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FI 360 Financial Management
Graybeal, Michael D.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

FI 360 Financial Management

Semester

F2T 2011 DLB

Faculty

Michael D. Graybeal

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Office Location

Online

Daytime Phone

978-455-9022

E-Mail

michael.graybeal@park.edu

Semester Dates

17 October 11 - 11 December 11

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook and Resources:


Textbook Cover

 

Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition
 
ISBN 10: 0324657935 / 0-324-65793-5
ISBN 13: 9780324657937

Author:

William L. Megginson --University of Oklahoma
Scott B. Smart -- Indiana University, Bloominton

Edition/Copyright:

2nd Ed, 2008

Publisher:

South-Western Cengage Learning

Type:

Casebound


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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. Prerequisites: AC201 and AC202 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

This course is part of Park’s degree completion program, which is designed for adult’s who have previous college/university credits and/or work experience. Students are expected to read and follow all instructions as to how to format work, where to send it, and when it is to be completed, etc. If any of the materials in the course or instructions about what to do are unclear, it is the student’s responsibility to ask questions.

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. Describe the differences between business in the United States and those in foreign countries with respect to taxation, financial disclosure, and ownership structure.
  2. Explain why municipal bonds can offer lower interest rates than equally risk corporate bonds
  3. Determine when firms should discount projects using the cost of equity.
  4. Describe the key features that distinguish long-term debt issues from each other.
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:

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 70 (10/wk

Weekly Discussion Questions 70 (10/wk)

Midterm Exam 50 points

Final Examination 100 points

Total 290 points

Grading Scale

Grade Points

A > 261

B 232-260

C 203-231

D 174-202

F <174

Note: The grade book in eCollege is used to track your points only. Weight system above will be used for final grade determination.

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 pre 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:

Weekly Schedule

 

When uploading any assignment in the drop box please name the files appropriately.  I need to see your file name as follows:  "Last name_First initial_FI360_Your assignment_week ?.doc".  This allows me to know who the file belongs too.  Also put your name in the documents.  If I am unable to identify the file by the filename I take points away from the assignment.  Thanks

Read the weekly homepage

Read the announcements first thing when you log into the class

Check your pirate email daily

Be sure to check into the class multiple times a week—checking in one time a week is not enough to be successful in this class

 

Week 1: CLO’s - 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.

Homework:

Read Chapters 1 & 2

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 1-1

Problems 2-2, 2-4

 

Week 2 CLO’s -- 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 4. Calculate interest rate, present value, and term of financial instruments. © 2008 Park University, All Rights Reserved Last Updated 5/9/2008 This content may not be reproduced without permission Page 2 of 4

Homework:

Read Chapter 3

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Fill out the form for proctored final

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 3-5, 3-10

 

Week 3: CLO’s -- 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 5. Determine values for stocks and bonds.
 
Homework:

Read Chapters 4 & 5

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 4-1, 4-12

Problems 5-1, 5-3, and 5-6

 

Week 4: CLO’s -- 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 4. Calculate interest, rate, present value, and term of financial instruments.
 
Homework:

Read Chapters 6 & 7

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

If you have not submitted your form for proctored final, please complete this form this week

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 6-1, 6-2

Problems 7-1, 7-3

 

 Week 5: CLO’s -- 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 4. Calculate interest, rate, present value, and term of financial instruments. 6. Perform capital budgeting using more than one method.
 
Homework:

Read Chapters 8, 9 & 10

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Midterm

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 8-2, 8-9

Problems 10-1a, 10-3

 

Week 6: CLO’s -- 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.
 
Homework:

Read Chapters 11 & 12

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 11-1, 11-2

Problems 12-1, 12-2

 

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Homework:

Read Chapters 13 & 14

Post the weekly discussion and respond to classmates

Upload the following problems by midnight Sunday:

Problem 13-1

Problems 14-1, 14-3

 

Week 8: CLO’s –

All CLO’s will need to be review for the final.

Homework

Complete the final

Post discussion

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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:9/14/2011 10:37:07 AM