FI360 Financial Management

for F1J 2008

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FI 360 Financial Management


F1J 2008 PV


Lenoir, Allen D


Adjunct Faculty


MBA, Webster University
BSBA, Rockhurst College
AA, Metropolitan Community Colleges

Office Location

in classroom

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 18th thru October 12th

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM


AC201 & AC202

Credit Hours



Foundations of Financial Management by Stanley B. Block and Geoffrey A. Hirt
12th Edition

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Course Description:
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. Pre-requisites: AC201 and AC202. 3:0:3

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:

Quiz's, Homework Assignments, Case Analysis Studies, Stock Market Project and  Final Exam 


Homework Assignments:
Chp. 1 & 3, Web Exercises,  p.21 & p. 90      
Chp. 4 & 6, Web Exercises p. 118 & p.183
Chp. 7 & 8, Web Exercise, p. 222 & p. 248
Chp. 10 & 11, Web Exercises, p. 313 & p. 358
Chp. 14 & 15, Web Exercise, p. 456, & p. 486
Chp. 16 & 17, Web Exercises, p. 517 & p. 553 
Chp. 19 & 20,  Web Exercise,  p. 603 & p. 625
All quiz's are worth 30 points each for a total of 210 points.
Chp. 1 & 3 
Chp. 4 & 6
Chp. 7 & 8
Chp. 10 & 11
Chp. 14 & 15
Chp. 16 & 17
Chp. 19 & 20
Class Participation = 80 points 
Quiz's = 210 points
Case Analysis Studies = 10 points per case
Stock Market Project = 100 points
Final Exam = 100 points

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:
Homework must be turned in at the beggining of the class that is due.  Material will not be excepted late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Turn off all cell phones and pagers.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Chp. 1, The Goals and Functions of Financial Managment ,
                Chp. 2, Review of Accounting and Financial Analysis
                Chp. 3, Financial Analysis  
Week 2 - Chp. 4, Financial Forecasting,
                Chp. 5, Operating and Financial Leverage
                Chp. 6, Working Capital and the Financing Decision 
Week 3 - Chp. 7, Current Asset Management, 
                Chp. 8, Sources of Short-Term Financing
                Chp. 9,  Time Value of Money 
Week 4 - Chp. 10, Valuation and Rates of Return,
                Chp. 11, Cost of Capital,  
                Chp. 12, The Capital Budgeting Decision 
Week 5 - Chp. 13, Risk and Capital Budgeting,
                Chp. 14, Capital Markets,
                Chp. 15, Investment Banking:  Public and Private Placement
Week 6 - Chp. 16, Long-Term Debt and Lease Financing ,
                Chp. 17, Common and Preferred Stock Financing
                Chp. 18, Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings
Week 7 - Chp. 19, Convertibles, Warrants,and Derivatives,
                Chp. 20, External Growth through Mergers,
                Chp. 21, International Financial Managment 
Week 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 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

Disability Guidelines:
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Last Updated:9/22/2008 4:25:06 PM