This course enables students to acquire an introduction to the various concepts associated with personal finance. Students apply financial management concepts in the areas of basic financial planning, creating a budget, preparing personal income tax returns, managing investment options and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit, purchasing insurance, managing investments, and saving for retirement.
This Special Topics course was replaced by FIN 100 Personal Finance.
This course provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the theory of finance. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting and cash flow, cost of capital, security valuation, dividend policy, and financial planning and forecasting. The emphasis of the course is on problem solving and decision making. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills while gaining exposure to quantitative financial information.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101