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Advanced Topics in Management & Leadership

SW769, Section 001

This course presents advanced topics in Management & Leadership. The topics may include emerging practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.

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Most modern countries rely on financial capitalism, where financial capital is a dominant means of production. Learning more about money and personal finance is an essential beginning of understanding our society and advancing social work profession’s mission to achieve distributive justice. The overall goal of this course is to help students respond to the "Financial Capability and Asset Building for All" Grand Challenge by increasing their personal financial literacy and understanding how to assess and intervene concerning financial problems their clients may experience. This course will cover essential personal finance topics including budgeting (e.g., income, expenses, assets, and liabilities), debts (e.g., credit cards, student loans, payday loans, bankruptcy), saving and investments (e.g., emergency funds, retirement accounts, child development accounts, fiduciary standard), and other topics (e.g., credit scores, taxes, public aids). Students will also gain awareness of financial social work as an emerging field of practice, which includes interpersonal, community, and policy practice interventions for promoting household financial security and resources for seeking more in-depth training and professional credentialing. The course will also provide a brief summary of evidence regarding asset-building and financial education and counseling interventions and a review of key state and federal policy initiatives.

Semester: Winter 2023
Instructors: Sunggeun (Ethan) Park, Trina R. Shanks
Topic: Show Me the Money: Why Financial Capability Matters in Social Work
U-M Class #: 35666
Time: Mon Mondays,March 6 - April 3 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: B780 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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