240 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

240-341 BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW 3 cr
A beginning business-oriented approach to the law for business students, secondary teachers who intend to teach business law and pre-law students. The course includes a brief history of the United States system, torts, contracts and governmental regulations of business with a focus on antitrust law.
Prereq: Admission to upper division or jr st.

240-342/542 ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW 3 cr
An advanced study of the law for business or pre-law student, including the effect of the Uniform Commercial Code on commercial paper, checks and documents of title, secured transactions and sales of goods. The course also includes a study of the laws of property, corporations and creditors' rights.
Prereq: 240-341.

240-344 BUSINESS FINANCE 3 cr
Problems of financing long-run funds requirements of the business enterprise to include reserve and dividend policies, promotion, expansion, combination of business, planning, planning of capital structure, legal forms of business enterprise.
Prereq: 210-249 or 210-341 or 210-342.

240-345 INVESTMENTS 3 cr
A study of the various types of investments available, the markets in which they are traded, the techniques used to make sound investment decisions, and the factors which affect those decisions for various types of investors.
Prereq: 240-344.

240-348 REAL ESTATE 3 cr
Designed to integrate the theory and practice of real estate operations through a discussion of the following areas: Urban structure and urban growth, the urban economy, appraisal analysis, property development and real estate investments analysis.

240-360 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS 3 cr
Survey of institutional arrangements through which funds are accumulated and made available to consumers, farmers, business and government. An understanding of the behavior of the non-monetary as well as the money and capital markets is developed.
Prereq: 240-344.

240-370 SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE 3 cr
A detailed study of the financial management problems confronting small business. This course includes topics such as development of financial plans and controls, financing a business, and working capital management.
Prereq: 240-344.

240-401 FINANCIAL PLANNING 3 cr
This course serves as an introduction to the occupational area of Financial Planning and surveys the following topics: determining financial objectives, formulating investment objectives, tax planning, insurance planning, and retirement and estate planning.
Prereq: A Finance Major with 240-341 and 240-345

240-410 MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE 3 cr
Application of financial theory to multinational firms. The course includes an investigation of: determinants of international portfolio and direct investment, management of foreign exchange positions, a survey of the international financial environment, multinational credit institutions and markets and taxation.
Prereq: 240-344.

240-420 BANK ADMINISTRATION 3 cr
Commercial banking, principles and practices, comprehensively treated with emphasis on operations and administration, bank services, credit analysis, loan and investment policies, profit planning and control. This course cannot be used to satisfy the MBA degree requirement.
Prereq: 240-344 and 240-360.

240-430 FINANCIAL FUTURES AND OPTIONS 3 cr
A study of financial futures and options. Course topics will include: characteristics of futures and options contracts, how the markets function, the ways in which the instruments are used and why, option valuation models, the cash-futures basis, and regulation.
Prereq: 240-345.

240-442 ESTATES AND TRUSTS 3 cr
A study of the law relating to real and personal property, wills, estates, trusts and the responsibility of fiduciaries in handling other people's assets.
Prereq: 240-341

240-443 LABOR LAW 3 cr
A legalistic introduction to labor law through a study of cases and related statutes of those general principles important to both workers and management. The study of these materials will aid management and labor in understanding the position of the law in determining and providing a solution to labor law problems.
Prereq: 240-341.

240-444 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS 3 cr
An advanced study of the requirements for and sources of funds in the business organizations. The course deals with both long and short-term aspects of finance with emphasis placed on analysis and decision making.
Prereq: 240-345; Restricted to Students with Class: Senior; Restricted to Students with Major: Finance or Finance w/ Financial Planning Emphasis or Finance w/Insurance Emphasis or Finance w/Real Estate Emphasis; or consent of Department Chair.

240-446 INSURANCE 3 cr
Principles of risk and insurance and their applications to business management and personal affairs. Analysis of concepts and methods of handling risks; insurance carriers and contracts; survey of policies for fire insurance, business interruption, liability, automobile, life and health.

240-455 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT 3 cr
A study of the administrative process as it relates to current concerns of society members who are affected by government regulation. Specifically the legal problems involved are delegation problems, investigative rule making and procedural problems that a business encounters in dealing with an administrative agency.
Prereq: 240-341.

240-456 SECURITY ANALYSIS 3 cr
A detailed examination of the various classes of securities available for investors, and the development of techniques used to reach dependable conclusions as to the safety and attractiveness of a given security at the current market price or at some assumed price.
Prereq: 240-345; Restricted to Student with Class: Senior; Restricted to Students with Major: Finance or Finance w/Financial Planning Emphasis or Finance w/Insurance Emphasis or Finance w/Real Estate Emphasis; or consent of Department Chair.

240-457 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT 3 cr
A course covering all phases of the site selection, development, marketing, and business organization. The course deals with both long and short-term leasing, financing, appraising, development of industrial parks, rehabilitation, investment in, management of, zoning and tax factors of industrial and corporate real estate.
Prereq: 240-348; may be waived for graduate students. Graduate students should confer with the instructor in advance.

240-458 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS 3 cr
Examination of investment principles and tax considerations as they apply to real estate, specifically apartment houses, shopping centers, office buildings, urban development and vacant land.
Prereq: 240-348

240-460 ADVANCED PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE 3 cr
Consideration of advanced topics in property and casualty insurance. Among items covered are direct and indirect property coverages, inland marine insurance, liability coverage including its legal foundations, workmen's compensation, the general liability contract, crime coverages, surety and fidelity bonding and insurance regulation. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 240-446 or consent of instructor

240-464 ADVANCED LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND PENSIONS 3 cr
Consideration of advanced topics in life and health insurance. Among topics covered are principles underlying life insurance, individual life insurance contracts, business uses of life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, individual health coverages, group insurance principles and uses and pensions.
Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 240-446 or consent of instructor

240-484  APPLIED INVESTMENTS    3 cr
Students will gain hands-on experience by managing a real portfolio of securities. After developing a group investment philosophy, they will analyze the current holdings, investigate other alternatives, and make buy and sell decisions as a group. Presentations of the students' research will be made to an advisory board made up of faculty and investment professionals.
Coreq: 240-456 and consent of department chair.

240-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

240-493 INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE 1-3 cr
This is an opportunity for a finance student to gain practical experience in a business before graduation. The experience will supplement the students' academic work in preparation for a career in business. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in the major.
Prereq: Finance major or minor, junior or senior standing, and consent of the department.

240-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in the major or 6 credits in the degree.

240-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.

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