Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
FIN 320F Foundations of Finance Online $895.00
Course Type
Self-Paced Online
Class Description

This course develops your ability to use economic decision tools in a market environment. Finance answers two market questions: what is it worth and do the benefits of an action exceed the cost of taking that action? Making good economic decisions involves integrating behavioral, economic, accounting and political information into a qualitative and quantitative decision process. This valuation approach is essential for all market participants, including investors, governments and non-profits.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials

There is no required textbook for this class. 

A basic financial calculator, such as an HP 10bII+, is recommended.

Technical Requirements

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM, a webcam, a microphone and also meet Honorlock's system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Course Description

Principles of effective financial management, including planning, organization, and control; financial intermediaries; securities markets; evaluating alternative assets, debt, and capital structures.

Class Prerequisites

45 hours of college coursework and one of the following: Accounting 310F; 311 or 311H, and 312 or 312H; or 6 semester hours of accounting coursework.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.