Ch 2: CSET Business - Principles of Finance

About This Chapter

Let us introduce you to basic principles of finance. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter can prepare you to answer questions about financial principles on the CSET Business Subtest II.

CSET Business - Principles of Finance: Chapter Summary

The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Business Subtest II covers a number of topics related to accounting, finance and economics. If basic finance is an area where you could use a bit of a refresher, this chapter could be just what you're looking for. Through a series of video lessons, you'll learn about common financial planning tools and come to understand the importance of forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning. This chapter also addresses the following topics:

  • Interpreting standard financial statements
  • Financial models and statistical analysis/probability
  • Calculating the time value of money
  • Liquidity and activity
  • Profitability and leverage

CSET Business - Principles of Finance Objectives

Aspiring high school business teachers must pass the 3-part CSET Business Single Subject Exam as part of the teacher certification process in California. The CSET Business Subtest II includes 25 multiple-choice questions and one short constructed-response question focused on accounting and finance. The latter should take around 10-15 minutes to complete and will be scored based on your subject matter knowledge, how well your answer addresses the question and how well you support your answer.

To ready yourself for the CSET Business Subtest II, you can watch the video lessons in this chapter and complete the accompanying quizzes. The quizzes can be taken before viewing the videos if you'd like to gauge your initial knowledge of this subject, and you're welcome to take them additional times to see if your skills have improved.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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