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Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance

Welcome to Professor Dow's Website!

James DowDr. James Dow received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and joined the Finance Department at CSUN in 2002. Before coming to CSUN, he worked as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. His research interests are in individual financial management and financial institutions. His teaching interests include investments, general finance and the management of financial institutions.


Chair's Documents

While the college website is under construction, we'll host some of the important finance documents here.

Spring 13 Office Hours - Full-Time Faculty

Spring 13 Office Hours - Part-Time Faculty

Part-Time Position Announcement

Insurance Scholarship Application Form

Famini Scholarship Application Form

RELUI Scholarship Application Form



Certified Financial Planner Board-Registered Program

The Sequence in Personal Financial Planning is a set of courses approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to prepare students to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Personal Financial Planners work with individuals to help them meet their financial objectives. It is a fast-growing and rewarding field. CFP® Certification is a recognized standard for personal financial planners.

Visit the CFP Board website.

FAQ and program requirements for the Sequence in Personal Financial Planning

For more information, contact the Program Director:

Dr. Monica Hussein
Office: JH 4115
(818) 677-2436
monica.her@csun.edu