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University of St. Thomas
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Finc 321 - Financial Management
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Page 1 of 7 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Opus College of Business Mission Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the Opus College of Business develops effective principled business leaders who think globally act ethically and create enduring value for society FINC 321 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COURSE Number Semester Location Time FINC 321 Section 09 Fall 2014 McNeely Hall 238 Tuesday 5 30 pm 9 15 pm INSTRUCTOR Professor Office Phone Email Office hours Dr Dobrina Georgieva PhD 355 McNeely Hall 651 962 5844 geor0116 stthomas edu Wednesday 10 am 12 pm and by appointment Faculty Access Polity I am available in my office hours and by appointment I will respond to email inquiries within 48 hours on regular business days REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIAL 1 Text Fundamentals of Financial Management 9th Edition Eugene Brigham and Joel Houston 2 PowerPoint Lecture notes Blackboard 3 Solutions to assigned chapter end problems Blackboard 4 Financial Calculator Each student is required to have a financial calculator Recommended HP 10BII calculator alternatively Texas Instruments BAII You are required to bring the calculator to the class with you COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The objective of this class is to introduce the students to the concept of financial management and offer the tools that will help them make better financial decisions The purpose of the financial management is to maximize the value of the firm and this value is determined by financial statements The class will focus on introducing basic finance concepts analyzing variety of managerial decisions and the consequences of these decisions reflected in the financial statements The classroom discussions will incorporate theoretical and practical application of financial concepts Page 2 of 7 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS The specific course objectives are as follows Essential Objectives 1 2 Gaining factual knowledge terminology classifications methods and trends Learning fundamental principles generalizations or theories Important Objectives 3 Learning to apply course material to improve thinking problem solving and decisions GRADING Grades will be based on the following Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Final Exam Homework quiz Total 20 20 20 25 15 100 The grading scale is as follows Range 93 100 90 92 88 89 83 87 80 82 78 79 73 78 70 72 68 69 63 67 60 62 00 59 Grade A AB B BC C CD D DF EXPECTATIONS REGARDING WORK OUTSIDE OF CLASS Page 3 of 7 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS This is a 4 credit course It is expected that students will spend a minimum of 8 hours of study time outside of class per week on assigned readings written assignments problems case analyses papers projects and other work It should also be noted that students may need to spend more time than this minimum requirement The specific readings assignments problems cases papers projects and other work are listed in this syllabus and in any supplemental materials provided by the instructor Course Requirements Policies Expectations Use of portable devices is prohibited during class These devices should be switched off and completely and put away in the backpack purse Make up exams will be given for documented excused absences only It is your responsibility to check your email daily and follow documents posted on BlackBoard Responsibilities of the Student Class attendance is essential Due to the cumulative nature of the course material you will not be able to successfully complete this course by cramming for exams You are responsible for anything covered during class time Please review the assigned material before class Reading the chapter from the book corresponding to the lecture topic will greatly assist your understanding of the lecture and allow you to take selective notes in class Try to attempt each chapter s problems While some of the problems will be discussed in class it is your responsibility to practice the rest of the problems from the book This course relies on what the student has learned in previous economics statistics and accounting courses Be prepared to see such material integrated into the content of the course and the exams Attendance policy As per UST policy the maximum number of excused absences allowed is three class sessions All unexcused absences will be considered absences Any excused absence must be supported through written documentation such as doctors notes before any make up exam can be administered As per UST policy attendance on the first day of classes is mandatory and anyone who is absent on the first day will be dropped Page 4 of 7 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS OCB UST COURSE RELATED POLICIES Enhancement Program for Disability In compliance with the University of St Thomas policy and disability laws I am available to discuss academic accommodations that you may require as a student with a disability Students are encouraged to register with the Enhancement Program Disability Services office for disability verification and for determination of academic accommodations Appointments can be made by calling 651 962 6315 or 800 328 6819 extension 6315 Telephone appointments are available as needed You may also make an appointment in O Shaughnessy Educational Center room 119 For further information you can locate the Enhancement Program on the web at http www stthomas edu enhancementprog Student Access to Faculty The UST Opus College of Business faculty recognize that student access to faculty is an important part of the University of St Thomas educational experience The faculty also recognize that regularly scheduled office hours alone do not meet the diverse needs of all constituents Changes in technology student demographics and multiple campus locations create new challenges and opportunities Therefore be it resolved that the UST Opus College of Business faculty maintains a policy on student access to faculty stating how students shall have access to faculty outside of class through a combination of office hours phone email and other electronic communications All faculty are required to be available by appointment for face to face meetings with students Faculty should respond to voicemail email and other student initiated communications within 48 hours on normal business days Additional contact requirements or office hours may vary by program depending on each program s needs student population and physical location as determined by faculty and program staff Each course syllabus will describe the program s general policy or provide a link to the policy URL Each course


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