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FINA 200 - Personal Finance

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.



  • Summer I (May 8 - June 18, 2024)
  • Summer III (July 2 - August 12, 2024)
  • Fall (September 3 - December 2, 2024)
  • Winter (January 13 - April 12, 2025)


Please refer to the Course Outline below.


Undergraduate, 3 credits

$44.1 CAD + applicable taxes.


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., 5th 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.

Registration Information:

Concordia students must register for this course in their Student Hub. 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.


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