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

FIN Courses

FIN 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
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 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
FIN 308 - Principles of Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: ACCT 251* and ECON 271GS
Concepts of firm valuation and capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, and analysis of financial statements. F, SP, SU.
FIN 315 - Construction Finance and Accounting - 3 hours
Prereq: ACCT 250
Basic principles and applications of construction finance with an emphasis on the financial feasibility of a construction project and the acquisition and management of funds needed to profitably build a project. Emphasis will also be placed on construction accounting competencies necessary for business start-up, operations and expansion.
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 328 - International Financial Management - 3 hours
Prereq: Any Math class meeting the Foundational Core requirement of General Studies.
Globalization and integration of financial markets present unique opportunities and unique risks for all kinds of firms and investors. This course is designed to provide students with a strong conceptual background for financial decision-making related to international corporate finance and international investing.
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. SP.
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: FIN 308* and minimum GPA of 2.5
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* and ECON 270GS
Theory and analysis of investment vehicles including stocks, bonds and money market investments. Analysis of portfolio construction. F.
FIN 481 - Portfolio Management - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 408* and FIN 480*
This course extends the principles of security analysis, portfolio construction, and portfolio management. The process of creating, managing, and evaluating an investment portfolio is examined through a series of lectures, quantitative projects, and experiential learning. SP.
FIN 482 - Case Studies in Financial Management - 3 hours
Prereq: FIN 408* and FIN 476* and FIN 480*
Financial analysis and decision-making using advanced case studies of business and some specialized organizations. SP.
FIN 490 - Essentials of Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Students study essential elements of financial accounting and corporate finance in preparation for graduate level study of finance. Concepts of financial statement composition and analysis, time value of money, capital market theories, firm valuation, capital budgeting, and capital structure are emphasized. Students taking this class should be comfortable with algebra.
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.

21 Apr 2016