FI360 Financial Management

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FI 360 Financial Management


S1K 2013 LA


Thurgood, Gregory S.


Adjunct Faculty


MBA - Golden Gate University
BS - University of Utah

Office Location

Laughlin AFB Education Center

Office Hours

0800-1600 or by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

14 Jan - 10 Mar 2012

Class Days


Class Time

6:40 - 9:10 PM


AC201 & AC202

Credit Hours


Introduction to Corporate Finance, Megginson-Smart, Southwestern Publishers, 2nd edition. ISBN: 0-324-65793-5

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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:
Learning is centered on the student; therefore all activities focus on course outcomes where the student is responsible for learning those outcomes.  The instructor is responsible for presenting the course learning objectives in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on those outcomes.  Further, the instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the applications presented in the course.

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.

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:
The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:

  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
  • Financial Analysis of a Company
  • Final Exam


Class Participation  = 160
Take home Quizzes (6 @ 50) = 300
Financial Analysis of a Company = 240
Final Exam = 300

900-1000 = A
800-899 = B
700-799 = C
600-699 = D
Less than 600 = 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:
All course work must be submitted on the date indicated in the syllabus, to include examinations. Late submissions will result in a 10 percent late penalty per day. The instructor reserves the right not to accept late work after two days pass the suspense date.  Suspense dates are those listed in the syllabus or otherwise discussed within the classroom.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic dishonesty will result in immediate release from the class and a failing grade. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in the class. Student participation will be reflected in the student's final grade. Attendance will be recorded at each class meeting.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any expected absence(s), and to arrange with the instructor to make-up any missed assignments. Unexcused absences will be forwarded to the Park University Administrative Office.  Please refer to the Park University Handbook for the attendance policy.  If an unanticipated absence should occur, students are to contact the instructor at the telephone number listed on the first page of this syllabus.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Intro, CH 1, 2 &3
Week 2: CH 4, 5, 6 & Quiz
Week 3: CH 7, 8, 9 & Quiz
Week 4: CH 10, 11, 12 & Quiz
Week 5: CH 13, 14, 15 & Quiz
Week 6: CH 16, 17, 18 & Quiz
Week 7: CH 19, 20, 21 & Quiz
Week 8: Analysis Due, Review & Final

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: .

Additional Information:
I want to take this opportunity to welcome each one of you to FI 360.  The next eight weeks will be challenging and filled with lots of information.  In order to get the most of this course, you will need to do three things; 1) Attend class regularly, 2) Come prepared to discuss your reading assignments, 3) Study for the final exam.  Ultimately, each of you are responsible for your own success.  I hope you will find this course to be enjoyable, informative and educational.  If you have questions about any of the information, readings or material, please contact me, preferably by e-mail.  If you need to speak with me, please call my cell phone and leave a good number and time you can be reached.  I look forward to meeting all of you.


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