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University of the People
Principles of Finance 2203
Learning Journal 1
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
In this week's Learning Journal entry, I have been tasked to discuss the knowledge & skills I
hope to obtain by taking the Principles of Finance course.
Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, money is a part of our day-to-day lives and
gaining knowledge in this field is not just vital...it is a survival skill. Being able to understand
and grasp the concepts that revolve around finances will work out as an added advantage and
in most cases it can be a determining factor between failure & success.
In my chosen field as a business owner, financial knowledge is important because it helps to
project future downturns. As I continue on my path to obtaining a bachelor's degree I find
courses that deal with money extremely rewarding, for example my last course was Basic
accounting where I learned about financial statements, how they are important in
understanding all the various transactions that take place in a business or organization. I
would like to expand on that knowledge and learn more about money, the stock market and
investments. How to pick the right investments that give a return on investment.
So to sum it all up, I would like to learn money management skills so I can be better equipped
to run my business successfully.