Metropolitan State University

FIN 390 : Principles of Finance

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
MATH 115 College Algebra AND
STAT 201 Statistics I


ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
MATH 210 Calculus I AND
STAT 201 Statistics I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course introduces the application to financial decision-making of mathematics, statistics, economic theory, and accounting procedures. The two central ideas are time value of money and the relationship between expected return and risk, and how these ideas are used to value bonds, stocks, and other financial securities, and to make capital investment decisions.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/10/2004 - 12/16/2006 12/17/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Understand the time value of money.
  2. Be able to analyze and evaluate investment projects.
  3. Understand the principles of asset pricing and be able to price some financial assets, such as stock and bond.
  4. Understand the trade-off between risk and return and be able to estimate a fair return.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information