Targeted at 11th grade finance students, Introduction to Finance is a yearlong course that focuses on content in the Business Administration Core and Finance Cluster Core at the career-sustaining and specialist levels. It expands student understanding of finance, allowing them to develop their knowledge and skills in such areas as business law, customer relations, economics, financial analysis, financial-information management, human resources management, operations, professional development, and strategic management. Emphasis is placed on financial markets, services, and regulations, as well as the need for effective safety and security procedures and information management in finance.
Introduction to Finance features a variety of activities, ethical cases, assessments, and resource lists, including specific recommendations for LAP modules and commercial publications. Two 100-item semester exams are included, and three hands-on, standards-based projects are provided to appeal to a variety of learning styles. (NOTE: Prior knowledge of and experience with introductory business concepts and skills is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to Introduction to Finance.)
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