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Finance

Finance
In the College of Business Administration
OFFICE: Student Services 3356 Financial Services. Although the financial services major is
TELEPHONE: 619-594-5323 / FAX: 619-594-3272 based on many of the same analytical skills and theoretical founda-
tions as the finance major, it is designed specifically to prepare
students for careers in one of the segments of the financial services
A member of AACSB International--The Association to Advance industry: securities, banking, insurance, real estate finance and
Collegiate Schools of Business. personal financial planning. It is very common for single firms to own
The Personal Financial Planning Certificate is registered with the subsidiaries in each of these areas, so it is important for graduates
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. entering these fields to be familiar with all aspects of these important
financial sectors.
Faculty Graduates can look forward to analytical, managerial or sales
Emeritus: Block, Bost, Cherin, Gitman, Graf, Hippaka, Houston, careers in the financial services industry. Sales careers include
Nye, Omberg, Reints, Sachdeva, Schmier, Short, Sterk, insurance and securities sales. Analytical careers include loan and
Vandenberg, Warschauer, Wilbur security analysis and personal financial planning. Managerial careers
Chair: Salehizadeh include management in each of the component industries.
Real Estate. The vision of the real estate program at SDSU is to
Professors: Badrinath, Do, Ely, Haddad, Salehizadeh, Song, Varaiya create a ready-day-one educational program for students who aspire
Associate Professors: An, Kim, Pukthuanthong to become future leaders and professionals within the multifaceted
Assistant Professors: Gubellini, Juneja, Lachance, Tang real estate industry. This vision and the changing nature of today's real
Offered by the Department estate market require that graduates receive a complete education
Master of Science degree in business administration. that provides both breadth and depth in this field. Majors in real estate
Master of Business Administration.
receive a solid foundation in business and real estate through required
courses and depth in a particular sub-profession through one of three
Major in finance with the B.S. degree in business administration. specialty tracks: real estate development, mortgage banking, and real
Major in financial services with the B.S. degree in business estate investment advising. Graduates will also be prepared to
administration. continue learning, develop leadership, and contribute to communities
Major in real estate with the B.S. degree in business administration.
as a result of their total degree program experience.
SDSU's program in real estate provides students with analytical
Minor in finance. skills, technical competence to perform market analyses, and an
Minor in real estate. understanding of the tools necessary to perform in today's complex
Certificate in executive financial planner, advanced (refer to the real estate industry. This means each graduate from the real estate
Graduate Bulletin). program should be able to join any real estate organization and make
Certificate in personal financial planning. an impact/contribution from their first day of employment. Graduates
should be capable of making a wide variety of management decisions
The Majors concerning real estate including the ability to apply new economic
concepts and up-to-date analytical tools to the process of real estate
The Department of Finance offers three majors: Finance, Financial decision making. This is in addition to the conventional knowledge
Services, and Real Estate. required for a license.
Finance. All forms of human endeavor involve finance to some Real estate is one of the most dynamic business sectors and largest
degree. Within our economic system, finance is concerned with asset classes in the economy. It is in the midst of a transition from being
capital, which is money or property owned or used in business. primarily locally based to being integrated into the national and global
Finance majors study both the sources and the uses of capital. The economies. Important public and private decisions must be made
finance curriculum revolves around the valuation process in a free every day about the use, management, and disposition of vast real
market system. Once an individual or company can value various estate resources. This, and the changing nature of the financial envi-
alternatives, the allocation of resources and the decision process in ronment in which real estate markets operate, has created demand for
business becomes much simpler. new real estate experts, people not only with basic real estate training,
Students who are interested in business should have a thorough but also with good general business and financial skills. This means
understanding of the financial process. Upon graduation, students that job opportunities for the real estate major are available in a wide
accept a wide variety of positions with business in general. The curric- variety of areas even in times of economic uncertainty. Jobs are found
ulum of the finance major is designed to give the student breadth in a in areas such as development, financing, brokerage, property and
variety of fields in addition to finance and business. asset management, valuation, market analysis, and corporate real
Employment prospects for graduates with finance majors are very estate. SDSU's real estate program recognizes this changing real
good and forecasts remain encouraging. Graduates are typically
found in six types of employment: large and small industrial firms estate environment and prepares majors for these diverse opportuni-
(manufacturers of automobiles, steel, household appliances, and ties. It is the goal of the real estate program at SDSU to provide a high
electronic equipment); service oriented firms (electric power, real level of education, and thus prepare its graduates for job opportunities
estate and retail firms); financial institutions (banks, state and federally in a variety of organizations, large and small, public and private.
chartered savings and loan associations, and insurance companies);
nonprofit enterprises (universities, labor unions, and foundations); and Business Honors Program
private businesses.
