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FIN 200 Personal Finance
Units: 1
Description
Introduces the analytic skills, logical thought processes, and the information literacy necessary for making personal financial decisions. Introduces topics that include: the time value of money, loan assessment, investment vehicles, insurance, taxation, and basic financial and retirement planning

FIN 360 Principles of Financial Management
Units: 1
Description
Analysis and examination of financing, investment, and dividend decisions of business organizations. Financial management in the global environment.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Economics 101-102, and Business Administration 202. Business School major. Business School minor.

FIN 361 Corporate Finance
Units: 1
Description
The study of theory and practice of corporate finance with special emphasis on the evaluation and financing of capital expenditures. The goal is for the student to become thoroughly competent in areas of financial mathematics, capital budgeting analysis, and capital structure theory. Topics covered include decision tree analysis, sensitivity analysis, non scale-enhancing projects, dividend policy, rights offerings, call policy, warrants, convertible debt, international corporate finance, financial distress, and financial planning.
Prerequisites
Finance 360. Business School major.

FIN 363 Risk Management and Insurance
Units: 1
Description
Risk management, principles and theory of insurance, personal and business needs served by insurance.
Prerequisites
Finance 360. Business School major.

FIN 366 Investments
Units: 1
Description
Security markets, investment theory, security valuation and selection. Application of investment concepts. International, derivative, and option markets.
Prerequisites
Finance 360. Business School major.

FIN 368 Directed Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Independent research on a finance topic conducted under the direct supervision of an instructor. Does not count as one of the required finance concentration courses unless written permission is obtained from the department chair in advance.
Prerequisites
Permission of instructor.

FIN 369 Selected Topics in Finance
Units: .5-1
Description
Topics depend on mutual interests of instructor and students. Intended primarily as elective for finance and business administration students.
Prerequisites
Finance 360 and permission of instructor. Business School major.

FIN 461 Cases and Financial Modeling
Units: 1
Description
Case study analysis of corporate financial policies and strategies. Includes development of spreadsheet-based models to analyze corporate financial strategies and valuation issues and an investigation into measuring and managing the value of companies.
Prerequisites
Finance 360, Business School major.

FIN 462 International Financial Management
Units: 1
Description
Focuses on study and analysis of financial markets confronting globally oriented firms. Currency markets, international capital markets, risk exposure, risk management techniques, and valuation principles in global economy. Emphasis on application of financial management principles for multinational firms.
Prerequisites
Finance 360. Business School major.

FIN 463 Deal Structure and Valuation
Units: 1
Description
Focuses on the valuation of non-publicly traded firms and the structure of deals for purchasing such firms. The student will be introduced to the different types of equity investors and debt investors that participate in this type of investment, generally referred to as "private equity". The course extensively utilizes spreadsheet modeling and lectures from practitioners.
Prerequisites
ACCT 201, ECON 101, ECON 102, BUAD202, FIN 360, FIN 366

FIN 465 Technical Analysis
Units: 1
Description
Involves study of supply and demand through data generated by the action of markets and through the study of psychology and behavior of the various market participants. Will cover basic tools of technical analysis including the Dow theory, techniques of chart construction and interpretation, momentum and cycle studies, relative strength, industry group analysis, investor sentiment, contrary opinion, and intermarket relationships. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of these tools to the investment decision-making process for both the short- and long-term. Studies will be taken from both historical and real-time situations.
Prerequisites
Finance 360. Business School major.

FIN 466 Fixed Income and Derivative Securities
Units: 1
Description
Focuses on institutional features, pricing, risk management in fixed income, futures, option, and swap markets. Fixed income topics include bond sectors and yield spreads, arbitrage-free valuation, forward rates and term structure theories, and interest rate risk. Derivatives topics include futures pricing, option payoffs and strategies, option pricing, option sensitivities and hedging, and swaps.
Prerequisites
Finance 366. Business School major.

FIN 467 Portfolio Management and Analysis
Units: 1
Description
Analyzing financial data and analysis of securities. Selection of securities and portfolios to meet investment objectives and measure portfolio performance. International dimensions of portfolio management and risk/return matrix.
Prerequisites
Finance 366. Business School major.

FIN 468 Student-Managed Investment Fund
Units: 1
Description
Authority and attendant responsibilities of managing part of University of Richmond's endowment fund. Initial value of portfolio was $200,000. Enrollment is open to seniors only and is limited. Students enroll in fall semester for two consecutive semesters with grade awarded at end of spring term. Does not count towards the finance concentration.
Prerequisites
Finance 467, permission of department. Business School major.

Undergraduate Finance

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Department Chair
John Earl, Jr., Ph.D.
RSB 325
(804) 289-8589
jearl@richmond.edu

Department Coordinator
Lori Cates
RSB 305
(804) 287-1858 
lreed2@richmond.edu