BPF_FIGR Financial Literacy

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Ing. Barbora Buchtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Bohuslava Ellis Doláková (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Martin Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Martin Svoboda, Ph.D.
Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Iva Havlíčková
Supplier department: Department of Finance - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BPF_FIGR/01: Thu 12:50–14:30 P106, B. Buchtová, B. Ellis Doláková, M. Svoboda
The prerequisite for the course is passing the entrance test that will verify the student's knowledge before the courses start.
The course is open to all students of Masaryk University.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/120, only registered: 0/120, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/120
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of financial literacy. In substance is intended as an introduction to the components of financial literacy (literacy monetary, price and budget). At the end of the course students can actively participate in the activities of organizations that address the issue of financial literacy. Student participation in surveys of financial literacy will help them better understand what all is needed to improve financial literacy.
The course is designed for students of all faculties who are interested in how to deal with their money, how to orientate in the complex offer of financial products and how to achieve their financial goals.
The aim of the course is to present students with information that will allow them to create individual financial plan and gain knowledge useful for providing consulting support among low-income inhabitants and increase the financial literacy of adults in the Czech Republic.
The students will gain the knowledge in the form of model examples of real situations and financial products and assesing the suitability for the selected type of target group.
The students themselves will be involved in lessons, will search for individual products, compare their advanteges and adapt their parameters to meet their financial goals.
Finally, the graduates will be able to better plan their financial performance and its surroundings and to assist them in solving the problems associated with the need for financial literacy and to help in the socially weak citizens.
  • Syllabus is based on the lectures in relation to individual learning weeks:
  • 1. Introduction, to introduce students to the subject, the basic definition of financial literacy.
  • A survey of financial literacy.
  • 2. Financial literacy.
  • 3. Price literacy.
  • 4. Budget literacy.
  • 5. Numeracy literacy.
  • 6. Information literacy.
  • 7. Legal literacy.
  • 8. Consumer protection.
  • 9. Life situations and their solutions.
  • 10. Investing and basic rules of investing.
  • 11. The institutions of the European Union and the Czech Republic.
  • Discussion.
  • 12. Evaluation survey of financial literacy.
  • Discussion.
  • 13. Final evaluation and discussion.
    recommended literature
  • BRABEC, Jiří. Finanční gramotnost : srozumitelně a bez překážek. Edited by Jan Šimek. 2. vyd. Plzeň: ABC Finančního vzdělávání, 2012. 90 s. ISBN 9788090505704. info
  • KOCIÁNOVÁ, Helena. Finanční gramotnost v kostce, aneb, Co vás neměl kdo naučit. Olomouc: Anag, 2012. 151 s. ISBN 9788072637676. info
  • DVOŘÁKOVÁ, Zuzana and Luboš SMRČKA. Finanční vzdělávání pro střední školy : se sbírkou řešených příkladů na CD. 1. vyd. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2011. xix, 312. ISBN 9788074000089. info
  • NOVESKÝ, Ivan. Slabikář finanční gramotnosti : učebnice základních 7 modulů finanční gramotnosti. 1. vyd. Praha: Cofet, 2009. 448 s. ISBN 9788025442074. info
Teaching methods
Active attendance at seminar, active cooperation in the delivery of financial literacy.
Assessment methods
The course is completed fulfilling requirements.
A prerequisite for the granting of credit: 1) passing tests of financial literacy, 2) the active participation in seminars (80% of attendance), 3) write an essay/seminar work and cooperation in the delivery of financial literacy.
Tests of financial literacy are four:
Entrance test of financial literacy at home subject - by the end of the first week of teaching.
Second Final verification of financial literacy test after elf Seminar - at the latest by twelves Seminars.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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