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Finance & Banking Course Descriptions
ACCT 201 Prerequisites


This course deals with corporate financial accounting. It introduces the student to the accounting cycle used by a service enterprise and a merchandiser. The emphasis is on recording and analyzing transactions, and interpreting corporate financial statements. Typical coverage includes accounting for cash, receivables, uncollectible accounts, inventory valuations and transactions involving plant assets, including depreciation and intangible assets.

ACCT 202 Prerequisites 
ACCT 201
The objective of this course is to give students an overview of the financial reporting process. In particular, the course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to interpret and analyse financial reports and appreciate the role of accounting information for decision-making and control. Topics covered include accounting principles and techniques underlying the financial statements of partnerships and corporations; accounting for stocks, dividends and bonds issues; statement of cash flows; analysis of financial statements; cost accounting systems for manufacturing concerns; cost-volume-profit analysis, budget planning and control, responsibility accounting and cost variance analysis. 
ECON 102 Prerequisites 
ECON 101
This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and aggregate demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques and international trade. There is economic analysis of consumer- and producer behavior and decision-making with a concentration on how economic agents voluntarily interact in markets for various goods and services. Topics include advanced demand/supply analysis emphasizing allocational efficiency; opportunity cost and elasticity; theory of consumer utility maximization; short and long-term cost and production decisions in the theory of the firm; price, output and profit maximization under differing market structures including competitive, monopolistic and hybrid alternatives; pricing of input resources including labor and capital along with income distribution implications; market failure and the consequences of government regulation; introduction to international finance and the balance of payments
FIN 201 Prerequisites 
ACCT 201 
An introductory course which presents basic theories, concepts, and analytical techniques in financial management. Topics covered in the course include evaluation of financial goals and objectives; an overview of financial markets and institutions; financial statements and cash flows; the time value of mone; ratio-analysis; working-capital management; short-term financing operating & financial leverages; financial forecasting & planning; capital-budgeting techniques.
MATH 131 Prerequisites 
MATH 100 
MATH 132 Prerequisites 
MATH 131 
The course consists of basic subjects in differentiation and integration, definition of linear and quadratic functions and domains, average rate of change and derivative by definition, and differentiation rules, and differentiation techniques such as substitution method, and application of first and second derivatives, in addition to chain rule, also differentiation of exponential and logarithmic functions, and indefinite integration then techniques of definite integration. This course demystify the concept of function continuity and derivative, the use rules of differentiation and interpretation of mathematical information in a real world context through the use of computers and numerical skills.
MGT 101 Prerequisites 
ENGL 111
This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles, concepts, terminology and practice of management in all types of enterprise. Students will be introduced to management theory, research and practice. Particular attention will be given to basic managerial functions such as planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Whenever possible, efforts will be made to relate these materials to management in Saudi Arabia.
MGT 211 This course focus on the principle of commercial law. It reviews the concept of commercial activities and distinguish it from the concept of civil activities. In addition, the course introduce students to the concept of company as a contract and as a legal person. Then legal principles and rules that govern each type of companies are discussed in details.
MGT 440 Prerequisites

ECON 102 and MGT 310

We have here an overview of the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international activities: the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment; the mechanics of importing an exporting; joint ventures, franchising, and subsidiaries; international dimensions of management, marketing and accounting; international financial management; special problems of multi-national corporations; recent problems in the international economic system; country-risk analysis; and the increasing use of counter trade.

MGT 449 Prerequisites

MGT 310

This is a capstone course which integrates the various business disciplines. Using a senior-management perspective, the student addresses strategy formulation and implementation in a volatile business environment. The case method of instruction is actively used. This course introduces students to interesting topics in strategic management such as SWOT analysis, competitive strategy, strategic alliances & diversification, control and change, all through lectures, discussions and cases. This course will enhance the student’s analytical and research skills gained from different management and business disciplines such as Marketing, HRM, Finance, and Information Systems.

MKT 101 rerequisites

ENGL 111

An introduction to the field of marketing, intended to develop a general understanding and appreciation of the forces, institutions, and methods involved in marketing a variety of goods and services. Topics include segmentation, target marketing, positioning, developing new products, pricing, distributing and promoting goods and services, and sales and marketing management.

MIS 101 Prerequisites

ENGL 111

This course introduces students to computers and equips them with a practical knowledge of the skills used in common computer applications including spreadsheet, database and communications. Some exposure to programming fundamentals will also be provided.

MIS 102 Prerequisites

MIS 101

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and developments in information systems. Areas of study include computer technology, information system concepts, information system development, and the use of technology in organizations. Students gain hands-on experience by using microcomputers to solve business problems.

OM 211 Prerequisites

MATH 132,MGT 101 and MIS 102

This course is based on the concepts, principles and techniques for managing manufacturing and service operations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations will be covered. The course includes the four major decision-making areas of manufacturing and service operations: process, quality, capacity and inventory. Operations management, as a field, is responsible for the production of goods and services in an organization. Operations encompasses the bulk of most organizations with the largest proportion of assets, working capital and human resources being dedicated to it. Operations also has a significant impact on other areas of the company including marketing, finance and accounting as well as an impact on the external customers of the firm. As such, performance of the firm will be largely determined by the operations area.

