Tidewater Community College

Financial Management

FIN 215

 

R.C. “Mick” Mikolajczak                                                         (C) 757-342-5330

Assistant Professor                                                                   (E) r.mikolajczak@att.net

                                                                                                (E) tcmick@tcc.edu

Text Box: NO BEEPERS or CELL PHONES are allowed to be operating during class or the student will be removed from the course!

You are adults and are expected to be on time to the course.

Cheating on tests or assignments will not be tolerated!  If you are Caught cheating, the maximum penalty allowed under TCC policy will be implemented.
 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

This course introduces basic financial management topics including statement analysis, working capital, capital budgeting, and long-term financing. Focuses on net present value and internal rate of return techniques, lease vs. buy analysis, and cost of capital computations. Uses problems and cases to enhance skills in financial planning and decision making

 

REQUIRED COURSE TEXT:

 

Essentials of Corporate Finance; Ross, Westerfield and Jordan; Irwin Publishing Company; 4th edition, 2004.  ISBN: 0-07-245578-0

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

 

Students are expected to attend all class sessions.  They will be allowed to miss 10% of the total class sessions.  Students accumulating more than 10% of the class sessions may be dropped from the class.  Students are expected to be prepared and on time for class.

 

COURSE EVALUATION:

 

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ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

-Complete five (5) tests

-Complete all homework assignments. 

 

The final grade is a weighted average of the homework and tests.

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CLASS PARTICIPATION:

 

Students are expected to complete reading assignments prior to class meetings. Participation is herein defined as class attendance and meaningful contributions to class meetings and homework discussion. 

 

GRADING SCALE:

 

A         90-100

B          80-89

C         70-79

D         60-69

F          59 AND BELOW

 

FAILURE TO NOTIFY THE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO MISSING A TEST/EXAM WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC “F” FOR THAT TEST/EXAM.

 

Due to a ruling by the U.S. Office of Education’s Family Right’s and Privacy Office, Tidewater Community College cannot post a student’s final course grade by using the student’s social security number unless the student has given a signed waiver statement granting permission to use said number.  Final grade reports are mailed at the end of each semester to the students’ residence, as shown on their record.  For an advanced unofficial notification of your final grade, bring a stamped self-addressed envelope the day of the final exam.

 

Feel free to ask questions if there is something you do not understand and feel free to disagree with classmates and the instructor in the teaching situation if you feel you have a valid point to make.

 

Remember to keep up and it will not be necessary to catch up!

Please call me to schedule an appointment if you need to meet with me regarding course information.

Learn how to read your lessons:

 

v     For quick ideas

v     For depth and content

v     And for review

 

Finally, relax and enjoy the course learning experience and you should do very well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS & TESTS:

 

Week 1            Course Overview and Class Introduction                      Chap. Preview

Week 2            Intro to Financial Management                          Chap 1

Week 3            Financial Statements, Taxes, Cash Flow                        Chap 2

Week 4            Working with Financial Statements                                Chap 3

Week 5            TEST #1 CHAPTERS 1-3

Week 5            Intro to Valuation: Time Value of Money                       Chap 4

Week 6            Discounted Cash Flow Valuation                                  Chap 5

Week 7            Interest Rates and Bond Valuation                                Chap 6

Week 8            Equity Markets and Stock Valuation                             Chap 7

Week 9            TEST #2 CHAPTERS 4-7                                          

Week 9            Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria           Chap 8

Week 10          Making Capital Investment Decisions                Chap 9

Week 11          Some Lessons From Capital Market History                 Chap 10

Week 12          Risk and Return                                                            Chap 11

Week 13          TEST #3 Chapters 8-11

Week 13          Cost of Capital                                                 Chap 12

Week 14          Dividends and Dividend Policy                          Chap 14

Week 15          TEST #4 Chapters 12 & 14

Week 15          Short Term Financial Planning                           Chap 16

Week 16          Working Capital Management                           Chap 17