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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 28

Tuesday 3/23a: We’re doing an activity today where YOU play an investment banker.  So … what role does an INVESTMENT BANKER serve in the economy?

Tuesday 3/23b: What are BONDS? What are some of the types of bonds (who issues them)? What advantages do they offer the issuers?

Friday 3/26a: What is an IPO? What are the steps in the process of taking a company public?

Friday 3/26b: What is the difference between EQUITY, DEBT, and RETAINED EARNINGS? Where are these found on the balance sheet?

WEEK 29

Tuesday 3/30: How has banking changed over the past 50 years or so? What changes do you think we’ll see in the next 50?

WEEK 30

Tuesday 4/13: Why do businesses allow customers to use credit for purchases? What are the benefits? What are the costs?

Friday 4/16: What are some of the reasons that customers may have for not keeping credit payments up to date? What can businesses do to help customers avoid these problems?

WEEK 31

Tuesday 4/20: List 4 risks that your family faces on a regular basis. Classify them as natural/ human and controllable/ uncontrollable. What could be done to reduce the losses that might result from each risk?

Friday 4/23: How does property and vehicle insurance for a business differ from personal property and vehicle insurance? 

WEEK 32

Tuesday 4/27: What are some of the ways that technology is used in financial institutions (like banks, brokerages, and insurance companies)? What are some of the challenges that it poses?

Friday 4/30: What is the Adoption Curve? Give an example of how it is demonstrated by you or your family. How does this relate to business technology?

WEEK 33

Tuesday 5/4: 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?

Thursday 5/7: 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?

  


 

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

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ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 28

Tuesday 3/23a: CFIN 7-1 and Many Options

Tuesday 3/23b: CFIN 7-2 and Market Go Round

Friday 3/26a: CFIN 7-3 and Fruity Flakes

Friday 3/26b: CFIN 7-4 and Mr. Market and Review

WEEK 29

Tuesday 3/30: CFIN 8-1,2,3 and By The Numbers

WEEK 30

Tuesday 4/13: CFIN 9-1,2 and 5Cs

Friday 4/16: CFIN 9-3, Case Study, AR Aging

WEEK 31

Tuesday 4/20: CFIN 10-1,2, Risky Business, Tyranny

Friday 4/23: CFIN 10-3,4, Case Study

WEEK 32

Tuesday 4/27: CFIN 11-1,2 (including Bank Website Project)

Friday 4/30: CFIN 11-3 (and finish Bank Website Project)

WEEK 33

Tuesday 5/4: Final Projects and Journey Paper

Thursday 5/7: Final Projects and Journey Paper

 

JOURNEY PAPER: Senior Journey Paper (due May 7)

   


  

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