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FINA 260
Introductory course in the finance area with concentration in personal financial applications. Includes: income and occupation, expenditures, budgeting, consumerism, taxes, consumer credit, banking services, savings and savings instruments, life insurance, social security, annuities, pensions, health insurance and care, automobile, fire, and property insurance, home ownership, investments and securities, mutual funds, and estate planning including wills, trusts, estates, death taxes, and gift taxes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 6
Prereqs:
For non-CBA students only; 2.5 cum GPA; ACCT 200 (or ACCT 201 and ACCT 202) and ECON 200 (or ECON 211 and ECON 212).
Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.
This course covers the basic principles of Financial Decision Making with an emphasis on time value of money, financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting and risk management.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 412, TMFD 413
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Fundamentals of risk management and insurance. The nature and treatment of pure loss exposures, legal principles, property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, social insurance, and the functional and financial operation of insurance companies. Personal risk management.
This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 475, FINA 412, FINA 420
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Fundamentals of risk management and insurance. The nature and treatment of pure loss exposures, legal principles, property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, social insurance, and the functional and financial operation of insurance companies. Personal risk management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Identification and management of risk at the corporate level. The risk management process and tools for risk management. Diversification, derivative securities, commercial property and liability insurance, and corporate structuring.
This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 438, FINA 467
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 361
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106 or MATH107/MATH107H or MATH208/MATH208H; ACCT201 or ACCT201H or RAIK181H; ACCT202 or ACCT202H or RAIK282H; ECON211 or ECON211H or RAIK282H; ECON212 or ECON212H or RAIK182H; ECON215 or ECON215H or STAT218 or equivalent.) Prereq for actuarial science, Raikes School and agribusiness majors: Refer to exceptions for the requirements.
Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both FINA 300 and FINA 361.
Scope and content of the finance specialization; survey of the major theoretical issues; the financial instruments; analysis of the capital management problems; and development of criteria for financial decision making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
FINA 361H
Prereqs:
Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA; Business Qualified (MATH104 or MATH106 or MATH107/107H or MATH208/208H; ACCT201 or ACCT201H or RAIK181H; ACCT202 or ACCT202H or RAIK282H; ECON211 or ECON211H or RAIK282H; ECON212 or ECON212H or RAIK182H; ECON215 or ECON215H or STAT218).  Prereq for acturarial science, J.D. Edwards Program, and agribusiness majors: Refer to exceptions for the requirements.
Scope and content of the finance specialization; survey of the major theoretical issues; the financial instruments; analysis of the capital management problems; and development of criteria for financial decision making.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Survey of investment risks and rewards, the operation of the securities business, and an introduction to the problems of qualitative and quantitative analysis and portfolio selection.
This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 463, FINA 468
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
FINA 365
Financial Institutions and MarketsCrosslisted as ECON 365
Prereqs:
Various institutions which collectively constitute the US financial system and a discussion of their origin and development. Analysis of the supply and demand for funds and characteristics of the main financial markets. Emphasis on the determination of the price of credit and the term structure of interest rates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FINA 375 is 'Letter grade only'.
Analysis of the environment in which financial reporting choices are made and what the options are. How financial statements and data are used for various types of decisions. How to avoid misusing financial statement data.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
This course may be used towards fulfillment of the Nebraska Real Estate Commission's educational requirements.
Real estate market: ownership, interests, sales, leases and agencies, special financing institutions, financial aspects of ownership, managerial aspects of brokerage, property valuation, and real estate appraising.
This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
FINA 398
Prereqs:
Permission of Department Chair.
Amount of credit to be earned is determined by the instructor at the time of registration.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Open only to juniors and seniors majoring in FINA.
Special research project or reading program.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; permission of supervising faculty member and departmental chair.
Special research project or reading program under the direction of a faculty member from the department.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Applications of quantitative analysis in financial economics. Rigorous development of time value of money principles, asset pricing models and valuation methods in Finance. Emphasis on the derivation of the basic concepts in financial analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
The economic functions of life insurance. The human-life value concept and the basic forms of life insurance and annuities used in insuring life values. Life insurance pricing, functional company operations, legal aspects, and contractual provision. Health and other specialized forms of human-life value insurance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 413/813
Social InsuranceCrosslisted as ECON 413/813
Nature and causes of economic insecurity. Analysis of public programs such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and public assistance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis of group life insurance, group medical expense and disability income insurance, private pension plans, profit sharing and thrift plans, Section 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Keogh plans for the self-employed, group property and liability insurance, and other employee benefits. An analysis of major public policy issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Student may apply only 3 hrs towards satisfying the requirements for their major. The other 3 hrs will be used as business elective credit. Course offered in English only by the faculty of the College of Business of Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan. Plant and office visits required.
