FI 360 Financial Management
S1J 2009 DN
Bachelor of Science, Managerial Accounting, Park UniversityMasters of Business Administration, Minor in Accounting and Finance, Rockhurst University
816-691-2138 (Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm)
January 12 through March 15, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Foundations of Financial Management, 13th edition ISBN 0-07-338238-8
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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My philosophy is simple, to use applications which will help ensure the student learning process. There will be tests, homework and participation that should 'drive home' the concepts learned in class.
I do give partial credit for homework even if the final answer is incorrect. However, you must show evidence, on paper, of a reasonable effort to obtain the correct answer.
I make final determination on reasonable efforts.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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: There will be two exams (mid-term and final) in addition to weekly homework and participation. The easiest points you earn in this class should be your participation...this is determined by your attendance, input and attitude in class.
This class is worth an overall point total of 500, grading is as follows:
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.
This is a short course (8 weeks) to understand all the review materials, so late work will be penalized. There will always be exceptions to this rule, however these exceptions are to be dire in nature (family emergency, etc.)
It's unfair for a student to be 'tired' and not attend a scheduled class. This would in turn give that student an extra week for homework completion yet removes a week from their individual and group participation points.
With that said, if you feel ill or are tired, please e-mail me your homwork at all the e-mails listed above. I will accept homework through 9:50 the night that this homework is due. Your only penalty would then be participation points for that evening.
I will be the final judge as to whether any late homework will be penalized. This penalty is usually in the range of 50%.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Very simple: I expect open, honest and healthy participation by all students. This participation will be a large determinant in how participation points are evaluated (and yes, I pay attention to student interactivity).
I also believe there is no such thing as silly or stupid questions, so please ask (because I know there will be somebody else that will want an answer to that same question).
Lastly, let's have fun! As we get to know each other through these eight weeks, I believe you'll see this class to be energetic and fun.
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: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.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90In relation to item 2, please review my policy on late homework above.
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