Finance (FISV) Courses

FISV2000 Finance

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of finance, with a focus on financial statement analysis and decision making. The course encourages active learning through cases, concept questions and problem solving. Students are exposed to traditional financial statements as well as managerial financial reports for use in learning essential decision making processes. Major topics include financial statement analysis, fundamentals of risk and return, time value of money, various budgeting models, and alternative forms of financing. The use of spreadsheets in applications such as Excel is an emphasis in this course.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210, FIT1040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3001 Investments

This course introduces students to investing and financial planning. Topics include the nature of capital markets and the roles that investment companies play between the investor and the corporation. Different asset classes, including equities and bonds, are covered. The role of the financial planning process, taxes and regulations are also considered.
Prerequisite(s): FISV2000 or FISV2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3005 International Finance

This course provides students with an overview of international banking and finance. Topics include the international dimensions of finance, foreign exchange rates, international sources of funds, international banking regulations, and the contrasts between European, Asian and American banking.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021). (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3010 Credit Risk Analysis and Management

This course examines the role of credit and analyzes its impact on the economic and social environments. Both consumer credit and business credit are studied in-depth, with emphasis placed on sources and uses of credit, credit reporting and credit analysis.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV3080 Financial Statement Analysis

This course includes the analysis and interpretation of external financial statements for various business entities as seen through the eyes of professional investors and creditors. The course explores various analytical techniques including comparative financial statement, trend and ratio analyses.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT2022 or (ACCT3023 and ACCT1007), (FISV2000 or FISV2010).
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV4020 Risk Management and Insurance

This course provides an understanding of the procedures and concepts of risk management as a precedent to the study of insurance, which is an important tool in risk management. The balanced treatment of both risk management and insurance provides a broad introduction to the field. Students learn risk identification, analysis, measurement, control and financing, and study insurance markets, functions, coverage and benefits.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT1210 or (ACCT1007 or ACCT2002 or ACCT1202 or ACCT1002 or ACCT10021 or ACCT1022 or ACCT10021).
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV4030 Real Estate

This course is designed for students seeking a clear presentation of the numerous investment decisions involved in real estate. Topics include how to lease, buy, sell or mortgage a property; how to analyze and predict the forces in the market and determine real estate values; whether and when to renovate, rehabilitate or demolish; and when and how to divest of property.
Prerequisite(s): FISV2000 or FISV2010.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

FISV4099 Finance Internship

The Finance Internship offers students an experiential learning opportunity in diverse business environments. Students study firsthand the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of financial functions within a business. They are expected to apply previous course work and research to onsite tasks. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students improve their understanding of financial issues within a local, national or global business. Students gain academic credit for work experience in management.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 during the entire pre-program application process, 2) have completed 90 hours of course work, 3) have appropriate elective credit available, and 4) have the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours