FIN3400

Financial Management of the Firm

Course Code:
FIN3400

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course is a study of financial decision making in the corporate form of enterprise, through an analysis of the sources and uses of funds. Emphasis is placed on working capital management; capital budgeting techniques; short and long term financing; and capital structure and the value of the firm.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

ACG 2071

 

Instructors:

Dr. Thomas Schaefer
schaefert@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Brigham. Fundamentals of Financial Management: Concise, 11th ed., Cengage, 2022. ISBN: 9780357517741.

OR

Cengage Unlimited:

1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006

1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013

2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Propose the Implications of Different forms of Business organizations

Support the knowledge to apply basic financial ratios to financial statements and interpret the financial condition of companies

Contrast applied concepts between Accounting Value, Fair Market Value and Tax Value of various assets

Appraise the basics in relation to planning and managing capital budgets, capital structures and forms of business structures

Support a working knowledge of the “Time Value of Money”, and the use of financial formulas to determine the best use of capital

Evaluate the impact of cash flows and when cash flow does and does not relate to probability

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5  

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Tests, Homework, Quizzes

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

 

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