BNF - BANKING AND FINANCE

BNF-101 Principles of Banking

This course presents the fundamentals of bank and financial services functions in a descriptive fashion so that the beginner banker may acquire a broad and operational perspective. Topics considered include fundamentals of negotiable instruments, contemporary banking issues, and developments within the banking industry. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

BNF-102 Personal Finance and Money Management

This course provides students with a basic understanding of personal finance so that they may properly manage their own financial affairs. Topics include: financial planning, budgeting and income taxes; managing savings plans, credit cards and debt problems; renting vs. buying; health, disability and life insurance; investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds; and retirement planning, wills and estate planning. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

BNF-103 Sports Finance

This course provides students with a foundation of financial practices associated with the sports industry. Analysis of financial statements, risk, time value of money, financial ratios, budgeting, debt and equity financing, facility financing, park and recreation agencies, feasibility studies, and other relevant financial matters associated with college athletics and professional sports. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

BNF-201 Principles of Finance

This course provides the beginning student with awareness and a basic conceptual understanding of financial theory and practice. Topics considered include financial analysis and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, long term financing, financial leverage, and financial ratios. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ACC-110, BUS-101

BNF-202 Asset Management

This course provides an overview of the asset management industry, the products and services it provides, and how assets management professionals can help potential and existing customers. Principal topics covered are: types of assets, investment vehicles, agencies, wills and the probate process, customer relationships, guardianships and Powers of Attorney, personal trusts andselling, hedge funds, marketing and competition. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BNF-101 or BUS-101

BNF-203 Cash Management

This course introduces the student to the importance of cash management in business and the basic concepts of cash, credit and collection. Topics include cash management tools, the payments system, international cash management, general uses of credit, use of financial statements and financial ratios to make credit-related decisions, and policies and procedures for handling collections. Other topics, such as technology, customer relationship, banking relationship, and finance companies, may be included. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ACC-110, BUS-101

BNF-207 Principles of Investment and Portfolio Management

This course examines investment instruments, the investment process and markets and investment strategies. Students will explore the characteristics of stocks, bonds, options, futures, and other investment vehicles. Portfolio theory will be studied. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ACC-110, BUS-101

BNF-208 International Finance

This course provides students with an understanding of international financial transactions. Topics covered included balance of payment problems with their attendant trade barriers and restrictions, methods of payment and their inherent risks, and strategies to optimize export financing and foreign capital investment yields. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

[BUS-201 or BUS-262], ACC-110

BNF-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Banking and Finance]

This course is a recommended elective for all students who are pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in the Banking, Credit and Finance curriculum. It is designed to provide practical banking and/or credit management experience in a college-approved work environment. All job situations are monitored by the college for their conformity to established guidelines for suchcourses. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 1 lecture, 2 credits plus 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

BNF-101

BNF-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Banking and Finance]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised experience in various areas of finance and banking. Through on-the-job experience, students acquire some of the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in these fields. Students are supervised by a faculty member and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 1 lecture, 3 credits plus 225 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BNF-101, BNF-102, BNF-203