The diversity of entry level positions obtained by finance majors The Business Honors Program offers excellent upper division
makes it difficult to describe a typical position. A major in finance does business students the opportunity to explore issues in our local,
not limit career potential to banking or to any single area of business. A regional, and global business environments focusing on the social
large number of individuals go to work for industrial companies in a and ethical responsibility that business has to the community and
variety of entry level positions that allow them to develop into top society. Honors students will enroll in a one unit business honors
decision-making positions with those companies. A significant seminar each semester. During their enrollment they will participate in
number of chief executive officers and other top officers of activities to promote their academic and personal growth,
corporations have followed the "finance path" to the top. documenting their work in a written portfolio.
250 SDSU General Catalog 2012-2013
Finance
Generally, students should apply to this program at the time of Major Academic Plans (MAPs)
application to upper division business. Applicants must submit an
essay with their application. Applicants must have a 3.6 cumulative Visit for the recommended courses
GPA or good standing in the University Honors Program. Students not needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs Web site was
meeting these requirements may petition for admission to the created to help students navigate the course requirements for their
program. Successful completion of the Business Honors Program will majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a
be recognized at graduation. Contact Dr. Carol Venable, School of major preparation course requirement.
Accountancy, for more information about this program.
Statement on Computers Finance Major
Before enrolling in upper division courses in the College of With the B.S. Degree in Business Administration
Business Administration, students must be competent in the operation (Major Code: 05041) (SIMS Code: 222115)
of personal computers, including word processing and spreadsheets. A minor is not required with this major.
Business students are strongly encouraged to have their own Preparation for the Major. Finance 240; Accountancy 201, 202; FIN
computers capable of running word processing, spreadsheet, presen- Business Administration 290; Economics 101, 102; Management
tation, e-mail, and Internet applications such as those found in
packages sold by major software publishers. Availability of on- Information Systems 180; Mathematics 120 (or other approved
campus computing resources can be limited due to increasing calculus course); and Economics 201 or Statistics 119. (27-29 units)
demand across the University. These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC; the minimum
Retention Policy
grade in each class is C. Additional progress requirements must be
met before a student is admitted to an upper division major.
The College of Business Administration expects that all business Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. Passing the
students will make reasonable academic progress towards the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of
degree. Business premajors who have completed major preparatory the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C
courses, earned 60 units, but have less than a 2.9 may be removed (2.0) or better. See "Graduation Requirements" section for a complete
from the premajors and placed in undeclared. Upper division listing of requirements.
business majors earning less than a 2.0 average in their major GPA for Major. Forty-five upper division units consisting of Finance 321,
two consecutive semesters may be removed from business and 323, 325, 327, 329, 423; Accountancy 325, 326; Business Administra-
placed in undeclared. tion 300; Management 350; Management Information Systems 302;
Transfer Credit Business Administration 404 or 458 or Management 405 (3 units);
Marketing 370; and six units of 300-500 level finance courses. A "C"
Lower Division: Courses clearly equivalent in scope and content to (2.0) average is required in the courses stipulated here for the major.
San Diego State University courses required for minors or as prepara- A minimum of 60 units of coursework applicable to the bachelor's
tion for all business majors will be accepted from regionally accredited degree must be completed outside the areas of business administra-
United States institutions and from foreign institutions recognized by
San Diego State University and the College of Business Administration. tion, economics, and statistics.
