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Syllabus

FIN/200 Version 5
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Syllabus
School of Business
FIN/200 Version 5
Introduction to Finance: Harvestin the !oney
"ree
#o$yriht % 200&' 200(' 200) by *niversity of +hoeni,- .ll rihts reserved-
Course Description
"his course ives students an overvie/ of finance conce$ts' ter0inoloy' and $rinci$les- It is an introduction to
the role of finance in the business /orld- "o$ics covered include the relationshi$ bet/een finance and
accountin' basic financial analysis and $lannin techni1ues' financial ratios' $rofit' cash flo/' and sources of
business financin-
Policies
Faculty and students/learners /ill be held res$onsible for understandin and adherin to all $olicies contained
/ithin the follo/in t/o docu0ents:
*niversity $olicies: 2ou 0ust be loed into the student /ebsite to vie/ this docu0ent-
Instructor $olicies: "his docu0ent is $osted in the Course Materials foru0-
*niversity $olicies are sub3ect to chane- Be sure to read the $olicies at the beinnin of each class- +olicies
0ay be slihtly different de$endin on the 0odality in /hich you attend class- If you have recently chaned
0odalities' read the $olicies overnin your current class 0odality-
Course Materials
Bloc4' B-B-' Hirt' 5-.-' 6 7anielsen' B-8- 9200&:- Foundations of financial management 91;th ed-:- Ne/ 2or4'
N2: !c5ra/ Hill/Ir/in-
.ll electronic 0aterials are available on the student /ebsite-
Supplemental Resource
+hoeni, <li$s "i0e Value of !oney Si0ulation
htt$s://eca0$us-$hoeni,-edu/secure/aa$d/uba0/libraries/Flash/"V!-s/f
Week One: Introduction to Financial Management and Review of Accounting
Details Due Points
Objectives 11 7escribe the oals of financial 0anae0ent-
12 Inter$ret a state0ent of cash flo/s-
Course
!reparation
Rea" the course descri$tion and ob3ectives-
Rea" the instructor=s biora$hy and $ost your o/n-
"uesday
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Rea"in#s Rea" .$$endi, .-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- 1 6 2 of Foundations of Financial Management-
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C$ec%!oint
Financial
!anae0ent 5oals
&rite a 200> to ;00>/ord $a$er describin the oals of financial
0anae0ent- "he descri$tion should include ho/ earnins are
valued' ho/ shareholder /ealth can be 0a,i0i?ed' and ho/
0anae0ent decisions affect stoc4holder /ealth-
Friday
(/1@
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In"ivi"ual
#ash Flo/
+re$aration
Complete +roble0s 2)' 2(' and 2& on $$- 51A5; of Foundations of
Financial Management-
Sunday
(/1(
)0
Week wo: Financial Anal!sis
Details Due Points
Objectives 21 7iscuss the usefulness of financial ratios-
22 #alculate financial ratios-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- ; of Foundations of Financial Management-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- B of Foundations of Financial Management-
!articipation !articipate in class discussion @ ti0es $er /ee4 on ; different days- 10
'iscussion
(uestions
Respon" to /ee4ly discussion 1uestions- See
#alendar
10
C$ec%!oint
Financial 8atios
Complete +roble0 ;B on $- (B of Foundations of Financial
Management-
Friday
(/2;
;0
C$ec%!oint
Cee4 "/o Dui?
Clic% the lin4 to the Cee4 "/o Dui? on the student /ebsite-
Complete the Cee4 "/o Dui?- 2ou are allo/ed one atte0$t to
co0$lete the Cee4 "/o Dui?-
Note. 2our 1ui? results' alon /ith additional feedbac4 if available'
/ill $ost to your individual foru0' but you are still res$onsible for
sub0ittin a screen shot in order to receive credit-
Sunday
(/25
20
Week "ree: Financial Forecasting
Details Due Points
Objectives )1 E,$lain the need for financial forecastin-
)2 +re$are $ro for0a financial state0ents-
C$ec%!oint
Financial
Forecastin
&rite a 200> to ;00>/ord e,$lanation of the reasons the follo/in
ty$es of co0$anies /ould need a financial forecast: brand ne/
co0$any' fa0ily>o/ned co0$any' and a lon>standin cor$oration-
Friday
(/;0
;0
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In"ivi"ual
+ro For0a
State0ents
Complete the #o0$rehensive +roble0: Fandis #or$oration on $-
11( of Foundations of Financial Management-
Sunday
&/1
)0
Week Four: Operating and Financial #everage
Details Due Points
Objectives *1 Identify the uses and li0itations of leverae-
*2 +erfor0 a brea4>even analysis-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- 5 of Foundations of Financial Management-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- @ of Foundations of Financial Management-
!articipation !articipate in class discussion @ ti0es $er /ee4 on ; different days- 10
'iscussion
(uestions
Respon" to /ee4ly discussion 1uestions- See
#alendar
10
C$ec%!oint
Brea4>Even
.nalysis
Complete +roble0 1; on $- 1BB- Friday
&/@
;0
C$ec%!oint
Cee4 Four Dui?
Clic% the lin4 to the Cee4 Four Dui? on the student /ebsite-
Complete the Cee4 Four Dui?- 2ou are allo/ed one atte0$t to
co0$lete the Cee4 Four Dui?-
Note. 2our 1ui? results' alon /ith additional feedbac4 if available'
/ill $ost to your individual foru0' but you are still res$onsible for
sub0ittin a screen shot in order to receive credit-
Sunday
&/(
20
Week Five: Working Capital
Details Due Points
Objectives 51 7eter0ine the relationshi$ bet/een lon>ter0 and short>ter0
financin-
52 Evaluate alternative financin $lans-
C$ec%!oint
Fon>"er0 and
Short>"er0
Financin
&rite a 200> to ;00>/ord $a$er co0$arin lon> and short>ter0
financin- 7escribe situations in /hich each ty$e of financin /ould
be used-
Friday
&/1;
;0
In"ivi"ual
.lternative
Complete +roble0 1B on $- 1(B of Foundations of Financial
Management-
Sunday
&/15
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Financin +lans
Week $i%: Current Asset Management
Details Due Points
Objectives +1 7escribe the oals of cash 0anae0ent-
+2 7e0onstrate the effects of credit $olicy decisions-
Rea"in#s Rea" .$$endi, .-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- ) of Foundations of Financial Management-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- ( of Foundations of Financial Management-
!articipation !articipate in class discussion @ ti0es $er /ee4 on ; different days- 10
'iscussion
(uestions
Respon" to /ee4ly discussion 1uestions- See
#alendar
10
C$ec%!oint
#redit +olicy
7ecisions
Complete +roble0 1) on $- 220 of Foundations of Financial
Management-
Friday
&/20
;0
C$ec%!oint
Cee4 Si, Dui?
Clic% the lin4 to the Cee4 Si, Dui? on the student /ebsite-
Complete the Cee4 Si, Dui?- 2ou are allo/ed one atte0$t to
co0$lete the Cee4 Si, Dui?-
Note. 2our 1ui? results' alon /ith additional feedbac4 if available'
/ill $ost to your individual foru0' but you are still res$onsible for
sub0ittin a screen shot in order to receive credit-
Sunday
&/22
20
Week $even: $ources of $"ort&erm Financing
Details Due Points
Objectives ,1 Identity sources of short>ter0 financin-
,2 .naly?e short>ter0 loan o$tions-
C$ec%!oint
Short>"er0
Financin
&rite a 200> to ;00>/ord $a$er listin the different sources of short>
ter0 financin- 7iscuss the characteristics of each source and
e,$lain /hy a co0$any 0iht choose one over the other-
Friday
&/2)
;0
In"ivi"ual
Foan Scenarios
Complete the #o0$rehensive +roble0: !idland #he0ical #o- on
$$- 250 and 251 of Foundations of Financial Management-
Sunday
&/2&
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Week 'ig"t: ime (alue of Mone!
