School of Business

Finance Courses

FINA 10000 - First Year Trading Room Seminar NLA

A mini-course in investment finance designed to introduce students to the resources available in the Trading Room. Students will learn the fundamentals of investing and how to retrieve and analyze data using Stock Val and Thomson One database and software. This course is offered in block I and II. Prerequisites: BINT 10100 or MGMT 11100. 1.5 credits. (S,Y)

FINA 10300 - Minicourses in Finance NLA
FINA 10301 - Minicourses in Finance NLA
FINA 10302 - Minicourses in Finance NLA
FINA 10303 - ST: Mini-Courses in Finance NLA

Block courses on topics of current interest to faculty and students. May be repeated up to a maximum of 3 credits with different selected topics. Prerequisites: as appropriate to topics. 1.5 credits. (IRR)

FINA 20300 - Financial Markets and Institutions NLA

A broad introduction to the structure and operation of the U.S. financial system through examination of the major financial institutions, markets, and instruments that compose it. Emphasis is on the functions and interrelationships of these elements and on identifying various government institutions and regulations overseeing the system. Prerequisites: ECON 12100; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

FINA 21000 - Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management NLA

The main goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation needed to make important decisions that affect their short- and long-term financial well-being. Students will learn the basic concepts and their applications through interactive web-based tools and financial planning software. Prerequisites: BINT 10100 or MGMT 11100; 3 credits. NLA (Y)

FINA 31100 - Business Finance NLA

Foundations of financial theory and techniques of financial decision making; time value of money; bond and stock valuation; ratio analysis; financing decisions; capital budgeting; cost of capital; capital structure; risk and return; dividend policy; operating and financial leverage; working capital management. Written assignments will be required. Prerequisites: MATH 10700, 10800 or 11100; ECON 12100 and 12200; MATH 14400, 24300 or 24400; ACCT 22500; junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FINA 31500 - Real Estate Finance NLA

Financing of residential properties (types of loans, underwriting, appraisal, and closing; analysis of income-producing properties), cash flow identification, tax implications, leverage, and valuation; real estate investment performance; sources of real estate funding; secondary mortgage markets; and the role of government policies. Co-requisites: FINA 31100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 31700 - Insurance and Risk Management NLA

Study of risk and the risk management process with a major focus on insurance as a risk management tool. Legal principles, institutional aspects, and international issues. Business and personal risk management and government insurance. Corequisites: FINA 31100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 32100 - Security Analysis and Portfolio Management NLA

In-depth study of the techniques used to analyze securities and portfolios. Risk and return trade-off; asset allocation; portfolio selection; diversification; capital asset pricing model; efficient market hypothesis; fixed income securities and equity valuation models; duration; derivative assets. Prerequisites: FINA 31100; junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FINA 37000 - International Finance NLA

Study of the conceptual and practical aspects of international finance through in-depth analysis of international financial markets, exchange rate determination, and exchange rate risk exposure and management. Concentration on working capital management and international capital budgeting strategy. Students develop an understanding of the dynamic relationship between exchange rates and fundamental economic variables. Prerequisites: FINA 31100; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

FINA 39700 - Selected Topics: Finance NLA

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this number and title. May be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics; junior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 39800 - Field Experience: Finance NLA

Off-campus experience requiring a minimum of 35 hours of work in an organization, designed to give students practical work experience in their field of specialization. Students should contact the internship coordinator for registration information and application. (P/F only). 0 credit (IRR)

FINA 41500 - Financial Planning and Investment NLA

How the theoretical aspects of efficient markets, portfolio theory, and capital asset pricing are applied to the development of financial plans for achieving investment goals, implementing strategies to achieve these goals, and measuring and monitoring the results. Prerequisites: FINA 31100; FINA 32100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 41700 - Bank Financial Management NLA

Study of the decisions made by managers of commercial banks and other financial institutions, with a focus on understanding conceptual frameworks for management of assets, liabilities, reserves, and capital of U.S. financial institutions in a global economy. Special attention is paid to the changing environment and role of financial institutions in society. Prerequisites: FINA 20300 or ECON 32100; FINA 31100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 41900 - Speculative Markets NLA

In-depth analysis of options and option markets. Review of put and call options, option pricing formulas, and option strategies. Discussion of new developments such as interest rate options and options on future contracts. Second half focuses on the futures market, pricing the commodity futures and financial futures, and optimal hedging strategies based on futures. Prerequisites: FINA 31100; FINA 32100; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 47000 - Financial Analysis and Forecasting NLA

An advanced finance elective that examines applied financial research and analysis in great depth. Topics covered include advanced financial analysis including ratio analysis, valuation methods, discount rates, as well as econometric techniques applied to financial research and forecasting. TSP, an econometric software, is used in some homeworks and project. Prerequisites: FINA 32100; senior standing. 3 credits (IRR)

FINA 48000 - Cases in Financial Management NLA

A capstone course in finance that combines theories of financial management with practical application through case analysis. Financial theories with respect to risks and returns, capital structure and cost of capital, optimal capital budget, short- and long-term financing decisions, and other topics concerning multinational financial management. Students are required to write and present analyses of cases in the class. Prerequisites: FINA 31100; FINA 32100; senior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

FINA 49700 - Selected Topics in Finance NLA
FINA 49701 - Selected Topics in Finance NLA
FINA 49702 - Selected Topics in Finance NLA

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this number and title. May be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics; junior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

FINA 49800 - Internship: Finance NLA

Off-campus experience involving varied, nonroutine work projects designed to allow students to synthesize academic theory with "real-world" operations of an organization. Primary responsibility is on the student to develop a project proposal and then carry out its requirements in conjunction with a faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of appropriate principles course; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 at Ithaca College; approval of proposal by term beginning. Internship credit falls under the business elective category in the degree requirements. An internship may not be repeated for credit with the same employer. A maximum of 6 credits may be earned in any combination of internship (ACCT/FINA/HRM/INTB/MGMT/MKTG/PROD 49800) and experiential learning classes (BINT 19800). Offered pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

FINA 49900 - Independent Study: Finance NLA

A variable amount of credit may be earned toward the degree. To qualify, students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and must have completed at least 6 credits in the subject matter. Guidelines are available at the School of Business office. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)