BM 201 Syllabus-Fall 2011-Updated

BM 201 Syllabus-Fall 2011-Updated - Business Management 201...

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Business Management 201 Fall Semester 2011 Professor: Jenn Esplin Larson, MBA Office: 669 Tanner Building Email: jennlarson@byu.net Office Hours: Monday 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Wednesday 12:45 PM-1:45 PM Class Time: Section 001: 8:00 AM-9:15 AM (Monday & Wednesday) Section 002: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM (Monday & Wednesday) Class Location: 251 TNRB Class TA: Prerequisites : Management Core I: Economics, Accounting, and Statistics (especially accounting) Required Materials : 1. Packet (BYU Bookstore) Principles of Finance 5 th Edition; Authors: Brau & Holmes 2. Business Calculator (HP-10B/TI BAII+ or Equivalent/Better) (I prefer the HP-10B.) 3. Access to the Wall Street Journal (Recommended) 4. Internet Access 5. Book Assignment Book (May be checked out from library or purchased.) 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 six 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: Reading Quizzes 10% Problem-of-the-Week (POW) Quizzes 20% Midterm 20% Book Assignment 15% Final 35% Total 100%
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Tests (55%) : We will have one mid-term exam and one comprehensive final exam. Both exams are all multiple choice questions and will be given in the testing center during the scheduled exam dates. There will be no time limit on the exams. You will NOT be allowed to use a graphing calculator or excel on the exam so you need to become familiar with the use of a financial calculator. If you have a conflict with the scheduled exam dates for either the midterm or the final, talk to me
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