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General Course Information for FIN632: Managing Financial Resources

Course: FIN632 - Managing Financial Resources
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: An instruction on how to deploy available capital resources to gain maximum advantage, students study capital budgeting policies and procedures, formulation of growth and diversification policies, appraisal of income and risk, and establishment of decision-making guidelines.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate complex, unstructured financial data for more effective financial decision-making.
  • Identify the conceptual framework of capital budgeting theory.
  • Describe after-tax cash flow characteristics inherent in project evaluation, divestitures, and acquisitions.
  • Explain the theoretical context of discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques, their limitation, and other application to practical decision-making issues.
  • Design a corporate capital budgeting program which best utilizes corporate resources to maximize theoretically determined financial parameters.
  • Describe the relationship, limitation, and usefulness of a broad grouping of analytical approaches in setting corporate capital budgets for multi-divisional entities.
  • Recognize the importance of ethical standards in financial transactions.
  • Estimate the impact and significance of capital budgeting strategy on the firm's market price.
  • Apply analytical techniques for evaluating new products, research and development proposals, advertising programs, and working capital policies.
  • Describe tender offers, possible defenses, and techniques useful for increasing value to entities involved.
  • Evaluate leverage buyout (LBO) opportunities and how they arise.
  • Apply analytical techniques for evaluating LBOS, equity-carve outs (ECOS), and divestiture proposals to enhance decision-making.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures