Joseph PizzilloJoseph.Pizzillo@pirate.park.eduPhone: 623-935-7054Fax: 720-294-7034
Hello!! My name is Joe Pizzillo and I will be your Instructor for this class. I am currently the Budget and Research Manager for the City of Goodyear, AZ. I will enjoy sharing with you my 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience. I believe you will find this class beneficial to whatever career path you take
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FI 360 Financial Management
The role of financial management through the development of a framework appropriate to 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: AC 201 and AC 202. 3 semester credits.
Welcome to Financial Management (FI 360), online! This is an undergraduate introductory course in corporate financial management. It is designed to help you understand and appreciate the theoretical background of various analytical techniques, policies, and practices useful to the planning and controlling the financial resources of the business firm. Although the major emphasis of this course is on corporate finance, a portion of the materials covered can be applied to small business firms and to your understanding of personal finance and investments.
Each week we will focus on different topics, issues, and problems related to corporate financial management through our on-line conferencing discussions; these are reinforced and expanded in readings in our text, Foundations of Financial Management.
More specifically, this course is designed to provide you an understanding and appreciation of:
The course emphasizes the practical application of financial techniques and methods of analysis. Attention, however, is given to major theoretical contributions with respect to modern financial management. In addition, since this course if offered online, over the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW), it is designed to introduce you to a large number of resources available on line. Incorporated in this course, are exercises and projects designed to help you become acquainted and use some of these WWW resources.
Prerequisites for this course are at least two introductory courses in accounting (AC 201 and AC 202). Background in economics and basic statistics may be useful but it is not required.
After you have completed this course, you should be able to:
Text: Foundations of Financial Management with CD, 11th Ed., Block & Hirt,ISBN 0-07-297792-2
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
· The final course grade will be based on a weighted average score which will be determined using the weights shown below:
% of Grade
Class Participation & Homework
Mid Term Exam
Weeks 4 and 8
Individual Project Report
A 90% to 100%
B 80% to 89%
C 70% to 79%
D 60% to 69%
F below 60%
· Each student is responsible for completing:
· weekly reading assignments
· weekly homework assignments
· individual project
· Two progress examinations (Mid Term & Final Exam)
The exams are scheduled as follows:
1 through 8
End of Week 4
9 through 20 (excluding 13)
A midterm and a final examination are required and will be based on materials covered in the readings. Specific instructions regarding exams will be posted later in the term.
The final examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University site.
Park Univeresity policies are in effect. The following paragraph is quoted from the 2003-2004 Park University Undergraduate Catalog: "Academic honesty is required of all members of the learning community. Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course requirements. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from the Park University.
Plagiarism - the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work- sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors."
Academic dishonesty could involve:
Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog.
REQUIREMENTS: Select a company whose stock is traded on the NYSE, AMSE, or the NASDAQ. The name of the company you select should begin with the first letter of your last name (not mandatory). Review the materials on ratio analysis discussed in Chapter 3 in your text and calculate as many ratios as possible for each of at least three most recent years for the company you selected. Then write a short, about one page, report in which you also interpret your findings.
Final examinations will be administered during this last week of class.
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