Introduction to Financial Management. Overview of Financial Management Introduction Keys to Success Recitations Class Structure - Syllabus Text – Financial.
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Overview of Financial Management Introduction Keys to Success Recitations Class Structure - Syllabus Text – Financial Management: Core Concepts 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 and Quizzes Homework problems are required and designed to help you master the material – must be completed prior to taking weekly quiz Test yourself with other questions (Prepping for the Exam Questions have answers in back of book) Philosophy - this course is basic intuition but with a new language…
Homework and Quizzes Your homework is assigned each week in MyFinanceLab There will be a set of problems directly from the book and you get three attempts at each problem. Once you have completed that week’s homework assignment you can then take the weekly quiz. The weekly quiz is designed to make sure you understand the chapter material covered that week. It is a ninety minute (maximum time) quiz. The quiz must be completed by each Sunday evening.
Recitation Sessions Every Friday – 50 minutes Mandatory this Friday 1-8-10 and after exam #1 This is optional but can help with your point total for the homework assignments. You will be “rewarded” up to the 10 points for the homework for that week by attending recitation Example, you only scored 6 points on the homework, attending class will net you 4 points for a total of 10. Recitation Instructor will go over problems This will help you prior to taking the quiz to clear up any misconceptions from the material for the week.
Class Structure -- Syllabus Homework Assignments Open each week and are due by 11:00 p.m. on Thursday. Must be completed prior to taking Quiz. You will receive immediate feedback on your answers, with three chances on each problem. You can ask for “help” in MyFinanceLab Weekly Quiz is due by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday Two Exams during the course. In class, open notes and open book Final will have an optional time for conflicts.
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? Not in exams During lecture they are fine…but must be for BA 360
Textbook Financial Management: Core Concepts Approach Equations, Calculators and Spreadsheets Personal examples as a segue to business applications Written for this audience Special Features for you Finance Follies – Real World Issues and Examples Putting Finance to Work – Relations to other disciplines Choice on Format Real Book (OSU Bookstore with access code) with access E-Book (On line version with access to MyFinanceLab) Secondary Market (not recommended) …must still buy access
Expectations Attendance On time for lecture and recitation (professional courtesy and just a good business habit) 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
Questions? Lecture Recitations Homework Text Examinations Other