Personal Finance Courses

  • Personal Finance

Personal finance courses can be some of the most useful and rewarding classes you take in college.

Key Points

  • Taking a personal finance course can increase your financial literacy, which can, in turn, help you develop great financial habits that benefit you and your family now and in the long run.

Why take a personal finance class?

Personal finance courses are a great way to increase your financial literacy, and they are completely relevant to your life now and in the future.  BYU offers several personal finance courses taught by experienced professors to help you learn how to wisely assume responsibility for your own financial well-being.

Personal Finance Courses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

SFL 260  Family Finance

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • apply quantitative reasoning skills to solve real world problems, and make informed decisions about financial products and services;
  • specify goals, and formulate plans to realize important financial objectives;
  • effectively manage financial resources within the family setting, and help family members to develop critical financial management skills;
  • interact intelligently with financial professionals, and wisely assume responsibility for their own financial well-being;
  • analyze important public policy issues related to personal finance, contribute to civic discourse, and adapt to changing circumstances.

SFL 260  Family Finance (Online Version)


Finance 200  Personal Finance

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Understand a point-of-choice orientation to retirement planning and financial storehouse accumulation and maximum sharing opportunities.
  • Utilize personal planning strategies that are behaviorally, spiritually, and financially efficient.
  • Focus on wealth accumulation potential of personal resource management.
  • Use state-of-the art financial technology and information sources.
  • Learn investment tools, theory, and techniques that maximize potential return while minimizing downside risk.
  • Be able to protect financial assets from creditors and taxes.
  • Develop an estate plan that produces legacy that thrives as assets are passed to future generations.

Finance 201  Personal Finance Boot Camp


Finance 418

For Business Majors Only:

  • Know what you want to accomplish in life.
  • Develop and live on a budget.
  • Pay the Lord first and yourself second.
  • Learn to give.
  • Develop and use a framework for financial planning.
  • Use this knowledge and information to create your own Personal Financial Plan.
  • Develop a methodology to help teach these principles to family and friends.

Business Management 418 (Online Version)