In business, financial management is the practice of handling a company’s finances in a way that allows it to be successful and compliant with regulations. That takes both a high-level plan and boots-on-the-ground execution

  1. Apply the principles of maximizing ownership wealth.
  2. Explain how the financial manager achieves goals for the firm and its shareholders.
  3. Articulate the functions that financial institutions and markets perform in the economy.
  4. Discuss how financial firms raise capital and drive economic growth.
  5. Examine challenges related to incorporating ethics into financial management practices, sustaining ethical practices, and maximizing shareholders’ wealth.
  6. Recommend strategies for conducting business with personal and professional integrity.

Assessments

Academic engagement through active participation in instructional activities related to the course objectives is paramount to your success in this course and future courses.  Through interaction with your instructor and classmates, you will explore the course material and be provided with the best opportunity for objective and competency mastery.  To begin this class, review the course objectives for each Topic, and then answer the following questions as this will help guide your instructor for course instruction.

  1. Which weekly objectives do you have prior knowledge of and to what extent?
  2. Which weekly objectives do you have no prior knowledge of?
  3. What course-related topics would you like to discuss with your instructor and classmates?  What questions or concerns do you have about this course?

Assessment Description

Take a moment to explore your new classroom and introduce yourself to your fellow classmates. What are you excited about learning? What do you think will be most challenging?

Topic 1 DQ 1

Assessment Description

Briefly discuss the purpose and role that each type of financial institutions (depositary, contractual, and investment) play in the U.S. economy. How do each of these institutions intersect with the various types of markets, i.e., capital, money, spot (cash), derivatives, Forex and Interbank, primary, and secondary (inclusive of OTC)?

Topic 1 DQ 2

Assessment Description

Select a publicly traded firm of your choice that enjoys a large shareholder base. What challenges may this firm have encountered (or is likely to encounter) in terms of (a) incorporating ethics into financial management practices, and (b) maintaining/sustaining ethical practices in the face of internal or external (market) pressures? Frame your response relative to the financial manager’s fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder’s wealth.

Benchmark – Mini Case 2

Assessment Traits

Benchmark

Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to explain core concepts related to corporate valuation and governance and to identify strategies for conducting business with personal and professional integrity.

Read the Chapter 13 Mini Case in Financial Management: Theory and Practice. Using complete sentences and academic vocabulary, please answer questions a through d.

Using the mini case information, write a 250-500 word letter of intent discussing specific strategies for how you will conduct your start-up business with personal and professional integrity.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

MBA and MSN

10.4 Practice strategies for conducting business with personal and professional integrity.

MBA and MBA in Finance

4.4 Practice strategies for conducting business with personal and professional integrity.

Mini Case 1

Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to explain core concepts related to the U.S. financial system.

Read the Chapter 1 Mini Case in Financial Management: Theory and Practice. Using complete sentences and academic vocabulary, please answer questions a through d.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.