Explain the basic steps of designing a total rewards philosophy.


FINC 331

Interest rates are the “cost” of money charged to borrowers and we look at what factors make up an interest rate this week.


Nominal vs Real interest rates

Stated vs APR interest rates

Stated vs Coupon rates

Effect of compounding

Bonds, Bond Valuation, Bond ratings

Risk and return and risk & return trade off


1)      Module 2: Financial Securities  (Content>Course Resources>Financial Securities Module)

a)      Financial Risk and Return

b)      Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds


2)      Course Text : Boundless Finance Online Text

(A PDF of the Boundless course textbook may also be found in Leo under Content > Syllabus)

a)        Chapter 6:  Bond Valuation


3)      TeachMeFinance.com – read topics:

a)     Kinds of Interest,  http://www.teachmefinance.com/kindsofinterestrates.html

b)     Bond Valuation, http://www.teachmefinance.com/bondvaluation.html


Participate in the Weekly Discussion

Problem Set in ‘Homework’ #4 – My Tools/ Quizzes & Exams/ Finc 331 Homework Week 4

Check out Alaina Mackin’s file called  FINC 331 Week 4 Homework Hints.pptx

Begin Work on Group Paper


Do bonds have a place in your portfolio? Explain your logic. Some considerations to touch on: time horizon, risk tolerance, and return objective.

HRMN 395

Week 4: Designing and Implementing a Total Rewards Program


After completing this week, you should be able to:

1.  Explain the basic steps of designing a total rewards philosophy.

2.  Demonstrate why segmentation of the workforce is integral to the design of total rewards.

3.  Describe the implementation process of a total rewards approach to compensation management.

4.  List the levels, types, and components of communication to successfully market the total rewards philosophy.


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