Capstone in Financial Management – BUSI 692

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will allow the student to draw from previous coursework to craft a unique solution to a stated, real, or hypothetical defined topic approved by the course instructor. The comprehensive research project could touch on issues such as alternative financing between debt and equity, alternative financing between short term debt, inventory management, accounts receivable management, compensation structures, corporate governance, and alternatives for creation of equity valuation.

Prerequisites

BUSI 532, BUSI 534, BUSI 536, BUSI 538, and BUSI 687

Rationale

A capstone course represents that highest level of learning because it allows you to apply prior learned concepts and processes to derive potential solutions to new and complex problems. As such, this course represents a link between the academic world that you will soon be leaving and the real world that you will soon be entering.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Formulate a creative solution to a business finance problem.
  2. Analyze a company’s resources, industry position, and the economic environment.
  3. Apply analytical frameworks and techniques to evaluate a firm’s core competencies, assess diverse plans of action, and predict the consequences of specific decision options.
  4. Approach financial management and business financial decision making from a biblical perspective.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Both the thread and replies must include at least 2 scholarly citations and 1 biblical integration in current APA format.

Case Reports (12)

In each module/week, the student will be assigned one or two case studies from the textbook. The student will also be provided with case preparation questions. Unless the student is told to answer the questions only, these questions should guide the case report writeup. Length requirements for these assignments are 6–10 pages or 4–6 pages, and 3 scholarly source citations are required. Specific instructions of how to write a case report is provided in week one of the course. At the end of the module/week, Connect will automatically grade all of the assignments, and the instructor will then download the results and place the scores within Grade Center.

Integration of Faith and Learning (IFL) Paper

The student will write a minimum 750-word research paper using current APA formatting guidelines that examines one of major topics in the course in light of the Bible. The focus of this paper will be to bridge the gap between Christianity and theory.