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FIN 302 Personal Finance: Personal Finance - Spring 2015

Section: 13031-13075-13200-13227-13243
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips, Kristine Beck, and Michael Milligan

Syllabus

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Now also open to business and economics majors. Examination of the concepts necessary for the rational allocation of personal resources. Emphasis is on the significant financial decisions facing each household during its life cycle. The role of financial institutions and governmental economic policy is evaluated in the context of their potential impact on personal financial planning. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning & Information Competency)

This version of Fin302 is an online version of Personal Finance taught using the www.BoringFinance.com or www.ProfMike.com platforms in addition to using the www.WileyPLUS.com learning platform. Note that electronic versions of the text and the www.WileyPLUS.com access are available at www.wileybookstore.com/csun . Students may also choose to purchase subscriptions to the Print Edition of the Wall Street Journal in order to do some of the optional assignments.

FIN 303 Managerial Finance: Managerial Finance - Spring 2015

Section: 13001
Taught by: James Dow

Syllabus

Prerequisites: ACCT 220, ECON160, SOM 120, SOM 120 may be taken concurrently.  BUS 302 is a co/prerequisite for BSBA majors.  An analysis of the financial decision making process of a firm from both internal and external points of view.  Topics include valuation, working capital management, capital budgeting, financial forecasting, capital structure, and sources of capital and dividend policy in both a domestic and international context.

FIN 303 taught online by Professor Dow

FIN 303 Managerial Finance: Managerial Finance - Spring 2015

Section: 13003
Taught by: James Dow

Syllabus

Prerequisites: ACCT 220, ECON160, SOM 120, SOM 120 may be taken concurrently.  BUS 302 is a co/prerequisite for BSBA majors.  An analysis of the financial decision making process of a firm from both internal and external points of view.  Topics include valuation, working capital management, capital budgeting, financial forecasting, capital structure, and sources of capital and dividend policy in both a domestic and international context.

FIN 303 taught online by Professor Dow

FIN 352: Investments I - Spring 2015

Section: 12835
Taught by: James Dow

Prerequisite: FIN 303.  Passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam.  BUS 302 and BUS 302/L are prerequisites for BSBA majors.  Survey of investments including corporate and government securities, real property and financial intermediaries.  A survey of investment theory emphasizing security analysis, valuation and portfolio management.

Fin437BH: Undergraduate Portfolio Management Seminar - Spring 2015

Section: 12838
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips

Syllabus

This Honors Seminar is open by permission only.  Each student who takes the course must pass an application and screening process. Preference is given to members of the Business Honors Program and financial planning majors but students from any major may apply.

The class is a practical seminar which manages a large portfolio of real money.  In the seminar, students learn how to manage endowment funds, become familiar with several professional databases, and learn to use advanced portfolio and investing software.

To apply for the class, please see the Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance or get the application at http://www.csun.edu/finance/application-fin-437bh .

FIN437BH-B: Undergraduate Portfolio Management Seminar II - Spring 2015

Section: spring-2015-experimental-class
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips

This honors class focuses on the analysis of asset classes and the formulation of tactical ETF portfolios. 

This is a version of 437BH-B conducted as an internship with the Center for Financial Planning and Investment or as an Independent Study.