FINANCE & BUSINESS LAW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FNBSLW 341     BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW         3 u
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.

 FNBSLW 342/542     ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW        3 u
 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: FNBSLW 341.

 FNBSLW 344     BUSINESS FINANCE         3 u
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: ACCOUNT 249 or ACCOUNT 341 or ACCOUNT 342.

 FNBSLW 345     INVESTMENTS         3u
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: FNBSLW 344.

 FNBSLW 348     REAL ESTATE         3 u
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.

 FNBSLW 360     FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 344.

 FNBSLW 370     SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE         3 u
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: FNBSLW 344.

 FNBSLW 401     FINANCIAL PLANNING         3 u
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 FNBSLW 341 and FNBSLW 345

 FNBSLW 410     MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE         3 u
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: FNBSLW 344.

 FNBSLW 420     BANK ADMINISTRATION         3 u
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: FNBSLW 344 and FNBSLW 360.

 FNBSLW 430     FINANCIAL FUTURES AND OPTIONS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 345.

 FNBSLW 442     ESTATES AND TRUSTS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 341

 FNBSLW 443     LABOR LAW         3 u
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: FNBSLW 341.

 FNBSLW 444     CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS        3 u
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: FNBSLW 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.

 FNBSLW 446     INSURANCE         3 u
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.

 FNBSLW 455     ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT        3 u
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: FNBSLW 341.

 FNBSLW 456     SECURITY ANALYSIS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 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.

 FNBSLW 457     REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT         3 u
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: FNBSLW 348; may be waived for graduate students. Graduate students should confer with the instructor in advance.

 FNBSLW 458     REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 348

 FNBSLW 460     ADVANCED PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE        3 u
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 FNBSLW 446 or consent of instructor

 FNBSLW 464     ADVANCED LIFE AND  HEALTH INSURANCE AND PENSIONS       3 u
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 FNBSLW 446 or consent of instructor

 FNBSLW 484     APPLIED INVESTMENTS         3 u
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: FNBSLW 456 and consent of department chair.

FNBSLW 490/690     WORKSHOP         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 FNBSLW 493     INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE         1-3 u
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 units in the major.
Prereq: Finance major or minor, junior or senior standing, and consent of the department.

 FNBSLW 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES         1-3 u
Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units in the major or 6 units in the degree.

 FNBSLW 498  INDEPENDENT STUDY         1-3 u
Repeatable.
 
 

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