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					California State University, Fullerton
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
MBA – CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE APPROVAL SHEET

Concentration: Finance
Name: Email Address: Phone Number: Semester & Year admitted: The Department of Finance has put together a list of courses to choose from. If you are unsure what courses would be useful for your professional, personal, or educational goals please contact the Department Chair of Finance at (714)278-2217 to schedule a personal consultation. Concentration courses are offered less frequently then required courses. It is required that you pick your concentration courses within the first semester in the program so that you have the opportunity to enroll in the courses as they are offered.         Please select concentration coursework and alternatives from the attached pre-approved list. This Concentration Approval Form must be submitted to the New Admit Advisor prior to enrolling in any concentration electives and by the appropriate deadlines found in your Graduate Programs Handbook. Similarly, any changes to your concentration approval form must also be re-submitted prior to enrolling. Electives must include six units (2 courses) at the graduate (500) Level. No course numbered below 400 may be used. Courses on your Advising Worksheet (Study Plan), waived or required, may not be used as concentration electives. Please note that the independent study course (599) requires special approval using a different format. Please note prerequisites when selecting concentration courses. You are responsible for completing any prerequisite coursework required. Future course schedules typically follow past schedules – and these are also posted on the Department’s homepage. CWID#

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Section A - Electives (12 units) - Courses chosen from the attached list are pre-approved and signature approval is “not” required. Please send a copy of this form directly to the New Admit Advisor at newadmit@fullerton.edu 1) 2) 3) 4) 500 Level: 500 Level: 400/500 Level: 400/500 Level:

Section B - a signature is only required if courses are not listed on the pre-approved list below. Any deviation from the pre-approved concentration coursework list must be approved by the Department Chair prior to enrolling in courses. To obtain approval submit this form to the Department Chair for a signature and return a copy to your graduate programs advisor. Request to deviate from pre-approved courses: Signature:
Department Chair

APPROVED DENIED Date:

The Finance concentration consists of 12 units of coursework in the same discipline. Concentration coursework must include six units (2 courses), of Finance coursework, at the graduate (500) level. The other six units (2 courses), of Finance coursework, may be (400 or 500) level coursework. No courses numbered below 400 may be used as a concentration course (no exceptions).

List of Pre-Approved Finance Courses to Pick From
400 Level Courses (pick no more than two) Corporate/International Financial Management FIN 432 Financial Forecasting and Budgeting -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Forecasting in financial management; profit planning and control process; goals, technical procedures, and effects of budgeting; mechanics of forecasting and budgeting, follow up and control. Units: (3) FIN 463 Corporate Compliance, Regulation and Ethics -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517 or Fin320 and Mgmt518 or Mgmt246. This course examines how organizations can best assess and manage their exposure to legal, regulatory, and ethical issues through corporate compliance programs. Units: (3) Financial Institutions FIN 425 Commercial Bank and Financial Institution Management -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. The solution of financial institution problems. Major financial intermediaries and the decision-making problems they face. Regulation and its effect on management operations. Group problems and case studies. Units: (3) FIN 444 Options and Futures -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 541. Put and call options, option pricing theory and models. Financial futures pricing, hedging strategies and models. Institutional characteristics of futures trading. Options and futures on stock indices. Options on futures, theoretical relationship between options and futures. Units: (3) Insurance & Financial Service FIN 560 Corporate Risk Management and Insurance Seminar -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Examines how organizations can best assess and manage their exposure to legal, regulatory, and ethical issues through corporate compliance programs. Units: (3)

FIN 410 Theory & Practice of Personal Financial Planning -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Developing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive personal financial plans. Includes risk management, investments, taxation, retirement and estate planning, as well as professional practices. Units: (3) FIN 411 Retirement and Estate Planning -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Development of retirement objectives, needs and financial condition. Forecasting retirement income from employer based retirement plans, IRAs, insurance policies, social security, and investment programs. Medicare, medical, group life and health benefits after retirement. Property titling, wills and transfers in contemplation of death. Units: (3) FIN 461 Business Property and Liability Risk Management -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 360. Course covers the duties and functions of a corporate risk manager, the major commercial property liability lines including business income, general liability, commercial auto workers compensation, business owner insurance, and operation of property liability insurers.

FIN 462 Life and Health Insurance -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 360. Course covers the analysis of various types of life annuity and health insurance contracts, major employee benefit plans adopted by corporations and the organization and management of life and health insurance companies. Units: (3) FIN 464 Insurance Marketing and Distribution Strategies -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Fin517 or Fin320 and Mktg519 or Mktg351. Provides an overview of the practices and procedures involved in insurance marketing and distribution; Analyzes the insurance marketing environment, marketing strategies, and product promotion; introduces insurance distribution channels and sales force management techniques. Units: (3) Investments/Financial Planning FIN 410 Theory & Practice of Personal Financial Planning -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Developing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive personal financial plans. Includes risk management, investments, taxation, retirement and estate planning, as well as professional practices. Units: (3) FIN 411 Retirement and Estate Planning -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 517. Development of retirement objectives, needs and financial condition. Forecasting retirement income from employer based retirement plans, IRAs, insurance policies, social security, and investment programs. Medicare, medical, group life and health benefits after retirement. Property titling, wills and transfers in contemplation of death. Units: (3) FIN 444 Options and Futures -- Finance Description: Prerequisite: Finance 541. Put and call options, option pricing theory and models. Financial futures pricing, hedging strategies and models. Institutional characteristics of futures trading. Options and futures on stock indices. Options on futures, theoretical relationship between options and futures. Units: (3) 500 Level Courses (pick two-four)

FIN 523 Seminar in Corporate Financial Management -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517. The analysis of the financial decision-making process through case studies and seminar presentations. Current financial theory and models. International applications. Units: (3) FIN 533 Seminar in Financial Administration -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 523 and classified CBE status. Optimal financing and asset administration; advanced techniques of capital budgeting; application of analytical methods to the administration of the finance function of the business firm. Units: (3) FIN 541 Seminar in Investment Management -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517. Problems of investment and portfolio management; concepts of risk evaluation and investment criteria; analysis of interest rate movements; investment valuation and timing; regulation and administrative problems of the industry. Students may not receive credit for both Finance 442 and 541. Units: (3) FIN 543 Entrepreneurial Finance -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517, Accounting 510 and Accounting 511. This course deals with financing a new/small firm including forecasting the firm’s investment needs, raising short-term funding and banking relationships, managing working capital, making fixed assert investment and managing risk. Units: (3) FIN 551 Seminar in Real Estate Investment -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517. Problems of real estate investment; concepts of evaluation and investment criteria; analysis of real property values; real estate development and financing. Case studies.

Units: (3) FIN 570 Seminar in International Financial Management -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517. The financial problems of the multinational firm. International financing instruments, capital investment decisions, and constraints on the profitability of multinational businesses. Units: (3) FIN 599 Independent Graduate Research -- Finance Description: Prerequisites: Finance 517 or equivalent and classified CBE status, consent of instructor and approval by Department Chair and Associate Dean. May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation. Units: (3)