Curriculum

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GCF Courses
Credit Hours
Financial Management 3.0
Corporate Finance 3.0
Financial Markets and Institutions 3.0
Financial Statement Analysis 3.0

Analytics and Information Management or

Information Systems Ecosystem

3.0
Accounting for Decision Makers* 3.0
Statistics Fundamentals* 1.5
Finance Fundamentals* 1.5
21 Credits

*Up to 3 prerequisite courses (6 credits) may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years. Pass/fail courses will not be eligible for a course waiver.

Recommended Course Sequence

Summer* Fall Spring Summer
ACCT-515 FINC-530 FINC-613 ISYS-611
FINC-501 ACCT-615 FINC-617
STAT-501 ISYS-610

*Students who qualify for waivers for summer semester classes may start in the fall semester.

Course Descriptions

FINC 501-Finance Fundamentals: 1.5 credits
An introduction to fundamental topics that are prerequisites for FINC 530 Financial Management. Topics covered include Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis, Financial Statement Forecasting, and Time Value of Money. Offered online every fall, spring, and summer semester

STAT 501-Statistics Fundamentals: 1.5 credits
Foundation in probability and statistics necessary for students looking to go on to study the application of statistics to business. In this course, students will learn the rules of probability, how to identify and use common probability distributions, and how to conduct basic hypothesis tests. Offered online every fall, spring, and summer semester

ACCT 515-Accounting for Decision Makers: 3 credits
Students will learn a deeper understanding of the accounting cycle used in companies to produce both internal and external financial information. Special emphasis is placed throughout the course on understanding, analyzing and interpreting financial statements and related information.

FINC 530 - Financial Management
Covers the topics of Valuation-stocks, bonds, corporate valuation, interest rates and financial markets, investment decision making (capital budgeting analysis), risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital, market efficiency, and Capital structure. Offered every fall semester; prerequisites: FINC 501, STAT 501, ACCT 515

FINC 613 - Corporate Finance
The course covers advanced topics in financial analysis and decision making, including advanced valuation, short-term finance, long-term finance (debt and equity), capital structure, payout policy, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Offered every spring semester; prerequisites: FINC 530.

FINC - 617 - Financial Markets and Institutions
The course provides advanced coverage of the structure of the finance industry, money and capital markets, derivatives, foreign exchange, central banks and monetary policy, depository institutions and regulation. Offered every spring semester; prerequisites: FINC 530.

ACCT 615 - Financial Statement Analysis
The course provides a deep understanding of financial reporting and analysis for purposes including valuation, credit risk assessment, cash flow measurement, managerial decision making and more. Offered every fall semester; prerequisites: ACCT 515.

ISYS - 610 Analytics and Information Management
Statistical and technical understanding are essential for the Finance professional. This course focuses on creating a solid foundation of technical skills, which will be applied in downstream courses. Topics will include programming concepts and logic, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive statistics, and data storage techniques. Offered in hybrid and online modalities every fall semester; prerequisites: None

ISYS 611 - Information Systems Ecosystem
Within the context of data analytics, this course teaches students to manage information as a strategic asset with the potential to create significant business value. Students will be exposed to various approaches to managing the capture, retention and disposition of information. Special emphasis will be placed on the legal/regulatory, ethical, risk management and cybersecurity requirements of managing information. Topics include the role of information systems in an organization, information systems governance (which is designed to ensure that IT investments create organizational value), data governance (which seeks to ensure that organizational data meet the standards for quality data), and strategies for identifying measurable sources of ROI. Offered in an online modality every summer semester; prerequisites: None