FINA 200 - Personal Finance

Personal Finance

FINA 200
Personal Finance

  • Summer I (May 4 - June 17, 2020)
  • Summer III (June 25 - August 12, 2020)
  • Fall (September 8 - December 7, 2020)
  • Winter (January 6 - April 13, 2021)

Undergraduate, 3 credits


Penny Ellison

Direct Access Fee:

$99.75 CAD + applicable taxes.


This course is designed to help individuals better manage their current and future financial affairs. The course introduces the terminology and basic concepts underlying personal financial management. It helps students set goals and develop skills to conduct basic research when making personal financial decisions. The topics covered include financial planning, money management, personal income taxes, costs of consumer credit, concepts of time value of money, investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds, mortgages, and retirement planning.


1. Students who have received credit for COMM 499F may not take this course for credit.

2. Students may not use this course for credit towards the Major or Minor in Finance. However, students may use this course for credits towards a business elective.




The only text required for this course is available through eConcordia via the course website and is included in the online textbook fee.
Students also require a financial calculator to complete the problems on the quizzes, cases and final exam. The calculator must not be programmable.
Online Textbook

Madura, Jeff, Singh Gill, Hardeep, Personal Finance, Pearson Canada Inc., 4th Canadian Edition available through the course website.  As the cases, quizzes and final exam are based on this version, no other edition can be used as a substitute.  Please consult the document under Corrections/Updates to be read jointly with the online textbook. 
This textbook is also available online as an e-book through the course website.
Once you purchase your account to access the online course, register your Texidium account first.
The electronic textbook materials can be downloaded from Texidium Windows or Mac mobile apps.
The electronic textbook materials can be printed in the Texidium desktop apps for Windows and Mac or the online version.

Registration Information

Concordia students must register for this course in their MyConcordia portal. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material.

» Visit the registration section for details.

Course Outline

Disclaimer: Information regarding the eConcordia course found on this page may change without notice. For the most recent course list, visit the MyConcordia Portal. Furthermore, if this represents the initial offering of the course, no course outline will be available until the start of the first active semester.