FI430 Public Financial Management

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FI 430 Public Financial Management


SP 2013 HO


Eck, James




B.S. St. Louis University
M.B.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. University of Illinois

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Semester Dates

January 14 - May 10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

3:00 - 4:15 PM


AC201 and AC 202

Credit Hours


Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations, 4th Ed. Prentice Hall, Finkler, Purtell, Calabrese, Smith. ISBN-10: 0132805669; ISBN-13:9780132805667

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Course Description:
FI430 Public Financial Management: A study of financial functions performed in public and not-for-profit organizations with emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and accounting processes. Prerequisite: AC201 and AC202 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I encourage students to learn by providing a lecture and encouraging discussion on the part of the student. I am available to the student by appointment.

Class Assessment:
There will be two exams and a final exam. These will be problems and short essays. All exams will have equal weight. There will be homework problems assigned from the end of chapters. There will be 10 points for the homework.


Each exam will have a value of 30 points, with 10 points for homework.
The grading scale is
90-100    A
80-89      B
70-79      C
60-69      D
Below 60F

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan   14   Introduction
         16   Chapter 1
         21                  1
         23                  2
         28                  2
         30                  2
Feb     4                  2
           6                  4
          11                  4
           13                Review 
          18                 No class
           20                Test
          25                 5
          27                 5
 Mar    4                 5
           6                  5
          11                 Spring Break
          13                 Spring Break
          18                 6
          20                 6
          25                 7
          27                 7
Apr      1                 7
            3                 Review
            8                 Test
          10                  12
          15                  12
          17                  13
          22                  13
          24                  15
          29                  15
May     1                  15    

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 ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 95

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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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: .


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