Overview of Financial Management Introduction Keys to Success Recitations Class Structure - Syllabus Text – 2nd Preliminary Draft of Fin. Mgmt.
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Overview of Financial Management Introduction Keys to Success Recitations Class Structure - Syllabus Text – 2nd Preliminary Draft of Fin. Mgmt. Exams – Open Book and Open Notes Expectations Attendance Preparation for Class
Keys to Success Read Ahead of Lectures Use syllabus and PowerPoint to help Bring questions to class on material Do All Assigned Problems Homework problems are required and designed to help you master the material Test yourself with other questions Do not get “stuck” in endless loop on a problem Philosophy - this course is basic intuition but with a new language…
Recitation Sessions Every Friday – 50 minutes Drop off homework for the week by Thursday 4:00 p.m. at my office (Bexell 418 B) Pick up homework at Friday recitation Recitation Instructor will go over problems You will self correct your work Ask questions and get help on trouble areas If issues remain see me or have instructor pass on issue for class lecture on Monday
Syllabus Chapter Assignments We will try and stay on schedule but… Changes will be posted on web Homework Assignments Do not entirely map to timing from lectures You may be doing some prior to lecture I will cover the problems in class that are out of timing sequence You are graded on effort and timeliness Examination dates…final?
Textbook Financial Management: A Modern Approach Modern Approach Calculators and Spreadsheets Personal examples as a segue to business applications Written for this audience There will be some small errors in the text Please forward errors to me Any material errors will be corrected in class Comments on the text are also welcome Again forward comments to me, both positive and negative.
Examinations Open Book and Open Notes Questions will be more difficult Efficient use of time a must Notes are your friends…think about how best to use them at lecture time, not when you study for exam Calculators Important tool Know your calculator… Laptops? You can use but…may need to sit away from other students During lecture they are fine…but must be for BA 360
Expectations Attendance On time for lecture and recitation Notify me if examination will be missed prior to examine (if at all possible) Professional Attitude Toward Instructors and Professor Toward other students Ethics – Do your own work…this is the time to build your skill set