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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - FIN5006

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by USFSP. To USF Sys 8/14/14. Pending Concurrence issue with FIN 6406. Cleared. Nmbr 5001 approved as 5006. Effective 11/1/14


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4800 2013-08-24
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BP 140100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Alison Watkins 7278734086 awatkins@usfsp.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    FIN 5006 MBA Essentials: Finance

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 3

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    0 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    MBA Essentials: Finance
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Admission to Graduate School

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The role of the finance within the corporation; financial statement analysis; discounted cash flow analysis; valuation of financial assets; and financial planning.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course provides a basic overview of finance for new MBA students who either do not have a business degree or whose academic course in finance was taken more than 7 years ago.

    This course does not support any other program other than the USFSP MBA program.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal Degree Only


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To have the student understand the incorporation of quantitative applications and financial theory on issues pertinent to financial management.

    2. To have the student comprehend financial concepts that will be used in the decisions of the financial manager.

    3. To have the student understand the basics of financial statement analysis.

    4. To have the student understand the basics of discounted cash flow analysis and how to value financial assets.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course the student should have a basic understanding of:

    1. the incorporation of quantitative applications and financial theory on issues pertinent to financial management.

    2. financial concepts that will be used in the decisions of the financial manager.

    3. basic financial statement analysis.

    4. basic discounted cash flow analysis and how to value financial assets.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Financial Statement Analysis

    2. Cash Flow Statements

    3. Time Value of Money

    4. Capital Investment Decisions

    5. Capital Budgeting

    6. Mergers and Acquisitions

    7. Bond and Equity Valuation

    8. Capital Asset Pricing Model

    D. Textbooks

    1. Ivy Software, Inc., Understanding Corporate Finance, Web access information obtained from MBA office.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The course is a pass-fail (S/U) course only. Students will take the following online exams:

    From Ivy Software online site: Chapter 1-6 quizzes plus a final exam. In addition there will be instructor-created online quizzes and a final exam at the Canvas site. The following percentages apply:

    Ivy: Chapter 1-6 quizzes (20% of total grade)

    Ivy: Final exam: (10%)

    Canvas: Chapters 1-6 (50%)

    Canvas: Final Exam (20%)

    In order to achieve a Satisfactory for the course an overall average of 80% must be obtained.

    Students must pass the online exam for each chapter before proceeding to the next chapter.

    Students with Disabilities:

    Please notify your instructor if you have a learning disability or require special assistance with this portion of Essentials. Confidential personal and learning assistance counseling are made available to students through the USFSP Division of Student Affairs. Contact R. Barry McDowell (mcdowell@stpt.usf.edu) for more information.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    This course has an open-ended time frame. Students start the course whenever they wish and have no time frame for completion. The following topics are covered in sequential order once the student begins the course.

    1. Financial Statement Analysis

    2. Cash Flow Statements

    3. Time Value of Money

    4. Creating Value for Shareholders

    5. Capital Investment Decisions/Annuities

    6. Capital Budgeting

    7. Cost of Raising Capital and Risk Analysis

    8. Mergers and Acquisitions

    9. Bond and Equity Valuation

    10. Capital Asset Pricing Model

    H. Attendance Policy

    No first class attendance policy due to the nature of this course. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so there are no religious conflicts. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams. Thus, there will be no conflict with religious holidays as the date a student takes an exam, as well as when they can finish the course, is entirely at their own discretion.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There is no set make-up policy. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so no regularly scheduled exam is ever missed. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams.

    See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm

    Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “unsatisfactory” for this portion of the Essentials Program. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the dean of the college. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found at the web address listed above.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    USFSP MBA Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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