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Fundamentals of Financial Services & Corporate Finance
"Financial Services Seniors" consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Financial Services and Corporate Finance. Throughout the second year of the program, FSS students focus on all aspects of personal finance and business finance ... and prepare for a successful transition to college and beyond.











Financial Services Seniors


10pts daily, due by the end of class.

Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren't sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day.



Monday, April 29: High school is just about over and college isn’t too far away. What are you looking forward to most in college? What makes you the most nervous?

Tuesday, April 30: Why aren’t all currencies worth the same? What are some of the factors that impact the value of a country’s money? 

Wednesday, May 1: What is the difference between industrialized countries, developing countries, and less-developed countries? Give an example of each. 

Thursday, May 2: Why should American businesses be concerned with international financial markets? 

Friday, May 3: What are some of the challenges with making international payments in business?



Monday. May 6: Think back over the past 4 years … what are your best and worst memories from Northwest? 

Tuesday, May 7: What advice would you give the incoming FS sophomores? (things you wish you’d known about junior and senior years)

Wednesday, May 8: How have your career plans changed from when you started high school until today?

Thursday, May 9: It’s time for your final QOD! You’ve done about 350 of these questions (well, most of you did) and I’m sure you won’t miss these too much. But what part of FS will you miss?



100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.

Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:

  • A 250 word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
  • Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
  • Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
  • No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.

Example of Current Event in MLA Format



Yahoo Business: //

CNN Money: //

Fox Business:

NBC Business:

ABC Business: //

CBS MoneyWatch:


Fast Company:



Young Entrepreneur:

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: //  

Tax Information for Students: // 

Ohio Society of CPAs: 

American Institute of CPAs: 



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Copies of the syllabus, weekly sheets, worksheets, and handouts can be downloaded in PDF format below.


FSS Syllabus 2018-19

FSS Guide & Forms 2018-19

FSS Weekly Sheet 19 20

FSS Weekly Sheet 21

FSS Weekly Sheet 22

FSS Weekly Sheet 23

FSS Weejly Sheet 24

FSS Weekly Sheet 25

FSS Weekly Sheet 26

FSS Weekly Sheet 27

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FSS Weekly Sheet 30

FSS Weekly Sheet 31

FSS Weekly Sheet 32

FSS Weekly Sheet 33

FSS Weekly Sheet 34

FSS Weekly Sheet 35

FSS Weekly Sheet 36



FSS Stock Market Game

CFIN 1-1

Researching Your Portfolio

CFIN 1-2

Article: Inflation Makes Incomes Small

CFIN 1-3

Article: Dominos Delivers Turnaround

CFIN 1-4

CFIN 1 Case Study

CFIN 1 Review

Article: What a CEO Really Does

CFIN 2-1

CFIN 2-2

CFIN 2 Case Study

PowerPoint: Forms of Business

CFIN 2-3

Financial Institutions

CFIN 2-4

CFIN 2 Review

CFIN 3-1

CFIN 3-2

MartyGRASS Financial Stmts

CFIN 3-3

CFIN 3 Case Study

Wuzzup Widgets

CFIN 3-4

Simple and Compound Interest

CFIN 3 Review

CFIN 4-1

CFIN 4 Case Study

CFIN 4-2

CFIN 4-3

The Crown Jewels

CFIN 4-4

P&G Ratio Review

CFIN 4 Review (not assigned)

CFIN 5-1

Taking a Closer Look

Article: Equity Crowdfunding

CFIN 5-2

CFIN 5-3

CFIN 5 Case Study

Article: Reality Check

CFIN 5-4

SmartArt: Cash Flow

CFIN 6-1

Capital Project Project

This Old Hotel

CFIN 6-2

CFIN 6 Case Study

Cost of Capital WACC WILD

CFIN 6-3

Article: Ketchup Packets

CFIN 6-4

CFIN 6 Review

CFIN Unit II Review

CFIN Project I

CFIN Project II

CFIN 7-1

Many Options

Chart: Financing Choices

CFIN 7-2

The Market Go Round

CFIN 7-3

Mr. Market

Fruity Flakes

Review Packet

CFIN 7-4

CFIN 7 Case Study

CFIN 7 Review

Stomping Grounds

Letter to Investors

CFIN Stock Project

CFIN 8-1

CFIN 8 Case Study

CFIN 8-2

By the Numbers

Article: Party Like it's 1937

CFIN 8-3

CFIN 8 Review

CFIN 9-1

Your Creditworthiness

CFIN 9-2

Article: The Credit CARD Act

REVIEW: Financial Sources Flashback

CFIN 9-3

CFIN 9 Case Study

CFIN 9 Review

Aging AR Schedule

CFIN 10-1

Risky Business

Article: Starbucks Must Sell Pizza

CFIN 10-2

Article: Tyranny of the Average

Business Insurance Basics

CFIN 10-3

CFIN 10-4

CFIN 10 Case Study

CFIN 10 Review

CFIN 11-1

CFIN 11-2

CFIN 11 Case Study

CFIN 11-3

CFIN 11 Review

CFIN 12-1

Currency Conversions

CFIN 12-2

Making Change

CFIN 12-3

Big Mac Economics

CFIN 12-4

CFIN 12 Case Study

CFIN 12 Review






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