MBA 640 Investment Management
S2P 2010 DL
Lentz, Ronal Paul
PhD-Business AdministrationCertified Public Accountant
16 E. Beauregard, San Angelo, TX 76903
9 am to 4 pm, Mon. - Fri.
Monday, March 15, 2010 - Sunday, May 9, 2010
Each class week is from Monday thru Sunday
This Class is conducted in the On-Line Environment
FI 360. Although it is not required, but it would be more effective if the students successfully complete FI 615 before registering for this class.
Required Text: Bodie, Kane and Marcus. Seventh Edition, Essentials of Investments, (McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008). (ISBN 978-0-07-340517-9)
Supplementary Reading Material
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Educational Philosophy: The eductional philosophy applied in this class is one of interaction among instructor and students. This interaction is accomplished through the use of PowerPoint lectures, examples, illustrative discussion questions, readings, quizzes and examinations. Identification of additional student instructional needs are also highlighted and addresses through these processes. An important part of the education process in this class will be the discussion questions provided for students together with appropriate feedback and comments from the instructor.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Exams: Two exams will be administered during the semester. Exams will include multiple choice questions. Some of the questions or parts of questions will be quantitative. The midterm exam is worth 200 points and will cover the material up-to and including the week 4; the midterm will be a Open Book exam will consist of multiple-choice type of questions. The final exam is worth 200 points and will include all the material in the last five weeks covered in the course. The final exam will consist of multiple-choice type of questions. The final exam will be Open Book and given to the students during the 8th week of the course. The students are required to submit their exams by Sunday midnight of the 8th week.
Online weekly discussion: Each week, the student is required to answer accurately one discussion question and to provide a comment or follow-up on a fellow student’s answer. Every week, the student has the opportunity to earn 35 points by participating in the discussions. (30 points will be allocated to the student’s original answer to a discussion question and 5 points will be allocated to the follow-up answer to another student’s discussion question). In order to earn the complete grade, the answers should be provided during the week; in an 8-week course, the week starts on Monday 00:001AM and ends on Sunday 23:59PM. Any postings outside this range will not earn any grades.
Homeworks: Each week, the student is required to complete a homework assignment and submit it for grading through the homework drop-box. The purpose of the homework is to reinforce the material learned during the week. Homework questions will be worth 35 points. In order to earn the grade the student has to submit the homework in the drop-box by Sunday midnight. Any homework submitted after the deadline will be subject to the Policy for Submitting Late Work.
Weekly Quiz: Each week, students will be required to complete a quiz covering the materials presented that week. The weekly quiz will be provided as part of the Course Homepage within each week and will be automatically graded. The weekly quiz will consist of true/false and multiple-choice questions and will be worth 25 points for each quiz.
Team Project: There will be one team project due in Week 7 which is worth 140 points. Each student will be assigned to a team during Week 3 of the course. Each team member will be expected to actively participate in the work required to complete and present the finished Team Project. Only one (1) completed Team Project will be submitted for each team. Any team member not actively participating in this team project will will receive a reduced grade.
Assignment of Letter Grades:
The course grade will be determined as follows:
Weekly Discussions (35 points each week)
Weekly Homeworks (35 points each week)
Weekly Quiz (25 points each week)
Midterm Exam (Open Book, end of 4th week)
Final Exam (Open Book, end of 8th week)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time online and offline each week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. A rule of thumb is that you should spend approximately 4-5 hours per week online reviewing course content and engaging in group work and discussion and an additional 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or completing papers or examinations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.
Week Chapter Topics
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