FIN 311 – 3 CREDITS Principles of Finance Fall 2018 – Section 009 PROFESSOR: Emy Tice OFFICE: Room 310 OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Thurs 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, and by appointment PHONE: 928-523-7372 E-MAIL: [email protected] ( the best way to communicate with me! ) SI: Jack Calhoun, e-mail: [email protected] Catalog Description: Survey of the major areas of financial operations in business and their relationship to other business functions; internal financial activities, sources of funds, and the firm’s involvement with money and capital markets; basic techniques of financial analysis and their application to financial decision making; development of an understanding of the financial system. Prerequisites: Business Professional Program (BPP) Course Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, students should be able to: A. Describe the institutional and tax environments in which firms operate. B. Assess the financial health of firms by examining their financial statements. C. Adjust the values of cash flows across time. D. Calculate returns, and assess riskiness of returns for various assets. E. Describe the source of asset value, and be able to calculate values for various financial assets. F. Assess the value of potential investments in fixed assets, and make correct decisions on whether or not to proceed with the investment. G. Describe the sources of capital available to firms, and estimate the cost for various sources. H. Forecast financial statements into the future, and determine future external financing needs. I. Discuss personal financial planning topics including personal budgets and balance sheets, retirement plans, investment vehicles, and insurance products. J. Describe how international trade creates additional risks and opportunities for firms. Required Materials: Fundamentals of Financial Management Concise 9e with MindTap , Brigham and Houston 2017, ISBN 9781337087544. An Emergency Textbook Loan Program exists if you have financial need. More information is available at 1. WSJ Personal Finance How-To-Guide (online): 2. Technology: Internet and BbLearn access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word 3. A financial calculator (Texas Instruments BAII Plus is recommended and affordable; TI84 is acceptable as well). These materials were chosen because they are useful resources to help you achieve your course learning goals.
Evaluation Tools : Evaluation of student performance will be conducted by means of homework assignments, group and individual projects/cases, and exams. Grades will be calculated based on the following point allocations: Mid-term Exams (2 @ 165 points each) 330 Final Exam (cumulative) 200 MindTap Homework (14 @ 10 points each) 140 Personal Financial Planning Excel Project 40 WSJ Personal Finance Assignments (4 @ 30 points each) 120 Team In-class Assignments (3 @ 50 points each) 150 Participation 20 Total points 1000 Letter grades are assigned based on the distribution of total points for the course. Students earning at least 90% (900) of the total points available can expect to earn an A, 80% (800-899.999) a B, 70% (700-799.999) a
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