Upper Division: It is the policy of the San Diego State University
College of Business Administration to accept upper division transfer Financial Services Major
credits where (a) the course content, requirements, and level are equiv-
alent to San Diego State University courses and (b) where the course With the B.S. Degree in Business Administration
was taught in an AACSB International--The Association to Advance (Major Code: 05043) (SIMS Code: 222122)
Collegiate Schools of Business accredited program. Exceptions A minor is not required with this major.
require thorough documentation evidencing the above standards. Preparation for the Major. Finance 240; Accountancy 201, 202;
Impacted Program Business Administration 290; Economics 101, 102; Management
Information Systems 180; Mathematics 120 (or other approved
The majors in the Department of Finance are impacted. Before calculus course); and Economics 201 or Statistics 119. (27-29 units)
enrolling in any upper division courses in business administration, These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC; the minimum
students must advance to an upper division business major and grade in each class is C. Additional progress requirements must be
obtain a business major code. To be admitted to an upper division met before a student is admitted to an upper division major.
business major (accounting, finance, financial services, real estate, Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. Passing the
information systems, management, or marketing), students must meet Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of
the following criteria: the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C
a. Complete with a grade of C or higher: Accountancy 201 and (2.0) or better. See "Graduation Requirements" section for a complete
202; Business Administration 290 (B A 290 is not required for listing of requirements.
the accounting major); Finance 240; Management Information Major. Forty to 41 upper division units consisting of Finance 323,
Systems 180; Economics 101 and 102; Mathematics 120 (or 326, 327, 331, 522, 589; Accountancy 503; Business Administration 300;
other approved calculus course); and either Statistics 119 or Management 350; Management Information Systems 302; Business
Economics 201. These courses cannot be taken for credit/no Administration 404 or 458 or Management 405 (3 units); Marketing 370;
credit (Cr/NC); six to seven units selected from Finance 421, 427, 431, 435*, 585, 590;
b. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units; Accountancy 326; Economics 320 or 422, 490; and Marketing 377. A "C"
c. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.9. (2.0) average is required in the courses stipulated here for the major.
Students who meet all requirements except the GPA may request
to be placed on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list will be * Prerequisite waived for this course.
admitted on space-availability basis only. Contact the Business A minimum of 60 units of coursework applicable to the bachelor's
Advising Center (EBA-448), 619-594-5828, for more information. degree must be completed outside the areas of business administra-
To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements tion, economics, and statistics. This means that at least two units of
for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are electives (upper or lower division) must be completed in areas other
accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment). than business administration, economics, and statistics.
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Finance
Real Estate Major Personal Financial Planning Certificate
With the B.S. Degree in Business Administration (Certificate Code: 90020) (SIMS Code: 226601)
(Major Code: 05111) (SIMS Code: 222192) The purpose of this program is to provide a strong educational
A minor is not required with this major. basis for persons desiring careers in the field of personal financial
Preparation for the Major. Finance 240; Accountancy 201, 202; planning. Two categories of students are admitted: Matriculated
Business Administration 290; Economics 101, 102; Management students who have been admitted to an upper division College of
Information Systems 180; Mathematics 120 (or other approved Business Administration major and nonmatriculated students who
calculus course); and Economics 201 or Statistics 119. (27-29 units)
These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC; the minimum work in the financial services industry, who may take the courses on a
grade in each class is C. Additional progress requirements must be space-available basis.
met before a student is admitted to an upper division major. This certificate is a program registered with the Certified Financial
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. Passing the Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of Prerequisites to the program include Finance 240; Accountancy
the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C 201; Economics 101, 102; and Statistics 119. (15 units.)
(2.0) or better. See "Graduation Requirements" section for a complete The certificate requires 24 units to include Accountancy 503,
listing of requirements. Finance 323, 327, 522, 585, 589, 590, and either Finance 421 or 427.
Major. Forty upper division units consisting of Finance 323, 331, In order to qualify for this certificate a "B-" (2.7) average in the upper
333, 431, 435; Finance 437 or 438; Business Administration 300; Man-
agement 350; Management Information Systems 302; Business division certificate courses is required.
Administration 404 or 458 or Management 405 (3 units); Marketing The adviser for the certificate is Dr. Thomas M.D. Warschauer,
370; and nine additional units selected from Finance 433, Finance 326 Department of Finance. All course units may be used for business
or 421, Finance 437 or 438, and Public Administration 320. A "C" (2.0) majors where applicable. Courses in the certificate may not be
average is required in the courses stipulated here for the major. counted toward the minor.
A minimum of 60 units of coursework applicable to the bachelor's
degree must be completed outside the areas of business administra- Courses (FIN)
tion, economics, and statistics.
Refer to Courses and Curricula and University Policies sections of
Finance Minor this catalog for explanation of the course numbering system, unit or
(Minor Code: 05041) (SIMS Code: 222116)
credit hour, prerequisites, and related information.
