Financial Literacy Courses
Making effective financial decisions and knowing how to manage money are skills critical to enjoying a secure financial future. Unless a person is exposed to the practice of money management, he or she is less likely to understand how it works and its long-term benefits. Continuing Education at Hunter College offers a wide range of courses to help you to understand and better prepare yourself when making financial decisions.
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Rejuvenate Your Retirement $59 (REJRET)
A lecture for retirees to discuss retirement income strategies, fixed income and guaranteed annuity investments, asset allocation strategies, making your money last throughout your years and income tax reduction techniques. The course includes a 52 page workbook and case studies.
Understanding Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring $60 (UNDCRRE)
In our credit driven society, credit has become the new commodity. Most Americans are not fully aware of the concepts and valuations of credit worthiness. This seminar/class was created as a practical guide to the understanding and application of credit usage and the impact it has on everyone’s lives. Students and professionals will gain the knowledge and skills-sets to maintain a great credit profile and have a clearer perspective about their financial credit fitness.
Women, Take Control of Your Finances $70 (TACOFIW)
This course will make you a smarter investor and give you the confidence you need to take control of your finances. Hear timely investment ideas for your inherited accounts, maturing CDs, stock and bond portfolios, cash, annuities, IRA or 401(k). Learn to avoid some common investing mistakes. Learn terminology you need to know before investing in taxable bonds, tax-free bonds and mutual funds. If you’ve lost money in the stock or bond markets, this course is for you.
Retirement Planning Today $99 (RETPLA)
This course equips you with the facts you need to prepare for a financially secure retirement. You learn how to maximize your income and get more from investments, and how to protect your hard-earned money from inflation, income taxes and erosion due to possible long-term health care needs. The seminar and workbook show you a conservative approach to wise money management and identify lifestyle issues facing retirees.
Value Investing $99 (INVFUN)
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of how to analyze investments through an evaluation of company fundamentals. The course will discuss topics such as financial ratios, financial statement analysis, industry comps, trends and sector analysis.
Green Finance $99 (GREEFIN)
The number one concern of building owners, whether commercial or private, is funding for green measures. Everyone has heard about government incentives, tax relief, favorable renovation loans, and so forth. But these programs are complicated and difficult to find. This course examines the types of funding available, funding levels, and how, where and when to apply. Students will be provided with the tools to perform funding research and applications on their own projects.
Understanding and Trading Options $99 (UNDOPT)
This workshop takes an in depth look at equity and non-equity options. The class covers definitions, explanations, strategies and options pricing. Students obtain an understanding of the significant risks associated with option trading as well as how they can be used within a 'portfolio' for income and for speculation.
Bookkeeping and Budgeting $300 (BOOBUD)
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of developing and maintaining budgets for business, organizations, and groups. The course teaches basic accounting terminology and non-technical approaches to preparing and operating a budget. This course is recommended for those who may be responsible for budgets and budgeting at work, in their small business, or for their organization. The course will cover topics such as the basics of bookkeeping, organizing ledgers, working with spreadsheets to create and manage budgets, and budget projections.
Corporate Finance & Valuation $300 (CORFIVA)
The course is a rigorous, quantitative introduction to financial market structure and financial asset valuation. The main topics of the course are arbitrage, portfolio selection, equilibrium asset pricing (CAPM), fixed income securities and derivative pricing. There is a small section on project valuation. You are expected to understand valuation formulas and be able to apply them to new problems. The appropriate tools necessary for solving these problems will be developed at each stage and practiced in the homework assignments. The models we will cover have immediate applications and implications for real-world financial decisions. Every effort will be made to relate the course material to current financial news.
Foundations of Finance $300 (FOUFIN)
Foundations of Finance is a core course that assumes no prior background in finance. However, the class requires knowledge of basic economic and statistical concepts. Economics, the supply and demand curves, including how shifts in the curves change the equilibrium price and indifference curves. The core economics class, Firms & Markets, will cover these materials in time for our use. Statistics a) mean, standard deviation, covariance and correlation as descriptive statistics, b) probability statements based on the area under the normal curve, c) the regression coefficient as a summary.
Debt & Fixed Income Markets $300 (DEFIINM)
This class is intended to make students become more knowledgeable about their investments. Each lecture presents information on the characteristics of bonds with the purpose of providing students with the understanding of the workings of a bond, and their performance with regard to risk and return. Each lecture will present the different types of bonds (Treasuries, government agency bonds, GNMA, FNMA, collateralized mortgage obligations, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, convertible bonds, zero coupon bonds, and foreign bonds) along with a comparison of the corresponding mutual funds and bond exchange traded funds.
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship & Venture Finance $300 (FUENVEF)
This course is about economic principles: those governing the behavior of markets and firms—and strategic interactions between firms. Situations faced by leading corporations are discussed, including supply and demand; how price depends on both costs and the sensitivity of buyers to price; the advantages and disadvantages of size; whether firms should make or outsource their inputs; how to increase revenue by charging different prices to different customers; the advantages and disadvantages of price competition; how to convey information to buyers and sellers; and winner-take-most “network” markets.
The course structure assumes that all students have had some business or economics background. They must be comfortable with quantitative concepts and approaches and with graphical/geometric ways of presenting quantitative information.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Cristian Gallardo 212.650.3850