Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Stein, Roberto. "Strategic Financial Management, FINA-475" (2018). UNL Faculty Portfolios. 107. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/107/


Strategic Financial Management is the new, case-based capstone course of the Finance Major at the UNL College of Business. Introduced in the Fall 2016 Term, it has since been revised and is being continually updated, to better achieve the its academic goals. In this portfolio, I describe the course’s overall structure, goals and main components. I then detail a number of changes made for the Spring 2018 version of the course, and proceed to analyze data pertaining to the outcomes observed from these changes. Finally, I outline potential strategies and further changes that might be implemented in future iterations of the course, to further align the students’ experience with the stated goals, and to better accommodate the growing number of students and the changes in instructors. These will be the product of increased enrollment as students change from the old to the new finance curriculum, which in turn will make this course a requirement for all graduating seniors.