Personal Financial Planning

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Personal Financial Planning

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FM101

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course fills a two-fold need in a finance major programme. Firstly it introduces students to basic financial concepts and decisions and the fundamental elements of financial planning. These concepts will be revisited in following courses in a variety of more conventional contexts, for example, corporate and small business financial management. Secondly such a course introduces students to a rapidly growing area of financial management seen as playing an important role in developing, increasingly affluent and also ageing societies. Fulfilling the latter need is of particular importance in Pacific societies where knowledge of appropriate personal financial management is crucial to improving living standards.

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