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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Business

FIN B200 Personal Finance 3 crs.

This course explores those topical areas of finance which have direct impact on an individual’s lifestyle. Emphasis is on budgeting, planning, cash management, credit, basic insurance, consumer information, estate planning, and tax planning. May not be used as a major elective.

FIN B300 Financial Management 3 crs.

This course introduces the analytic techniques commonly used for the financial management of business firms. Topics include analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, asset valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, and financial structure.

Prerequisites: ACCT B202, DECS B205, ECON B201; junior standing.

FIN B305 Analysis of Financial Statements 3 crs.

This course examines common techniques for the analysis of financial statements. In addition to covering traditional analytic approaches, this course explores the relationship between the selection of accounting procedures and the quality of the resulting statements.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205, FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B310 Financial Institutions 3 crs.

This course examines the purpose and functions of financial institutions. Emphasis is on asset/liability management. Cases may be used to foster an understanding of the problems and opportunities of different financial institutions. It is highly recommended that the student take FIN B300, Financial Management, first.

Prerequisites: ECON B201; junior standing

FIN B315 Investments 3 crs.

This course analyzes different investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Techniques for selection, timing, and diversification of investment choices are emphasized. Estate planning is also examined to help formulate a long-run investment strategy.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B325 International Financial Management 3 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities that arise when trade and investment take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and international investments.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

Cross-listing: INTB B325

FIN B400 Advanced Financial Management 3 crs.

This course examines the theory and practice of financial management through case analysis and readings. Topics considered include working capital management, capital budgeting, financial structure, and dividend policy.

Prerequisites: ACCT B205, FIN B300*, FIN B305; junior standing

FIN B405 Personal Financial Planning 3 crs.

This course is primarily for business majors and concentrates on preparation of professional financial planners. This course concentrates on understanding the financial planning process in areas such as risk management and insurance, investments, retirement planning, estate planning, and the Louisiana community property and inheritance laws.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B410 Management of Financial Institutions 3 crs.

This course analyzes the asset and liability management problems of financial institutions. Emphasis is on the particular problems of managing a commercial bank. Cases are used to illustrate the alternative solutions to problems common to financial institution management.

Prerequisites: FIN B310*; junior standing

FIN B450 Real Estate Investments + Finance 3 crs.

This course analyzes real estate financing and investment, vis-a-vis other investment alternatives in a risk-return framework. Primary focus is on evaluating the risk-return potential of income producing real property.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B493 Special Topics in Finance 3 crs.

Previous topics include speculative markets; real estate appraisal; portfolio analysis; global financial markets; entrepreneurship, expectations, and equilibrium; and investment banking.

Prerequisites: FIN B300*; junior standing

FIN B499 Independent Study in Finance 3 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

 * Finance majors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or above in the relevant prerequisite courses to fulfill these prerequisite requirements.