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FI 360 Financial Management
Sowers, Daniela Christiane


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

S2T 2011 DLF

Faculty

Sowers, Daniela C.

Title

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA - Accounting, Oklahoma Christian University
BS - Management/Accounting, Park University

Office Location

Beavercreek, Ohio

Office Hours

Daily 6pm - 9pm, or by appointment

Daytime Phone

937-912-9150 (home)

Other Phone

405-476-7872 (cell)

E-Mail

daniela.sowers@park.edu

Semester Dates

Monday - March 14, 2011 to Sunday May 8, 2011

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Principles of Accounting I & Principles of Accounting II

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:



Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition
 
You will need an access key for the online products referenced in the course.  Items are not mandatory, but enhance lessons.

DO NOT ORDER THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION.

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

ISBN- 13: 978-0-324-65793-7
ISBN- 10: 0-324-65793-5

In addition, you will need a financial calculator.  It is recommended that you use a Texas Instruments BA II Plus.  This is the model that is used in the textbook examples.  There are other financial calculators that will work (Sharp, HP etc.) however, they will not work exactly the same as the TI. The text also shows examples of how to solve problems using Excel.  However, it will not be possible to use a computer during the final proctored exam. 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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. Pre-requisites: AC201 and AC202. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, lectures, homework problems, quizzes, and examinations.  I encourage all of my students to interact in class discussions.

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 problems, examinations, and discussion.

Examinations

The final examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by your Instructor where Park University sites are not available.

It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term. The proctor will be accepted and approved by the instructor. Park University site administrators or adjunct faculty are preferred proctors, but K-12 school teachers, counselors or administrators, certified librarians, testing centers at accredited colleges or universities are acceptable. Approved proctors may also include U.S. Embassy officials, military education officers, or testing control officers at U.S. military bases. Excluded from approval as proctors are family members, relatives, neighbors, friends, clergy, and employers, supervisors and co-workers.

For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to me for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic loss of points assigned to the final examination.
 

Grading:

Weekly Homework Assignments 7 @ 40 points = 280 points

Weekly Discussion Questions 7 @ 40 points = 280 points
 
Midterm Exam 140 points

Final Exam 300 points

Total 1000 points
 
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = 59% or below

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:
Instructor approval required.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students should use eMail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Conference Area is for public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class.

All students will participate in weekly Online discussions. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Chapters 1 & 2

Week 2 - Chapter 3

Week 3 - Chapters 4 & 5

Week 4 - Chapters 6 & 7

Week 5 - Chapters 8, 9 & 10 (Midterm)

Week 6 - Chapters 11 & 12

Week 7 - Chapters 13 & 14

Week 8 - 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 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

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:2/7/2011 1:47:46 PM