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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 emphasizes personalized, learner-centered environments through choice boards, authentic project learning experiences, and diverse representations and perspectives. It provides tools to engage learners in relevant issues and passion projects to spur innovation and deepen career identity.

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PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.

FOR EDUCATORS: Supports educators as they develop personalized, learner-centered environments and infuse career content, Future Ready skills, and outcomes-driven work-based learning.

FOR LEARNERS: This resource encourages and supports students on their learning journey by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge, feed their passion, build their Future Ready skills, and deepen their career identity through NAF's "Take Charge of Your Learning" framework of REFLECT, STRETCH, INNOVATE, and SHOWCASE.

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Bank On It

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

Financial Football


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

SAP Technical Consulting Virtual Internship Program

Career Readiness

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

Lights, Camera, Budget!


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

Stay out of the Red Challenge


A 12 week-long challenge for intermediate level players

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

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.