MSU Billings Catalog

BFIN - Business: Finance

BFIN 305 Financial Planning. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

Organizing and Managing Your Financial Resources, Protecting Your Financial Resources, and Investing and Long-Term Planning. Provides students of all disciplines with an understanding of the strategies and techniques necessary for analyzing financial situations and investment opportunities from an individual’s perspective. Offered ONLY Online.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 316 Quantitative Mthds Bus & Econ. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department chair.

Focuses on basic quantitative techniques and models used by business, finance, and economic decision makers to make optimum decisions in real world situations.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 322 Business Finance. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department.

Treats all forms of business organizations. Emphasizes control, corporate securities, capital and income management, valuation and capitalization, security markets, and other selected topics.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 420 Investments. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and BFIN 322 or consent of department.

Acquaints students with the characteristics of various types of investment securities, the evaluation of certain risks and rewards associated with investment securities, and an understanding of the principles underlying the selection of a portfolio of investment securities.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 422 Intermediate Business Finance. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and BFIN 322 or consent of department.

Gives students who are especially interested in finance an opportunity to learn in greater detail subjects covered in BFIN 322 and to study advanced concepts and techniques useful in the financial world by use of real world case analyses.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 455 Money and Banking. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and BFIN 322, or consent of department.

Covers the mechanics of financial markets, the impact of fiscal and monetary policies, banking and financial institutions and instruments used by business and government, the relationships between interest rates, security prices, risk, exchange rates and world financial markets.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 460 Derivatives and Risk Managemen. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): BFIN 322, BFIN 455, BFIN 420 or consent of department.

Provides an introduction to derivative securities, their markets and the relation to the markets for real and financial assets. Focuses on the trading and valuation of futures, options and swaps; their uses and misuses; and their role in financial risk management.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 490 Undergraduate Research. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ECNS 300, ECNS 302, ECNS 403 or consent of department.

Combines statistical and econometric techniques with economic and financial theories to conduct rigorous research projects in the areas of economics and finance. The project is similar to a thesis and is the sole factor used to determine the course grade.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 492 Independent Study. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing, consent of department, and approval of the College of Business Academic Policy Committee (CBAPC).

Provides outstanding junior and senior students an opportunity to explore material not covered by regular Finance courses. Students must complete a Request for Independent Study form and have it approved by CBAPC.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

BFIN 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and consent of department.

Provides advanced students an opportunity to intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of Finance.

Department: College of Business-All Depts