BA 315 – Financial Management Winter 2015 INSTRUCTOR: Judy Beebe Office: West House, Room 102 503-838-8799 [email protected] www.wou.edu/~beebej Office Hours: 8:00 to 9:45 Monday and Wednesday or by appointment TEXTBOOK: Analysis for Financial Management, 10th edition, Robert C. Higgins ISBN-13: 978-0-07-803468-8 COURSE PREREQUISITES: BA 211 Financial Accounting or permission of instructor COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course will provide the basic processes, principles, tools and concepts of finance. Included are topics such as financial analysis, forecasting, profit planning and capital budgeting. The student will be introduced to the basics of financial markets and institutions and funds sources available to firms. SUMMARY OF GRADING COMPONENTS: Chapter Problems (20 @ 10) Quizzes (3 @ 25) Spreadsheets (3 @ 50) Final Exam 200 75 150 175 points points points points Total Required Points 600 points Term grades will be computed on a percentage basis: A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%. Plus and minus grades will be given when total points are within 2% of the break-off between letter grades. Incompletes will only be available if you have completed the first three tests and have a passing grade at the time of the request. Extra Credit is not available. IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES: There will be in-class activities (ICA) for each chapter. We will work on them together in class. They are to be used to help you complete your homework, and do not need to be turned in. . HOMEWORK: Reading assignments, problems and spreadsheets should be completed before class. The homework is comprised of problems from each chapter. Late assignments will be given half credit. Homework will not be accepted after one week. Work is to be completed individually and your work should not be shared with classmates. BA 315 Page 2 CLASS PARTICIPATION: Attendance is mandatory. You should plan to attend each class period to keep up with the work. TESTS: Students will have three in-class quizzes and one comprehensive final exam. Students may use one page of hand-written notes (8 ½ x 11 both sides). No make-up exams will be given for unexcused absences. If you must miss a quiz or exam, you must contact the instructor before it is given to obtain permission to sit for a makeup. Failure to do this will result in a score of zero for the missed quiz or exam. DISCUSSION BOUNDARIES: The classroom is a safe harbor where individuals can discuss topics without fear of retribution, ridicule or attack. Each person will be treated with civility, courtesy and respect. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY: The Division of Business and Economics adopted the Academic Dishonesty Policy (found on the Division website). Students are expected to read the policy and bring any questions or concerns to the attention of the instructor within the first week of class. This policy will be in effect and enforced without exception for this class. HOW TO SUCCEED IN THIS COURSE: To do well in this course, you must commit to becoming an “active learner” at each class session. This requires that you come to class regularly and be well prepared to discuss assigned readings and individual homework assignments. You must actively contribute to group and class discussions of assigned materials. A strong effort will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge for taking the quizzes and exams. Students may benefit from assistance offered through the Tutoring Center (APSC 401), including tutoring services and help with study and exam skills, and the Writing Center (APSC 301). Any student who believes that she or he may need an accommodation for any type of disability should contact the Office of Disability Services (838-8250v/tty) in APSC 405. If the instructor determines your performance in this class is placing you at academic risk, you may be referred to Jesse Poole, Western’s Student Success Specialist. Jesse will offer to work with you to address issues and develop a student success strategy. Regardless of whether a referral has or has not been made, you are ultimately responsible for tracking your own progress in this course. If you would like to meet with Jesse regarding any academic struggles you are experiencing, please contact the Academic Advising and Learning Center at 503-838-8428.