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Principles of Finance 1 -BUS 2203: Learning Materials

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Course Overview

Principles of Finance 1 provides a broad understanding of basic principles in the area of finance. The course introduces techniques for effective financial decision-making and helping managers to maximize shareholders’ wealth. The course covers topics related to the operation of financial markets and banking systems and the problems of financing and investment decisions and provides a theoretical background for critical and productive thinking.

Preparation Resources

Principles of Finance 1 -BUS 2203 -Course Schedule and Topics:

This course will cover the following topics in eight learning sessions, with one Unit per week. The Final Exam will take place during Week/Unit 9 (UoPeople time).


Unit 1 Week 1– Financial World and Money


Unit 2 Week 2– Interest Rates


Unit 3 Week 3- Financial Structure


Unit 4 Week 4- Banking


Unit 5 Week 5– Financial Crisis and Regulation


Unit 6 Week 6- Monetary Policy Tools


Unit 7 Week 7– IS-LM Model


Unit 8 Week 8- Advanced Financial Topics


Unit 9 Week 9– Final Examination

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