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FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance
Alston, Geral Lee


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseFI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance RA
SemesterU1SS2005
FacultyAlston, Geral Lee
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMBA (Accounting & Finance)
Double BBA (Accounting/Management)
Daytime Phone210-531-3706
E-Mailgeral.alston@park.edu
Semester Dates06/06/2005 - 07/31/2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesFI360
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
Ross, Westerfield and Jordan
7th Edition
McGraw – Hill Irwin;
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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:
The instructors educational philosophy is based on an interactive, workshop style approach.  Reading assignments from the text outside of class will provide the basis for class discussions of the weekly assignments.  Student input and participation is required.  In addition, a variety of other course arrangements will include student presentations, case studies, papers and exams.

Learning Outcomes:
Successful completion of the course will provide the student with an understanding of corporate finance through a study of corporate finance processes related to short and long-term financial planning, capital budgeting, cost of capital and risk and return analysis.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, homework assignments, case study and attendance/class participation.

Grading:
Grading Policy will be computed using the following scale, although I reserve the right to make adjustments:

A = 90 – 100%  585 - 650
B = 80 – 89%  520 - 584
C = 70 – 79% 455 - 519
D = 60 – 69% 390 - 454
F = Below 60%  Below 390

Exam 1 Points 150
Exam 2 Points 150
Exam 3 Points 150
Case Study Points 30
Homework Problems # 1 Points 50
Homework Problems # 2 Points 50
Homework Problems # 3 Points 50
Attendance/Class Participation Points 10
Total Points 650

Attendance/Class Participation: Attendance will be taken at each class peeriod.  Students are expected to attend class and to participate in claass discussions. Attendance/Class Participation will be worth 10 points of each student's final grade and will be earned according to the following schedule:

Present 9 times or less 0 points
Present 10 times to 13 times 5 points
Present 14 times or more 10 points.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is the student's responsibility to make timely notification to the instructor of any absence of class.  Further, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements to submit any missed assignments prior to the next class meeting.  In all cases, it will be the instructor's discretion to accept any class assignments submitted after the deadline.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Respect the instructor's decisions/requirements; 2. Respect other learners; 3. Participate in classroom discussions/exercises; 4. Take ownership and complete assignments by given deadlines; 5. Notify instructor of any possible absences or missed deadlines; and 6. Any other rules that come up during the course of the semester.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session Date Topic / Chapter
Week 1 Jun 6 Orientation; Chapters 1- 4
Week 2 Jun 13 Chapters 5 - 8
Week 3 Jun 20 Chapters 9 - 12
Week 4 Jun 27 Chapters 13 - 16
Week 5 Jul 4 Chapters 17 - 20
Week 6 Jul 11 Chapters 21 - 22
Week 7 Jul 18 Class Case Study
Week 8 Jul 25 Review Case Study and 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.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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