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Undergraduate Finance & Business Law

2018 Spring Term

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3 Units

CONSUMER FINANCE

Finance & Business Law 101

This course is an introduction to personal finance and consumer education. It includes such topics as: personal and household resources; utilizing sources of consumer information and protection; handling the continuous decisions encountered with personal finance relative to goals; financial analysis; understanding insurance, income taxes, banking & borrowing (credit management); housing operation; and saving & investing.


3 Units

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Finance & Business Law 341

An introduction to business and the law. Includes topics such as legal systems, court procedure, business torts and crimes, contracts and related areas of the Uniform Commerical Code, government regulation of business, and the ethical and legal rights and duties of individuals and businesses in our society.


3 Units

ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Finance & Business Law 342

This course provides an advanced study of the law for business or pre-law students, including an examination of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Law of Sales, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions and Documents of Title. This course also includes a study of the Law of Business Entities and Creditor and Debtor Relations.


3 Units

BUSINESS FINANCE

Finance & Business Law 344

Problems of financing long-run funds requirements of the business enterprise to include reserve and dividend policies, promotion, expansion, combination of business, planning, planning of capital structure, legal forms of business enterprise.


3 Units

INVESTMENTS

Finance & Business Law 345

A study of the various types of investments available, the markets in which they are traded, the techniques used to make sound investment decisions, and the factors which affect those decisions for various types of investors.


3 Units

REAL ESTATE

Finance & Business Law 348

Designed to integrate the theory and practice of real estate operations through a discussion of the following areas: Urban structure and urban growth, the urban economy, appraisal analysis, property development and real estate investments analysis.


3 Units

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Finance & Business Law 360

Survey of institutional arrangements through which funds are accumulated and made available to consumers, farmers, business and government. An understanding of the behavior of the non-monetary as well as the money and capital markets is developed.


3 Units

ESSENTIALS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

Finance & Business Law 401

This course serves as an introduction to the occupational area of Financial Planning and surveys the following topics: determining financial objectives, formulating investment objectives, tax planning, insurance planning, and retirement and estate planning.


3 Units

ADVANCED RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Finance & Business Law 402

This course is an advanced study of the various disciplines in the financial planning industry, specializing in retirement planning for businesses and individuals. Students will further their understanding of the financial services industry through the exploration of the regulatory environment of the practices of financial planning and its integrated disciplines, such as investments and insurance.


3 Units

MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE

Finance & Business Law 410

Application of financial theory to multinational firms. The course includes an investigation of: determinants of international portfolio and direct investment, management of foreign exchange positions, a survey of the international financial environment, multinational credit institutions and markets and taxation.


3 Units

WATER LAW

Finance & Business Law 440

Legal and policy issues related to the allocation and protection of freshwater. The right to surface and ground waters in eastern riparian and western prior appropriation systems, public rights in water, federal and Indian water rights, resolving transboundary water conflicts, and environmental law impacts on water rights. Particular attention is paid to Wisconsin and Great Lakes.


3 Units

ESTATES AND TRUSTS

Finance & Business Law 442

A study of the substantive and procedural laws relating to wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, fiduciaries, estate taxation, retirement, and end-of-life planning.


3 Units

LABOR LAW

Finance & Business Law 443

A legalistic introduction to labor law through a study of cases and related statutes of those general principles important to both workers and management. The study of these materials will aid management and labor in understanding the position of the law in determining and providing a solution to labor law problems.


3 Units

CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

Finance & Business Law 444

An advanced study of the requirements for and sources of funds in the business organizations. The course deals with both long and short-term aspects of finance with emphasis placed on analysis and decision making.


3 Units

INSURANCE

Finance & Business Law 446

Principles of risk and insurance and their applications to business management and personal affairs. Analysis of concepts and methods of handling risks; insurance carriers and contracts; survey of policies for fire insurance, business interruption, liability, automobile, life and health.


3 Units

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Finance & Business Law 455

Every business activity is affected by the issues of corporate governance and administrative law. This course will examine how modern corporations are governed and to whom they are responsible. The course explores business, financial, political, ethical, and legal issues affecting systems by which corporations are directed and controlled.Students will examine the nature of the corporation, the basic theory of the firm, the internal and external architecture of corporate governance, the role of regulatory authorities, models of corporate governance, principal-agent theory within the corporate context, as well as corporate culture, corruption, management and board compensation, sustainability, and conceptions of social responsibility.The course will focus on both the theoretical and policy implications of corporate governance, including legislation implemented to effect reforms and set new standards in the wake of corporate scandals. Although the central focus of the course is U.S. corporate governance, systems used in other countries and the trend toward international convergence in corporate governance is also examined.


3 Units

SECURITY ANALYSIS

Finance & Business Law 456

A detailed examination of the various classes of securities available for investors, and the development of techniques used to reach dependable conclusions as to the safety and attractiveness of a given security at the current market price or at some assumed price.


3 Units

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Finance & Business Law 457

A course covering all phases of the site selection, development, marketing, and business organization. The course deals with both long and short-term leasing, financing, appraising, development of industrial parks, rehabilitation, investment in, management of, zoning and tax factors of industrial and corporate real estate.


3 Units

ADVANCED LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND PENSIONS

Finance & Business Law 464

Consideration of advanced topics in life and health insurance. Among topics covered are principles underlying life insurance, individual life insurance contracts, business uses of life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, individual health coverages, group insurance principles and uses and pensions. Instructor Consent required.


3 Units

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH BLOOMBERG, MORNINGSTAR AND EXCEL

Finance & Business Law 472

The purpose of this course is to provide students with hands-on experience using Bloomberg and Morningstar data services, financial analysis and modeling in Excel. Course material will include training on Bloomberg and Morningstar tools and functions, and downloading electronic databases into Excel models to perform financial analysis.


3 Units

APPLIED INVESTMENTS

Finance & Business Law 484

Students will gain hands-on experience by managing a real portfolio of securities. After developing a group investment philosophy, they will analyze the current holdings, investigate other alternatives, and make buy and sell decisions as a group. Presentations of the students' research will be made to an advisory board made up of faculty and investment professionals.


1-3 Units

INTERNSHIP

Finance & Business Law 493

This is an opportunity for a finance student to gain practical experience in a business before graduation. The experience will supplement the students' academic work in preparation for a career in business. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in the major. Department Consent required.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Finance & Business Law 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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