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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


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

At the beginning of class, there will be a “Question of the Day” on the screen (also available right here on the class website). 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. My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org.

WEEK 21

Monday 2/1: What is the difference between EQUITY financing and DEBT financing for a business? Give an example of each.

Tuesday 2/2: What are some of the challenges of expanding your business internationally? What
are the benefits?

Wednesday 2/3 (zoom): What are some things in our economy that have changed over your lifetime? How about your parents’ lifetimes?

Thursday 2/4: Businesses establish financial goals, just like individuals do. What are some of the characteristics of effective Business Financial Goals?

Friday 2/5: LIST the three main types of financial statements and EXPLAIN what type of information is included in each. Make sure you understand the difference!  

WEEK 22

Monday 2/8: What do you think makes a company financially healthy? What are some examples of financial problems a business might face?

Tuesday 2/9 (snow): Today I want you to work on at least one scholarship app (see my email). What scholarship are you going to work on?

Wednesday 2/10 (zoom): No afternoon zooms today ... keep working on scholarships!

Thursday 2/11: There's "snow" QOD today!

WEEK 23

Tuesday 2/16: Snow Day

Wednesday 2/17 (zoom): It's Zoom Wednesday! (no QOD)

Thursday 2/18: Snow Day

Friday 2/19: What is the accounting cycle? What are the 6 steps in the accounting cycle?

WEEK 24

Monday 2/22: 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? 

Tuesday 2/23: Why is RATIO ANALYSIS such an important tool for determining how a business is doing? What are the 5 categories of ratios?

Wednesday 2/24 (zoom): How do managers, investors, and creditors use ratio analysis differently? Be specific.

Thursday 2/25: Give 3 examples of VARIABLE costs for a business. Give 3 examples of FIXED costs for a business.

Friday 2/26: Why is INVENTORY CONTROL so important to a business? What are some possible problems a business could have with their inventory? 

WEEK 25

Monday 3/1: Compare and contrast “direct” and “indirect” compensation. Give two examples of each.

Tuesday 3/2: What factors do companies look at when considering whether to extend credit to a customer? Explain what each means.

Wednesday 3/3 (zoom): What is meant by “credit terms”? What does it mean to be granted credit with terms of “3/10, n/30”?

Thursday 3/4: What are “Capital Projects”? Give 3 examples and explain how businesses might finance each. 

Friday 3/5: What are some of the ways that a business might use to help them decide among capital projects?

WEEK 26

Monday 3/8: 

 


 

CURRENT EVENT

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.

Sample of Current Event in MLA Format

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SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FS Seniors Syllabus 2020-21 Q3

FS Seniors Course Guide 2020-21

FSS Week 19

FSS Week 20

FSS Week 21

FSS Week 22

FSS Week 23

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FSS Week 25

FSS Week 26

 


 

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 19

Wednesday 1/20 (zoom): BPA Prep Day

Thursday 1/21: CFIN 1-1  and Researching Your Portfolio (due Sunday)

Friday 1/22: CFIN 1-2 and Inflation Article

WEEK 20

Monday 1/25: CFIN 1-3 and Dominos Article

Tuesday 1/26: CFIN 1-4 and CFIN 1 Case Study

Wednesday 1/27 (zoom): CFIN 1 Review

Thursday 1/28: CFIN 2-1 and Tralfamadorians

Friday 1/29: CFIN 2-2 and CFIN 2 Case Study and Forms of Business Slides

WEEK 21

Monday 2/1: CFIN 2-3 and Lender & Borrower Game

Tuesday 2/2: CFIN 2-4 and India Rising

Wednesday 2/3 (zoom): CFIN 2 Review

Thursday 2/4: CFIN 3-1 and martyGRASS and Skateboarding Article

Friday 2/5: CFIN 3-2 and Wuzzup Widgets

WEEK 22

Monday 2/8: CFIN 3-3 and CFIN 3 Case Study

Tuesday 2/9 (snow): Scholarship Work Day

Wednesday 2/10 (zoom): Scholarship Work Day (no afternoon zoom calls)

Thursday 2/11: Snow Day

WEEK 23

Tuesday 2/16: Snow Day

Wednesday 2/17 (zoom): CFIN 1 2 3 Take Home Test

Thursday 2/18: Snow Day

Friday 2/19: CFIN 4-1 and CFIN 4-2 and Cupcake Article

WEEK 24

Monday 2/22: CFIN 4-3 and Crown Jewels

Tuesday 2/23: CFIN 4-4 and P&G Ratio Analysis

Wednesday 2/24 (zoom): CFIN 4 Review

Thursday 2/25: CFIN 5-1 and Taking a Closer Look

Friday 2/26: CFIN 5-2 and Walmart Video Case

WEEK 25

Monday 3/1: CFIN 5-3 and CFIN 5 Case Study and Reality Check

Tuesday 3/2: CFIN 5-4 and SmartArt - Take Control

Wednesday 3/3 (zoom): CFIN 5 Review

Thursday 3/4: CFIN 6-1 and Capital Project Project and This Old Hotel (due Monday)

Friday 3/5: CFIN 6-2 and CFIN 6 Case Study and Cost of Capital is WACC

WEEK 26

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