This class was tough.
I'm taking an online class with Prof. McCormack, and I feel as if the hands-off approach allows us all to feel responsible for our results, as adults should. The syllabus is simple. Do your homework for extra points on your exams. If you are happy with the average of the first two exams, the final is unnecessary. If not, the final will replace one of the two unsatisfactory grades. Only two grades count toward the semester goal; which can be scary if you are not proactively studying. That responsibility falls on the students, as it should.
This course is a study in finance. Calculating interest rates, analyzing bond markets, etc. Be prepared to buy the financial calculator. It is necessary.
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Advice for students:
Do the homework. Don't skimp on the "unnecessary" stuff, because it really helps teach the course. If you don't understand something in the coursework, Prof. McCormack is available. He allows the online students to sit in on classes also.