Investment and Financial Management

Topics: Investment, Corporate finance, Finance Pages: 8 (1537 words) Published: March 10, 2014
School of Business
FIN/370 Version 7
Finance for Business
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Course Description

This course introduces the student to the essential elements of finance for business. Emphasis is placed on financial management, financial markets, and the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in making financial decisions. Topics include: Financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and international finance.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. •Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Mayo, H. B. (2012). Basic finance: An introduction to financial institutions, investments, and management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western.

Titman, S., Keown, A. J., & Martin, J. D. (2011). Financial management: Principles and applications (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.


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Course Dates
Week 1: November 27, 2013Week 2: December 4, 2013Week 3: December 11, 2013 Week 4: December 18, 2013Week 5: January 8, 201

The syllabus is the ruling document. It takes precedence over all other documents in relationship to this class, including what is posted on eCampus, Course Materials forum, or elsewhere.

Faculty & Contact Information:
Joseph Spada Tel: 702-400-0205
Email: Alt. Email:

How this course relates to the Capstone course (BUS/475).
The Capstone for the Undergraduate Program in the School of Business (BUS/475) necessitates the materials that will be covered in this course. Successful completion of this course will assist you in the successful completion of the BUS/475 course, which is required for graduation. The BUS/475 course will consist of a capstone project and an all-inclusive final exam. This course will assist you with your capstone project by showing how financial planning, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and international finance will give you a greater understanding of finance and how finance relates to your total business education. It is highly recommended that you take good notes and ask lots of questions throughout this class because you will most likely find questions from this course’s materials in the final exam of BUS/475.

Week One: Introduction to Finance and Analysis
Objectives1.1Define basic financial terminology.
1.2Explain how financial markets work in the United States. 1.3Assess the role of ethics and compliance in the finance environment. 1.4Evaluate financial performance using financial ratios. ReadingRead Ch. 1, 2, 4 of Financial Management.

ReadingRead this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
ParticipationParticipate in class discussion.In Class2
Nongraded Activities and Preparation
MyFinanceLab OrientationAccess MyFinanceLab on the student website. Log on to MyFinanceLab.
Complete the MyFinanceLab Orientation exercise.
Financial Terms and RolesResource: Financial Management
Create a list of definitions for the following terms and identify their roles in finance. •Finance
Efficient market
Primary market
Secondary market
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