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Unformatted text preview: 1 Saint Leo University MGT325 Finance for Managers Course Description: An introduction to the principles of corporate financial management. The principles apply also to other forms of business, governments and non-profit organizations. The time value of money is emphasized in investments of real or financial assets. Planning for current assets and liabilities and long-range capital is covered. Risk and expected values (statistics) are used in the planning and assessment of investments. Also, the knowledge of different kinds of markets is described along with some financial theories. Prerequisite: ACC202 Textbooks: Block, S.B., Hirt, G.A., & Danielsen, B.R. (2011). Foundations of financial management (14 th ed.) . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Optional Calculator Requirement: Texas Instruments BAII Plus Business Analyst or the Hewlett-Packard 12C Financial Calculator demonstrated in Appendix 10B, or any other financial calculator which can be used to calculate time value of money computations. Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe how financial markets work and the importance of rates of return in these types of markets. 2. Critique a firms financial performance utilizing key financial measures. 3. Determine whether an investment should be made and how to finance acceptable investments. 4. Explain the meaning of risk and return and how both concepts affect investment decisions. 5. Determine the value of stocks and bonds and demonstrate how to determine a firms cost of capital. 6. Explain how a firm controls and manages working capital receivables, inventories, credit policy, short term borrowing, and cash flows. 7. Values Outcome : Discuss and explain the relevance of Responsible Stewardship, and Integrity in the context of financial management. Core Value: Responsible Stewardship: Our Creator blesses us with an abundance of resources. We foster a spirit of service to employ our resources to university and community development. We must be resourceful. We must optimize and apply all of the resources of our community to fulfill Saint Leo University's mission and goals. Integrity : The commitment of Saint Leo University to excellence demands that its members live its mission and deliver on its promise. The faculty, staff and students pledge to be honest, just and consistent in word and deed. Evaluation: Assignments (6) 30% MC Exams (8) 30% Discussions (8) 20% Spreadsheet Exams (2) 20% 2 Grading Scale: A 94-100 A- 90-93 B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B- 80-83 C+ 77-79 C 74-76 C- 70-73 D+ 67-69 D 60-66 F 0-59 Late Policy: All work must be submitted on time. Exceptions must be documented and acceptance is at the discretion of the faculty member. Attendance Policy: Students are expected to view the course modules in the week they are offered and to log on to the course often enough to remain abreast of any communications from the instructor. It is the students responsibility to be aware of what is happening in the class online....
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