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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - FIN6406

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-05-13
Campus: Sarasota
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The requested change is to change this course from a 2-credit course to variable credit allowing it to be offered as either a 2-credit course or a 3-credit course within the USF System. USF Sarasota-Manatee would like to offer this course as a 3-credit course in their MBA program while USF Tampa will continue to offer the course in its current 2-credit format. USF Sarasota-Manatee will include additional material in its version of this course and additional depth of material coverage over a 15 week semester to justify awarding the third credit for the course. The course at USF Sarasota-Manatee have an additional 12 contact hours and spend much of the additional time adding depth of coverage to topics such as the time value of money, analysis of financial statements, risk and return, and valuation of stocks and corporations. There will also be time for covering topics such as financial options and others.
Comments: Approved by USFSM; Change to variable hours (2-3). Approved effective 201605


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5316 2015-11-04
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Deans Office BM
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    James Curran 9413594605 jmcurran@sar.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    FIN 6406 Financial Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Financial Management
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    ACG 6026, ECO 6005

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    Study of processes, decision structures, and institutional arrangements concerned with the acquisition/utilization of funds by a firm. The course includes management of the asset and liability structures of the firm under both certainty and uncertainty.


  3. Justification

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

    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?

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

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

    doctorate


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course recognizes the importance of financial management as a necessary tool for success. Financial management skills are essential in today’s global markets where firms and investors are faced with a host of threats and opportunities whenever they make investment decisions and/or attempt to raise capital. In this context, the students taking this course should expect to become familiar with the issues that relate to personal decisions (ranging from investing for retirement purposes to deciding whether to rent versus purchase items) and with all important business decisions that have financial implications. These decisions also apply to non-financial managers needing to account for financial implications of their decisions and to incorporate financial considerations into their analyses. The course utilizes lectures, and case studies to provide the students with hands-on experience in dealing with problems that typically face the manager of a firm. The course covers many materials and is fairly technical therefore students should try to keep up with the materials on a class-by-class basis.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

    • Understand time value of money implications for asset valuation

    • Understand the link between risk and return on investments.

    • Assess the valuation of stocks and bonds

    • Utilize solid financial criteria to assess real projects

    C. Major Topics

    Financial Statements, Cash flow and taxes, Time value of money, Risk and return, Portfolio theory and asset pricing models, Securities and their valuation, Capital budgeting

    D. Textbooks

    none

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MBA


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    none



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