Details Due Points
Objectives -1 7escribe ti0e value of 0oney conce$ts-
-2 .$$ly ti0e value of 0oney conce$ts to various scenarios-
Rea"in#s Rea" #h- & of Foundations of Financial Management-
!articipation !articipate in class discussion @ ti0es $er /ee4 on ; different days- 10
'iscussion
(uestions
Respon" to /ee4ly discussion 1uestions- See
#alendar
10
C$ec%!oint
"i0e Value of
!oney
&rite a 200> to ;00>/ord descri$tion of the four ti0e value of 0oney
conce$ts: $resent value' $resent value of an annuity' future value'
and future value of annuity- 7escribe the characteristics of each
conce$t and $rovide an e,a0$le of /hen each /ould be used-
Friday
10/B
;0
C$ec%!oint
Cee4 Eiht Dui?
Clic% the lin4 to the Cee4 Eiht Dui? on the student /ebsite-
Complete the Cee4 Eiht Dui?- 2ou are allo/ed one atte0$t to
co0$lete the Cee4 Eiht Dui?-
Note. 2our 1ui? results' alon /ith additional feedbac4 if available'
/ill $ost to your individual foru0' but you are still res$onsible for
sub0ittin a screen shot in order to receive credit-
Sunday
10/@
20
Week )ine: Review
Details Due Points
Objectives .1 .$$ly financial 0anae0ent conce$ts to a$$lications-
Capstone
C$ec%!oint
+resent Value'
Future Value' and
.nnuity 7ue
Complete +roble0s ;' B' and 5 on $$- 2)( and 2)& of Foundations
of Financial Management-
Friday
10/11
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Final !roject
Final E,a0ination
Clic% the Final E,a0ination lin4 on the student /ebsite' /hich is
available fro0 the end of Cee4 Eiht throuh the end of Cee4 Nine-
Complete the Final E,a0ination- 2ou are allo/ed one atte0$t to
co0$lete the e,a0ination- 8esults are auto>raded and sent to your
facilitator-
Sunday
10/1;
250
Discussion *uestions
&ee% /0o 'iscussion (uestions
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2ou are considerin investin in a co0$any- Chich financial ratios /ould you find 0ost usefulG ChyG
2ou are an u$$er>level 0anaer in a co0$any- Chich financial ratios /ould you consider 0ost usefulG
Could these ratios be different than the ones you /ould consider useful as an investorG Chy or /hy notG
&ee% Four 'iscussion (uestions
+rovide an e,a0$le of a situation /here a co0$any /ould /ant to use leverae- Chat 0iht the co0$any
do to achieve that leveraeG
Chat are so0e li0itations of financial leveraeG +rovide e,a0$les to illustrate your $oints-
&ee% Si1 'iscussion (uestions
Chat are the oals of cash 0anae0ent for a businessG Should those oals be the sa0e for every 4ind of
businessG Chy or /hy notG
*se the Wall Street Journal 9htt$://online-/s3-co0/$ublic/us: or so0e other financial $ublication to find the
oin interest rates for 0ar4etable securities listed in #h- ) of Foundations of Financial Management.
Chich security /ould you choose for a short>ter0 invest0entG Ho/ does that security assist a co0$any in
0eetin its cash 0anae0ent oalsG
&ee% 2i#$t 'iscussion (uestions
8evie/ the "i0e Value of !oney si0ulation- Chich o$tion did you initially choose' cash or annuityG Ho/
/ere your /innins affected by the cash o$tionG Ho/ did this co0$are to the annuity o$tionG If you /on the
lottery today' /hich o$tion /ould you choose and /hyG
Hean /ill receive I('500 $er year for the ne,t 15 years fro0 her trust- If a )J interest rate is a$$lied' /hat is
the current value of the future $ay0entsG 7escribe ho/ you solved this $roble0' includin /hich table 9for
e,a0$le' $resent value and future value: /as used and /hy-
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