BANKING AND FINANCE

BAF 110 - Principles of Banking

3 credits

This course covers the fundamentals of bank functions in a descriptive fashion. Topics include banks and the monetary system, the relationship of banks to depositors, the payment functions, bank loans and accounting, regulations, and examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the business of banking from a broad perspective. (Offered fall semester)

BAF 131 - Fund of Bank Lending

3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC 120

Prerequisites: Registered in Banking Major

This course introduces the basic knowledge and skills needed to be an effective lender. Topics include the functions of the loan interview and credit investigation, the “C’s” of credit, elements of loan documentation, and warning signs of problem loans. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the credit functions and regulatory issues affecting this key banking function. (Offered fall semester)

BAF 141 - Law and Banking: Principles

3 credits

Prerequisites: Registered in Banking Major

This course provides an overview of the legal aspects of banking and the legal framework within which banks function. Topics include the court system, consumer protection, tangible and intangible property ownership, and the legalities and regulations of bank transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the non-technical aspects of the legal system and how these affect the bank’s organization and operation. (Offered spring semester)

BAF 222 - Money and Banking

3 credits

Prerequisites: Registered in Banking Major

This course provides a fundamental treatment of how money and banks function in the US and world economies. Topics include the roles of money in the US economy, the functions of the Federal Reserve Board, and the workings of monetary and fiscal policies. Upon completion, students should be able to explain how the monetary economy functions, how banks are creators of money, and the impact of the Federal Reserve. (Offered spring semester)