Banking and Finance

BAFN 1100 INTRODUCTION TO BANKING AND FINANCE (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course introduces the student to the history, documents, and operational functions of the banking industry.

BAFN 1105 BANK BUSINESS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 1011 or MATH 1111
The course emphasizes basic calculator functions with problem solving, types of banking equipment, teller skills and duties and procedures for bank reconciliations.

BAFN 1110 MONEY AND BANKING (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
The course emphasizes the relevance of monetary instruments, financial intermediaries, and the central banks as they impact local, state, national, and international economics. Topics include the history and evolution of financial institutions, monetary instruments and flow; and central banking, operations, and policies.

BAFN 1115 PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides knowledge and applications in the management of personal and consumer finance. Topics include record keeping, budgeting, credit principles, investment principles, and forecasting.

BAFN 1300 INTERNSHIP (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 1110, ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1101
This course introduces the application and reinforcement of banking and finance and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into banking and finances applications on the job. The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, required weekly seminars, and required practiced or on-the-job training.

BAFN 2200 FINANCE (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ACCT 1100
This course provides an introduction to financial markets, institutions, and management in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the financial markets in which funds are traded, the financial institutions participating in facilitating the trade of such funds, and the financial principles and concepts behind sound financial management. Topics include financial systems of the United States, business finance management, and financing other sectors of the economy.

BAFN 2205 REAL ESTATE FINANCE (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
Emphasizes the relevance of land value, legal titles, legal descriptions, types of real estate finance, leverage of real estate, bank funding requirement, mortgage amortizations, financial theory, and real estate markets.

BAFN 2210 CONTEMPORARY BANK MANAGEMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisites: BAFN 1100, BAFN 1110, BAFN 1115, BAFN 2215
This course emphasizes the relevance of banks and the economy, bank regulations and policy, bank organizational structure, bank management, the financial institutions environment, bank deregulation, and asset/liability management.

BAFN 2215 INVESTMENTS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: BAFN 1115
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals concepts of personal investment planning, personal investments, the various financial investments available for use, and their relative applicability.   Emphasis is placed on developing a full understanding of the types of investments available to individuals, how these investments can be used and how to evaluate their performance. Topics include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, retirement plans and investment advisors.