FN-Finance Courses

Courses

FN 101. Personal Finance. 3 Hours.

Selected aspects of finance encountered by an individual during his or her lifetime. Lower-level elective credit only. Not applicable to the finance major. Open to all UAB students.

FN 102. Money and Society. 3 Hours.

The basic principles of the use of money in society are presented in a decision making framework. The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to analyze financial issues from a global and societal perspective.

FN 103. Money Management 101. 1 Hour.

Covers selected aspects of financial planning encountered by an individual during his or her lifetime. Cannot count as credit toward the finance major.

FN 104. Credit and Insurance 101. 1 Hour.

Covers selected aspects of managing credit and insurance needs that an individual might encounter during his or her lifetime. Does not count toward the finance major.

FN 105. Saving and Investing 101. 1 Hour.

Covers selected aspects of managing investments that an individual might encounter during his or her lifetime. Does not count toward the finance major.

FN 310. Fundamentals of Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the basic principles of financial management emphasizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of time value of money, stock and bond valuation, and capital budgeting; risk/return analysis, cost of capital, capital structure and cash flow analysis.
Prerequisites: (AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and (EC 211 [Min Grade: C] or EC 201 [Min Grade: C]) and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and (EC 210 [Min Grade: C] or EC 202 [Min Grade: C]) and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and (EC 211 [Min Grade: C] or EC 201 [Min Grade: C]) and (EC 210 [Min Grade: C] or EC 202 [Min Grade: C]) and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 311. Short-Term Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Multidisciplinary approach to analysis of financial statements and working capital management. Financial planning, corporate liquidity, and short-term financial policy issues.
Prerequisites: (AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 320. Financial Research Methods. 3 Hours.

Introduction to commercial and publicly available financial research databases and the basics of data analysis.
Prerequisites: (IS 303 [Min Grade: C] and FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (IS 303 [Min Grade: C] and EC 301 [Min Grade: C] and FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 350. Equity Portfolio Management. 3 Hours.

Investment theory with emphasis on risk-return tradeoff; equity investment instruments and environment, sources and interpretation of investment information, portfolio theory, market indices, options and futures, and international investing.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 351. Bond Portfolio Management. 3 Hours.

Fixed income markets and instruments, including valuation and portfolio strategies. Derivatives of fixed income securities.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 360. Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Basic principles of healthcare financial managment emphasizing time value of money, stock and bond valuation, and capital budgeting; risk/return analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, and cash flow analysis in the context of Healthcare organizations.
Prerequisites: AC 201 [Min Grade: C] and EC 210 [Min Grade: C] and EC 211 [Min Grade: C] and LS 246 [Min Grade: C] and QM 215 [Min Grade: C]

FN 370. Principles of Real Estate. 3 Hours.

Upper division course designed to provide the student with a solid foundation for making real estate decisions. Course involves computer-based assignments.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 410. Advanced Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Analysis of long-term corporate financial management; detailed stock and bond valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, cash-flow analysis, capital structure, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 411. Case Studies in Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Case method approach to study of applied and special topics in financial management; spreadsheet applications used in analysis of initial public offerings, imbedded options, leases, mergers, bankruptcy, and pension plan management.
Prerequisites: (FN 410 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 410 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 412. International Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Financial analysis and decision making in international context. All traditional areas of corporate finance explored.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 420. Financial Sales & Trading. 3 Hours.

This course introduces interactive trading in financial instruments. Students learn the principles of asset price discovery through real-time trading in a variety of markets, including equities, bonds, options and derivatives. Topics addressed include asset valuation, portfolio management, and risk management in the context of real-time trading of financial instruments.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and FN 350 [Min Grade: C] and FN 351 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and FN 350 [Min Grade: C] and FN 351 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 452. Management of Financial Intermediaries. 3 Hours.

Roles, activities, and functions of financial institutions and their interrelationships.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and EC 301 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and EC 301 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 453. Financial Risk Management. 3 Hours.

Domestic and international risk management issues. Tools to measure and manage interest rate; exchange rate and commodity price risks.
Prerequisites: (FN 350 [Min Grade: C] and FN 410 [Min Grade: C] and FN 412 [Min Grade: C] or IB 412 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAU 2.00) or (FN 350 [Min Grade: C] and FN 410 [Min Grade: C] and FN 412 [Min Grade: C] or IB 412 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 460. Finance Internship. 3 Hours.

A work experience to enable students to better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications and to enhance students' educational experiences by making subsequent study more meaningful. Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 470. Real Estate Finance. 3 Hours.

A study of the instruments, techniques and institutions of real estate finance and the use of financial analysis in real estate decisions.
Prerequisites: (FN 370 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 370 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 475. Real Estate Investment Analysis and Valuation. 3 Hours.

A study of investment analysis for real estate decisions, including taxation, risk, financial leverage, land use and market analysis will be covered in depth.
Prerequisites: (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and FN 370 [Min Grade: C] and GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (FN 310 [Min Grade: C] and FN 370 [Min Grade: C] and GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 490. Advanced Topics in Finance. 3 Hours.

Issues and problems in selected areas of finance.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)

FN 499. Directed Readings in Finance. 1-3 Hour.

Supervised study of specific areas of finance.
Prerequisites: (GPAT and GPAO 2.00) or (GPAU 2.00 and GPAO 2.00)