This business course is designed to assist students in developing a strong foundation for making lifelong financial decisions. Making good financial choices requires integrating different kinds of information of which financial data is only one part.
Life-style preferences and choices, economic and political trends, principles of budgeting and accounting, legal consequences, and opportunity cost analysis all have a role to play in financial decision making. This course integrates essential disciplines, including economics, accounting, finance, investing, consumer law and tax law, and consumer psychology.
Critical thinking skills are developed through student identification of relevant variables that access a broad spectrum of information, evaluating conflicting information, weighing the consequences of alternative actions, and arriving at a decision.
Students will develop a better understanding of their respective roles as employees, customers, and investors.
We use real-world scenarios that allow students to apply course content in making decisions related to individual or family finances in the topics of careers, taxes and income, banking – savings & CD’s, banking – checking, credit scores, credit cards, investing options, and future expenses such as college loans, cars and homes.