Finance (FNCE) 234

Introduction to Finance (Revision 2)

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Permanently closed, effective January 8, 2014. It has been replaced by FNCE 300 / ECON300

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study**

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None

Faculty: Faculty of Business

FNCE 234 has a Challenge for Credit option.

**Note: Students registering in grouped study, or grouped study international mode are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.

Overview

FNCE 234: Introduction to Finance is a three-credit course that introduces basic principles of finance. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the finance world, which will build a base for pursuing a career in the financial services industry.

Outline

Lessons 1 to 3:

  • finance as a scientific discipline, basic building blocks of a financial system, accounting information used for financial decision making

Lessons 4 to 6:

  • time value of money, capital budgeting

Lessons 7 to 9:

  • the Law of One Price as applied to bonds and common stocks evaluation

Lessons 10 to 11:

  • overview of risk management, risk management methods

Evaluation

To receive credit in FNCE 234, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least a ā€œDā€ (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite course grade is as follows:

Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Final exam Total
20% 20% 20% 40% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbook

Bodie, Z., Merton, R. C., & Cleeton, D. L. (2009). Financial economics (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN 978-0-13-185615-8

Other Materials

All other materials will be available to students online.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the FNCE 234 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent) on the examination.

Paper Exam (3 hours)

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, December 3, 2009.

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Updated January 21 2016 by Student & Academic Services