Introduction to Finance (Revision 2)
Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
FNCE 234 has a Challenge for Credit option.
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.
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
To receive credit in FNCE 234, you must achieve a composite course grade of at least a “D” (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|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
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
All other materials will be available to students online.
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.
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