Offered by Department of Accounting/Finance
College of Business and Technology

FIN Courses

FIN 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 credit hours or more to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
FIN 250 - Psychology of Investing - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course describes how individuals and firms make financial decisions, and how those decisions might deviate from those predicted by traditional financial or economic theory. Students explore the existence of psychological biases in financial decision-making, and examine the impacts of these biases in financial markets and other financial settings. The course examines how the insights of behavioral finance complement the traditional finance paradigm.
FIN 308 - Principles of Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: ACCT 251*, ECON 271GS
Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, and analysis of financial statements. F, SP, SU.
FIN 316 - Insurance - 3 hours
Prereq: none
An introduction to risk and risk management as they pertain to most types of personal insurance situations.
FIN 344 - Real Estate Principles - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the general principles used in real estate decision making. Topics include economic and ethical considerations, ownership, leases, marketing finance, appraisal, investments, legal issues related to contracts, agency, licensing, discrimination, and career alternatives. This course is approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission. F, SP, SU.
FIN 408 - Corporate Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 308*
The study of financial management concepts with an emphasis on the theory and practical application of the investment and financing decision-making processes. F, SP.
FIN 422 - Financial Institutions - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 480*
The management of commercial bank and non-bank institutions with an emphasis on the lending and investing practices of these institutions. SP.
FIN 475 - Finance Internship - 1-15 hours
Prereq: none
A work experience program planned for students preparing for employment in business and industry. The learning experience is organized and supervised by the academic department and personnel of selected industries. Must be approved by the Department. F, SP, SU.
FIN 476 - Short-Term Financial Management - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 308*
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the principles and techniques of working capital analysis and management. Topics include inventory, accounts receivable and cash systems management, credit and collection systems, and payables and short-term financing analysis and management. F.
FIN 480 - Investments - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 308*, ECON 270GS
Theory and analysis of investment vehicles including stocks, bonds and money market investments. Analysis of portfolio construction. F.
FIN 482 - Case Studies in Financial Management - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 408*, FIN 476*, FIN 480*
Financial analysis and decision-making using advanced case studies of business and some specialized organizations. SP.
FIN 499 - Special Problems in Business - 1-3 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor
Independent investigations of business problems. Topics to be investigated may be tailored to meet the needs of the student. A case study course designed to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration, and to emphasize analysis and decision-making. Must be approved by Department Chair. F, SP, SU.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

11 Jan 2010