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FIN302 ONLINE (rev 2015a): Personal Financial Planning (for GE Credit) - Summer 1 2016

Section: 10011
Taught by: G. Michael Phillips


Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Now also open to business and economics majors. Examination of the concepts necessary for the rational allocation of personal resources. Emphasis is on the significant financial decisions facing each household during its life cycle. The role of financial institutions and governmental economic policy is evaluated in the context of their potential impact on personal financial planning. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning & Information Competency)

This version of Fin302 is an online version of Personal Finance taught using the www.BoringFinance.com platform and is supplemented by the www.WileyPLUS.com learning platform. Note that electronic versions of the text and the www.WileyPLUS.com access may be purchased at www.wileybookstore.com/csun .  There is no additional fee for CSUN students to use the www.BoringFinance.com website for this class.


online application manager: Application for Portfolio Seminar Admission - Fall 2016

Section: -
Taught by: James Chong and G. Michael Phillips


In FIN 437BH and FIN 437, a small group of students manage three portfolios, worth millions of dollars, on behalf of CSUN and its affiliated organizations.

Both courses are offered in Fall and Spring, and are open to all students, regardless of major, by competitive admission.

Please read the additional information in the "syllabus" link before applying.

In order to apply for the class, please sign in to www.BoringFinance.com (you might need to create a free account first) and then "add" the Online Application Manager as one of your "courses".  The application essays are in the "Assignments" area of the "Online Applications Manager".  Please note that "adding" the Online Application Manager does not enroll you in the actual portfolio seminar, but simply gives you access to the tools to provide your background information and application essay so you may be considered for the seminar.

The portfolio management seminar is a rigorous, time-consuming, class taught as a challenging "Honors Seminar".  It meets most weeks in JH2228. 

After you provide the necessary application essays using the Online Admission Application tool, you will be informed whether you are admitted to the seminar or not.  If you are admitted, you will be provided a section number and a permission number so you can enroll.