FI 360 Financial Management
S1V 2013 GO
Sullins, David F.
AAS Human Resources; AAS Allied Health ScienceBS Human Services ManagementMBA/Finance
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14 January – 10 March 2013
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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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
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.
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.
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%
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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
Week 2: Chapter 3 The Time Value of Money & Chapter 6 Trade Off Between Risk and Return
Week 3: Quiz I (Chapters 1 – 3 & 6)/Research night; Chapter 8 Capital Budgeting Process and Decision Criteria
Week 4: Chapter Chapter 9 Cash Flow & Capital Budgeting, Chapter 10 Risk & Captial Budgeting, Chapter 11 Raising Long-Term Financing, Chapter 12 Capital Structure,
Week 5: Chapter 15 Financial Planning, Chapter 17 Cash Payables and Liquidity Management, Chapter 18 International Financial Management
Week 6: Quiz II (Chapters 9-12, 15, 17-18); Research for Analysis assignment, Chapter 19 Options & Chapter 20 Entruepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Week 7: Chapter 21 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control, Research for Analysis assignment
Week 8: Financial Analysis & Final Exam
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