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FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance
Whetzel, Rosemary


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CourseFI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance
SemesterS1M2005
FacultyWhetzel, Rosemary
TitleSenior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBS in Accounting and MBA
Office LocationCherry Point Marine Base, Room 143
Office Hours3:30 to 4:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday
Daytime Phone252-633-1855
Other Phone252-671-0883
E-Mailnbrosiew@park.edu
SemesterF1M2004
Class DaysIndependent Study
Class TimeTo Be arranged with Student
PrequisitesFI360
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
FUNDAMENTALS OF CORPORATE FINANCE, by Ross, Westerfield & Jordan, 6th Ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Course Description:
A study of selected problems in financial management including short and long-term financial analysis and planning, trade-credit analysis, capital budgeting; use of case analysis. Pre-requisite: FI360. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
There will be a lecture on each chapter, class discussion, problem solving in class and written assignments, internet exercises, and a mid-term exam and final exam.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

Explain, analyze and compute information pertaining to the following topics:

Financial Statements, Taxes and Cash Flow.
Valuation of Future Cash Flows.
Capital Budgeting--Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria, Capital Investment Decisions and Project Analysis.
Risk and Returns.
Cost of Capital and Long-Term Financial Policy--cost of capital, raising capital, financial leverage and capital structure policy and dividends and dividend policy.
Short-Term Financial Planning and Management.









Course Assessment:
Homework, internet exercises, mid-term exam and final exam.

Grading:
Homework 20%
Internet Exercises 10%
Mid-Term Exam 35%
Final Exam 35%

Late:
Late work is not accepted unless the student has made prior arrangements with the instructor.

Conduct:
The instructor will keep all copies of exams. The student should retain all copies of homework.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Chapter 1 -- Introduction to Corporate Finance.
Chapter 2 -- Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow.

Week 2: Chapter 3 - Working with Financial Statements.
Chapter 4 -- Long-Term Financial Planning and Growth.

Week 3: Valuation of Cash Flows. chapters 5-8.

Week 4: Mid-Term Exam.
Chapters 9-11 on Capital Budgeting

Week 5: Chapters 12-14 -- Risk and Return.

Week 6: Chapters 15-18 -- Cost of Capital and Long-Term Financial Policy.

Week 7: Chapters 19-21 -- Short-Term Financial Planning and Management.

Week 8: Final Exam.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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