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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Finance (FIN 301)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

November 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: describe theories underneath the term structure of interest rates; understand the efficient market hypothesis related to stock pricing; understand a stylized bank’s balance sheet and learn about how risks are managed in banks; assess facts relating to the insurance business, mutual funds and investment banks; grasp the basic features of options and futures and understand how financial institutions use them for risk management; explain the main functions of the Fed and tools used to affect the economy; describe how currency value is determined in the short run and long run; and describe exchange rate system history, and the central bank intervention in the currency market, both unsterilized and sterilized.


Instruction focuses on the role of financial institutions and markets play in the business environment. Topics include: applications of principles from finance and economics that explore the connection between financial markets, financial Institutions and the economy,  term structure of interest rates, stocks, principals of derivatives and currencies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, the Federal Reserve System and its role of in the economy. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the textbook readings. Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each chapter.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing (11/16) (3/22 revalidation).