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Finance Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

Please see our dual enrollment page for information about this program.

Fin 212: Introduction to Investments

3 credits

Introduction to asset classes, financial instruments, securities markets, and risk/return trade-offs. Overview of market efficiency, equity and debt securities, mutual funds, and basic options.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Essentials of Investments – 11th Edition
Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane and Alan Marcus
ISBN: 9781260013924

The Treasure Principle, Revised and Updated
Randy Alcorn

The Treasure Principle Bible Study
Randy Alcorn

Fin 211: Personal & Ministry Finance

3 credits

Financial management strategies including strategies for budgeting, expense control, credit cards, home buying, car buying, insurance, and investing. Principles applied to personal, ministry, and community finance settings.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

The World’s Easiest Guide to Finances – 2000 Edition
Larry Burkett
Northfield Publishing
ISBN: 1881273385

Church Finance: The Church Leader’s Guide to Financial Operations – 2nd Edition (optional)
Michael E. Batts
Christianity Today International
ISBN: 9781614079224
Note: 2019; Recommended, not required.

Fin 201: Corporate Finance

3 credits

Principles and techniques of financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing and cost of capital.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ac 103 or Ac 203 Prerequisite

Foundations of Financial Management – 16th Edition
Stanley B. Block, Geoffrey A. Hirt, Bartley R. Danielsen
Note: You may use an earlier edition, back to and including the 13th edition.