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FI 360 Financial Management
Hurdle, Laine


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Course

FI 360 Financial Management

Semester

S1T 2012 DLE

Faculty

Hurdle, Laine

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

EdD (ABD)
MBA (Finance)
MEd (Teaching and Instruction)

Office Location

Home

Office Hours

M-F, 8-4 PM EST and Saturdays @ Home

Daytime Phone

240.575.6772

Other Phone

540-484-3665

E-Mail

laine.hurdle@park.edu

laine.hurdle@va.gov

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition, William L. Megginson --University of Oklahoma
Scott B. Smart -- IndianaUniversity, Bloominton, 2nd Ed, 2009, South-Western Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 978-0-324-65793-7 
You will need an access key for the online products referenced in the course.  Items are not mandatory, but enhance lessons.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

1.  Financial Calculator - TI BAII
2. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ):  The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. (It never fails to amaze me how many companies do the wrong thing in managing people!) It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably. Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe on-line.

Click here to subscribe online! Follow this link and fill in the requested information.

You will get instant access to the online version with hard copy delivered at your home or office in a few days. Park's zip code is 64152. My name Laine Hurdle is on the drop down list. This will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course and you will get the discounted price. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.

Alternatively, you can send your instructor an e-mail that includes: First and last name, address (street, city, state, zip), length of subscription you want, and the month and year you expect to graduate. They can transfer your information to a WSJ form and send it to them. They will start delivery, usually in less than two weeks, and will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.

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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:
Learning by doing is my educational philosophy.  You and I will be engaged in the weekly discussions applying the text concepts.  We will interact based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I  will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning 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:

Please read the Class Rubric within the course material.
 

Grading:

 

Grading:
 
Weekly Homework Assignments
70 (10/wk)
Weeks 1-7
Weekly Discussion Questions
70 (10/wk)
Weeks 1-7
Midterm Exam
50 points
Week 5
Final Examination
100
Week 8
Total points possible
290 points
 

 

Letter Grades

Points Grade
290 - 261 A
260 - 232 B
231 - 203 C
202 - 174 D
Less than 174 F

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.
 
 

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 submissions receive a grade of 0 unless approved by the instructor prior to the due date.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Our course follows the general schedule in the table below.  You will want to follow the specific weekly instructions in each weekly module to ensure that you meet all of the weekly requirements. 

Week

Reading Assignment

Activities

Examinations

Week 1

Chapters 1 & 2

Homework, Discussion

Week 2

Chapters 3

Homework, Discussion

Week 3

Chapters 4 & 5

Homework, Discussion

Week 4

Chapters 6 & 7

Homework, Discussion

 

Week 5

Chapters 8, 9, & 10

Homework, Discussion

Midterm Examination

Week 6

Chapters 11& 12

Homework, Discussion

Week 7

Chapters 13, & 14

Homework, Discussion

Week 8

Review

Course Review, Discussion

Final Examination

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:12/17/2011 10:51:54 AM