CCPS Finance Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
FINC 103: Personal Financial Management. 3 hours.

This course provides an introduction to personal financial management. Topics addressed include managing debt, establishing credit, investing for retirement, insurance, and taxes.

200 Level Courses
FINC 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.

FINC 291, 391, 491: Research. Variable hours.

Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.

300 Level Courses
FINC 331: Corporate Finance. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: ACCT 210MGMT 228 and admission to Breech School of Business. 
This course is an investigation of the study of corporate finance and its implications. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, cash flow, taxes, the financial environment, interest rates, risk and return, time value of money, and the valuation of stocks, bonds and firms. The course emphasizes that financial managers must deal with various models, assumptions and cultures and are often called upon to make decisions based on qualitative as well as quantitative factors.

FINC 335: Investments. 3 hours.

Prerequisites: ACCT 210MGMT 228 and admission to Breech School of Business. 
This course provides an introduction to investments. Specific topics include an overview of how security markets operate, investment companies, analysis of equity and fixed income securities and a basic introduction to derivative securities and portfolio management.

FINC 397, 497: Internship. Variable hours.

Interns must have at least 60 credit hours, completed appropriate coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to registering for academic credit. Also, approval must be obtained from the student's faculty sponsor and required forms must be completed by the deadline. Note: *Architecture, Music Therapy and Education majors do not register internships through Career Planning & Development. These students need to speak with his/her advisor regarding credit requirements and options. S/U grading.