FI 360 Financial Management
S2T 2012 DLF
Springer, Tim R.
BS Business Administration - The Citadel 1990MBA - Webster University 1999MS Elementary Education - Old Dominion University 2011
(571) 330-9739 cell
19 March 2012 - 13 May 2012
AC201 and AC202
Textbook: Introduction to Corporate Finance, 2nd Edition
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
You will need a financial calculator for this course. I use the HP 10B II. You can also use a Texas Instruments BA II Plus, but I find this calculator less than user friendly; this is the model that is used in the textbook examples. The text also shows examples of how to solve problems using Microsoft Excel. You will not be able to use a computer during the final protored exam.
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Educational Philosophy: As the instructor for this course, it is my responsibility to ensure that I present to the students all the tools they will need to be successful. It is the student's responsibility to make use of the information presented. The courses that we take to earn a Bachelor's degree, teach us more than the subject material. They should teach us how to think critically and analytically.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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: Each student is responsible for:
Homework Application Problems – Application problems will be assigned each week from the end of the chapters. These are designed to be an application of the financial techniques and methods discussed during the week. The final answer for these problems should provide a detailed analysis not just the answer. Some problems may lend themselves to answer and a one sentence explanation. Others may require a few paragraphs of explanation. This assignment is to be posted in the class Dropbox as one file at the end of each week.
Online Discussion Questions – Discussion questions will be posted weekly in a thread titled Discussion. Some of these questions may be links to articles that require comment. Students are required to answer each question. These answers need to be more than “I agree”. The student must also provide a substantive response to a classmate’s posting. Again, this should be more than “I agree”.
Midterm Exam - The midterm will be given during Week 4. The material tested will be from weeks 1 through 4. The midterm will be posted in the Doc Sharing section of the course for review on Monday of that week. It will also be placed in the week 4 thread. You will submit your answers in the week 4 thread. Print the exam from Doc Sharing to do your work. You will have until midnight Sunday to post your answers to the week 4 exam thread. The midterm exam will be open book, open notes, etc. Do not use your classmates. If you have questions, ask me.
Final Exam – Students must take a proctored final exam during week 8. Specific instructions for the exam will be posted by the beginning of week 7. Proctor forms must be submitted by the 6th week of the term. Proctors must be Park University sites. If a Park University site is not available, other approved proctors are listed when filling out the form. Alternate proctors can include U.S. Embassy officials, military education officers, testing control officers at U.S. military bases, librarians, other park instructors.
A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of the final exam. Proctor request forms will be made available during the first week of class. If you use a Park University site, request early. Time slots fill up quickly. If no final exam is taken, your final grade will be an "F".
Midterm Exam 100 points
Final Examination 100 points
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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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be adults. Be courteous. Follow good rules of conduct.
When uploading assignments to the drop box, please place them in the appropriate week. Include the subject, your last name and initials on the file and on the documents.An easy naming of a file would be “FI360 – Springer TR – Week 1 HW”. In the document, list the same information in the header or footer.
Read the homepage
Read the announcements.
Check your pirate e-mail in the course daily.
Log into class and participate more than once per week. Waiting until Sunday evening at 2100 to do everything will not enable you to be successful in this course.
Week 1: 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.
Read Chapters 1 & 2.
Post the weekly discussion and respond to a classmate’s posting.
Homework problems will be assigned weekly on Monday.
Week 2: 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.
Read Chapter 3.
Fill out the form for proctored final.
Week 3: 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 5. Determine values for stocks and bonds.
Read Chapters 4 & 5.
Week 4: 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.
Read Chapters 6 & 7.
Take the midterm exam.
Week 5: 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.
Read Chapters 8, 9 & 10.
Post the weekly discussion and respond to a classmate’s posting
Week 6: 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.
Read Chapters 11 & 12.
Week 7: 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management. 3. Evaluate financial statements including critical financial ratios.
Read Chapters 13 & 14.
Week 8: All Core Learning Objectives will be covered with the final exam.
Complete the final.
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