Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Programs
Study of selected topics.
This course provides basic financial information an informed individual should understand in order to successfully reach their personal goals. Topics include budgeting, goal setting, the process of accumulating and protecting wealth, use of credit, the car and housing decisions, and risk management. Emphasis is on understanding how our behaviors affect successfully reaching these goals and how to improve decision making.
This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of Wall Street while learning how to utilize Bloomberg Terminals to gain practical knowledge and experience. The Bloomberg Lab and Trading Room provides students with access to the comprehensive data system used by major national and international companies, financial organizations, and government agencies. Students are required to complete Bloomberg Market Concepts program and earn a Bloomberg Certification, of value to many employers. Students will utilize an interactive trading game to experience the role of Wall Street traders and market makers.
Financial analysis, planning, and control in the business enterprise. An introduction to budgeting, problems in long- and short-term financing, sources of capital and financial markets.
Introduction to the legal environment of business, providing the student with an understanding of the nature of public law and the regulation of business and of the basic principles that control business practices.
This course will focus on the identification and management of legal issues and problems that confront businesses taking part in the rapidly growing internet economy. Issues will include the establishment and protection of an online identity, electronic contracting, libel, product and firm disparagement, and unfair consumer practices.
Available for pass/fail grading only. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Student participation in a professional work experience. Approval for enrollment and allowable credits is determined by the Finance department chair and the Career Development Services in the semester prior to enrollment. A transfer student must have completed one semester at Old Dominion University.
A special honors section of FIN 323. Open only to students in the Honors Program in Business Administration.
A special honors section of FIN 331. Open only to students in the Honors Program in Business Administration.
This course is designed to provide students with a background in the field of estate planing. Topics will include wills and trusts, the probate system, estate and gift taxation, and fiduciary income taxation.
This course is designed to provide students majoring in personal financial planning with the ability to integrate technical material from previous coursework and prepare a comprehensive financial plan. Emphasis will be on integrating knowledge, preparing a financial plan, and effectively communicating with a client. Case studies will be emphasized.
This course develops the financial tools and knowledge needed to select among alternative financial assets. The emphasis is on the individual investor. Real world experience includes stock analysis, portfolio simulations and interactions with professionals in the securities industry.
Theoretical framework relevant to decision making in financial management; capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, and working capital management.
An introduction to the understanding of futures and options. Basic features and trading mechanisms; valuation of financial derivatives; methods of managing financial risk; arbitrage techniques; and speculation strategies.
An examination of the objectives, functions, policies, organizational practices, and government regulations of financial institutions.
Financial decision making involving flow and funds across national boundaries.
Application of financial theory and techniques to the analysis and solution of actual financial problems. Case analysis.
This course is designed to provide students with experience managing an investment fund. The students will apply the theoretical knowledge of finance to manage a real portfolio.
For advanced students in financial management.
Real Estate (REST)
The fundamentals of real estate productivity and value are developed. Legal elements of real estate transactions, physical aspects of real estate location and production, and economic factors pertinent to real estate.
A faculty supervised, professionally oriented project. Approval for enrollment and allowable credits is determined by the department chair. A transfer student must have completed one semester at Old Dominion University.
This course explores the different financing and ownership arrangements used in real estate transactions.
Economic theories of value applied to real estate as a guide to business decisions.
Examination of developments in real estate valuation and investment with use of computer terminal models.
For advanced students in real estate.
Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)
Recommended elective for non-business as well as business majors. The primary focus of this introductory course is on evaluating life, health, retirement, property, liability and personnel exposures to loss and analyzing the methods for managing these risks. Risk management and insurance techniques for dealing with potential losses to individuals and organizations will be emphasized. Classwork and a group project will also cover emerging risks, such as cyber risk, and technologies disrupting the industry. Students receiving a B or better in this course can have it count as the CPCU 500 course of the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.
Available for pass/fail grading only. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 credits. Approval for enrollment and allowable credits are determined by the risk management and insurance advisor and Career Development Services in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs.
A faculty supervised, professionally oriented project. Approval for enrollment and allowable credits is determined by the Risk Management advisor. A transfer student must have completed one semester at Old Dominion University.
This course uses a broad-based financial planning approach in considering the nature and importance of individual life and health risks and uses of individual life and health insurance in treating these risks. The implications of various legal, tax, and accounting considerations on businesses and individuals are discussed. The course also provides an overview of the operational aspects of life insurers, including organization, underwriting, actuarial, reinsurance, marketing, investment, taxation, and accounting functions. Cases are employed.
This course considers the ability of group insurance and other private pooling mechanisms to alleviate the financial problems arising from death, disability, medical treatment and retirement. Primary emphasis on design, tax and administrative characteristics as they relate to employer-sponsored benefit programs. Cases are employed.
The course provides a broad overview of the operational activities and current problems of property and liability insurance companies, including organization, regulation, pricing, underwriting, claims, reinsurance, marketing, investment, and accounting functions. Classwork and a group project will also cover emerging risks, such as cyber risk, and technologies disrupting the industry. Students receiving a B or better in this course can have it count as the CPCU 520 course of the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation.
Recommended elective for non-business as well as business majors. This course focuses on the risk analysis and control phases of the risk management process in business and governmental organizations. Particular attention is paid to the recognition, measurement, and treatment of traditional and emerging risks, risk financing options other than commercial insurance, and decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Classwork and a group project will also cover emerging risks, such as cyber risk, and technologies disrupting the industry.
This course is designed as a capstone course for students majoring or minoring in risk management and insurance. The class will be introduced to all aspects of enterprise risk management (ERM), which is the emerging paradigm in risk management. Classwork and a group project will also cover emerging risks, such as cyber risk, and technologies disrupting the industry.
For advanced students in risk management and insurance.