Syllabus_Fall 2011

Syllabus_Fall 2011 - BusM 301 Fall Semester 2011 Dr. Holmes...

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BusM 301 Fall Semester 2011 Dr. Holmes Office: 640 Tanner Building email: Andrew_holmes@byu.edu (I strongly prefer email communication) Office Hours: By appointment; Help Desk hours TBA . Quiz issues: TA email: busm301@gmail.com Prerequisites: Management Core I, including Econ, Accounting, and Statistics (especially accounting) Required Materials: 1. Packet (bookstore) – Includes Brau and Holmes, 4 th Edition 2. Business calculator (HP-10B/TI BAII+ or equivalent / better) 3. Access to the Wall Street Journal (recommended) 4. Internet access 5. Good attitude Course Objectives: The objective of this class is to help you develop an understanding of the role of finance within the firm. Topics covered include financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, asset valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return, and the cost of capital. Additionally, this class will also improve your personal financial management skills. The major theme of the class is that basic financial principles, correctly applied, can enhance the value of your career and your personal life. We will devote several days to the application of finance principles to the personal financial planning problem. The Marriott School has articulated the following five learning objectives: 1. Learning to work in groups and being part of an effective team 2. Being able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 3. Developing a sense of ethical values that translate into the business community 4. Becoming proficient in the subject matter of the degree 5. Developing the ability to use technology efficiently 6. Being able to participate effectively in a global environment, This course focuses primarily on the fourth – subject matter excellence. The individual lectures will provide more detailed learning objectives. Specifically, the learning objectives for this course include: o Apply basic financial tools to evaluate the results of current operations and potential investment projects o Articulate how financial analysis can be used to influence decision making in a business environment o Identify the limitations of financial analysis. Assessment: Grades will be assigned based on your performance in each of the following areas: Quizzes (reading, problem-of- the-week, etc.) 21% (exactly) Test I 22% (at most)
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Test II 22% (at most) Final 35% (at least) Total 100% Tests ( note that all test questions will be “trick” questions) : We will have two mid-term exams and a comprehensive final exam. If you have to miss an exam due to a university excused absence (with appropriate documentation), then you will have two options: 1) increase the weight on you final exam, or 2) take a comprehensive make-up exam which will be given the week before finals. In no case will you be able to take the exam at any time other than when it is offered to all students . Sorry, but with 300 students, there will be no exceptions. DO NOT MISS AN EXAM WITHOUT A UNIVERSITY APPROVED REASON! Reading Quizzes:
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