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FI 360 Financial Management
Circle, James J.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

FI 360 Financial Management

Semester

F1T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Circle, James J.

Degrees/Certificates

BA
MS
MBA

Daytime Phone

724-630-8111

Other Phone

724-843-3200 (Work)

E-Mail

james.circle@park.edu

james.circle@nationalcity.com

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The required text for this course is: Keown et al, Foundations of Finance 5/e, Prentice Hall, 2006 ISBN 0131856057 In addition, you will need a financial calculator.  It is recommended that you use a Texas Instruments BA II Plus.  This is the model that is used in the textbook examples.  There are other financial calculators that will work (Sharp, HP etc.) however, they will not work exactly the same as the TI. I use the HP 12C, which is a more powerful machine, but it is a bit more challenging to use than the BAII.  For your money, the BAII is an excellent purchase. The text also shows examples of how to solve problems using Excel.  However, it will not be possible to use a computer during the final protored exam. NOTE:  You may try an alternative means of acquiring the textbook, either through cut-rate bookstores or on-line sales outlets.  However, sometimes the wrong book is received or it takes too long to reach you.  Please be aware that you MUST have your text by the end of week 1 - if you don't have it by then, you won't be able to catch up your coursework.  Whatever method you choose to get your book, just ensure you have it.  Being prepared with the required materials is part of your responsibility as a student.   Recommended Readings: CEO Express (A very valuable research page) - http://www.ceoexpress.com The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition- http://www.wsj.com Business Week - http://www.businessweek.com Fortune - http://www.pathfinder.com The Economist - http://www.economist.com

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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

http://www.ceoexpress.com
http://www.forbes.com
http://www.motleyfool.com

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: <a href='index.aspx?Class=AC201'>AC201</a> and <a href='index.aspx?Class=AC202'>AC202</a>. 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:

Class Assessment:
Graded items include: Homework problems each week, discussion questions, one midterm exam and a final, proctored examination.  NOTE:  Final Exam will be a two-hour proctored examination.  This test will be closed book/closed notes, though a formula sheet will be provided.  Financial calculators will also be allowed for the exam.

Grading:
Weekly Homework Assignments 40% Weekly Discussion Questions 15% Midterm Examination 15% Final Examination 30% Total--> 100% Grading Scale A = 90 - 100 B = 80 - 89 C = 70 - 79 D = 60 - 69 F  = below 60 Note:  The gradebook in eCollege is used to track your points only.  Weight system above will be used for final grade determination. Examinations

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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.
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 2006-2007 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 .

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Last Updated:8/16/2006 6:30:57 AM