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Undergraduate Courses

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  • Financial Survival

    • FINPLN 1183 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Examines financial management issues needed to survive the critical college years-credit/credit cards, budgeting/planning, financial aid, loans, common financial mistakes, debt management, setting financial goals, effective use of financial resources. Graded on S/U basis only.

  • Financial Planning Careers

    • FINPLN 2083 | 1 Credit Hours
    • This course will provide the student with a broad, general introduction to careers in financial planning. Through readings, introspection, discussions, and guest speakers, the student will develop an understanding of the field.

  • Personal and Family Finance

    • FINPLN 2183 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Individual and family finance, with particular emphasis on financial planning, savings, insurance, investments, taxes, use of credit, and financial aspects of housing. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 with grade of C or above, and sophomore or above standing.

  • Consumer as Entrepreneur

    • FINPLN 2185 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The American economic system and marketplace from both a consumer and an entrepreneurial perspective.

  • Community Agencies and Volunteerism

    • FINPLN 2188 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Service learning in a non-profit community social support agency. Examines economic role of non-profits and volunteerism. Students engage in service and evaluate experience in seminar. Pre/co-requisites: FINPLN 3282, 4187 or instructor's consent. Graded on A/F basis only.

  • Financial Counseling

    • FINPLN 3282 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Practical course on client financial counseling. Course emphasizes client money issues including budgeting, credit, debt management, bankruptcy and other issues. Students also will learn counseling strategies and communication skills to motivate clients to change negative behaviors and/or adopt positive behaviors. Prerequisites: FINPLN 2183 or instructor's consent.

  • Financial Planning: Computer Applications

    • FINPLN 3283 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Development of expertise in analyzing and understanding family financial case situations. Applications include the use of leading financial planning software, as will as applications with spreadsheets. Prerequisites: FINPLN 2183 or equivalent.

  • Consumer and Household Economics I

    • FINPLN 3287 | 3 Credit Hours
    • theory, concepts, principles underlying consumer decision-making, including rationality, uncertainty, optimal search, heuristics, interactive decisions; strategies for their application in the marketplace. Prerequisites: 5-6 hour of Economics

  • Problems in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 4000 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Supervised and independent work. Prerequisites: a 2000- or 3000-level course in field of problem, and senior standing, and instructor's consent.

  • Sales Management

    • FINPLN 4183 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Prepares students to enter financial service occupations dependent upon sales and sales management. Attention given to skill development, evaluation of current and best practices. Prerequisites: junior standing; acceptance into professional program; FINPLN 2183, pre or co-requisite FINPLN 3283 or instructor's consent.

  • Tax Planning

    • FINPLN 4187 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Principles, current law and practice of income taxation and its impact on personal financial planning for individuals, couples and families in their roles as investors, employees, and business owners. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: FINPLN 2183, FINPLN 3283; ACCTCY 2010 or equivalent or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Community Agencies and Volunteerism

    • FINPLN 4188 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Service learning in a non-profit community social support agency. Examines economic role of non-profits and volunteerism. Students engage in service and evaluate experience in seminar. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites or Corequisites: FINPLN 3282, FINPLN 4187 or FINPLN 7187 or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Financial Planning: Applied Tax Law

    • FINPLN 4189 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course trains students to become volunteer tax prepares and provides the opportunity to use their skills in a lab setting to prepare personal tax returns for U.S. citizens and resident aliens living in central Missouri. The course also discusses tax law, especially as it applies to clients of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. Prerequisites: FINPLN 4187 or instructor's consent.

  • Topics in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 4318 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Selected current topics in field of interest. Prerequisites: vary with topic.

  • Assessing the American Dream

    • FINPLN 4380 | 3 Credit Hours
    • A systems perspective examining ways choice and culture shape American levels and standards of living. The impact of trends in personal and family values, technology, the economy, mass media and social movements on household resource management. Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and junior standing or instructor's consent.

  • Financial Planning: Risk Management

    • FINPLN 4382 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of family financial risks and conservation of family assets via risk management, with primary focus on personal lines of insurance. Prerequisites: FINPLN 3283; 5-6 hours of Economics; STAT 1300 or STAT 2500. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Financial Planning: Investment Management

    • FINPLN 4383 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to investment for family financial planning. Prerequisites: FINPLN 3283; 5-6 hours of Economics; STAT 1300 or STAT 2500; ECONOM 3229 or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

    • FINPLN 4386 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals of employee benefits and retirement planning. Consideration of options via government, employer, financial markets. Special circumstances of women, part-time, and contingent workers considered. Prerequisites: FINPLN 4382, FINPLN 4383, or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Consumer and Household Economics

    • FINPLN 4387 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Economic theory of consumer and household behavior, focusing on rationality, uncertainty, optimal search, heuristics, interactive decisions and considering implications for financial decision making and policy analysis. Prerequisites: ECONOM 1014 or equivalent.

  • Financial Planning: Capstone

    • FINPLN 4389 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The course emphasizes the use of analytical tools to develop effective financial plans for individuals and households. Prerequisites: FINPLN 4187, FINPLN 4382, FINPLN 4383 or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Financial Planning: Estate and Gift Planning

    • FINPLN 4393 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals, practical problems and solutions in basic estate and gift planning, business succession planning, and taxation issues. Prerequisites: FINPLN 4382 and FINPLN 4383 or instructor's consent. Not available to Pre-Personal Financial Planning majors.

  • Topics in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 4418 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Selected current topics in field of interest. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

  • Financial Success

    • FINPLN 4483 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Examines financial management issues needed to survive the critical post-college years - managing educational debt; after-school budgeting; auto, health, and other forms of insurance; retirement planning and other investment issues; setting financial goals; effective use of financial resources. Graded on S/U basis only.

  • Readings in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 4992 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Prerequisites: 2-3 hours in subject.

  • Internship in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 4993 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor's consent.

  • Problems in Personal Financial Planning

    • FINPLN 7000 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
    • Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent. Prerequisites: Restricted to Personal Financial Planning Majors Only.

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