financial management lesson 1

Lesson 1

Welcome to Lesson 1!

In this lesson we will examine what financial management means and the important role it plays in both US and International business. You will have the opportunity to begin to learn about stock, bonds, and investments through the game simulation.

The lesson is the “class” portion of the class. This is where you will put into action all that you have learned from the discussion and task. Are you ready to begin?

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What is a Stock Market Game?

Online stock market games are simple, easy-to-use programs that imitate the real-life workings of the equities markets. Most stock market games give users $10,000 in pretend money to start. From there, players pick to purchase; most of the stocks are those that are available on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq, and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).

Investopedia- Investment Simulation

The simulation is used solely for educational purposes. Student are not expected or encouraged to go purchase real stock, pay for training or utilize Investopedia for anything beyond the scope of BUS300 Business Finance Course. The simulation is a game that students will play during the course.

For the next 9 weeks you will learn to buy and sell stock through the simulation game.

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Complete Tutorials 1-5 and fill in your reference sheet to help you remember important term. These terms are important for in investment and will help you maneuver through the game.

Class Discussion – Chapter 1 &2

Research Time–Let’s Search the Databases

In a group or individually research these concepts and find at least one example of each with a peer-reviewed article.

Review Key Concepts

  • Enumerate the primary assets and liabilities of a commercial bank
  • Describe several regulations that apply to the banking system
  • Differentiate required and excess banks reserves
  • Explain the role of FDIC
  • Compare the assets of life insurance companies and commercial banks
  • Contrast the various money market instruments.

After reading the assigned tutorials, write 2- 3 paragraphs on what you have learned about the stock market. This should include key terms from your reference sheet.