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FI 360 Financial Management
Atkins, James M.


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

U1U 2009 LU

Faculty

Atkins, James M.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M
Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo

Office Location

Luke Air Force Base

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

602.463.1548

E-Mail

James.Atkins@park.edu

jmatkins_2004@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

01 June through 26 July 2009

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

ACC 201 & ACC 202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fundamentals of Financial Management, 11th Edition. Authors: Brigham and Houston. ISBN: 0-324-31981-9.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Instrument’s BA II Plus.  MANDATORY! 

Students may chose another version of a financial calculator, but they are responsible for operating it. 


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Course Description:
FI360 Financial Management: 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:

The purpose of this course is to educate, which requires two things to happen. The teacher must teach or facilitate learning and the student must learn the required materials. This requires feedback to the instructor on how the student is learning. This feedback occurs in written work and classroom discussion. It is preferred that students ask questions during class as they arise. There is no such thing as a "dumb" question.

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:

There will be sixteen [16] homework assignments and a comprehensive final.

Grading:

Topic

Points

16 Quizzes

     70

Comprehensive Exam

     30

Total Points

    100

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:

Late quizzes will be accepted but you will lose 1 point from score.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please turn all cell phones to vibrate mode.

Please do not talk with your classmates while I am lecturing. This is rude behavior both to the instructor and to you fellow classmates.

Please direct all questions to me.

Please do not wear strong perfumes or colognes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Financial Management

Chapter 2 - Time Value of Money

Chapter 3 - Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes

Chapter 4 - Analysis of Financial Statements

Chapter 5 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Chapter 6 - Interest Rates

Chapter 7 - Bonds and Their Valuation

Chapter 8 - Risk and Rates of Return

Chapter 9 - Stocks and Their Valuation

Chapter 10 - The Cost of Capital

Chapter 11 - The Basics of Capital Budgeting

Chapter 12 - Cash Flow Estimation and Risk Analysis

Chapter 13 - Real Options and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting

Chapter 14 - Capital Structure and Leverage

Chapter 15 - Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases

Chapter 16 - Working Capital Management

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:4/26/2009 8:04:15 PM