Northwest Florida State College Financial and Economic Management FIN 4402 (CRN 86139) Summer 2013 Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:20pm

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Northwest Florida State College

Financial and Economic Management

FIN 4402

(CRN
8
6139
) Summer 2013

Tue
sdays
6
:
3
0pm
-
9
:
20
pm



Instructor
: D. Keith Burns

Phone:

(850) 729
-
5231

Office:

P
-
119, Niceville Campus

e
-
mail:

burnsd@nwfsc.edu

Office Hours:
TBA


Required Text
book
: Financial & Managerial Economics, Salvatore and Brigham


Course Description
: This course refers to the
application of economic theory and the
tools of analysis of decision sciences to examine how a firm can make optimal
managerial decision
s

in the face of the constraints i
t

faces. On the financial side of the
business we will explore how managers and invest
ors use financial statements to
determine how w
e
ll a firm i
s

meeting its objectives.


Attendance:
As an economist, I believe in the concept of opportunity costs, which
means that if you believe that your time is better spent elsewhere during class time,
you
are welcome to act on that belief. As an economist who is also a professor responsible
for your performance in this class, I will take roll on most days and deduct 10 points from
your grade for each of your absences past the third one. I will not be
available to provide
class notes or review materials that you miss.


Exams
:
Students will take
3

exams during the term.

These exams will be a combination
of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. You will be allowed
approximately 1 hour and
15 minutes from the scheduled class start time to complete
each of the exams.


Grading Scale
: The grading scale will be assigned according to the following scale (%):

A=
90
-
100
; B=
80
-
89
; C=
70
-
79
; D=
60
-
69
; F= below 60


Homework
:
You

will be given a num
ber of assignments from time to time.


Suggestions
: usually the lectures will parallel the text according to the coverage given
below. However, some materials in the book will be presented in a different form, and
also some sections will be excluded for ou
r coverage. Oc
c
asionally
some
additional
material not
contained on the text will also be introduced. You will be responsible for
everything covered in the class and thus are strongly urged to attend class.


The course will

build in a cumulative manner with

each lesson depending on
comprehension of what came before. It will pay to do your reading ahead to time. Keep
up
-
to
-
date
on
at least
a
week
-
by
-
week basis. This course will be more enjoyable if you
follow the news on the economy and try to apply what you
learn.





Student Responsibilities
:
Students are responsible for adherence to all college policies and
procedures including those related to academic freedom, cheating, classroom conduct, and other
items included in the
NWFS
C Catalog and Student Handbook
. Students should be familiar with
the rights and responsibilities detailed on pages 25
-
29 of the
200
9
-
1
0
NWFS
C Catalog and
Student
H
andbook
. Plagiarism, cheating or any other from of academic dishonesty is a serious
breach of student responsibilities and
may trigger consequences which range from a failing grade
to formal disciplinary action.


Course Withdrawal Date and Policy:

Last day to withdraw and receive a refund of fees is
May
1
7
th

Students who wish to withdraw with a grade of “W” must do so formally through the
Registrar’s Office on or before
July
9
th
.


Emergency Disclaimer
: The schedule, requirements, and procedures in this course are
subject to change in the event of unusual or e
xtenuating circumstances; in such cases,
students will be provided with written notice sufficient to plan for and accommodate the
changes.

If the college closes for inclement weather or other emergency, any exams,
presentations or projects or papers due d
uring the closure period will automatically be
rescheduled for the first regular class meeting held once the college re
-
opens.


Accommodations for Special Needs Students:
If you have special needs for which
accommodations may be appropriate to assist you
in this class, please contact the Office
of Services for Students with Special Needs in Building C
-
2 on the Niceville Campus, or
call 729
-
6079 (TDD 1
-
800
-
955
-
8771 or Voice 1
-
800
-
955
-
8770).


Children Attending Class:
As a courtesy to other students and th
e learning process,
students may not bring children with them to class sessions. Health and safety concerns
prohibit children from accompanying adult students in any lab, shop, office, classroom or
other college facility where potential hazards exist. If

a child
-
related emergency means
you must miss class, contact the instructor as soon as possible to determine your options.
(The full “Children on Campus” Policy Statement appears in the current catalog.)


Chapters to be
covered

(tentative)


Topic










Chapters


Demand
Theory









3


Production Theory and Estimation







6



Cost theory and Estimation








7


Market structure









8


Time value of Money









2




Financial Markets & Institutions







5


Interest Rates










6


Risk and
Rates of Return








8


Stocks & Their Valuation








9



The Cost of Capital









10


Multinational Financial Management






1
9


TENTATIVE EXAM DATE
S: June
4, July 9
,
July 30


Final exams are held in the regular classroom unless otherwise noted.



NOTE:

This is a tentative course outline, and it is subject to change when necessary. It
is the responsibility of students to stay aware of changes that may occur during the
semester
.