FI 360 Financial Management
S1Z 2013 ML
Degel, Thomas M.
Senior Adjunct Instructor of Management and Finance
MBA, University of Montana, 1989BBA, Gonzaga University, 1981
January 14 -- March 10, 2013
5:00 - 7:30 PM
AC 201 and AC 202
Textbook: Keown, Martin, and Petty, Foundations of Finance, 6th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2008. ISBN-13: 9780132339223.
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Educational Philosophy: Financial
Management is an introductory course focusing on the definitions, terminology,
and the fundamental tenets of finance. As such, a "hands-on" method is used to
master financial concepts through discussing and solving financial problems and
forecasts. The course provides an interactive learning environment focusing on
critical thinking and the exchange of ideas to help students develop the
knowledge, competencies and skills to attack advanced concepts in financial
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: Students will be
assessed (graded) on class participation, written assignments, and mid-term and
final examinations. The Final Exam is the Core Assessment measure for this
course. It is comprehensive and is a closed book, closed notes exam on the last
scheduled class date.
material in this course is important and is the main criteria the instructor
will use to assign final letter grades. As a result, Participation and
Daily Assignments are extremely important. Attend class, be prepared,
and participate. Complete and hand-in assignments on time.
Exams: The Mid-Term Exam will include material from Chapters 1-8. The
Final Exam is the Core Assessment measure for this course. It is comprehensive
and is a closed book, closed notes exam on the last scheduled class date.
Assignments: All assignments must be completed and turned in prior to the
Mid-Term exam, and again, prior to the Final Exam. Penalties will be assessed
for late (unexcused) assignments and cases.
Final letter grades will be determined using the
Participation 10% 100
Final Exam (Core Assessment)
100% 1,000 points
90 -100% = A = 900-1000 points
80 - 89% = B = 800-899 pts
70 - 79% = C = 700-799 pts
60 - 69% = D = 600-699 pts
59 or less = F = less than 600
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: Attend
class and be on time. Be prepared for class – read and be prepared to discuss
the assigned readings, cases, and problems. Participate in class discussions –
this is a very important part of your education. Be prepared for examinations –
assigned readings will not always be reviewed in-depth, but examinations will be
from both assigned readings and class lectures and discussions. My strategy is
to vary methods and assignments to maintain interest in the course and to spark
creativity. Classes will consist of lectures on assigned readings, presentations
of problems and solutions, and discussions of current financial management
problems or current domestic and global events.
Review of class meetings, attendance policies, assignments, and course
expectations; Review of grading policies; Course overview; and,
1, Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management Chap 2, The Financial Markets and Interest
Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows
Evaluating a Firm's Financial Performance
Chap 5, The Time
Value of Money
Chap 6, Risk and
Chap 9, The Cost of Capital
Chap 10, Capital Budgeting Techniques
Determining the Finance Mix and
Dividend Policy and Internal Financing
Short-Term Financial Planning and
Chap 15, Working
Chap 16, Current
Review for Final
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