FI360 Financial Management

for F3DD 2008

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FI 360 Financial Management


F3DD 2008 DC


Emanuel, Antonio R.


Senior Instructor



Office Location

Defense Supply Center Columbus

Office Hours

Before orr after class & by appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

August 22-23-24 & September 12-13-14

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM


AC201 & AC202

Credit Hours



Block, S. B. & Hirt G. A.  (2008) Foundations of Financial Management 12ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin
ISBN 978-0-07-302720-3

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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: AC 201 and AC 202. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

To create a safe environment for the learner realize his/her greatest potential. Specifically, this course teaches financial management and exposes the student to the methods that corporations use to assess risk and plan for the most effective use of their capital resources.

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:


This course covers material found in chapters 1 through 13 and then chapters 16 & 17. Please read the first chapter; it is an introduction to the study of Financial Management. We will begin on chapters 2 and 3 in ernest. Class sessions will consist of discussion and lecture activities accompanied by a review of homework assignments and examinations.
Learning assessment will be based on: homework problems, class participation, and two exams.



Homework sets            25 points each set       200 points

Midterm exam                                                 150 points

Final exam                                                       150 points

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS                         500 points

This course grade distribution is as follows:
A = 90% to 100%
B = 80% to 89%
C = 70% to 79%
D = 60% to 69%
F = 59% and below

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:

Because we will review the homework assignment in class and the answers will be revealed, late submission of assignments will not be accepted for any reason. This is done to protect the integrity of the class and in fairness to the students who submit their assignments without the benefit of seeing the correct answers.
If you cannot make it to class, email your homework assignment to the instructor or fax it to the
Park University office at 614-237-4629.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Respect the instructor's decisions/requirements
2. Respect other learners.
3. Participate in classroom discussions/exercises.
4. Take ownership of your education and complete assignments by the posted deadlines.
5. Remember, computers make completing assignments much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though, that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.
6. Students will be expected to have read and studied the material assigned for that class and have completed the assigned homework problems.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekend One - 22, 23, 24 August 2008
Read and review chapters 2 through 8. We have a lot of material to complete in this accelerated course so it is imperitive that you read the material. In class I will review the material and during the weekend you will complete four in class problems that will be worth 25 points each.
On Sunday, you will be given a mid-term that will cover chapters 2 through 8. This mid term will be worth 150 points.
 Weekend Two - 12, 13, 14 September 2008
Read and review chapters 9 through 13 and chapters 16 & 17. In class I will review the material and during the weekend you will complete four in class problems that will be worth 25 points each.
On Sunday, you will be given a final that will cover chapters 9 through 13 and 16 & 17. This final will be worth 150 points.





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:
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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