The minor in finance consists of a minimum of 18-21 units to LOWER DIVISION COURSES
include Accountancy 201; Finance 321, 323*, 326, 327, and 329; Sta-
tistics 119. FIN 240. Legal Environment of Business (3)
Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but Business legal system, sources of law, social and ethical influ-
may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general ences, judicial and administrative systems, contracts, torts,
education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division bankruptcy, agency, business organizations, securities regulation,
units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University. regulation of property, and protection of intellectual property interests.
Students with a major in the College of Business Administration, Hos-
pitality and Tourism Management, or International Business should FIN 296. Experimental Topics (1-4)
choose courses carefully with an adviser in their major department and Selected topics. May be repeated with new content. See Class
the Business Advising Center (EBA-448). Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of
Students must meet the prerequisites for the minor in effect at 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor's degree.
the time that they declare the minor. Contact the Business Advising
Center (EBA-448) for admissions criteria and procedures. UPPER DIVISION COURSES
(Intended for Undergraduates)
* Finance 323 waived for College of Business Administration, Hospitality and
Tourism Management, and International Business majors. Finance minor is FIN 321. Managerial Economics (3)
not open to Finance, Financial Services, or Real Estate majors. Prerequisite: Approved upper division business major, business minor,
Real Estate Minor
or another major approved by the College of Business Administration.
Role of economic analysis in management decisions. Study of
(Minor Code: 05111) (SIMS Code: 222193) demand, cost, supply theories from a business viewpoint. Emphasis
The minor in real estate consists of a minimum of 15-21 units to on managerial decision making.
include Finance 240, 323*, 331, 431; and six units selected from FIN 323. Fundamentals of Finance (3)
Finance 333, 433, 435, 437, 438. Prerequisite: Approved upper division business major, business
Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may minor, or another major approved by the College of Business Adminis-
be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education tration. Proof of completion of prerequisite required: Change of
requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must major form or other evidence of acceptable major code.
be completed in residence at San Diego State University. Students with Objectives of financial management. Financing the business enter-
a major in the College of Business Administration, Hospitality and prise. Internal financial management. Introduction to the cost of
Tourism Management, or International Business should choose capital, valuation, dividend policy, leverage, international finance, and
courses carefully with an adviser in their major department and the the techniques of present value and its applications. Sources of
Business Advising Center (EBA-448). capital.
Students must meet the prerequisites for the minor in effect at FIN 325. Intermediate Finance (4)
the time that they declare the minor. Contact the Business Advising Prerequisite: Finance 323 with minimum grade of C.
Center (EBA-448) for admissions criteria and procedures. Capital expenditure decision process. Measuring and evaluating
benefits and costs. Cost of capital and the evaluation process. Capital
* Finance 323 waived for College of Business Administration, Hospitality and rationing problems. Risk and uncertainty in decision process. Agency
Tourism Management, and International Business majors. theory, option pricing, and arbitrage pricing in decision process.
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FIN 326. Financial Institutions Management (3) FIN 437. Real Estate Development (3)
Prerequisite: Finance 323. Prerequisites: Finance 431; or Finance 325 and 327.
Financial theory and risk management techniques related to the Real estate development process. Fundamental real estate market
management of financial institutions. Impact of the economic, regula- behavior. Project level proforma and master schedule development.
tory, and technological environments on management of financial insti- Project financing. Shifting priorities and perspectives in due diligence,
tutions. Interaction of institutions within the financial services sector. entitlement, construction, closeout, leasing and occupancy phases.
FIN 327. Investments (3) Case studies for multiple property types.
Prerequisite: Finance 323. FIN 438. Mortgage Banking (3)
Measures of risk and return. Methods of security analysis, valua- Prerequisites: Finance 431; or Finance 325 and 326.
tion, and capital asset pricing model. Portfolio theory and Financing of commercial and residential real estate. Reviews oper-
management; stocks, bonds, options, and futures; hedging; mutual ation and organization of primary and secondary markets for debt and
funds and partnerships; and investment taxation. equity financing instruments. Topics include loan origination, under-
FIN 328. Entrepreneurial Finance (3) writing, servicing and default management, securitization and REITs.
