Money Matters A

In this course students will explore global economics, and the impact of the free enterprise system on business and consumers. Students will learn about their financial options and goal-setting based on existing and projected economic indicators. Investments, income taxes, asset planning will also be investigated, as will risk management, and retirement and estate planning.

OBJECTIVES

  • Use career planning concepts, tools, and strategies to explore, obtain, and develop a career in the area of financial planning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of money.
  • Describe economic systems.
  • Explain the impact of government on business activities within a free enterprise system.
  • Discuss economic concepts impacting finance.
  • Describe economic indicators impacting financial decision making.
  • Determine the impact of global/international trade on business decision making.
  • Employ sociological knowledge to facilitate finance activities.
  • Apply psychological knowledge to facilitate finance activities.
  • Analyze personal financial needs and goals based on current and projected economic factors.
  • Manage personal finances to achieve financial goals.
  • Describe the use of financial service providers.
  • Compare and contrast investment strategies.
  • Identify potential business threats and opportunities to protect a business's financial well-being.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods to manage financial resources to ensure solvency.
  • Understand the importance of financial markets in business.
  • Develop an understanding of the nature of asset values.
  • Use sources of securities information to make informed financial decisions.
  • Simulate using debt and equity capital to raise funds for business growth.

Course Materials:

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Business
Course Length: Semester