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Instructor: Office: Office Hours: Office Phone: E-mail Address: Prerequisites: Dr. David F. Kern BU 332 MW 1:30 – 4:00 (Other times available) 870-680-8466 FIN-3713 Business Finance FIN-4763 Bank Management ACCT 2003-2013, Accounting I and II The course is designed to give the student interested in a career in bank management the opportunity to apply and enhance his/her skills and knowledge of the principles of bank management through discussions and projects. The course is taught in a seminar/case discussion format, with the students having numerous opportunities to analyze various bank management situations using both manual and computer-based analytical techniques and to present and discuss their analyses in both oral and written presentations. In addition, functioning as a management team, the students will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to bank management decision-making in a computerbased simulation. Required Textbook: Bank Management & Financial Services, Sixth Edition, by Peter S. Rose and Sylvia C. Hudgins, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005.

Course Objectives:

Required Supplements: Access to Probanker at Other information that is provided by the Instructor or Guest Speakers. Article Reviews Attendance Policy: Due to the nature of the class and the fact that the class only meets one time per week, attendance at each class is essential. Additionally, students are expected to be well prepared to take an active and constructive part in the class discussions. The final grade for the course will be an average of the grades received on each assignment (written and oral), as well as the grade received on the bank management simulation project. Bank Management Project (50%) : Each student will be required to participate in a commercial bank simulation project. Students will be divided up into team and required to run a bank for 8 to 12 simulated quarters using the probankers simulation software. Students need to review the players manual at You will be required to make 8 – 12 quarters of decisions as you manage a simulated commercial bank. Each team will be required to prepare a written and oral report of their bank. Articles (30%): Students will be required to present academic articles related to different topics in commercial banking. Each student must prepare a presentation of the article assigned and a one page summary of the article to be distributed to your classmates. Test (20%) : At least one test will be given which will cover overview of articles, lecture materials, and information provided by guest speakers. Academic Integrity: ACADEMIC DISHONESTY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.


Class Meeting Dates (Use this form to keep up with assignment due dates and test dates as they are assigned in class) January 11 ________________________________ 18 ________________________________ 25 ________________________________ February 1 ________________________________ 8 ________________________________ 15 ________________________________ 22 ________________________________ March 1 8 15 22 29 April 5 12 19 26 May 3 ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Final 5:30 – 7:30 ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ .