elective Requirements

 

Complete three (3) units from the following:

ACC480 Accounting Ethics

This course focuses on the ethical and professional responsibilities of CPAs in public and private practice. Ethical reasoning, corporate governance, decision making and ethical frameworks will be examined to provide a base of understanding. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other professional standards will be studied as they apply to the practice of accounting. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Fall)

ACC480-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/07/2021 M 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 253

FIN415 Investments

This course provides an overview of investment principles and practices with an emphasis on financial markets and pricing models. Topics covered include the securities markets, risk/return relationships, portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model, debt securities, derivatives, and security analysis covering equity valuation. In addition, the student will participate in a real-time stock market stimulation throughout the course. Prerequisite: FIN 325. (3 units; Fall)

FIN415-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
09/07/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 250

FIN489 Finance Practicum

Students will apply finance knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization or practice portfolio management with the student-managed investment fund. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/10/2022 Th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUS

FIN491 Internship in Finance

A practiced application of finance principles in a business or campus setting under professional supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. Prerequisite: Permission from the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)