FI 360 Financial Management
F1J 2008 IN
Heathcock, Geoffrey H.
M.B.A. - AccountingB.A. - MathematicsCertificate - Stanford University Investment Management Program
6400 W. 110th Street, Suite 204 Overland Park, KS
By Appointment (Saturdays, 9-5 preferred)
August 18 - October 12, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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To be successful in the business world today, you must possess the ability to think critically and to develop well-reasoned solutions based on the information available. This course will develop this skill by:
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.
A detailed Syllabus will be provided at the first class that will contain all of the assignments and problems for each week of the class.
Final Presentation and Paper: A final presentation and paper will be given on the last night of the class. The scope and expectations of the final project will be described in the first week. Further guidance will be provided during the class. The student will examine a Kansas City publicly traded company and prepare a 3-5 page analysis entitled “The financial health, quality of management, and value of the company.” During the last week of class, each student will present his paper to the class. Each student will select their own company and have it approved by the teacher.
Pct of Grade
Weekly Assignments (8)
Final Presentation and Paper
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.
Assignments are due at the start of class. If a student is not attending a class, the assignment should be e-mailed to the instructor by the time the assignment is due. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that assignments are received by the instructor. Late assignments will be reduced by one grade. To receive any credit for a late assignment, the paper must be turned-in by the start of the next scheduled class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Should be turned off or put on non-audible signal during class. Use of phones during class is considered disruptive and discourteous.
Week 1 - Chapter 1: An Overview of Financial Management / Chapter 2: Time Value of Money
Week 5 – Chapter 9: Stocks and their Valuations
Week 6 – Chapter 10: The Cost of Capital / Chapter 11: The Basics of Capital Budgeting
Week 7 – Chapter 16: Working Capital Management / Chapter 17: Financial Planning and Foresting
Week 8 - Final Presentations / Chapter 21: Mergers and Acquisitions
Final Presentation and Paper
The student will examine a Kansas City publicly traded company and prepare a 3-5 page analysis entitled “The financial health, quality of management, and value of the company.” During the last week of class, each student will present his paper to the class. Each student will select their own company and have it approved by the teacher.
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 89-90
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. 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 .
Attachments:Week Summary of Syllabus
Last Updated:7/29/2008 11:04:31 AM