Department of Finance
Tuesday 1:00pm – 1:50pm; Thursday 4:45pm – 5:30pm
ACCT 2103 and 2203 (Principles of Accounting), ECON 2103 and 2203 (Principles
of Economics), and STAT 2023 (Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics) are
prerequisites for this class.
You may be concurrently enrolled in ACCT 2203, ECON 2203,
STAT 2023 and Finance 3113 however the Finance Department does not recommend this
A web based homework application. (Instructions on how to enroll in Aplia are available
E-book (E-book included with Aplia)
Essentials of Managerial Finance
, by Besley and
Edition, Thompson-Southwestern, 2008.
Students will need to have a Texas Instruments BA II Plus financial calculator and
the accompanying instruction booklet.
This is the calculator your instructor will use to work
finance problems in class. Finance majors may want to purchase Texas Instruments BAII
Plus Professional calculator for use in advanced finance courses.
The Wall Street Journal
(WSJ) is our recommended publication for current
Reading the WSJ will enrich class discussion, and it is very possible that your
instructor will have class project(s) that rely on
Business Week, The Economist
are also excellent business publications.
To provide the student with knowledge of the basic concepts, problem-solving
techniques, and applications of financial management.
These fundamentals of finance are
used in personal money management and in decision-making by business firms.
and strategic financial topics include allocation of funds, asset management, financial
information systems, financial structure, policy determination and analysis of the financial
Class attendance is very important to your success in this class and your grade is
partially dependent upon your consistent presence and/or participation. We do understand,
however, that many Spears students represent the university on athletic teams and other
official activities. If you are required to participate in official university, college, or
departmental activities or military training you must provide your instructor written notice at
least three business days prior to your absence and receive confirmation from the instructor
prior to the absence. It is your responsibility to confirm this in advance.