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FI 360 Financial Management
Sullins, David F.


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

S1V 2013 GO

Faculty

Sullins, David F.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

AAS Human Resources; AAS Allied Health Science
BS Human Services Management
MBA/Finance

Office Location

256 Kearney Blvd (Bldg 316) Room S209 Goodfellow AFB, TX 76908

Office Hours

Tue & Thu 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment Mon, Wed, Fri

Daytime Phone

(325) 654-5932

Other Phone

(325) 245-8073 (Cell) (Evening)

E-Mail

david.sullins02@park.edu

davesullins@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

14 January – 10 March 2013

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

AC 201, AC 202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Student Edition ISBN 13:  978-1-111-22226-0
Student Edition ISBN 10:  1-111-22226-6
Student Edition Package ISBN 13:  978-1-111-22228-4
Student Edition Package ISBN 10:  1-111-22228-2
 
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Thrid Edition; Grahan/Smart
Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012, 2009 
Mason, OH 45040

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Wall Street Journal - obtain online through www.park.edu/library; go to Proquest

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://finance.yahoo.com/
http://bloomberg.com
http://bankrate.com
http://cnnmoney.com
http://fool.com
http://bigcharts.com

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:
The degree of concentration, material covered, and specific methodology utilized in each area will be determined by the amount of classroom time available. Methods used to achieve the learning objectives will include lecture, analysis, reports, self-study, and most importantly, class discussion and student participation.  All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented from the text. The lecture relies upon students having read the assigned materials prior to classroom participation and completing any assignments relating to the learning objectives in advance. Exams and quizzes will measure each chapter learning objectives with the student’s grasp of the material as presented during lecture; class participative discussion questions will also measure participation and understanding of the learning objective concepts and current business events.

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. 1. Communicate current trends and future directions of Corporations and Corporate Finance.
  2. 2. Describe today's dominate Corporations and provide theories to support your hypothesis
  3. 3. Regularly review online or print articles relating to Corporate Finance and discuss successes and failures of an organization you select to follow.
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, presentations, homework, articles, research, interaction, and participation in class.
 

ARTICLES ASSIGNMENT (Homework/Presentations)

Students should exhibit reading of business and financial publications and journals. www.park.edu/library is the source of many periodicals and business journals as is the internet. The Wall Street Journal is a major daily newspaper that students should read on a regular basis during this class. Students should read an article of their choice for each day and be prepared to discuss the article with a 3-5-minute talk about topics presented in the article. This will be an expectation for 10 evenings and will be evaluated on the preparedness you exhibit, your knowledge of business and finance, and your interactivity in the class. THIS IS NOT A SPEECH CLASS, however, proper decorum should be maintained. Presentation is limited to 5 minutes. 10 articles @ 20 pints each = 200 points.

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF CORPORATION

Select a company to analyze financially. This project will take planning in that an annual report for the recent fiscal year must be obtained (much of the information can be found at http://finance.yahoo.com).

Your On-going “cumulative” project should cover but is NOT LIMITED TO the following:

1. History of company

2. Line of business

3. Financial Analysis (MAXIMUM of 5 ratios with explanation and documentation citation)

4. Relevant ratios from Financial Analysis, trends, and comments

5. Environmental scan for the future

6. Articles published about the company

7. The project should be 8-10 pages, double spaced with a narrative to explain/support conclusions; also a cite page in APA format.

8. Report Presentation.

a. Prepare audio visuals for class presentation. Presentation will be as if students are presenting the information to a board of directors or a group of investors. Time: 10 minutes.

The Financial Analysis project counts 300 points and will culminate in a report due on the 15th class meeting. Work on the project should commence early in the term with consultation as needed and obtained on the 3 Research Nights of the term. Students should exemplify resourcefulness, financial knowledge and accuracy, and innovativeness in this comprehensive financial analysis. 300 points in total.

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.

Grading:

Students will be assessed by the following:

10 articles on financial topics:          20 points each = 200 points

5 Homework problems:                  20 points each = 100 points

2 Quizzes 100 points each:            200 points

Final Exam 200 points:                  200 points

Financial Analysis of Company:     300 points = 300 points

Total Points 1000 points

A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%

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:
It is understandable that courses conducted on a military installation and related duties associated with their mission can sometimes cause course materials to be delayed. However, make up exams, discussion questions, and presentations must be completed in an appropriate time frame to ensure academic honesty, and completion of course learning objectives. Only extraordinary circumstances warrant a student being allowed to make up a missed final examination. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the faculty member before the scheduled exam to request permission to take a makeup exam. In the process of determining whether a makeup exam should be allowed, the burden of proof is on the student. The faculty member has the right to request verification of any excuse offered by the student. A student who is denied permission to take a makeup exam may appeal immediately to the Associate Dean/Dean of the School in which the course is offered or Campus Center Director. The appeal must be made in writing by the end of the first working day after the day of the denial. The appeal will be forwarded immediately to the Associate Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision will be final.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
  The student code of conduct is outlined in the student handbook on page 8. Additionally, you can find detailed information listed at http://www.park.edu/studentlife/conduct.html. Cellular Phones, Beepers, and Other Communications Devices: While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices are a major distraction (to you, to the instructor and to other students). Military mission and medical (family members) issues aside; these devices should not be brought to class or should be inactivated during the class lecture to minimize distractions. Individuals should arrive on time to ensure no disruptions occur after class has begun. The Core Values of Park University are listed below:

ACCOUNTABILITY
CIVILITY AND RESPECT
EXCELLENCE
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
INCLUSIVITY
INTEGRITY

See Attendance Policy below.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: (Note Holidays should not affect this class much based on the scheduled Tue/Thu sessions).

Week 1: Chapter 1 The Scope of Corporate Finance, & Chapter 2 Financial Statements and Cash Flow Analysis

Article
 
Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 2: Chapter 3 The Time Value of Money & Chapter 6 Trade Off Between Risk and Return

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 3: Quiz I (Chapters 1 – 3 & 6)/Research night; Chapter 8 Capital Budgeting Process and Decision Criteria

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 4: Chapter Chapter 9 Cash Flow & Capital Budgeting, Chapter 10 Risk & Captial Budgeting, Chapter 11 Raising Long-Term Financing, Chapter 12 Capital Structure,

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 5: Chapter 15 Financial Planning, Chapter 17 Cash Payables and Liquidity Management, Chapter 18 International Financial Management

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 6: Quiz II (Chapters 9-12, 15, 17-18); Research for Analysis assignment, Chapter 19 Options & Chapter 20 Entruepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital 

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 7: Chapter 21 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control, Research for Analysis assignment

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

Week 8: Financial Analysis & Final Exam

Article

Lecture

Homework Assignment

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 95-96

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 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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