Financial Management Syllabus
Note: This course code has changed from B 301 to FIN 301. You may occassionally see references to the old course code or title.
- Students will develop an understanding of and ability to work with fundamental financial concepts.
- Students will learn the basic mathematics of finance using spreadsheets and a business calculator.
- Students will learn real-world applications of core financial principles.
This introductory course in financial management provides a basic foundation for other courses in finance and business management. Topics covered in this course include the following: financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, leverage, working capital management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, time value of money, and cost of capital.
Assignments will be due at the end of the week. This will allow for plenty of time to comment in discussion boards, ask assignment-specific questions that may come up, and submit assignments on time. All materials including, assignments, quizzes, and exams are already made available. This will allow you to work as far ahead as you would like in order to manage your studies throughout the semester and allow plenty of time to work on any given assignment. However, they will not be available for submission after the due date has passed, as late work is NOT accepted.
For all Wikipedia reading assignments, please read the entire page; you must scroll down past the Contents box to finish the reading.
Students are encouraged to help each other understand the reading material and practice homework problems. Answers and solutions to practice homework problems are provided with each assignment. After seeking help by collaborating with each other and reviewing the solutions, if students still have specific questions the instructor may also assist you.
Learning Model Architecture
Successful completion of pre-business core (BUS 375, CIT 140, ECON 111, ECON 112, ACCT 201, ACCT 202, and MATH 221) or Business Fundamentals I and Business Fundamentals II or instructor approval.
All of the course materials are available within I-Learn. The textbook for this course is Corporate Financial Stewardship, 1st Ed. by Chris S. Andrews. You can access it at this link: Corporate Financial Stewardship.
The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.