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Prerequisites: BCOR 111, BCOR112, BCOR 214, BCOR 215


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FINC 312: Financial Management II The practical aspects of financial decision-making, including computation of the cost of capital, risk measurement, and capital budgeting under risk. Evaluate the strategic financing decisions of the firm. Prerequisites: BCOR 220, BCOR 311 (with minimum grades of C) 3 credits FINC 313: Investments This course is a survey of the characteristics of investments including stocks, bonds, cash, options, futures, and precious metals. Taxation of investment returns is also discussed. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits FINC 318: International Financial Management This course is integrates international economics and financial management. The course discusses foreign exchange and money markets and considers theories for the determination of spot and forward exchange rates over time. Prerequisite: BCOR 111 3 credits FINC 330: Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurial Finance focuses on the financial issues confronting start-up ventures. These ventures do not have the same standing as well-established, publicly traded corporations; therefore, a start-up must raise capital differently. We will address key questions relevant to these companies: how financial statements are created and interpreted; how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how funding should be structured. In this course, start-up companies will be examined at all phases of their life cycles, from initial idea generation to the ultimate harvesting of the venture. We will also investigate various organizational forms, financing options and ways to harvest the venture. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits FINC 375: Organizational Internship Selected students will be able to spend a period of time (50 hours per credit hour) working as an Intern with a local organization. During this period the student will maintain a journal, will meet regularly with a faculty member, and with a supervisor to provide continuing evaluation of quality and progress of the student’s work. At the conclusion of the experience the student will submit a paper to the supervisor and faculty member and make an oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior standing 1-6 credits FINC 420: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management This course is a study of security analysis and portfolio construction using statistical and theoretical analysis. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits FINC 423: Financial Models The intent of this course is to intergrate finance, accounting, statistics and computer skills into activities frequently encountered in finance re;ated jobs. This course requires the completion of an appropriate theory course, and a familiarity with PC’s and spreadsheets. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits FINC 450: Retirement and Estate Planning This is a comprehensive course consisting of two parts: Retirement Planning and Estate Planning. The practical knowledge needed for choosing the best retirement plan and designing a plan that will meet a client’s needs from a tax and retirement standpoint is discussed. Retirement planning topics include qualified plans, non-qualified plans, and IRAs. Estate Planning will include various aspects and strategies of estate and gift tax planning, including the nature, valuation, transfer, administration, and taxation of property. Emphasis is given to a basic understanding of the estate and gift tax system. Prerequisite: BCOR 311 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019