FMGT 2116: Personal Financial Planning I

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students will be introduced to personal finance, wealth accumulation, and financial planning decisions. The main goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and decision-making tools to understand and plan their personal finances in a rewarding and engaging manner. The course helps students make sound financial decisions, with the goal to ultimately manage and increase personal wealth. Topics include money management, purchasing a home, investing in mutual funds and stocks & bonds, insurance, retirement and estate planning, tax planning, and more. Taking this course will enhance students' financial literacy and put them on the path towards a lifetime of financial responsibility and stability.

Prerequisite(s): All of the following: a minimum "C-" in one of MATH 1118, 1119, 1171, or 1174; a minimum "C-" in FMGT 1116, 1215, or 2293; and one of the following: a minimum 67% in English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C-" in a university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; an "S" in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; LET level 3; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension. ECON 1221 is recommended.

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