Finance Courses

FIN 110, Principles of Risk Management
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: (MATH 30 or MATH 43 or MATH 45)

The fields of risk, risk management, and insurance, including the legal elements of risk and contracts. Designed for any business student who is interested in learning about risk management, legal contracts, and financial risk, as well as those interested in the insurance industry.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FIN 130, Principles of Bank Operations
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Fundamentals of bank functions; operations involving day-to-day banking activities: various bank services such as deposits, loans, trust, and international; legal aspects of banking; the Federal Reserve System and related regulatory controls.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FIN 133, Money and Banking
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The nature and significance of money and banking in both a historical and contemporary sense with an emphasis on the commercial banking processes, the Federal Reserve, financial institutions other than commercial banks, and international banking.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FIN 136, Personal Financial Planning
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: BSMA 68

Personal financial planning is critical. This class will help you develop financial plans in your personal life to buy a house and invest, and understand the importance of starting to save for retirement right away. It will introduce you to important Finance topics such as insurance, taxes. The class is also a useful introduction to Finance for those pursuing academic goals in business.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not intended for students who have taken FIN 136M.

FIN 136M, Personal Financial Planning - Math Emphasis
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: Elementary algebra or higher

Personal financial planning is critical. Learn to develop financial plans for your personal life such as buying a house, investing, evaluating insurance, paying taxes, and starting to save for retirement right away. Includes rigorous application of linear, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions with applications to personal finance and is useful preparation for university-level classes in Finance.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

For a less mathematically rigorous approach to Personal Finance see FIN 136 (which does not fulfill CSU Area B4).

FIN 138, Principles of Investment
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: BSMA 68; ESL 186 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The principles and practices in the investment field and successful investment policies for the individual investor are studied, serving as a good practical application as well as good preparation for higher-level classes. This will include establishing an investment program, sources of investment information, tools utilized in security and market analysis, and an analysis of securities markets and institutions.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable