To access the course, follow the instructions supplied at course orientation.
FIN 311 is a seminar on finance for nonfinancial managers. The course will cover basic financial tools and principles in a user-friendly format. Both small and large business financial management will be covered. Specific examples based on actual company data will be employed.
This is a hybrid course, meaning that part of the material is delivered in-class and part will be delivered online. This will be explained the first day of class. That means that students are required to keep up with assignments on their own. There will be no makeups for missed or late assignments. There will also be no excuses for students who did not understand the schedule or who did not read the material on time.
On completion of the course students should:
- Better understand the financial system of the United States.
- Recognize the relationship of finance to other business disciplines.
- Know how to use basic financial information in decision-making.
- Be able to use basic financial tools and techniques.
The course text book is Financial Management: Core Concepts 2e by Raymond M. Brooks. It is a custom etext with supporting web materials provided by the publisher. Students must purchase the required materials in order to complete exams. Access to course materials is described the first class meeting.
A financial calculator is used in this course. Students have a choice of the type of financial calculator, which includes a Hewlett Packard 10BII, a browser embedded financial calculator, and an Apple or Android device App. Access to these will be discussed during the first class meeting.
Course policies and procedures are available. Each student is expected to be cognizant of, and comply with these course policies.
Course grading will be discussed the first class meeting. Students accrue points for cases, a quiz, and an exam.
• 800 points for a B,
• 700 points for a C, and
• 600 points to pass the course.
|Case 1||Contemporary Business Problems||01/23||01/30||50|
|Case 2||Quality of Earnings||02/13||03/27||150|
|Case 3||Time Value of Money and Capital Budgeting||02/20||03/06||200|
|Case 4||Comprehensive Case||02/13||05/06||250|
|In-class Exam||Financial Markets, Taxes, Financial Statements, and Concepts from Time Value of Money and Capital Budgeting||03/13||200|
|Online Quiz||Bonds, Stocks, and Return & Risk||04/22||150|
01/16 Introduction and Class Overview, and Financial History
01/21 Financial History, Cont'd and Finance Overview
01/23 Problems Facing Business
01/28 Financial Markets and Regulatory Issues
01/30 How Companies Add Value and Financial Statements
02/04 Financial Statements, Cont'd and Analyzing Financial Statements
02/06 Analyzing Financial Statements, Cont'd
02/11 Sources of Financial Information
02/13 Quality of Earnings and Comprehensive Case Introduction
02/18 Time Value of Money Introduction
02/20 Financial Calculators
02/25 Time Value of Money Applications
02/27 Capital Budgeting Introduction
03/04 Capital Budgeting, Cont'd
03/06 Sources of Financing and Cost of Capital
03/11 Review for Exam and Discussion of Next Phase of Course
03/13 In-class Exam
03/18 Spring Break
03/20 Spring Break
03/27 Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/01 Bond Valuation and Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/03 Stocks and Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/08 Stock Valuation and Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/10 Cost of Capital and Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/15 Return & Risk and Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/17 Return & Risk, Cont'd
04/22 Online Quiz
04/24 Comprehensive Case Meeting
04/29 Comprehensive Case Work
05/01 Comprehensive Case Meeting
05/06 Comprehensive Case Due