Japanese business techniques in the five functional areas: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Historical perspective and current practices are emphasized. Strong academic emphasis as well as lectures by academicians, business people, and civil servants.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Major and minor pure loss exposures facing business firms, the alternative risk management techniques for dealing with these exposure, the most appropriate technique(s) for controlling each exposure, and the financial results so the risk management program remains effective. Actual risk management audits of business firms and case studies are used to integrate the concepts, techniques, and tools.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
International aspects of corporate financial management and financial institutions. Decision making by individual businesses in foreign operations. Explores interaction of multinational corporations and world capital markets with emphasis on quantitative techniques. Current theoretical and practical issues in international finance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 461/861
Prereqs:
Advanced development of the finance specialization with major emphasis on the theoretical issues. Application of quantitative techniques and the role of capital markets into the external financing policy of the firm.
This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 475
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FINA 361; FINA 363 or parallel.
FINA 463 is 'Letter grade only'.
Analysis of security instruments, fixed income, equities, convertibles, and business valuation. Both fundamental and technical analysis are treated. Valuation methodologies employed by anlalysts. The criteria used by Warren Buffett for evaluation of potential acquisitions and investments. Application of computer techniques and models.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 465/865
Prereqs:
Bank asset management; policy and practices for reserves, loans and investments. Internal organization of commercial banks. New problems and recent innovations in commercial banking.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
The use of derivative securities in risk reduction and portfolio management strategies.
This course is a prerequisite for: ACTS 405
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 468/868
Prereqs:
FINA 363 and admission to the Finance Department's CFA®- Investments Option.
FINA 468/868 is the first course of a two-semester sequence that includes FINA 469/869. FINA 468 is "Letter grade only'.
Practical experience in financial asset management. Economic and industry information, money and capital market forecasts, to determine how to select individual securities and how to develop a portfolio strategy.
This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 469/869
Prereqs:
FINA 469/869 is the second course of a two-semester sequence that includes FINA 468/868. FINA 469 is "Letter grade only'.
Practical experience in financial asset management. Economic and industry information, money and capital market forecasts, to determine how to select individual securities and how to develop a portfolio strategy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing; 2.5 GPA; FINA 461/861.
Strategic corporate financial decisions on firm value. Cases and projects that synthesize material from other courses within the finance major and core business classes. The application of financial and business principles in value-based management.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 482/882
Prereqs:
This course may be used towards fulfillment of the Nebraska Real Estate Commission's educational requirements.
Consideration of procedure, instruments, techniques, and trends in financing urban real property; an examination of realty credit markets and sources of funds (private and public); valuation of real property for lending and investment purposes; and measurement of investment performance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.
Conduct a scholarly research project. Write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Open to masters level and PhD students only. Analysis of risk theory, property and liability risks, and the economic functions of property insurance. Traditional and modern theories of risk, property and liability coverages, and functional insurance areas. The role of property and liability insurance in meeting current economic and social problems in urban core areas of major central cities.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis of group life insurance, group medical expense and disability income insurance, private pension plans, profit sharing and thrift plans, Section 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), Keogh plans for the self-employed, group property and liability insurance, and other employee benefits. An analysis of major public policy issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRBA 811 and permission
FINA 850 is open to masters level and PhD students only.
International aspects of financial management. Exchange risk analysis and management. Accessing international capital markets. International capital budgeting. Numerical optimization technique.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
FINA 365 or permission
Open to masters level and PhD students only. Analysis of the development and functions of the various financial institutions, with emphasis on the nonbank financial intermediary. Sources and uses of funds for each of the major types of intermediary, the nature and structure of financial markets, the behavior of financial institutions, and the theories of interest rate determination.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRBA 811 or equivalent.
This course covers methods used to value publicly-traded and private equities.  Methods used by Warren Buffett are emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRBA *811
The workings of securities markets. The fundamental intuition of the risk-return trade-off. The role of information in financial markets. All major asset pricing models and application to risk management in a portfolio context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
FINA 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Completion of the MBA core requirements
Open to masters level and PhD students only. Assuming a background of knowledge which includes the finance function in business and the technique of financial analysis, this course confronts the student with the unique role of financial management which relates both to the company as an operating entity and to the interest of the owners in the results of the operation.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Open to masters level and PhD students only. Critical examination of the relation of the capital markets to the external financing problems of the firm. Advanced developments of the finance specialization with major emphasis on the theoretical issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admitted to PhD degree program in Economics or the College of Business Administration.
This class covers the research methods used in accounting and finance.  Emphasis is on empirical testing using statistical and mathematical programming languages.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to PhD degree program in Finance.
This course is a primer to help facilitate new PhD candidates in their transition from student to teacher.  The course is largely self-directed study, however there is mentoring from a faculty member.  The course is based around four accountabilities.  The student will learn strategies to develop:  1)  an environment conducive to learning, 2) a curriculum, 3) a delivery system for the curriculum, and 4) an evaluation system.  The course culminates with the construction of a teaching portfolio.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to PhD students only.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to PhD students only.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to PhD students only.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing and admission to the Finance Department's CFA® - Investments Option.
FINA 97 is a required course to complete the CFA ® - Investments Option within the FINA major. FINA 97 is 'Pass/No Pass only'.
Ethical standards for investment professionals.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Delivery: Web
Prereqs:
Open to PhD students only.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom