FIS405 - Financial Analysis

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-11-16 10:47:41.046
Last review date 2017-11-21 12:10:34.236


Subject Title
Financial Analysis

Subject Description
This subject provides an overview of financial management and covers financial statement analysis, valuation of cash flows, risk and return, as well as an introduction to capital budgeting.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply trend and ratio techniques to identify potential strengths and weaknesses in a company's financial management.
2. Explain how businesses use capital markets and financial institutions to raise funds.
3. Explain the factors affecting share prices and operation of stock markets.
4. Explain the use, advantages and disadvantages of debt and equity in raising money for a business.
5. Describe what sources and techniques are available to provide short-term and long-term debt financing for a business.
6. Perform calculations involving time value of money.
7. Evaluate capital budgeting proposals using the NPV method.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
ACC120

Topic Outline

  • Financial Management and Accounting 
  • Leverage, Debt Financing 
  • Asset Management 
  • Sources of Credit
  • Capital Budgeting 
  • Medium-Term Financing

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts

Online:
 
Title:         Foundations of Financial Managment with Connect
Edition:  10th edition
Author:     Block, Hirt and Danielsen
Publisher:   McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9781259024979 or 1259024970
Full Function Financial Calculator such as the Texas Instruments BA11 Plus calculator. 

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignment due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  

http:/senecacollege.ca/library

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the even of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency:

The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this subject in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments    5%
Quizzes (3 @ 5%)    15%
Midterm    20%
Test 2    20%
Final Exam  **    40%




** Final Exams: The final exam for online subjects must be written at the Test Centre of the College at which you registered. If you are unable to do so, please make alternative arrangements through the College at which you registered. All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to, policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this subject outline document for future educational and/or employment use.



Academic Program Manager
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Chair - Business Studies Danielle Mercier