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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, February 10: Is there a difference between growing and improving a business? Is it possible to grow and not improve or improve but not grow? Explain.

Tuesday, February 11: What is the accounting cycle? What are the 6 steps in the accounting cycle?

Wednesday, February 12: What is an INFORMATION SYSTEM? What types of information does a business collect? What do they use it for?

Thursday, February 13: No QOD.



Tuesday, February 18: Imagine you’re starting up your own business. What are all of the possible sources of financial capital for your new venture? Where on the balance sheet would they appear? 

Wednesday, February 19: Why is RATIO ANALYSIS such an important tool for determining how a business is doing? What are the 5 categories of ratios?

Thursday, February 20: How do managers, investors, and creditors use ratio analysis differently? Be specific.

Friday, February 21: Give 3 examples of VARIABLE costs for a business. Give 3 examples of FIXED costs for a business.



Monday, February 24: Why is INVENTORY CONTROL so important to a business? What are some possible problems a business could have with their inventory?

Tuesday, February 25: Compare and contrast “direct” and “indirect” compensation. Give two examples of each.

Wednesday, February 26: What factors do companies look at when considering whether to extend credit to a customer? Explain what each means.

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28



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 2019-20

FSS Guide and Forms

FSS Week 20

FSS Week 21

FSS Week 22

FSS Week 23

FSS Week 24

FSS Week 25

FSS Week 26

FSS Week 27



FSS Stock Market Challenge

BPA Prep Day 4

BPA Prep Day 5

BPA Prep Day 6

BPA Prep Day 7

CFIN 1-1

Researching Your Portfolio

CFIN 1-2

Article: Inflation

CFIN 1-3

Article: How Dominos Delivered

CFIN 1-4

CFIN 1 Case Study

CFIN 1 Review

What a CEO Really Does

CFIN 2-1

CFIN 2-2

CFIN 2 Case Study

CFIN 2-3

CFIN 2-4

Project: Two Years

CFIN 2 Review

CFIN 3-1

MartyGRASS Financials

CFIN 3-2

Case Study: Wuzzup Widgets

CFIN 3-3

CFIN 3 Case Study

CFIN 3-4

Simple & Compound Interest

CFIN 3 Review

CFIN 4-1

CFIN 4-2

CFIN 4 Case Study

CFIN 4-3

Crown Jewels

CFIN 4-4

P&G Ratio Review

CFIN 4 Review

CFIN 5-1

Taking a Closer Look

Equity Crowdfunding

CFIN 5-2

Amazon Bookstore

CFIN 5-3

CFIN 5 Case Study

Reality Check

CFIN 5-4

SmartArt: Cash Flow



CFIN Text 1

CFIN Text 2

CFIN Text 3

CFIN Text 4

CFIN  Text 5




Simon Coffey 
Simon Coffey
Dominic Baldrick 
Dominic Baldrick
Adrian Dykes
Adrian Dykes