STAT 201 Prerequisites

ACCT 201

The topics cover data collection and sampling methods. Charting data. Measures of location and dispersion. Rules of probability. Some discrete and continuous distributions. Introduction to estimation confidence intervals.

STAT 202 Understand the concepts of populations, and sampling techniques, students will be able to state hypothesis, reject or accept them. Interpret the claim of hypothesis, make the table of Goodness of fit, write the Regression and Correlation equation, forecasting Time series and compute the index number.
ECON305 Prerequisites

ECON 102

This course extends the introduction provided in ECON 201. The roles played by money are amplified and the history of money is outlined. The theories of demand and supply are developed. Special emphasis is placed on the role of money in the macro-economy. This involves a development of the theory of income-determination and of the mechanism by which money affects the equilibrium income level. The role played by the central bank as the executor of monetary policy is emphasized. The policy tools available to a central bank are introduced and analyzed. Issues which pertain to the effectiveness of monetary policy are developed. The banking and monetary systems of Saudi Arabia will be discussed.

ECON310 Prerequisites

ECON 102

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the basics of international trade and finance and the effects of various international economic policies on domestic and world welfare. The course will highlight sources of comparative advantage, gains and losses from trade, the impact of trade on economic growth and the effects of trade policy interventions such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints and export subsidies. International agreements on regional trade liberalization, such as EU and NAFTA, and on multilateral trade liberalization, e.g. WTO, will be also discussed. Topics on international finance will include balance-of-payments, determination of foreign-exchange rates and the International Monetary System.

FIN202 Prerequisites

FIN 201

A second course in Finance which focuses on capital investments and financing decisions. Capital investments are evaluated under conditions of uncertainty. Financing decisions are examined through capital structure theory, cost of capital and dividend policy. Valuation of Securities integrates the impact of both investment and financing decisions. Other topics covered in the course include Instruments of long-term financing; Leasing; Mergers and acquisitions; Corporate restructuring and reorganization; International finance.

FIN310 Prerequisites

FIN 201

This course will cover issues related to both international financial markets and the financial operations of a firm within the international environment. The first part of the course will examine issues related to the international markets, including international commercial policy, international investment, foreign exchange markets and currency derivative markets. The second part of the course will consider financial issues associated with the operation of a firm in the international environment. Specifically, this will focus on the following areas: Identification, measurement and management of the impact of exchange rates on the firm; Issues related to the taxation of international income; Implications of political risk on project evaluation and financial structure; Cost of capital for international projects; Financing decisions in a global market and Methods for evaluating the performance of foreign operations. While the course discusses the theoretical basis of various issues, it relies on both empirical evidence and discussion of firms’ real world activities.

FIN 315 Prerequisites

FIN 202

This course provides a conceptual framework for analyzing the optimal management of financial institutions as well as the impact of the economic, political, legal and technological environment.

FIN 320 Prerequisites

FIN 202

The course will focus on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems of investment management. Topics will include: Portfolio optimization and asset allocation; the basics of bond-pricing and debt-portfolio-management; the theory of asset pricing models and their implications for investment; techniques for evaluating investment-management performance. The course will build upon the analytical skills developed in Financial Management.

FIN 325 Prerequisites

FIN 202

The course is an application of computer software in formulating and analyzing problems in Finance. The course is specifically designed to encourage use of sensitivity and “what if” projections in financial modelling and financial-statement-analysis. The course also covers Capital budgeting; Cash flow projections & risk-analysis; Working-capital management; Capital structure and financing decisions; Leasing; Foreign-exchange forecasting; Valuation of securities; Investment analysis and portfolio management; and the application of quantitative methods in finance.

FIN 351  The Cooperative Program is a structured educational strategy, integrating the theoretical knowledge learned in the classrooms and laboratories with real world experiences. It is one of College of Business Administration graduation requirements. A coop student is required to spend 28 continuous weeks of practical work in a relevant field of industry. The coop duration spans one regular semester and one summer semester. There are two possible scenarios for the duration span:

  • Summer Session and then the Fall Semester

Spring Semester and then the Summer Session.

FIN 430 Prerequisites

FIN 202

This is a study focusing on recognizing and evaluating the pure risks facing organizations. Guides for risk-management decisions concerning the retention, control, and transfer of risk (including insurance) are discussed. There is a study of the products and principles of life-insurance and health-insurance in financial planning for businesses. Topics include Pension-planning strategies, such as deferred-compensation and profit-sharing plans; the use of trusts in business and in planning individual estates; and comprehensive analysis of the effects of income taxes, estate taxes, and gift taxes on life-insurance programming and estate-planning.

FIN 450 Prerequisites

FIN 320

This is a capstone case-oriented course which examines various practical problems in financial policy. The course emphasizes the application of financial theories and analytical techniques in solving business problems in both domestic and international environments. Topics covered in the course include Financial-analysis and -planning; Working-capital management; Capital budgeting and cash flow analysis; Lease financing; Long-term financing and capital structure decisions; Corporate restructuring, and Mergers-and-acquisitions.