MBA 6213 - Personal Finance I (2)

(Elective for Finance concentration.) This course covers the fundamentals of personal finance to make informed decisions about managing your personal investments. Included are the three stages of every person's financial life, how personal investing differs from institutional investing (behavioral finance), getting the most from tax-advantaged accounts (401k, 403b, etc.), how to use online calculators and how to build spreadsheets for common personal finance decisions (each student will build his or her own personal Critical Path), understanding FICO scores and managing credit wisely for big ticket purchases (housing, autos, etc.), mutual funds vs. individual stocks, personal taxation principles, what to look for in employer benefit packages as part of overall compensation, insurance and risk management, etc. Extensive use of outside speakers. Prerequisites: MBA 6109 or MBAI 5002 or MBA 6019 Restricted to Graduate level; Business Administration, Business Administration, Business Administration, Business Administration, Nonprofit Administration, Public Administration, Information Systems, Organization Development, and Project Management majors