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Earn academic credit while expanding your financial literacy and well-being knowledge.

UCOL 2000-003 Topics in General Education – Personal Finance: will be offered during fall semesters

Grad 6000/8000 Topics in Professional Development – Personal Finance: will be offered during spring semesters

Personal finance is twofold. First a deep dive into the facts, figures, concepts, and knowledge necessary to make sound financial decisions is necessary. Equally important is the self-assessment and personal reflection regarding a person’s emotions, attitudes, experiences, culture, and motivations when it comes to money.  This course will guide students through both of these domains so that learners possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make appropriate financial decisions while also developing the behavioral and emotional capacity to act upon what they have learned.

A the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the foundations of personal finance in 5 key areas: Earning, Saving, Spending, Borrowing, and Protecting
  • Articulate their relationship with money as it applies to their lived experience
  • Develop a worldview from a financial lens that engages others in open and inviting dialogue
  • Implement a personal financial plan for short-, medium-, and long-term goals
  • Identify and adapt their financial behaviors and actions in a more personally effective manner


Dr. Brad Yeckley, MBA (