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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BUS 125 Personal Finance

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides a study of individual and family financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on building useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.

Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 10 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Apply the basic principles of personal finance to your life plan.
  2. Prepare a comprehensive personal budget that meets achievable financial goals.
  3. Develop a variety of retirement plans by projecting future net worth through savings, stock investments, and Roth IRAs.
  4. Solve a serious debt problem using a realistic, systematic approach.
  5. Complete a purchase plan for a major purchase (home, car) within an achievable budgetary framework.