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Degrees and Requirements

Finance

Twenty-one credits (21) are required for completion of a minor in Finance.

The minor must be completed within the student's graduation timetable.

*Note: A course used as a minor requirement can not also be used as a minor elective. The same cousre will not fulfill both a minor requirement and a minor elective.

Summary of Requirements

Minor Electives: Choose 2 of the Following Courses: 6 Credits

  • ACCT3001
    TAXATION I

    ACCT3001
    TAXATION I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This introductory taxation course examines the basic income tax provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, with a particular focus on those provisions that affect the tax liabilities of individual taxpayers. This course focuses on some of the basic forms that must be submitted by taxpayers, recognition of present real world tax issues, planning strategies to ensure compliance with applicable law and regulations while minimizing the taxpayers' exposure to liability, and the evaluation of the practical and ethical issues that may be encountered in implementing tax strategies.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • ACCT3002
    TAXATION II

    ACCT3002
    TAXATION II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the basic income tax provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, with a particular focus on those provisions applicable to partnerships, corporations, and other entities. This course focuses on choice of entity issues, tax accounting and procedural issues, planning strategies, and the evaluation of the practical and ethical issues that may be encountered in implementing tax strategies.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • ACCT3011
    INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

    ACCT3011
    INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The first of a two-course in-depth financial accounting sequence that examines the foundations of accounting theory and practice from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a detailed examination and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as they relate to the asset side of the balance sheet. Topics include the more complex details and attributes of accounting conceptual framework, financial statements and required disclosures, time value of money, cash, revenue recognition, receivables, inventory, and long-lived assets.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • ACCT3012
    INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

    ACCT3012
    INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The second of a two-course in-depth financial accounting sequence that examines the foundations of accounting theory and practice from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a continuation of the detailed examination and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as they relate to the liability and equity side of the balance sheet, along with the impact on the other financial statements. Topics include long-term debt, share-based compensation, earnings per share, leases, prior period adjustments, accounting changes, and the statement of cash flows.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3034
    COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT

    FINC3034
    COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course incorporates a financial framework for students to view banking as a participant in the evolving financial services industry.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • FINC3040
    RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE

    FINC3040
    RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Identifying and analyzing risk and managing it through insurance and alternative tools are integral to the overall risk management plans of individuals and firms.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032 & MATH1040

  • FINC4020
    SIE AND SERIES 7 PREP PROGRAM

    FINC4020
    SIE AND SERIES 7 PREP PROGRAM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    SIE & Series 7 Prep Program will cover topics related to the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam and the Series 7 exam. Both exams are required to earn a General Securities Representative Exam license. Students are eligible to take the SIE exam prior to graduation, whereas sponsorship employment is required to sit for the Series 7 exam. On-line course materials provided by Securities Training Corporation will be available to the student up to one year after completion of the course. SIE portion of the license is valid for four years. All business majors are eligible for this course. This course is not affiliated with FINRA, the SIE and Series 7 exam provider, and does not exempt students from the examination eligibility requirements.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • FINC4025
    FI-SOLVE APPLIED INVESTMENTS

    FINC4025
    FI-SOLVE APPLIED INVESTMENTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Fi-SOLVE (Finance Student Operated Laboratory Venture) - Applied Investments is an interactive experience where students collaborate as portfolio managers to construct and manage a portfolio of funds provided by the Academic Affairs department of La Roche University. Additionally, students will study an alternative asset class and explore an advanced topic within the investments arena.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3031 or FINC4020 or FINC3032

  • FINC4039
    REAL ESTATE FINANCE

    FINC4039
    REAL ESTATE FINANCE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basics of real estate financial analysis including legal instruments, financing residential properties, income-producing properties, real estate development, institutional sources of funds and the secondary mortgage market.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • FINC4051
    INTERNSHIP I - FINANCE

    FINC4051
    INTERNSHIP I - FINANCE

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/6

    A field experience in a finance position, supervised by a field instructor as well as college faculty. The internship is designed to increase understanding of finance and the finance-related issues and perspectives as they relate to the business environment.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • INMT4046
    INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

    INMT4046
    INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A growing number of firms engage in various types of international financial transactions. This course focuses on international financial management issues such as foreign exchange markets, international capital markets such as Eurobond markets and international banks, international banking and international risk analysis.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

  • ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides discussion and analysis of current issues related to the management of information systems. The components of an information system; hardware, software, data, connectivity, procedures and people are discussed in relationship to a variety of information systems including collaboration information systems, social media information systems, and enterprise wide systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. Other major areas of analysis include cloud computing, business intelligence, and the Systems Development Life Cycle. The focus of the analysis is using Information Systems to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basic knowledge required to operate and use a computer to perform the practical tasks of data file creation, retrieval of data and maintenance of data files. DBMS's are used for all types of applications involving medium-to-large scale data files. Major focus is on the acquisition of a working knowledge of the theories, principles and operating procedures of data base management systems using a representative DBMS. This course is appropriate for all potential users of computers in all fields of study.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3025
    CASE STUDIES USING ADVANCED EXCEL (ADMG3025)

    ISTC3025
    CASE STUDIES USING ADVANCED EXCEL (ADMG3025)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Case Studies Using Advanced Excel is designed to provide students with advanced Excel applications requiring analytical skills. This course will require application within a variety of both profit and non-profit situations and will focus on problem solving and critical thinking with Excel. Excel skills incorporated into case studies will include, but are not limited to: Pivot tables and charts, VLOOKUP, IF,AND,OR formulas, Text-to-Columns, Concatenate function and financial functions such as NPV, IRR, PV and FV. Cross-listed with ADMG3025

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

Minor Required Courses: 12 credits

  • FINC3031
    INVESTMENTS

    FINC3031
    INVESTMENTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analysis of securities and a study of principles of governing the management of investment assets in light of relevant economic factors.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    FINC3032
    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An analytical study of external sources and processes of financing. Financial analysis tools, short-and long-term financing, dividend policy and capital budgeting are examined.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ACCT2004

  • FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    FINC3036
    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide for an understanding of the various types of financial institutions that exist and operate in the American economy. Their relationship and activities in the international environment will also be addressed.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1005 & ACCT2004

  • FINC4033
    MANAGERIAL FINANCE

    FINC4033
    MANAGERIAL FINANCE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An advanced course in corporate finance. Case studies utilized to describe a series of decisions facing the corporate managers of domestic and multinational firms as they assess the value of various investment and financial strategies. Practical and conceptual issues facing managers in large and small firms are addressed.

    PREREQUISITES:

    FINC3032

Minor Required: Choose One: 3 credits

  • ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basic knowledge required to operate and use a computer to perform the practical tasks of data file creation, retrieval of data and maintenance of data files. DBMS's are used for all types of applications involving medium-to-large scale data files. Major focus is on the acquisition of a working knowledge of the theories, principles and operating procedures of data base management systems using a representative DBMS. This course is appropriate for all potential users of computers in all fields of study.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3025
    CASE STUDIES USING ADVANCED EXCEL (ADMG3025)

    ISTC3025
    CASE STUDIES USING ADVANCED EXCEL (ADMG3025)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Case Studies Using Advanced Excel is designed to provide students with advanced Excel applications requiring analytical skills. This course will require application within a variety of both profit and non-profit situations and will focus on problem solving and critical thinking with Excel. Excel skills incorporated into case studies will include, but are not limited to: Pivot tables and charts, VLOOKUP, IF,AND,OR formulas, Text-to-Columns, Concatenate function and financial functions such as NPV, IRR, PV and FV. Cross-listed with ADMG3025

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005