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FI 360 Financial Management
Graybeal, Michael D.


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

F2KK 2008 HA

Faculty

Graybeal, Michael D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Daytime Phone

781-858-5229

E-Mail

michael.graybeal@park.edu

Semester Dates

20 October 08 - 14 December 08

Class Days

Monday and Wednesday

Class Time

5:30 - 8:30

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook and Resources:


Textbook Cover

 

Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition

Author:

William L. Megginson --University of Oklahoma
Scott B. Smart -- Indiana University, Bloominton

Edition/Copyright:

2nd Ed, 2009

Publisher:

South-Western Cengage Learning

Type:

Casebound


Textbooks can be purchased from the MBS Direct Bookstore - www.park.edu/online

Additional Resources:

http://www.pathfinder.com
http://www.businessweek.com
http://www.economist.com

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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:

 
HOMEWORK:   The homework required for each class will be provided at the first night of class. We will discuss those questions that coincide with the chapter. Your homework will then be collected to give you credit for completing them. Also, remember that reading the chapter before the class is always a part of your homework assignment.   PRESENTATION AND TERM PAPER:   Term paper and presentation will be based off of a list of choices that will be provided the first night of class. Selection will be made on the first night of class. The term paper and presentation should be accomplished in a professional way by providing a clear and concise statement about your topic selection.   When giving your presentation to the class, you will utilize the main points from the textbook and provide outside information pertaining to your subject. This will offer many views to your peers and help in effectively providing a presentation. The presentation will be twenty to thirty minutes in length and you will use at least one visual aid such as PowerPoint, handouts, video, and marker board to help in completing this task. An outline should be provided to me prior to your presentation.   When completing your term paper, you will thoroughly discuss your topic with support from your textbook and at least five outside resources. These resources must be from professional sources. Make sure when using the Internet that you verify your source. There are many resources on the Internet, but some are of only opinion. You should utilize the APA format when writing your term paper and also when completing your bibliography. The length of your term paper should be a minimum of eight pages, but no more than ten pages. The margins (top, bottom, left, right) for your term paper should be one inch. Remember when in doubt about something; ask the instructor.  
Examinations

The final examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at Hanscom AFB's  Park University site.  If you fail to complete the final exam during week 8 you will receive an overall grade "F."  You must coordinate with the instructor and Mrs. Greene for make up test. 

Grading:

Weekly Homework Assignments 70 (10/wk

Weekly Discussion Questions 70 (10/wk)

Midterm Exam 50 points
 
Term Paper 50 points
 
Presentation 50 points

Final Examination 150 points

Total 440 points

Grading Scale

Grade Points

A > 396

B 352-395

C 308-351

D 264-307

F <263

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.  Assignments must be completed and turned in on their respective due dates. If not, there will be a 10% deduction of the grade. For each additional class that the assignment hasn’t been turned in there will be an additional 10% deduction of grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

We are all adults and we are all here to learn. Being courteous of the instructor and other peers in the class is of most importance. Food and drinks are allowed (not in computer rooms), as long as, they don’t interfere with the learning atmosphere and we clean up after ourselves. I do request that all pagers and cell phones be on silence/buzzer mode. All other common class policies apply.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weekly Schedule

  

     Oct 20 –Go over course expectations, syllabus, and Chapter 1

      Oct 22 – Chapter 2 

      Oct 27 – Chapter 3 

      Oct 29 – Chapter 4

       Nov 3 – Chapter 5

       Nov 5 – Chapter 6 and review for midterm exam 

       Nov 10 – MIDTERM EXAM (Chapters 1-6) 

       Nov 12 – Chapter 7

       Nov 17 – Chapter 8

       Nov 19 – Chapter 9

      Nov 24 - Chapter 10
      Nov 26 - Chapter 11
      Dec 1 - Chapter 12
      Dec 3 - Term paper due and first night of presentations
      Dec 8 - Second night of presentations and review for Final exam
      Dec 10 - Final exam
Please Note: The syllabus is only a plan. The instructor may modify the plan during the course. The requirements of the course may be altered from those appearing in the syllabus. Further, the plan contains criteria by which the student’s progress and performance in the course will be measured. These criteria may also be changed.

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.

  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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:9/22/2008 2:33:07 PM