FI360 Financial Management

for U1T 2008

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FI 360 Financial Management


U1T 2008 DLC


Graybeal, Michael D.


Adjunct Faculty



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Semester Dates

2 Jun 08 - 27 Jul 08

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Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours



Foundations of Finance, The Logic and Practice of Financial Management
6th edition

Author:Keown, Martin, Petty and Scott, Jr.
ISBN: 0132339226

* Please note this course uses the 6th edition!

Pearson Prentice Hall Publishers The book web page at the publisher web site is at,3110,0132339226,00.html

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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. Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

This course is part of Park’s degree completion program, which is 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 questions.

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:


The final examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by your Instructor where Park University sites are not available.

It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term. The proctor will be accepted and approved by the instructor. Park University site administrators or adjunct faculty are preferred proctors, but K-12 school teachers, counselors or administrators, certified librarians, testing centers at accredited colleges or universities are acceptable. Approved proctors may also include U.S. Embassy officials, military education officers, or testing control officers at U.S. military bases. Excluded from approval as proctors are family members, relatives, neighbors, friends, clergy, and employers, supervisors and co-workers.

For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to me for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic loss of points assigned to the final examination.


Weekly Homework Assignments 70 (10/wk

Weekly Discussion Questions 70 (10/wk)

Midterm Exam 50 points

Final Examination 100 points

Total 290 points

Grading Scale

Grade Points

A > 261

B 232-260

C 203-231

D 174-202

F <174

Note: The grade book in eCollege is used to track your points only. Weight system above will be used for final grade determination.

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:
Instructor approval required.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should use eMail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Conference Area is for public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class.

All students will participate in weekly Online discussions. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management

Chapter 2: The Financial Markets and Interest Rates
Discussion questions over Chapters 1 & 2 Chapter 1: Answer one of the Study Questions and Respond to one student's answer to a Study Question.

Chapter 2: Answer one of the Study Questions and Respond to one student's answer to a Study Question.
Week 2

Chapter 3: Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows

Chapter 4: Evaluating a Firm's Financial Performance

Discussion questions over Chapters 3 & 4 Chapter 3: Problem 3-3

Chapter 4: Problem 4-6

Post your solutions in this thread.
Week 3

Chapter 5: The Time Value of Money

Chapter 6: The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return

Discussion questions over Chapters 5 & 6 Chapter 5: problems 5-1a, 5-2a, 5-5a, and 5-6a.

Chapter 6: problems 6-1 and 6-2

Post your solutions in the conference thread by the end of Week 3.
Week 4

Chapter 7: Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds

Chapter 8: Valuation and Characteristics of Stock

Discussion questions over Chapters 7 & 8 Chapter 7: Study Problem7-1a and b

Chapter 8: Study problem 8-3 a, b, and c
Week 5

Chapter 9 –Capital Budgeting

Chapter 10 –Capital Budgeting continued

Chapter 11 - Valuation

Discussion questions over Chapters 9, 10 & 11 Chapter 9: 9-1a; 9-5a; 9-5b

Chapter 10: none

Chapter 11: 11-1a; 11-1b11-3

Midterm Exam
Week 6

Chapter 12: Determining the Financing Mix

Chapter 13: Dividend Policy and Internal Financing

Discussion questions over Chapters 12 & 13
Chapter 12: Problems 12-1 and 12-2

Chapter 13: Problem 13-1 and 13-4

Post your completed work to the conference thread by Sunday evening.
Week 7

Chapter 14: Short-Term Financial Planning

Chapter 15: Working-Capital Management

Discussion questions over Chapters 14 & 15 Chapter 14: 14-1 and 14-7

Chapter 15: 15-2 and 15-3
Week 8

Chapter 16: Current Asset Management

Chapter 17: International Business Finance

Lessons Learned
The Lessons Learned thread for week 7 is a suggestion to help me be a better instructor. In other words, I want to know how you feel about this class now that you are almost finished. Please go on-line and complete the Student Survey. It should be offered through Park's Home page. If you wish to change things this is a great way to do so. Thank you for your hard work and may you be successful in all your efforts


Final Exam
Lessons Learned

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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: .


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