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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:
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS:
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
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.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in
providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global
The course description has to be verbatim from the current Park University
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.
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.
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.
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
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.