Finance Courses

FIN 151 - Risk Management and Insurance

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to risk and methods of insurance. The objective of this course is to enable the student to develop an understanding of the many types of exposure to loss, the alternative methods of treating such exposures, and the role of insurance in personal and business affairs. Consideration is given to the legal framework surrounding the insurance mechanism. In addition, the regulation of insurance is discussed.

Offered Online: Yes

FIN 155 - Property and Liability Insurance

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth overview of property and liability insurance and specifically addresses insurance concepts and situations dealing with losses from natural disasters including those caused by flood, hurricane, drought, and fires. Students learn the role of property and liability insurance in these situations. This course, along with others, supports preparation for the brokerage insurance licensing exams.

Prerequisite:

FIN 151, which may be taken concurrently

FIN 160 - Personal Insurance

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

FIN 160 provides an in-depth overview of property and casualty personal insurance policies, including personal, auto, homeowners, and others including personal loss exposures. This course also covers the loss, exposures, and planning needed to manage premature death, retirement, disability, and illness. This course, along with others, supports preparation for the brokerage insurance licensing exams. 

Prerequisite:

FIN 151, which may be taken concurrently.

FIN 165 - Commercial Insurance

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an in-depth overview of commercial insurance policies as they relate to property and liability. This includes commercial property, business income, commercial crime, equipment breakdown, general liability, commercial auto, workers compensation and employer’s liability, businessowners, farm and specialty coverages. This course, along with others, supports preparation for the brokerage insurance licensing exams.

Prerequisite:

FIN 151, which may be taken concurrently

FIN 190 - Personal and Consumer Finance

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares students to understand and apply the fundamentals of personal finance management. Students will be able to assess their personal financial literacy, establish financial goals and develop a strategy to achieve desired personal finance goals. Topics covered include: budgeting, banking and financial transactions; consumer credit principles including maintaining and restoring credit, and current regulations and practices that govern consumer financial transactions; banking services and products including housing financing; personal insurance basics; investment basics and their application to retirement planning ; the role of financial counselors and required skills sets; financial planning for postsecondary education. This course will be open to students who are in or have placed into ENGL 098 or higher.