Course Syllabus

Financial Management Syllabus


  • Students will develop an understanding of and ability to work with fundamental financial concepts.
  • Students will learn basic mathematics of finance and the use of associated technology tools. 
  • Students will learn real-world applications of core financial principles.


This introductory course in financial management provides a basic foundation for other courses in finance and business management. Topics covered in this course include the following: financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, leverage, working capital management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, time value of money, and cost of capital.


Assignments will be due by midweek and at the end of the week. This will allow for plenty of time to comment in discussion boards, ask assignment-specific questions that may come up, and submit assignments on time.


Students are encouraged to help each other understand the reading material and practice homework problems. Answers and solutions to practice homework problems are provided with each assignment. After seeking help by collaborating with each other and reviewing the solutions, if students still have specific questions the instructor may also assist you

Learning Model

The course activities follow a cycle of prepare, ponder and prove, and teach one another.

  • Prepare: Students will prepare readings, videos, and practices.
  • Teach One Another: Students will teach one another through discussion boards.
  • Ponder: Students will complete Excel model assignments and case studies.
  • Prove: Students will prove their knowledge and skills by completing quizzes and exams.

For more information on the Learning Model at BYU-Idaho.

Your instructor will give weekly feedback on various assignments.



Take 1 of the following:
  • ACCTG180 - Survey of Accounting
  • ACCTG201 - Financial Accounting 
Take 1 of the following:
  • ACCTG202 - Managerial Accounting
  • BA211 - Business Fundamentals
  • FIN201 - Introduction to Finance

Earned at least 30 credits

Required Resources

All of the course materials are available within I-Learn. Go to the Textbook Information module to read the information in the About Your Textbook: Corporate Financial Stewardship. You can access the textbook at this link: Corporate Financial Stewardship.

Resource Title or Description
(books, software, and many others.)
Author or Provider Ed. or Vol.
Corporate Financial Stewardship
(comes with the course at no cost) 
Chris S. Andrews 2nd
Microphone and webcam N/A N/A

You will need access to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). The BYU-Idaho Bookstore provides free downloads of the Microsoft Office Suite.  For additional help.

Proctored Exams and Assessments

This course will use an online proctoring software called Proctorio. This makes it possible for students to take assessments and exams without a human proctor present. Proctored exams can be accessed like any other exam, once the software has been installed. Exams will be recorded by Proctorio and reviewed by the BYUI Testing Center. Any questionable exams will be forwarded to the instructor for further review.

For step-by-step instructions on Proctorio installation, please refer to this help guide article.



The online class guideline states that for every credit hour, you should expect to spend at least three hours of work. For this three-credit class, you should plan on spending approximately nine hours per week. Failure to start working early and diligently continue working on assignments will cause you grief.

If you expect to be successful in this course, plan to practice four days a week to learn the different techniques and skills.

Group Work

You will be working in small asynchronous groups for various activities and discussions.

Late Work

As a sign of professionalism and respect, you should complete your work on time. However, your instructor has the discretion to accept late work or extend due dates as appropriate. 

Grading Scale

Letter Grade Percent
A 100%–93%
A- 92%–90%
B+ 89%–87%
B 86%–83%
B- 82%–80%
C+ 79%–77%
C 76%–73%
C- 72%–70%
D+ 69%–67%
D 66%–63%
D- 62%–60%
F 59% and lower

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by BYU-Idaho Disability Services. If you need assistance or feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established policy and procedures.

If you have any disability that may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact Disability Services as soon as possible, preferably before the beginning of the semester, in order to insure that you receive appropriate accommodations.

Disability Services Contact Information:

Other University Policies

Go to the Student Resources module to review the university policies regarding honesty, online etiquette, communication expectations, etc.

Support and Help

If you need assistance, visit the Help tab located on the left hand side of your screen to contact the appropriate support center. 


The instructor reserves the right to change any part of this syllabus at any time during the semester in order to adapt to changing course needs. You will be notified prior to any changes that may take place.

Course Summary:

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