Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FIN320 Personal Finance - 3 credits in 3 weeks

I am offering a Personal Finance course (3 credits) during the 3 week intersession (winter session) which starts January 3, 2014.  The course number is FIN320.  There are actually two sections of this course one has already reach its maximum enrollment and the others section still has seats available. The course is 100% online via myCourses and is based mostly on the content of a very useful and well written personal finance textbook.  I also use content from my own experiences as a financial planner/CPA with over 30 years of experience in this field.  THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES for this course.  You do need to be comfortable with technology as the course requires that your work be done within two portals: myCourses which is the UMD learning system (Blackboard) and Connect (the homework system of McGraw-Hill).  You will also need a basic familiarity with MS Excel as some problem solving should be done within that software.  This course is a good way to pick up three credits in three weeks and for CCB majors, this qualifies as a business elective.  It is also open to nonbusiness majors.  For more information on how to register or if you want to review the syllabus, go to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth University Extension site at: http://www.umassd.edu/extension/
Professor Michael Griffin, CPA, ChFC, CMA