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FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance
Speer, Stuart Nelson


Problems in Corporate Finance

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COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: FI 410
COURSE DESCRIPTOR: FI
COURSE TITLE: Problems in Corporate Finance
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: F1 2004
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Stuart N. Speer, CFP
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Professor
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER:816.228.6610
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: p398766@park.edu
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: p398766@park.edu
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: 8/25-10/13/2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Wednesday
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:30-9:50
PREREQUISITE(S): MG 360
CREDIT HOURS
: 3

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.

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

The course description has to be verbatim from the current Park University Undergraduate Catalog.

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.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To improve understanding of the practical decision making process required of financial fiduciaries, and to gain insight into ethical means of increasing the value of ownership interests.

COURSE TEXTBOOK(S):

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 6th Ed., Ross, Westerfield and Jordan

ACADEMIC HONESTY: ?Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.?

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one?s original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.?

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of ?F?. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Session Date Reading
1 August 25, 2004 Chapters 1&2
2 September 1, 2004 Chapters 3&4
3 September 8, 2004 Chapters 5&6
4 September 15, 2004 Chapters 7&8
5 September 22, 2004 Chapters 9&10
6 September 29, 2004 Chapters 12,13&14
7 October 6, 2004 Chapters 15,16&17
8 October 13, 2004 Chapters 19&20

GRADING PLAN: Each of the first seven classes will close with an open-book quiz consisting of 50 questions drawn from the evening?s lecture and text. The lowest quiz score will be discarded and the average score of the remaining six will be calculated.

The final exam will be closed-book, and will consist of 150 questions drawn directly from the seven quizzes.

The course grade will be the average of the overall quiz score and the final exam score.

Missed quizzes will result in a zero, and may not be made up.

There is no provision for extra-credit.

Requests for alternate dates for the final will be considered on an individual basis. Alternate finals will consist of 150 questions not previously used in the quizzes.