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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- Personal Finance - Investments


Fourth module of four module program. Course provides critical personal finance skills vital in life for financial stability and success. This course is especially useful for mature students with business and professional experience who have a desire to learn about how to choose investments on their own or for their 401(k) plan, risk and returns, building an investment portfolio, passive and active investing, portfolio theory and terms, asset allocation, risk reduction and investment expenses. By covering such topics as Investment Fundamentals, Stocks, Bonds, Mutual, Exchange Traded and other types of Funds, Alternative and Real Estate Investments, you will gain a foundation for making sound personal financial decisions useful for the rest of your life. You may take this course alone or with any or all of the five modules in the course. There are no prerequisites.
Course Details

Summer 2021

Jul 6, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021
Thomas Mihok
Base Cost: $900 ($900/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Jul 06, 2021
End date: Aug 13, 2021
Last day to add: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jul 28, 2021