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BUS. 113 Personal Finance

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Course Description

This course in personal finance leads students toward financial education and enables students to obtain the foundation for a lifelong understanding of the basics of finance including money management, tax planning, investing, and retirement planning. Students learn to apply quantitative and computational methods to help them understand the basis for financial literacy. Emphasis is placed on learning the fundamental concepts of everyday finance with a hands-on approach. Instruction is based on the analysis of specific financial situations and enables students to synthesize financial documents and reports. Quantitative reasoning is emphasized for the students so that they develop their problem-solving skills.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Elementary Algebra or equivalent, or placement by other measures as applicable.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area A3; Math Competency
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B4), UC