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COURSE SYLLABUS College of Management
School of Business
MBA Program

TERM: Winter 2013-14
COURSE TITLE: Financial Management
COURSE NUMBER: FISV5600
QUARTER CREDIT HOURS: 4.5 Quarter Credit Hours
CONTACT HOURS: 45 Lecture Hours
PREREQUISITES(S): FISV5000 or ACCT1001 and ACCT1002
PROFESSOR NAME: Timothy Howes
OFFICE LOCATION: The Friedman Center – Graduate School
OFFICE PHONE: 401-598-1404
OFFICE FAX: N/A
E-MAIL ADDRESS: thowes@jwu.edu
PUBLIC FOLDER LOCATION: N/A
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 10:00AM – 1:00PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will provide the student with sufficient analytical skills to interpret and act upon financial data and information that lead to sound financial decisions for business organizations. Topics include the time value of money, capital budgeting methods, financial statement analysis, breakeven analysis, short and long term financing methods, and topics in international financial management. Contemporary financial management techniques will be discussed throughout the course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Analyze financial statements in making managerial decisions
2. Prepare financial statements for internal and external reporting
3. Develop and critically analyze key financial ratios to make operational and business decisions
4. Develop, interpret, manage and control financial budgets
5. Develop, interpret, and monitor financial and operational forecasts
6. Value corporate bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks
7. Analyze and interpret the effects of Federal and State taxation in managerial decision-making

CONTENT OUTLINE: (see last page of syllabus for additional detail)
1. An overview of Financial Management
2. Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes
3. Analysis of Financial Statements
4. Time Value of Money 5. Bonds
6. Risk
7. Stocks and Their Valuation
8. Cost of Capital
9. Capital Budgeting
10. Evaluating Cash Flows REQUIRED TEXT(S)/SOFTWARE
For this course, you will need the following four items:

1. Textbook: Brigham, E. F. (2013). Financial Management (14th ed.) Thomson; South-Western. ISBN-10: 1111972206 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1111972206/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1439078092&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=03F4X7W7CRSSW8M7CNGY

2. Subscription to the WSJ. As an MBA student, you should already have a subscription to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). If you don’t already have one, please sign up here: https://buy.wsj.com/shopandbuy/order/subscribe.jsp?trackCode=aaajb2oo 3. Financial Calculator: TI BAII Plus, HP 10b or TI 83 Plus graphing calculator. A suitable financial calculator contains finance functions such as TVM (Time Value of Money). Check the manufacturers websites for further model information. Here are links to them on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-Plus-Financial-Calculator/dp/B00000JZKB/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370184203&sr=1-1&keywords=TI+BAII+Plus http://www.amazon.com/HP-NW239AA-ABA-Financial-Calculator/dp/B00005ATSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344817535&sr=8-1&keywords=hp+financial+calculator+10bii

4. Laptop/iPad or equivalent: Please bring a laptop or iPad to class. We will be going online to analyze financial statements and looking at trading stocks. Bringing your computer to class will prove helpful.

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA:
The final grade will be based on examinations, case studies, and class participation per the following:
Exams: 70%
Case studies/Projects/Quizzes: 20%
Class participation: 10%

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
The above link provides access to the Providence campus’s attendance policy. Campus specific information for explanations and copies are available in the following documents using the key search words; attendance and tardiness (catalog) attendance (student handbook) Providence…