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FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance
Hoff, Theodore A.


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Course

FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance

Semester

S2Z 2007 ML

Faculty

Hoff, Theodore A.

Title

Senior Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D, Economics

Office Location

home

Office Hours

anytime

Daytime Phone

452-0266

E-Mail

ted.hoff@park.edu

jampa@bresnan.net

Semester Dates

3-12-07 to 5-18-07

Class Days

Tuesday -Thursday

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

FI310

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, by Ross, Westerfield and Jordan

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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http://www.valueline.com/vlac/termsconditions.aspx?returnurl=/secure/vlrc/research.html

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.   FI310.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the goal of financial management.
  2. Identify the difference between primary and secondary markets.
  3. Explain the difference between average and marginal tax rates.
  4. Describe the short term and long term solvency or liquidity measures.
  5. Explain the financial planning model.
  6. Calculate the net present value and other investment criteria used to make financial decisions.
  7. Define return, risk, and security market line.
  8. Explain financial leverage and capital structure policy.
  9. Determine how short term financial planning is accomplished.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, (two)
projects, Stock portfolio, assigned homework
presentations, as assigned

Grading:
Grades will be based on exam results, article and presentation, Homework, and class participation.  There will be at least two, possibly more, exams during the semester, with equal weights.  Final grades will be subjectively influenced by student preparation & participation. The grade structure is: Examinations . . . . . . 65% Article. . . . . . . . . . . . 15% Portfolio analysis . . . 15% Class Participation. . . . . . . . 10% Grades will be assigned as follows: A = 90 - 100 B = 80 - <90 C = 70 - <80 D = 60 - <70 F = Anything else. Grades may be subjectively evaluated upward, but never downward.

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will be subject to penalty

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Decorum is the order of the day.  Students are welcome to active discussion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
NOTE: Make use of the excel functions. If you are not familiar with them, let me know and I will give you a poop sheet.

Part One: Overview of Corporate Finance
Chapter 1: None (none)
Chapter 2: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17.

Part Two: Financial Statements and Long-Term Financial Planning
Chapter 03: 3,4, 5, 7, 13,14,16, 17
Chapter 04: 1, 5, 21,23,26,27

Part Three: Valuation of Future Cash Flows
Chapter 05: Problems 1,3,4,5, 7,8,913,19
Chapter 06: Problems 1,3,7,8,10,11,12,13,15,17,23,24,25,31, 36, 42, 45, 46,
50,66,70,71 (lots of problems here, but they are really simple. Put them on one excel page.
Chapter 07: Problems 1,2,5,6,7,9,10,15,18,19,27
Chapter 08: Problems 1,4,6,9,12,19,21

Part Four: Capital Budgeting
Chapter 09: Problems 1,3,5,6,7,9,10,12,13,15,18
Chapter 10: Problems 1,6,7,9,10,14,18,20,21
Chapter 11: Problems 1,5,7,11,20,

Part Five: Risk and Return
Chapter 11: Problems 1,5,7,11,20
Chapter 12: Problems 4,5,7,8,13,
Chapter 13: Problems 1,3,11,17,23,24,27


Part Six: Cost of Capital and Long-Term Financial Policy
Chapter 17. Problems 1, 3, 9,13,17.
Chapter 18. Problems 1,5,6, 7,13.  

 

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87  

 

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87  

 

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.

 

Class Activities,Class Activities

Assignments,Assignments

 

Meeting -1,Meeting - 2

Tues.  Chapter 1: PPT 1  Chapter 2: PPT 2
Chapter 2: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17.
of portfolio setup.
,General Discussion, Power point presentation.

 Chapter 1:  None (none)
Chapter 2: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21

 

Meeting -3, Meeting - 4

Chapter 03:  PPT3  Chapter 04: PPT4

Chap. 3; 3,4, 5, 7,13,14,16,17         Problems:  7, 8, 9
Chapter 04: 1, 5, 21,23,26,27

 

Meeting - 5 Meeting - 6

Chapter 05:  PPT5
Chapter 06: PPT6

Chapter 5:Problems 1,3,4,5, 7,8,913,19
Chapter 6:problems 1,3,7,8,10,11,12,13,15,17,23,24,25,31, 36, 42, 45, 46,
50,66,70,71 (lots of problems here, but they are really simple.  Put them on one excel page.

 

Meeting - 7 Meeting - 8

Chapter 07:  PPT7
Chapter 08:  PPT8

Chap.7: 1,2,5,6,7,9,10,15,18,19,27
Chapter 8: 1,4,6,9,12,19,21

 

Meeting - 9, Meeting - 10

Chapter 9: PPT9
Exam:

Chap. 9: 1,3,5,6,7,9,10,12,13,15,18
Discuss      

 

Meeting - 11 Meeting - 12

Chapter-10 PPT10
Chapter-11 PPT11 resentation.,General Discussion, Power point presentation.

Chap. 10; 1,6,7,9,10,14,18,20,21  
Chap. 11: 1,5,7, 11,20,

 

Meeting - 13 Meeting - 14

Chapter-12 PPT12
Chapter-13 PPT13.

Chap. 12: 4,5,7,8,13,
Chap. 13: 1,3,11,17,23,24,27

 

Meeting - 15, Meeting - 16

Chapter-17 PPT17
Chapter-18 PPT18.

Chap. 17: 1, 3, 9,13,17.
Chap. 18: 1,5,6, 7,13.

 


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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Last Updated:3/4/2007 9:41:55 PM