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FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets
Cormier, Nicholas,, Jr.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseFI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets LC
SemesterF2AA2005
FacultyCormier, Nicholas
TitleSenior Professor
Degrees/CertificatesEd.D., MSBA, MA, BA
Daytime Phone210-945-0498
E-Mailnicholas.cormier@park.edu
Semester DatesOctober 24, 2005 To December 18, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:30 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Jeff Madura, Financial Markets and Institutions, Six Edition, 2003, Thomson, southwestern, United states.


Course Description:
A study of the macrofinancial environment with emphasis on the structure, functions, and economic role of financial institutions and markets.  This includes the role of commercial banks, the central banking system and international finance.  Pre-requisite:  EC301.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is one of interaction.  There will be lectures, small cooperative groups, and student presentations throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes:

Each student will be able to:
1. Identify and explain the goals and functions of financial managment.
2. Identify the sources of short-term financing.
3. Explain the time value of money concept.
4. Explain how financing decisions are made.
5. Explain how equity securities are used to finance debt in coorporations.
6. Define convertibles, warrants, and derivatives.
7. Explain how capital budjecting decisions are derived in corporations.

Course Assessment:
There will be two examinations.  Students will be required to write two article summaries, and present the summaries to the class.

Grading:
Class participation   - 10%
Article Summaries     - 23%
Mid-Term Exam         - 33%
Final Exam            - 33%

100% - 90% = A
89%  - 80% = B
79%  - 75% = C
74%  - 70% = D
69%  - 0%  = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due when scheduled. Late assignements will only be accedpted for full credit because of an excused absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones will be turned off while in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week               Topic (s)                Chapters
1        Financial analysis and planning    1,2, & 3

2        Financial analysis and planning    4,5, & 6
        and working capital managment

3        Working capital managment and      7,8,9 & 10
        the capital budgeting process

4        Mid-Term Exam

5        The Capital budgeting process      11,12, & 13

6        Long term financing                14,15, & 16

7        Long term financing and            17,18,,19 & 20
        Expanding the perspective of
        corporate finance

8        Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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