BUS 433-M Business Finance Spring 2014
Instructor: Emmanuel Chijioke, Ph.D, JD Meeting Days: MWF Room: Snedecor Auditorium Academic Rank: Prof. of Bus., Finance, and Law.
Class time: 1 P.M. MWF Office Phone# 205 366-8936 Office Hours: 10:30 – 12 Noon on MW, 9 – 12 Noon TTH and by appointment e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prerequisites: ACC 231, ACC232, BUS 233 or BUS 234 with grade of C or better.
Required Textbook: Foundations of Financial Management,14th edition by Stanley B. Block and Geoffrey A. Hirt, published by McGraw Hill.
Supplementary Readings: Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek magazine, business publications, business sections of newspapers, internet-based business articles, and Bloomberg Financial Services.
Course Description: Introduction to business finance with emphasis on the role of the financial manager as a decision maker, development of skill in evaluating financial position, projecting cash flows, preparing capital budgeting, and selecting among financial alternatives. This course integrates the contents of economics and accounting to effectively maximize shareholders’ wealth.
Instructional Methods: The modes of instruction will include lecture, homework assignments, white board, outside reading and class participation. Students are expected to read the chapters and material provided before reporting to class. The instructor reserves the right to administer quizzes at any point in time during the class session. The Blackboard system will be utilized very often to post your assignments. Be sure that you are current with your account and password.
Outcome Course Objectives: At the end of the semester, the student will achieve the following outcome objectives:
1. A thorough knowledge of financial decision making in business organizations.
2. A clear understanding of Financial Analysis and Planning for decision making.
3. A clear understanding of Working Capital Management relative to short term assets of the firm and examining the associated liabilities.
4. A clear understanding of the Capital Budgeting Process in terms of capital outlays.
5. A clear understanding of the workings of Long Term Financing as it relates to corporate financial management.
6. A clear understanding of Expanding the Perspectives of Corporate Finance in terms of mergers and acquisitions as growth strategies.
Grading: The student’s final grade will be determined using the following criteria:
A = 90-100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 57 – 69% F = Below 56%
Test #1 50 Points Test # 2 50 points TEST 3 50 TEST #4/FINAL 100 AND PROJECT 50 POINTS Homework Assignments and class participation 25 Points There are a total of 375 possible points to be earned.
Examination Requirements: Examination will be administered in class (unless otherwise stated). Plan to take your examination in class on the date of announcement.
Make-up Policy and Deadlines: Missed examination may not be made up without prior approval from the instructor. Students who missed exam due to force of circumstance beyond their control with valid documentation will be allowed to take a make-up exam within two class meetings otherwise the student earns zero in the missed exam. All assignments are due on the date announced. No late assignments will be accepted. No make-up for missed quizzes. Students with three unexcused absences will receive reduced grade.
Course Materials Needed: Textbook, Calculator, Pen, Pencil, Pencil Sharpener etc.
Turn Cell Phones OFF. DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE IN CLASS.
COURSE UNITS/SESSIONS AND TESTS
Unit 1: Introduction: The Goals and Functions of Financial Mgt. (Chapter 1). : Financial Planning (Chapters 2, 3, 4 ). Test One---TBA
Unit 2: Working Capital Management (Chapters 5, 7, 8 ). Test # 2 TBA
Unit 3: Risks and Capital Budgeting Process (Chapters 9, 12, & 13 Test # 3
Unit 4: Capital