FI360 Financial Management

for S1OO 2013

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FI 360 Financial Management


S1OO 2013 WO


Hutton, Angeline E.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Business/Accounting
M.A. Health Care Management

Office Location

Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Office Hours

9 - 3:30 - leave message for HUTTON Basket

Daytime Phone

573-736-5141  Home

Other Phone

573-644-2602  -  DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE

E-Mail     Preferred

Semester Dates

17 January through 7 March, 2013

Class Days

----R-- Thursday

Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Credit Hours



Introduction to Corporate Finance   -  Megginson-Smart
ISBN - 978- 1 -111- 22228 4

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Additional Resources:

Instructor will furnish miscellaneous current event articles
Instructor will furnish film by PBS "The Ascent of Money"  a Financial History of the World

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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:

I consider myself entering into an 8 week partnership with each student in which our combined goal will be to obtain and understand as much valid information and knowledge of the the finacial world as possible within the 8 week semester. 
Each student that joins the class is an adult and joins us by choice.  I expect no less than adult behavior and an energetic quest for knowledge from each student. 
We will use an interactive class time based on reading, lectures, class discussion and written exams.  We will utilize current events and personal stories to stimulate class discussion .   

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. Students will each become comfortable discussing Corporate Finance and it's 5 basic functions. Each student will better understand the time value of money and financial ratios.
  2. Students will understand the trade off between Risk and Return and be aware of the long term financing and debt issues
  3. Students will understand some of the Capital structure with dividend policy criteria and issues.
  4. Students will be able to discuss financial planning - along with payables and receivables for a corporation
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:

Assessment of student learning will be conducted  through the use of written exams, homework and class participation. 


Class participation - 25%        Mid-Term examination -  25%
Homework  -  20%                 Final examination - 30%
Tha following scale will be used to determine letter grades:
A - 90 - 100 points
B - 80 -  89  points
C - 70 -  79  points
D - 60 -  69  points  
Below 60 - F  

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:
Course work 1 to 2 weeks late with a valid reason will be accepted WITH A REDUCED GRADE.  Assignments past 2 weeks late WILL NOT be accepted. 
Final exam and any course work WILL NOT be accepted past the 8th and final night of class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Each student will be expected to be on time and present for the entire class period and to have read and prepared for full participation in each class. 
Full respect for fellow students and instructor MUST be present at all times. 
CELL PHONES WILL TURNED OFF DURING CLASS TIME.  Periodic break s will be allowed to attend to any outside matters.    

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

CLASS  I  -  Introductions - housekeeping - discussion of grading and expectations of class participation - Discussion of film - " The Ascent of Money" and the required student narrative pertaining to Film content
Student choice and declaration of chapters for presentation
READ CHAPTERS 1 - 2 - 3  - We will discuss the scope of Corporate Finance  - Time value of money, Financial Statements -  work with cash flow and Ratio Analysis. 
CLASS II -  READ CHAPTERS   4- 5- 6 -  Students will obtain a broad understanding of the valuation of Stocks and Bonds  -  They will be able to discuss the trade off between Risk and Return and understand diversification.
CLASS III -  READ CHAPTERS  7 - 8 - 9  -  We will discuss the Capital  Budgetting process .  Students will understand the steps and issues in decision making and Capital Structure.  They will become familiar with Capital and cash flow budgeting.    REVIEW FOR MID-TERM EXAMINATION
1st half of Film -  "The Ascent of Money" 
CLASS IV  -  MID - TERM EXAMINATION  -  Open book and open notes.  Exam will be 25 questions that we will grade it immediately in class. We will discuss each question in depth immediately following the examination. 
CLASS V -  READ CHAPTERS 10 - 11 - 12 - 13  -  Students will understand long term financing, investment banking and long term debt and leasing. -  We will discuss Capital Structure and Dividend Policy.
2nd half of film -  "The Ascent of Money" 
CLASS VI  -  READ CHAPTER 14 - 15 - 16  - 17  -  Students will be familiar with and be able to discuss financial planning, payables, receivables and cash. 
CLASS VII -  READ 18 - 19 - 20 - 21   -  Students will better understand International Financial Management - Options, Mergers and Acquisitions.  - They will understand and be able to discuss Corporate Control. 
Review for Final Examination 
CLASS VIII -    FINAL EXAM  -  class closure 

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

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