FI360 Financial Management

for S2B 2009

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FI360 Financial Management


S2B 2009 BL


Saucedo, Andy C.


Adjunct Faculty


M.B.A. - Business Administration
Bachelor of Science - Business Admininstration

Office Location

Computer Lab

Office Hours

12:00 pm -1:00 p.m. (last hour of class-work session in computer lab)

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

March 21-May 9 2009

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 am - 1:00 pm


AC 201 & 202

Credit Hours


Foundations of Financial Management by Block, Hirt, & Danielson.  13th Edition, McGraw Hill 

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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 an 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 & AC202 3:0:3 

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on an interactive realtionship with the student.  The course will be taught using lectures, classroom discussions, Internet assignments, case study anaylsis, mini-paper assignments, financial portfolio analysis, exams, and home study. Students will be encouraged to explore ideas, issues, and real life situations relating to financial management skills and applications.       

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss how finance integrates concepts from economics, accounting and other disciplines relating to finance.
  2. Review the concepts of accounting.
  3. Analysis the concepts of ratio analysis.
  4. Study and understand financial forecasting.
  5. Study the concepts of operating and financial leverage.
  6. Determine the concepts of working capital and financial decisions.
  7. Define current assett management.
  8. Understand short-term financing.
  9. Discuss the time value of money.
  10. Evaluate valuation and rates of return.
  11. Analysis the cost of capital.
  12. Define the capital budgeting decision.
  13. Learn the practices of risk and budgeting control.
  14. Understand capital markets.
  15. Define investment banking.
  16. Understand long-term debt and lease financing.
  17. Understand the difference between common and preferred stock financing.
  18. Analysis dividend policy and retained earnings.
  19. Define convertibles, warrants, and derivatives.
  20. Understand external growth through mergers.
  21. Analysis international financial management.
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:

The course grading structure will be as follows:
Homework 10% 
Financial Portfolio 15%
Midterm 35%
Final Exam 40%


Homework 10%
Financial Portfolio 15%
Midterm 35%
Final Exam 40%

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:
Thirty points will be deducted for late papers. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Rules of Conduct will be enforced per the 2008-09 Park University and Student Handbook. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One
Chapters 1-3
Homework Assignment for Week 2
Week Two
Chapters 4-7
Homework Assignment for Week 3
Week Three
Chapters 8-10
Homework Assignment for Week 4
Week Four
Chapters 11-13
Midterm Exam - Chapters 1-10
Homework Assignment for Week 5
Week Six
Chapters 14-17
Homework Assignment for Week 6
Week Seven
Chapters 18-21
Portfolios Due
Homework Assignment for Week 8
Week Eight
Final Exam

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

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