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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Business Finance Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

BFIN
Business: Finance


BFIN 205  PERSONAL FINANCE

BFIN 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

BFIN 291  SPECIAL TOPICS

BFIN 292  INDEPENDENT STUDY

BFIN 322   BUSINESS FINANCE

BFIN 352  INTERMEDIATE FINANCE

BFIN 409  INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED INVESTING

BFIN 420  INVESTMENTS I

BFIN 421  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

BFIN 441  ADVANCED ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BFIN 452  INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

BFIN 456  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR

BFIN 457R FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

BFIN 458  COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT

BFIN 466  INVESTMENTS II

BFIN 459  CURRENT TOPICS

BFIN 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

BFIN 491  SPECIAL TOPICS

BFIN 492  INDEPENDENT STUDY

BFIN 494  SEMINAR

BFIN 498  INTERNSHIP

BFIN 591  SPECIAL TOPICS

BFIN 592  INDEPENDENT STUDY


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

BFIN 205 PERSONAL FINANCE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Completion of University Core mathematics course.
-- Financial concepts as they apply to daily life. Basics of consumer credit, personal investment, insurance, and personal financial planning. This course may not substitute for any required business course.

BFIN 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative projects. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BFIN 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 322 BUSINESS FINANCE
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and ECNS 204; M 161 or STAT 216; and ACTG 201 or ACTG 220.
-- Study of the principles of finance with emphasis on the application and integration of financial concepts in decision making.

BFIN 352 INTERMEDIATE FINANCE
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal Admission to the College of Business.
-- In-depth extension of financial management topics introduced in BFIN 322. Topics include: risk, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, ethical and professional standards for finance professionals, and quantitative methods essential for effective financial analysis.

BFIN 409 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED INVESTING
F,S 1 cr. REC 1.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
COREQUISITE: BFIN 322
-- Students gain hands-on experience by managing a real portfolio, thereby learning how to transact in securities, how the securities business operates, and how to apply various techniques and theories of finance.

BFIN 420 INVESTMENTS I
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Course provides foundation for students to comprehend the objectives, policies, concepts, analyses, techniques, practices, and theories in investments, both within the U.S. financial markets and globally.

BFIN 421 REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322 or permission of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- To prepare students for careers in real estate, construction lending, real estate valuation, acquisition and asset management, and market and investment analysis. Much of the course material is also applicable to personal financial planning.

BFIN 441 ADVANCED ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352 (required for finance option students) or ACTG 327. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business. Cross-listed with ACTG 441.
-- Analysis with emphasis on how managers' investing and financing decisions have financial statement implications. Coverage includes: revenue recognition methods, cash flow analysis, ratios, inventory analysis, capitalization vs. expensing, depreciation, leasing vs. buying, and overall financial health and earnings quality of the firm.

BFIN 452 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Focuses on the risks associated with financial management of a multinational company. Topics include: financial problems of multinational businesses, international financial environments, long-term capital commitments to international ventures, financial techniques for firm operation, and international investing.

BFIN 456 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of corporate finance issues confronting entrepreneurial firms. Focus is on financial forecasting and assessing financial needs. Students utilize fundamental financial principles to make small-business decisions. Topics include: strategic financing, financing alternatives, financial contracting, venture valuation, real options, and risk-sharing.

BFIN 457R FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Builds upon basic financial principles by developing a sound understanding of why financial institutions and markets exist, what they do, and how financial risk is managed most effectively. Focuses on applied analysis of financial institution risk, market operation, and products.

BFIN 458 COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Management of commercial banks and similar depository institutions, emphasizing the measurement and control of risk in asset and liability management. Course includes issues in contemporary banking.

BFIN 459 CURRENT TOPICS
On Demand May be repeated. Max 6 credits
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 352, BFIN 441, BFIN 420, BFIN 457, and senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Investigation of key issues which will determine future practices in finance.

BFIN 466 INVESTMENTS II
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: BFIN 420. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Security and portfolio analyses, using fundamental and technical indicators, with evaluation of financial and economic environments. In-depth study of stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Risk hedging for both individual investors and portfolio managers, using analyses of embedded risk and returns.

BFIN 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
On Demand 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BFIN 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Associate Dean. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
--Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BFIN 494 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BFIN 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, formal admission to the College of Business, and consent of instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field. Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BFIN 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BFIN 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

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