Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Finance (FIN)

FIN 100 -  Personal Financial Planning  

All individuals encounter challenging financial decisions. This course will introduce a wide variety of topics, such as cash and debt management, credit rating, insurance policies, housing decisions, taxes, investments, retirement, and estate planning. In addition, students will apply financial planning principles to diverse populations.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer & Winter Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

FIN 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

FIN 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

FIN 304 -  Money and Banking  

Emphasis is upon monetary policy, how it is implemented, the theories on which it is based, and the implication of this policy on our economy.

Prerequisite: ECON 201D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 318 -  Intermediate Statistical Analysis  

Statistical analysis encompassing multiple regression and correlation, ANOVA (simple and multivariate), goodness of fit, statistical decision analysis, and advanced forecasting techniques.

Prerequisites: ECON 219D or MGMT 219D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 320 -  Managerial Finance  

Capital budgeting, cost of capital, management of short and long term assets, mergers and financial reorganization.

Prerequisite: ACCT 209D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Winter, & Spring

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 321 -  Investments  

Introduction to security markets and their operation; investment alternatives; fundamentals of investment analysis.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 322 -  Bank Financial Management  

Principles of bank financial management including sources and uses of funds and the role of the bank in financial markets.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 323 -  Financial Markets and Institutions  

Introduction to financial markets and institutions and to their role in financing business, consumers and government.

Prerequisite: FIN 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Winter, & Spring

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 326 -  Intermediate Corporate Finance  

This course provides in-depth analysis of topics addressed in corporate finance and covers additional advanced topics including but not limited to real asset valuation, corporate governance, short-term financial management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prerequisite: FIN 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 329 -  Principles of Insurance  

A study of the basic principles of insurance and risk. Topics include property and liability insurance; the financial structure and organization of insurance business, and the different fields of insurance.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 340 -  Real Estate Investment  

The study of the nature and scope of real estate investment, investment decision process and investment strategy, financial and risk analysis, tax implications, institutional real estate investment and real estate investment trust funds.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 341 -  Entrepreunerial Finance  

Entrepreneurial finance is the application and adaptation of financial tools and techniques to the planning, funding, operation, valuation and harvesting of intrepreneurial ventures.

Prerequisite: FIN 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 409 -  Retirement and Estate Planning  

In-depth study of the tools and techniques available for use in retirement and estate planning from a personal financial planning perspective. Particular emphasis will be given to retirement cash flow analysis and planning as well as the transfer tax system inherent in estate planning and the methods available for estate management.

Prerequisites: FIN 321D and FIN 329D and ACCT 308D and ACCT 240D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 410 -  Personal Financial Planning Seminar  

Synthesize the topics requisite to expertise in personal financial planning as explored principally through case studies. These topics include risk management, investment, insurance and tax planning, and retirement and estate planning.

Prerequisites: FIN 321D and FIN 329D and ACCT 308D and ACCT 240D and FIN 409D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 420 -  Finance Seminar  

Capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, working capital management and long-term financing.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 421 -  Portfolio Theory  

Advanced treatment of investment concepts. In-depth analysis of Modern Portfolio Theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and its extensions, options, interest options, future markets and precious metals.

Prerequisite: FIN 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 427 -  International Financial Management  

International monetary systems, sources of funds, import and export financing; taxation of multinational corporations, foreign investment decisions; political risk; risk of foreign exchange losses; management of working capital.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D or ECON 320D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 430 -  International Banking  

Internationalization of U.S. and foreign banks to meet the global financial needs of multi-national activities.

Prerequisites: (FIN 320D or ECON 320D) and (FIN 323D or ECON 323D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 450 -  Internship  

Supervised placement and research in selected public and private agencies at appropriate institutions.

Credits: 1-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall, Spring, & Summer

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 490 -  Independent Study  

In-depth reading and/or research in an area of particular interest to the student, done with the guidance of a faculty member. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

FIN 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.