Business (BUDI)

BUDI 2300  Personal Financial Planning  (3 Credits)  

Acquaints students with the world of finance from their personal perspective. Shows students how to assess their current financial situation; provides tools and develops skills for planning aspects of their personal finance. Students discover how to budget, use services offered from financial institutions and other financial providers, handle large purchases, manage credit (including credit cards, student loans, and personal loans), determine insurance requirements, view retirement options, and are introduced to investment fundamentals and estate planning. Relevant to students of all majors in providing information and skills valuable throughout life. Falls and Springs. (SSDI)

BUDI 2650  Career Exploration  (3 Credits)  

Designed to acquaint students with the characteristics and expectations of the work world in the 21st century, including coverage of job insecurity, the importance of developing and maintaining marketable skills through lifelong learning and the critical importance of ethical and professional behavior in gaining employment and avoiding layoff. Includes self-assessments of personal interests and abilities using the Choices 2005 computer program available to all PSU students, and exploration of appropriate college majors and possible occupations based upon the student's interests and abilities. Emphasis is on teaching students to use commonly available Internet sources to gather relevant information to help them to make career decisions over the course of their working lives. Relevant to students of all majors with all varieties of career interests. Falls and Springs. (SSDI)