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The need for financial planners continues to grow. Estimates of employment growth in these fields range from 41% (US Department of Labor) to 30.1% (AOL jobs survey), over the next ten years. One of the most significant issues facing an individual and their family is how to manage and protect their assets, income and investments. The U.S. economy has transitioned from a one where people retire securely with a pension after spending a lifetime with an employer. We are now in a world of defined contribution plans where each individual is responsible for creating and managing their own retirement program. Additionally, navigating the worlds of taxes, insurance, education funding, all compound the stress we all face. Individuals and their families need advice from professionals who are able to integrate all aspects of personal finance. These include insurance, investments, employee benefits, taxes, and estate planning. That is role of the personal financial planner.
The Finance Department at Old Dominion University has earned a national reputation for its contributions to practice through teaching excellence and professional leadership
As a finance major, you will gain skills applicable to a variety of careers in the finance world
Our graduates secure rewarding careers as financial analyst, capital budgeting manager, credit manager, cash control/risk manager or a variety of portfolio management positions
The fundamentals of real estate productivity and value are developed. Legal elements of real estate transactions, physical aspects of real estate location and production, and economic factors pertinent to real estate. Prerequisite: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
This course uses a broad-based financial planning approach in considering the nature and importance of individual life and health risks and uses of individual life and health insurance in treating these risks. The implications of various legal, tax, and accounting considerations on businesses and individuals are discussed. The course also provides an overview of the operational aspects of life insurers, including organization, underwriting, actuarial, reassurance, marketing, investment, taxation, and accounting functions. Cases are employed. Prerequisites: FIN 317 and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
An introduction to the understanding of futures and options. Basic features and trading mechanisms; valuation of financial derivatives; methods of managing financial risk; arbitrage techniques; and speculation strategies. Prerequisites: FIN 323 with a grade of C or better and 431 and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Personal Financial Planning should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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