Vera Jones Mitchell Finance Lab
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in the world, commented after the financial crisis of 2009, “It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend.

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FI306 - Sport Finance and Economics

Course Description

This course will provide students with knowledge of how to develop an organizational budget and strategies for generating income and allocating resources. Students will also understand how to use financial indicators in developing strategic plans for the advancement of sports businesses, recreation, and athletic programs, as well as the contribution of the sports industry to the US and the global economy.

Credits:
3
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FI307 - Money and Banking

Course Description
A study of the institutional framework of the monetary system. Topics covered include the definition and measurement of money, the role of money in the economy, and monetary policies of the federal government.
Credits:
3
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FI312 - Business Finance

Course Description
This course is an introduction to the methods of financial management for all forms of business organization, with emphasis on the corporate form. Students will become familiar with internal and external financing methods of financing, capital budgeting, and analysis of capital expenditures, and utilization of financial and operating leverage. A "TI BA II plus" business calculator is required for this course.
Credits:
3
Prerequisites
AC207
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FI333 - Intermediate Financial Management

Course Description

This course will cover concepts including, but not limited to financial statement analysis, economic and market value-added, strategic corporate investment decisions, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk analysis, long-term financing, capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, a brief discussion of initial and seasoned offerings and financial restructuring, as well as a discussion of working capital management and financial distress.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
FI312
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FI334 - Investments

Course Description

The course is designed to acquaint students with the types of investment products, tools, and techniques that are available to help the individual investor meet his/her goals. The topics covered will include: investment alternatives, organization and regulation of securities markets, securities valuation, portfolio theory and management.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
FI312
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FI335 - Investment Fund Management

Course Description

Hands-on security analysis using cashflow, discount and price ratio models in a trading laboratory setting. After determining security value, undervalued securities will be considered for inclusion in the Cline Student Managed Investment Fund. Students will professionally communicate security risks and expected return at Limestone’s student research symposium.

 
Credits:
3
Prerequisites
FI312
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FI340 - International Finance

Course Description

A practical understanding of foreign exchange markets, international monetary markets, and international capital markets. The course focuses on the concepts of currency arbitrage, risk management, cash management, international debt and equity financing, and capital market behavior.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
FI312
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FI400 - Cases in Finance

Course Description

This case-centered course reinforces, extends, and applies the concepts, techniques and theories of financial management. The cases deal with issues such as leasing, accounts receivable policy, credit policy, multinational financial management, and leveraged buyouts. Students should learn by study and analysis outside the classroom and by active participation in class discussion. Students will have the opportunity to improve their written and oral communication skills.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
FI333
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FI435 -

Course Description

Hands-on training analyzing portfolio performance in a trading laboratory setting. Students prepare written quarterly and annual performance reporting for the Cline Student Managed Investment Fund securities and make recommendations to adjust current security selections. Professionally manage the funds risk and expected return, effectively communicate trade recommendations at the Limestone Student Research Symposium. The course can be repeated up to 3 times. To count as an elective for the Finance concentration, this course must be repeated 3 times.

 
Credits:
1
Prerequisites
FI335
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FI475 - Diamond Resort Finance Internship

Course Description

The student will be placed at either a Diamond Resort property or headquarters to gain work-related experience.  The student will have a faculty sponsor as well as a supervisor at Diamond Resorts that will supervise the student’s daily activities.  It is expected that the student completes a minimum of 625 hours for 15 semester hours of credit although a maximum of 3 hours can count toward the finance concentration from an internship.  This is a semester-long (16 weeks) internship that may be taken over the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Successful completion of this internship will result in a job offer from Diamond Resorts. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied toward the finance concentration as an elective course. 

 
Credits:
15
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FI490 - Finance Internship

Course Description

The student is placed in a private or public enterprise to gain work-related experience. The student will have a faculty sponsor as well as a supervisor at the enterprise to direct and supervise the student's activities. A student is expected to complete 125 hours or 250 hours for 3 semester hours or 6 semester hours of credit, respectively. A student may take up to 6 semester hours of an internship (in the same field or different field). Note: A student may not take more than 6 semester credit hours of internships.

Credits:
3 or 6
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FI600 - Corporate Financial Management

Course Description

Corporate Financial Management expands on previous coursework and focuses on capital budgeting, cost of capital analysis, return on investments, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and bankruptcy proceedings. Through case studies and problem solving, students will demonstrate proper techniques used in financial analysis and planning. Corporate Financial Management is needed to make decisions in the business world that would enhance corporate value, without taking excessive financial risks.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
AC600