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Introduction To Finance
INTRO TO FIN
CLASS CODE: B 201 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course to familiarize non-business majors with the basic vocabulary and substantive knowledge of personal finance, financial institutions, and business finance. The class will provide an opportunity to develop skills in effective communication, financial analysis, and problem solving. Ethics in the area of finance will be discussed.
DESCRIPTION: An introductory course in finance to teach non-business majors basic vocabulary and substantive knowledge of personal finance, financial institutions, and business finance. The class will provide an opportunity to develop skills in effective communication, financial analysis, and problem solving.
TOPICS: Private and Public Equity Markets, Definition of Stocks, Trading, Bonds, Financial Statements, Time Value of Money, Capital Budgeting, Mutual Funds, Estate Planning, Tax-deferred Retirement Plans, Insurance, Social Security
OBJECTIVES: Develop problem-solving skills used in the financial arena.
Understand the fundamentals of investing.
Learn how to apply the principles, concepts, and skills learned in class to personal and business finance.
Explore the field of finance in the student's career.
Learn vocabulary used in the financial world.
Enhance oral and written communication skills.
Apply financial concepts by utilizing technology.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1996