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Finance and Business Law

FNBSLW 301 CONSUMER FINANCE

3 u

Study for managing personal and household resources, utilizing sources of consumer information and protection, handling the continuous decisions encountered with personal finance relative to goals, financial analysis, insurances, income taxes, borrowing, banking, housing, household operation, savings and investments. Utilizes the microcomputer and compound interest tables in the decision process.

FNBSLW 341 BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW

3 u

An introduction to business and the law. Includes topics such as legal systems, court procedure, business torts and crimes, contracts and related areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, government regulation of business, and the ethical and legal rights and duties of individuals and businesses in our society.

Prereq: Admission to upper division or Junior standing.

FNBSLW 342/542 ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW

3 u

This course provides an advanced study of the law for business or pre-law students, including an examination of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Law of Sales, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions and Documents of Title. This course also includes a study of the Law of Business Entities and Creditor and Debtor Relations.

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 261.

FNBSLW 345 INVESTMENTS

3 u

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 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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 433 CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY

3 u

This course introduces the concepts of debtor and creditor rights, secured transactions, debt collection, and bankruptcy. It explores the methods by which creditors can seek satisfaction of debt through judicial process or in a debtor’s bankruptcy and the methods by which debtors can seek relief from or discharge of debt.

Prereq:FNBSLW 341.

FNBSLW 440 WATER LAW

3 u

This course covers legal and policy issues related to the allocation and protection of freshwater. Topics include the right to surface and ground waters in eastern riparian and western prior appropriation systems, public rights in water, federal and Indian water rights, resolving transboundary water conflicts, and environmental law impacts on water rights. Particular attention is paid to Wisconsin and Great Lakes region water law issues.

Prereq:FNBSLW 341.

FNBSLW 442 ESTATES AND TRUSTS

3 u

A study of the substantive and procedural laws relating to wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, fiduciaries, estate taxation, retirement, and end-of-life planning.

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: B- or better in FNBSLW 344, FNBSLW 345, 84 credits, restricted to students with a major of Finance or Finance w/ Financial Planning Emphasis or Finance w/Insurance Emphasis or Finance w/Real Estate Emphasis.

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 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

3 u

Every business activity is affected by the issues of corporate governance and administrative law. This course will examine how modern corporations are governed and to whom they are responsible. The course explores business, financial, political, ethical, and legal issues affecting systems by which corporations are directed and controlled. Students will examine the nature of the corporation, the basic theory of the firm, the internal and external architecture of corporate governance, the role of regulatory authorities, models of corporate governance, principal-agent theory within the corporate context, as well as corporate culture, corruption, management and board compensation, sustainability, and conceptions of social responsibility. The course will focus on both the theoretical and policy implications of corporate governance, including legislation implemented to effect reforms and set new standards in the wake of corporate scandals. Although the central focus of the course is U.S. corporate governance, systems used in other countries and the trend toward international convergence in corporate governance is also examined.

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: B- or better in FNBSLW 344, FNBSLW 345, 84 credits, restricted to students with a major of Finance or Finance w/Financial Planning Emphasis or Finance w/Insurance Emphasis or Finance w/Real Estate Emphasis.

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 472 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH BLOOMBERG, MORNINGSTAR AND EXCEL

3 u

The purpose of this course is to provide students with hands-on experience using Bloomberg and Morningstar data services, financial analysis and modeling in Excel. Course material will include training on Bloomberg and Morningstar tools and functions, and downloading electronic databases into Excel models to perform financial analysis.

Prereq: FNBSLW 345

FNBSLW 484 APPLIED INVESTMENTS
Repeatable
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 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

FNBSLW 493 INTERNSHIP

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 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

FNBSLW 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u



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