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School of Business Administration COURSE SYLLABUS Course Number FIN 400 A Course Title Senior Seminar Term Spring 2016 Course Type Lecture Name of...

I need a finance research paper, the syllabus outlines the paper.  my topic is "why payday loans are good for the economy or "is opec still powerful"

COURSE SYLLABUS Course Number FIN 400 A Course Title Senior Seminar Term Spring 2016 Course Type Lecture Name of Instructor: Maroun Medlej Office: Fairfax 4040, 532 Phone: 703-342-2929 E-Mail: [email protected] Meeting Day, Time, & Room Number: 01/11/2016-05/07/2016 SEMINAR Thursday 06:30PM - 09:15PM, 4040, Room 511 Office Hours: Tuesdays, 6pm – 6.30pm & 9.15pm – 9.45pm by appointment only Final Projects Due Date: Thursday, 4/28/2015 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY By accepting this syllabus, you pledge to uphold the principles of Academic Integrity expressed by the Marymount University Community. You agree to observe these principles yourself and to defend them against abuse by others. For more information see the Student Handbook or the SBA’s Student Responsibilities & Resources. STUDENT ACCESS SERVICES (Formally Disability Support Services) Please advise the instructor of any special health concerns or accessibility needs at the beginning of the semester. To receive accommodations you must provide faculty members with a Faculty Contact Sheet provided by Student Access Services. If you qualify for accommodations due to a diagnosed disability or health concern, please contact the Student Access Services office via email at [email protected] or by phone at 703-526-6925. STUDENT COPYRIGHT AUTHORIZATION For the benefit of current and future students, work in this course may be used for educational critique, demonstration, samples, presentations, and verification. Outside of these uses, work shall not be sold, copied, broadcast, or distributed for profit without student consent. Items submitted for this course also may be submitted to for analysis. WEATHER AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE 703-526-6888 (Off-campus); Ext. 6888 (On-campus) The last day to withdraw from this class with no record is Friday, February 12 th . The last day to withdraw from this class with a “W” is Friday, March 18 th . School of Business Administration
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1. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers an opportunity for assisted self-directed study in finance, which will culminate in a written research paper and an oral presentation. 2. BROAD PURPOSE OF COURSE The purpose of this course is to introduce senior level finance students to the process of research and writing a research paper. A wide range of important topics involved in the investigation and development of the body of knowledge of finance will be discussed. An equally important purpose is to challenge senior level undergraduate students to develop a research design which empirically investigates concepts covered in the area of accounting, finance or economics. Students will present the research projects to the class during the course of the semester. This course is an approved Writing Intensive (WI) course, and as such, students cannot pass the course without successfully completing the term project. Visit resources/wi-objectives/ for expectations of Writing Intensive courses . The WI requirements are as follows: i. Students will produce written work appropriate to the discipline through a process that involves drafting and revision based on feedback ii. Students will produce focused and coherent texts that address a specific audience, move effectively between generalizations and details, make honest use of sources, and engage complex ideas without distortion. iii. Students will produce texts that show careful attention to fluent sentence structure, grammatical correctness, and proper documentation iv. Students will identify a suitable subject for scholarly inquiry in the discipline, analyze appropriate primary and secondary source materials, and support a focused thesis or argument in a clear and coherent product . 3. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to: A. Have developed a better understanding of the various theories underlying the modern study of the field of finance and their applicability to real-world problems by: 1. Examining and understanding the process of accounting, finance, and economic research. 2. Identifying models and theoretical frameworks used in accounting, finance and economic research. 3. Developing a research design for investigation of an empirical topic in accounting, finance or economics. 4. Generating a verifiable research question for an empirical accounting, finance or economic topic being investigated. 5. Preparing a review of the literature of the field of accounting, finance and economics as it pertains to the research topic. 6. Explaining statistical techniques available to investigate and explore an empirical research question. 7. Describing how theory and practice complement each other and can lead to better management of limited financial resources. B. Explore the published topical research in the field of accounting, finance and economics. C. Present your research design in an oral Power Point report. D. Complete and turn in a written research paper as a capstone project.
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