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Course | Applied Finance Updated


Applied Finance delves into the financial concepts introduced to learners in the Principles of Finance course. Learners begin the course by reviewing such critical topics as cash flow, the business life cycle, and capital.

Learners review the legal forms of business organization and grasp the pros and cons of business ownership forms. They continue to delve into profit and distinguish this measure of business success from cost and revenue. Learners learn about various financial analysis strategies while they evaluate financial documents. They learn the three most common methods businesses raise capital stocks, bonds, and short-term financing.

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EDUCATOR ESSENTIALS provide learning strategies and resources to move from static to dynamic learning while emphasizing personalized, learner-centered environments through blended learning models such as flipped learning, choice boards, and station rotation. Project-based learning offers authentic project learning experiences to engage learners in relevant issues and passion projects to spur innovative solutions with career experts. Resources support culturally responsive perspectives and asynchronous online learning opportunities.

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PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR EDUCATORS: Your ability to provide a personalized, learner-centered environment and implement competency-based instruction requires more than your content expertise. Personalized learning requires an educator who constantly engages in reflective practices to learn and hone communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy, and patience skills. You strive to be a future ready educator by developing as a professional in four educator competency domains: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Cognitive, and Instructional.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

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Start a classroom tournament with this exciting virtual game.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 Profit and Risk
Unit 3 Financial Analysis Strategies
Unit 4 Capital and Financial Markets
Unit 5 Contemporary Issues in Finance
Unit 6 Careers in Finance

Featured Resources

SAP Developer Pre-Internship

Career Readiness

Developed by SAP, students can experience a career as a software developer in their company.

Financial Football


An Interactive game that tests contestants' financial skills, created by the NFL and Visa

Lights, Camera, Budget!


Imagine getting $100 million to produce the next Hollywood Blockbuster. Can you stay within budget?

Meet Fred


Managed by the Federal Reserve, FRED provides real-time data which students can use in their research

Stock Market


Start a stock market Challenge at school with a $100,000 virtual investment

Stay out of the Red Challenge


A 12 week-long challenge for intermediate level players

Thanks to our community, industry, postsecondary partners, and professional associations for their continued involvement in promoting future ready learning for NAF's educators and learners.

Looking for the old Curriculum Library?

NAF will no longer update the Curriculum Library in the Academy Support Hub (ASH), but you can still access it below. Stay on the NAF Future Ready Learning site for our updated curricula and resources.

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