Investment Science and Portfolio Management Specialization

The Investment science and portfolio management specialization provides theoretical and practical application of security analysis, asset pricing, and dynamic portfolio management for students interested in the investment management field.

Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical models discussed in class by managing funds in the student managed investment club. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the club early in their academic career.

For this specialization, students complete a total of 18 credit hours including 15 credit hours in required courses and three (3) credit hours in specialization electives. The completion of specified courses in business finance, banking, and investment science and portfolio management may be applied toward specialization requirements in all three areas.

Recommended Electives: ACCT3020, ACCT3030, ACCT3040, ACCT3050, and RELU4400

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

FNBK 3000

Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

FNBK 3400

Investment Principles and Practices

3

FNBK 3500

Financial Markets

3

FNBK 3700

International Financial Management

3

FNBK 4610

Portfolio Management

3

Subtotal: 15

FNBK 3000Financial Reporting and Analysis

3 credits

FNBK 3400Investment Principles and Practices

3 credits

FNBK 3500Financial Markets

3 credits

FNBK 3700International Financial Management

3 credits

FNBK 4610Portfolio Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Specialization Electives

In addition to the required courses, students must also take 3 credit hours in specialization electives to complete a total of 18 credit hours.  Choose three hours from the following:

FNBK 3650

Commercial Bank Management

3

FNBK 4150

Intermediate Financial Management

3

FNBK 4500

Special Problems in Finance and Banking

3

FNBK 4510

Finance and Banking Internship

1 - 3

FNBK 4590

Risk Management for Business Managers

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

FNBK 3650Commercial Bank Management

3 credits

FNBK 4150Intermediate Financial Management

3 credits

FNBK 4500Special Problems in Finance and Banking

3 credits

FNBK 4510Finance and Banking Internship

1 - 3 credits

FNBK 4590/BSAD 8596Risk Management for Business Managers

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 18