Prerequisite: Finance 323. FIN 496. Selected Topics in Finance (1-4)
Financial management tools and techniques over the stages of life Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. FIN
Selected areas of concern in finance. May be repeated with new
cycle of a venture: development, start up, rapid growth and maturity. content with consent of department chair. See Class Schedule for spe-
Linkages between market opportunity, competitive position, composi- cific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596
tion, and sources of financing of the ventures. courses applicable to a bachelor's degree. Maximum credit six units.
FIN 329. International Business Finance (3) FIN 498. Investigation and Report (1-3)
Prerequisite: Finance 323. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and senior standing.
Foreign exchange markets and instruments; international financial A comprehensive and original study of a problem connected with
institutions; trade and balance of payments; exchange rate behavior finance under the direction of one or more members of the finance
and currency-risk hedging: cross-border investment; applications to staff. May be repeated with new content. Maximum credit six units.
management of international business. FIN 499. Special Study (1-3)
FIN 331. Real Estate Essentials (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: Completion of lower division course requirements in Individual study. Maximum credit six units.
business major or minor.
Fundamental operations of the real estate market; principles of real UPPER DIVISION COURSES
property valuation, financing, law, investment, brokerage, manage- (Also Acceptable for Advanced Degrees)
ment, and development. FIN 522. Individual Insurance Management (3)
FIN 333. Law of Real Property (3) Prerequisite: Undergraduate: Completion of lower division require-
Prerequisite: Finance 331. ments for the major. Graduate: Completion of prerequisite core.
Economic, legal, social, and ethical considerations of individual,
Legal theory and practice of estates in land; landlord and tenant business and group insurance including life, health, property, and lia-
relationships; land transactions; mortgages and trust deeds; ease- bility insurance. Risk exposure and policy analysis.
ments; land use; ownership rights in land; environmental law. FIN 585. Estate Planning Issues and Practice (3)
FIN 421. Portfolio Management and Security Analysis (3) Prerequisite: Undergraduate: Completion of lower division require-
Prerequisite: Finance 327. ments for the major. Graduate: Completion of prerequisite core.
Market efficiency. Risk and utility analysis. Portfolio theory. Security Tax and non-tax issues in establishment of a personal estate plan.
analysis under modern investment theory. Advanced debt Financial and non-financial goals and objectives. Not open to students
management and options techniques. Financial options and futures. with credit in Finance 445 or 705. (Formerly numbered Finance 485.)
Asset allocation and performance evaluation. Limited partnership FIN 589. Personal Financial Planning (3)
investment analysis. Prerequisite: Finance 323.
FIN 423. Financial Analysis and Management (4) Financial planning process including data gathering, cash flow
Prerequisites: Finance 321, 325, and Accountancy 326. and debt considerations. Retirement planning including social secu-
Integration of various aspects of finance, application of financial rity. Education funding. Practice management considerations includ-
theory. Financial decision making in the firm. Case study. ing establishment of ethical and legal client relationships.
FIN 427. Derivatives and Financial Risk Management (3) FIN 590. Personal Financial Planning Practicum (3)
Prerequisite: Finance 323. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Finance 589 or
Introduce derivative instruments such as futures, options and 657.
swaps, nature of their markets and pricing methods. Applications of Preparation of family financial plans using comprehensive cases
those instruments for hedging risks in equities, commodities, and and/or real financial data. Financial planning software. Counseling
exchange rates. and communication skills, behavioral finance, client psychology, prac-
FIN 431. Real Estate Finance (3) tice standards, discipline and ethics. Students may register once at
Prerequisite: Finance 331. the undergraduate level and may repeat with new content at the grad-
Methods of financing real estate; sources of funds; governmental
uate level.
financial agencies; feasibility analysis for various types of properties. FIN 596. Contemporary Topics in Finance (1-3)
Prerequisites: Business major approved by the College of Busi-
FIN 433. Theory of Real Property Value (3) ness Administration and consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: Finance 331. Contemporary topics in modern finance. May be repeated with
Introduction to theories of real property value. Techniques of value new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine
determination. Data analysis techniques. units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a
FIN 435. Real Estate Investment Analysis (3) bachelor's degree. Credit for 596 and 696 applicable to a master's
Prerequisite: Finance 431 or 433. degree with approval of the graduate adviser.
Theories and methods of investment analysis applied to real estate. GRADUATE COURSES
Integration of various aspects of real estate from the investors perspec- Refer to the Graduate Bulletin.
tive. Use of computer models for investment decision making.
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