FI 360 Financial Management
F1SS 2008 RA
Cleary, Susan H.
BS Political ScienceMBA Accounting
15 minutes before and after class and by appointment
18 August 2008- 12 October 2008
7:40 - 10:20 PM
Foundations of Finance, Arthur J. Keown, (et al), 6th ed., Pearson Education, Inc, N.J., 2008
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Students need access to the Internet/library in order to conduct research. Additionally students need a calculator, preferably a financial model. If students have access to a laptop computer it would be useful to bring it to class.
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Educational Philosophy: I am a firm believer in the adult learning method. I will treat my students as adults wanting, willing, and eager to learn. You will be expected to do the assigned homework, readings, and be prepared to discuss them in class. Educational researchers have shown that adults learn best from fellow adult students and we will put that to the test in our class. All students will be expected to participate in class discussions and small group projects. You will be expected to be able to apply what you have learned in class to real world situations and therefore will be expected to do outside “real-world” reading to supplement the textbook. I believe in challenging students to perform to the highest possible levels of the learning hierarchy.
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.
Class Assessment: Homework/Class Participation, Midterm Exam, Final Exam, Internet Exercises and Research Project.
Class Participation/Discussion Board 100
Web Works (2) 150
Mini Cases 250
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize however that technology can also cause problems. Remember: Garbage In, Garbage Out. Printers can run out of ink and hard drives can crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines. “My printer ran out of ink” is not an excuse for late papers. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk or hard drive and print out paper copies. Save copies of messages sent to your sent folder to verify you submitted work/excuses.
You will be doing in class projects both as a class and as small groups. Part of your class participation grade will be based on your participation. I expect you to read and be prepared for every class. You will be asked to present problems on the board or lead discussions. BE PREPARED.
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 89-90If you are absent you are still responsible for submitting work on time. You will be subject to points being deducted for late work, as noted above.
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 .
Last Updated:7/6/2008 11:03:01 PM