Introduction to Finance

Course No: 2474
Subject: Mathematics
Grade Level: 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Precalculus Accelerated or Precalculus Honors
Criteria for Enrollment: Grade of B or better in Algebra 2, Approval of Department Chair, teacher recommendation.

Students taking this elective will develop the skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics will include planning your career, payroll and taxes, banking, credit, budgeting, purchasing, basic economics, an introduction to stats and business ethics.  All of these topics will be taught through a lens of fiscal and ethical responsibility. This course also extends beyond personal finance to some topics more relevant to college level business and finance courses.  Therefore, it can provide a stronger foundation for students considering that path of study in college.