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Course Descriptions : BAFN — Finance

BAFN — Finance
BAFN 231 Legal Environment of Business (3)
Emphasizes public law, regulation of business and various relationships that exist within society, government and business such as: economic regulation, social regulation, laws impacting labor-management issues and environmental concern. (F,S)
BAFN 240 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (3)
Business majors will not receive credit towards their major. Discuss concepts and principles of personal financial planning including personal financial assessment, goal setting, planning and management of personal assets, credit, insurance, investments, estates and taxes.
BAFN 291 Business Statistics I (3)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the computer proficiency exam or BA 101, and MATH 124. Learn the use of statistics in business activities through techniques of descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, statistical estimation, tests of hypotheses and introduction to bi-variate linear regression. (F,S)
BAFN 305 Intermediate Business Statistics (3)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the computer proficiency exam, or BA 101. BAFN 291 and MATH 131 or MATH 176. Majors and minors only. Juniors and above. Topics include a review of statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, ANOVA, simple and multiple regression, forecasting and decision theory. Students will use Excel and a number of web-based databases. (F,S)
BAFN 332 Business Administration and the Law (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 231. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Provides an understanding of the law of business transactions as part of the decision-making process. Topics will include the law of contracts, sales, bailments and negotiable instruments. (F,S)
BAFN 340 Principles of Risk and Insurance (3)
Business majors only. Juniors or above. Theory of risk and risk bearing; arrangements; insurance industry, types of insurers, functions of insurers and government regulation of insurance; social insurance; and basic features of selected insurance contracts. (F,S)
BAFN 370 Business Finance (3)
Prerequisites: BAAC 221 and BAFN 291; ECON 203 and ECON 205. Juniors or above. Examines the basic principles and concepts of financial management. Topics include valuation, risk, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, cost of capital, capital structure and capital budgeting. (F,S)
BAFN 371 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
Prerequisite: ECON 203. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Analyze characteristics and interrelations between money and capital markets and flow of funds. Stress financial institutions' role as intermediaries and effect on economic activity. (F,S)
BAFN 372 Introduction to Real Estate (3)
Juniors or above. Business majors only. Discover important concepts and principles of real estate, especially procedures for evaluating and appraising real estate investments, legal marketing and financing aspects of real estate. (F)
BAFN 375 Multinational Financial Management (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 370. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Addresses the financial characteristics and environment of the multinational corporation. Special attention is focused on how international risk factors and foreign securities markets affect financial decisions. (F,S)
BAFN 379 Investments (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 370. Business majors only. Juniors or above. The study of financial securities, their valuation and the markets where they are traded. Analyze economic and market factors affecting risk, returns, and timing of investment decisions. (F,S)
BAFN 422 Directed Studies (1-3)
Juniors or above. Business majors only. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.
BAFN 441 Estate Planning and Life Insurance (3)
Prerequisites: BAFN 340 and BAAC 325. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Discuss property disposition and estates and trusts, administration of estates, federal estate unified tax, planning through trusts and wills, life insurance and estate planning. (S)
BAFN 442 Topics in Financial Planning (3)
Prerequisites: BAFN 340, BAFN 379. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Provide a comprehensive examination of financial planning concepts and techniques through both class discussion and case analysis. (S)
BAFN 470 Financial Management (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 370 with a minimum grade of “C-”. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Covers advanced concepts and techniques of financial management, especially emphasizing the overall environment and decision making by financial managers. Topics include modern portfolio theory and capital structure theory. (F,S)
BAFN 473 Commercial Bank Management (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 370, BAFN 371. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Investigate the management of banks and other financial institutions. Evaluate decision strategies used to enhance performance in a changing economic and regulatory environment. Review banking principles, current practices problems. (F)
BAFN 474 Case Problems in Financial Management (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 470. Business majors only. Open to finance emphasis students only. Juniors or above. This seminar class involves the comprehensive study of applied financial management, finance, other business skills and financial decision making processes for the firm. Use case study problem solving method. (F,S)
BAFN 478 Student and Foundation Fund (3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 379 and consent of instructor. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Involves students managing a portfolio of funds provided by the UNC Foundation while studying and applying the principles of security analysis and portfolio management. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits. (F,S)
BAFN 479 Portfolio Management(3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 379. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Complete an in-depth research project of an industry and selected firms within the industry, considering near term expected economic climate. Emphasize portfolio theory and recent changes in financial statement presentation. (S)
BAFN 492 Internship in Finance (1-3)
Consent of faculty coordinator. Business majors only. Juniors or above. Get practical experience and opportunities to utilize theory of academic finance courses. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of three credits.
BAFN 495 Special Topics in Finance (1‑3)
Consent of instructor. Business majors only. Juniors or above. This seminar course explores advanced topics in finance. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.