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Business Administration Courses:
|BUS110 - Personal Money Management|
Catalog Description: Equips students with hands-on, lifelong skills including creating a financial plan for personal goals, avoiding credit trouble, saving money on everyday and major purchases (auto, homes, etc.), investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, as documented by projects and class discussion, students will be able to:
1.Develop a personal financial plan that includes a budget covering income, expenses, saving, and investing for the future.*
2.Analyze food purchases to demonstrate the importance of comparison shopping.
3.Utilize an effective decision-making process for the purchase of an automobile, house and other large purchases.
4.Assess the advantages and disadvantages of personal credit and borrowing.
5.Develop a personal investment project that incorporates knowledge of the financial markets including stocks and mutual funds.
6.Complete a personal income tax form.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
Overview of Personal Financial Planning
Personal Financial Statements and Budgets
Fundamentals of Investing
Buying and Selling Securities
Basic Money Management
Transportation and Household Purchase Decisions
The Housing Decision
The Federal Income Tax System
Preparing a personal tax return
Effective Term: Fall 2012