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FIRE 201. Introduction to Money Management

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Managing personal wealth. Making the most of available financial resources through informed decisions about saving, investing, borrowing, and use of insurance to manage risks.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FIRE 371. Managerial Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic concepts in finance: Time value of money, financial ratio analysis, and security valuation. Corporate financial decisions: capital budgeting, choice of capital structure, and working capital management.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 372. Entrepreneurial Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Financial issues affecting start-up companies; venture capital markets; private equity and debt financing; valuing small companies; harvesting methods.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 373. Investment Principles

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Types of investment securities; security market operations; investment policies; security analysis and valuation principles: risk, return, and portfolio analysis; personal investment principles.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 375. Risk Management and Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Management of risk in a business setting; control of property, liability, and personnel risks; risk financing including self insurance, group retention and insurance, decision-making: introduction to the insurance industry.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 378. Real Estate Principles

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introductory real estate: contracts, finance, investment, appraisal, owning vs. renting, taxation and closings. Approved for pre-license education under Ch. 82, MN Real Estate License Law.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 386. Real Estate Property Management

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Techniques and scope for property management. Owner relations, record keeping, marketing and leasing, tenant administration, maintenance, and staffing, management of residential, commercial and office properties.
Prerequisites: FIRE 378 or permission of department
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 427. International Accounting and Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: On the basis of the analysis of annual reports, students will be given an overivew of the differences existing in financial reporting systems in foreign countries. Insight into the state-of-the-art techniques in risk adjusted capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: ACCT 291, ACCT 292, FIRE 371
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FIRE 444. Internship in Business

Credits: 3-15 View Details
Description: Participation in a full-time paid position with a cooperating business, governmental, or civic organization whose program has been approved in advance by the department in which the student has an approved major. Credits are provided upon completion of all requirements of which 3 credits applied to the required electives under the major program and the remaining credits apply to university electives for graduation. Permission of department.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 471. Corporate Financial Policies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Corporate financial decision making; adjustments to changing conditions; market structure and corporate capital instruments; capital market movements and financial decisions.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 472. Financial Institutions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Role in the economy; current issues/controversies in banking and intermediation; international aspects of financial intermediation.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 473. International Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foreign exchange, currency and derivative markets, currency risk management, international investment and financing decisions, multinational corporate financial decisions.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 474. Security Analysis

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Organization of securities markets, risk and return analysis, modern portfolio theory, efficient market theory, fixed income securities, equity securities, and derivative securities.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371, FIRE 373
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 475. Life and Health Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Individual life and health insurance and employee benefits; estate and financial planning; insurance company management and operations; regulation; public policy issues.
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 476. Property and Liability Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Property and liability risks; contracts, insurance law and regulation; company management and operations.
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 479. Social Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic security; public and worker's compensation programs designed to alleviate the perils of premature death, poor health, retirement, unemployment, and poverty. Program structure, financing, policy.
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 480. Employee Benefits and Group Insurance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Employee benefit plan design, group insurance contract provisions, group life and health coverage, pension plans, costs containment, and taxation.
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 481. Financial Derivatives

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Characteristics and functions of financial derivatives. Corporate risk management applications of financial derivatives. Pricing models of derivatives and trading strategies using derivatives to hedge financial risks.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371, FIRE 471
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 483. Real Estate Finance and Investments

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cash flows generated by commercial investment real property, from both the lender's and investor's viewpoint. Ratio and return analysis. Primary and secondary mortgage markets.
Prerequisites: FIRE 378
Semester Offered: Fall


FIRE 484. Real Estate Appraisal

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cost, income, and market approaches to value of real property assets. Professional narrative appraisal employing comparable sales analysis, depreciated cost analysis and discounted cash flow analysis. Professional ethics and uniform standards of professional appraisal practice.
Prerequisites: FIRE 378
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 487. Management of Financial Institutions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Decision making in commercial banks and other depository institutions. Asset, liability, and capital management issues. Lending, depository and trust functions.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371
Semester Offered: Spring


FIRE 490. Topics in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Cases and/or student research, class involvement. Options and futures, mergers and acquisitions, health care finance, real estate brokerage, capital investment decisions, and emerging issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


FIRE 491. Managing an Investment Fund

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Students manage an actual investment fund for the University Foundation, acting as security analysts, investment advisers, and portfolio managers.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


FIRE 498. Business Consulting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Teams of students work as consultants to area businesses and non-profit organizations to diagnose and solve actual business problems. Written and oral report required.
Prerequisites: FIRE 371; MKGB 320; ACCT 292; BCIS 240, BCIS 241; MGMT 301; and permission of department.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


FIRE 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


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