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FI 360 Financial Management
Howard, Matthew Allen


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

F1T 2010 DLB

Faculty

Howard, Matthew Allen

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BSBA Finance
MBA

Daytime Phone

505-681-3291

E-Mail

matthew.howard@park.edu

Semester Dates

08/16/10 - 10/10/10

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Meggison and Smart, Introduction to Corporate Finance  2nd/edition, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2009

ISBN-10: 0324657935
ISBN-13: 9780324657937

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

In addition, you will likely need a financial calculator.  It is recommended that you use a Texas Instruments BA II Plus (instructor is familiar with it and can help you with its functions).  There are other financial calculators that will work (Sharp, HP etc.) however, they will not work exactly the same as the TI. 

You may also use Excel to solve problems.  However, it will not be possible to use a computer during the final proctored exam. 

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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:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, and videos. The facilitator will engage each learner in to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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, discussion questions and examinations.
 

Grading:

 

Weekly Homework Assignments                      70 Points (10 per week)

Weekly Discussion Questions                           70 Points (10 per week)

Midterm Examination                                        50 Points

Final Examination                                              100 Points

Total                                                                290 Points
 
Points required to achieve the following grades:
 
A   261 - 290
 
B   232 - 260
 
C  203 - 231
 
D  174 - 202
 
F  173 and under (NOTE: A proctored final is required otherwise an F will be the final grade).

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will result in only half credit.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The following chapters will be covered as per the list below:
 
Week 1
Chapter 1: The Scope of Corporate Finance
Chapter 2: Financial Statement and Cash Flow Analysis
 
Week 2
Chapter 3: The Time Value of Money 

 Week 3
Chapter 4: Valuing Bonds
Chapter 5: Valuing Stocks
 

Week 4
Chapter 6: The Trade-Off between Risk and Return
Chapter 7: Risk, Return, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 
 
 Week 5
Chapter 8: Capital Budgeting Process and Decision Criteria
Chapter 9: Cash Flow and Capital Budgeting 
Chapter 10: Risk and Capital Budgeting
 
Week 6
Chapter 11: Raising Long-Term Financing
Chapter 12: Capital Structure 

Week 7
Chapter 13: Long-Term Debt and Leasing
Chapter 14: Dividend Policy

 Week 8
No reading

 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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