School of Business
FIN/370 Version 7
Finance for Business
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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.
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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.
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.
MAIN LEARNING CENTER
Week 1: November 27, 2013
Week 2: December 4, 2013
Week 3: December 11, 2013 Week 4: December 18, 2013
Week 5: January 8, 201
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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
Define basic financial terminology.
Explain how financial markets work in the United States. 1.3
Assess the role of ethics and compliance in the finance environment. 1.4
Evaluate financial performance using financial ratios.
Read Ch. 1, 2, 4 of Financial Management.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participate in class discussion.
Nongraded Activities and Preparation
Access MyFinanceLab on the student website. Log on to MyFinanceLab.
Complete the MyFinanceLab Orientation exercise.
Financial Terms and Roles
Resource: Financial Management
Create a list of definitions for the following terms and identify their roles in finance. •
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