Elements of Finance

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Elements of Finance
Spring 2024
Taught By: Charles Allison
Section: A

CRN: 14463

Credits: 3

This is a finance course. The course provides an overview of the role of finance in supporting the sectoral areas of public and urban policy, environmental policy and sustainability management, nonprofit management, organizational change management, global economic development, and international affairs. The goal of this course is to show the intersection between finance and financial management and initiatives that support social justice, community and economic development on local, regional, national and international levels, job growth and workforce development, SME business growth and retention. This course examines the role of finance in supporting the functional areas of a firm, and fosters an understanding of how financial decisions themselves can create value. The class makes extensive use of cases and class participation is an integral part of the course – it is not lecture based, so the expectation is that students prepare ahead of time and come to class prepared to discuss the different topics. Recommended Pre-course Preparation: While not required, if you want to maximize your learning experience in EOF Online, then it is strongly recommended that you do two pre-work short online courses as background, before the class starts. If you already have some subject matter expertise, then you probably don’t need these courses. The suggested courses are available free of charge through The New School Library: (1) Financial Accounting Foundations and (2) Finance for Non-Financial Managers. If you have taken Capital Markets and Investing for Impact or Intro. to Accounting & Finance, you are adequately prepared. If you would like a head-start on the EOF coursework, you can spend a couple of hours on the following: These courses are part of a free database called LinkedIn Learning: If you have questions about another course you would like to take before starting EOF, then please feel free to connect with Professor Allison and ask his opinion on whether the selected course is an appropriate choice --

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship.
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College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Hybrid

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:32am EDT 7/16/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 517
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024