FI360 Financial Management

for S2SS 2009

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FI 360 Financial Management


S2SS 2009 RA


De Bono Paula, Luis C.


Adjunct Faculty


MBA - University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Aeronautical Science
B.S. Aeronautics

Office Location

Randolph AFB, TX

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

March 16, 2009 - May 10, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

4:55 - 7:35 PM


AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours


Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd edition
Megginson and Smart,
Southwestern Cengage.  ISBN:13-978-0-32465793-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
The student needs a financial calculator to complete the course.  The textbook uses a Texas Instruments TI BA II+ in the examples.

The student is encourage to read financial journals and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Accountancy, Business Week, Barons and others as supplemental readings.

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Course Description:
FI360 Financial Management: The role of financial management through the development of a framework appropriate for financial decision making. Emphasis on obtaining and effectively utilizing the funds necessary for the operation of an enterprise. Elements of financial planning, capital budgeting, and consideration of alternative sources of funds. Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This course is part of Park's degree completion program, which id designed for adult's who have previous college / university credits and / or work experience.  Students are expected to read and follow all instructions as to how to format work, where to send it, and when it is to be completed, etc.  If any of the materials in the course or instructions about what to do are unclear, it is the student's responsibility to ask question. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the financial goals of the firm.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management.
  3. Evaluate financial statements including critical financial ratios.
  4. Calculate interest, rate, present value, and term of financial instruments.
  5. Determine values for stocks and bonds.
  6. Perform capital budgeting using more than one method.

Core Assessment:

The final exam for FI 360 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consists of multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. Partial credit will be given for the problems.

Class Assessment:
Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing weekly reading assignments
  • Completing weekly homework problems
  • Completing a closed book mid-term exam
  • Completing a closed book final exam
A number of study/homework problems will be assigned each class to provide practical applications of financial techniques and methods of analysis.  These problems will be selected from the end of chapters in the textbook.

The course grades will be determined using the following measurements:

Weekly Homework Assignments - 15% - 150 points
Quizzes - 20% - 200 points
Midterm Examination - 25% - 250 points
Final Examination - 40% - 400 points
Total - 100% - 1000 points

Grading Scale:
90% to 100%   A
80% to 89%     B
70% to 79%     C
60% to 69%     D
Below 60%       F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All homework assignments are expected to be submitted at the beginning of the next class unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.  The mid-term and final exam are expected to be completed and submitted on the published due date in class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the campus rules for conduct in the classroom.  Cell phones and pagers should be either turned off or set to silent during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - March 16, 2009
- Chapters 1 and 2
Week 2 - March 23, 2009
- Chapter 3
Week 3 - March 30, 2009
- Chapters 4 and 5
Week 4 - April 6, 2009
- Chapters 6 and 7
Week 5 - April 13, 2009
- Mid-term
- Chapters 8, 9, and 10
Week 6 - April 20, 2009
- Chapters 11 and 12
Week 7 - April 27, 2009
- Chapters 13 and 14
Week 8 - May 4, 2009
- 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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