*Personal Finance Course #996400 Length: one sem. Credit: .5 Weighted Course: .5 added value Grade 11-12 University of Central Missouri. College/University Credit
This course may be used to meet the Personal Finance Graduation Requirement Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Note: The Coordinating Board for Higher Education requires students enrolling in a dual credit course to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and to have taken the ACT Test prior to enrollment. Personal Finance is a dual-credit (high school and college) course that will give students the option of enrolling for college credit. The curriculum will follow the university course curriculum. This finance course applies money and economic concepts to the development of personal financial goals and to the preparation of students for careers in which they plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary aspects and success of business enterprises. Skills in money management deal with the study of basic concepts of economics, insurance, credit, savings, investments, and budgeting—skills needed for productive citizenship. The course may also cover such business financial matters as business cycles, opportunity costs, cost-benefit analysis, methods of financing businesses, stocks and bonds, profit and loss, and others. Better understanding of financial matters gained through this course will provide students information that will help them to avoid bankruptcy, business failure, and the stress and frustration that go with such events and to be financially successful in both personal and business situations. There is a tuition fee associated with this course. For students to receive their 3 hours of college credit, the tuition fee is $255.00.