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FI 352 Financial Management (Corporate Finance) (4)
Study of the financial management of the typical corporation. Topics include stock valuation, risk analysis, capital structure, dividend policy and capital budgeting. Current developments such as mergers and acquisitions, new securities, and small business finance are also studied. Prerequisites: AC 231 and EC 105.

FI 353 Investments (4)
An understanding of the mechanics of the securities market, the investment media, security selection and analysis, and the formulation of investment policy for individuals. Prerequisite: FI 352.

FI 355 Financial Institutions Management (4)
Comprehensive survey of the role of the each of the major financial institutions in our economy. The emphasis of the course is on the management of these institutions. Prerequisites: EC 105 and AC 231.

FI 357 International Finance (4)
Theories and practical aspects of international finance. Topics analyzed include: international payments mechanism, exchange market operations, international capital movements, risk evaluation and protection, capital budgeting, and international financial institutions. Prerequisite: EC 105.

FI 362 Corporate Risk Management (4)
This course examines the scientific approach to the problem of dealing with the risks that companies face today. Students will learn to develop comprehensive risk management plans incorporating identification, control, and financing of all corporate. Prerequisite: EC 245.
 
FI 406 Investment Practicum (1-6)
This course is designed to teach students how to invest their money wisely and to familiarize students with the different available investment instruments. Students in this course participate in the Illinois College Warren Billhartz Student Investment Organization. Through this organization, students gain firsthand experience, using real-world money and investments, with the effects markets have on investment portfolios. All final investment decisions are made by the participating students with the guidance of economics/business faculty and investment professionals. This course is open to students of all majors at Illinois College.

FI 461, 462 Independent Study in Finance (1 - 4)

FI 463, 464 Internship in Finance (1 - 4)
A practical application of theoretical skills in actual job related situations. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Open to junior and senior majors. Prerequisite: consent of the department chair.

FI 465, 466 Independent Study in Finance (1 - 4)

FI 485 Financial Analysis and Reporting (4)
(See AC 485.)