Syllabus Entrance
Printer Friendly
Email Syllabus

MBA 621 Advanced Corporate Finance
Boyle, Kevin L.


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

MBA 621 Advanced Corporate Finance

Semester

S2P 2010 DL

Faculty

Boyle, Kevin L.

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

MBA - Finance

Office Location

Katy, TX

Office Hours

Please Call, eMail, or Text whenever convenient.

Daytime Phone

832.283.3227

E-Mail

kevin.boyle@park.edu

shamrock1955@peoplepc.com

Semester Dates

March 15, 2010 to May 9, 2010

Class Days

Each class week is from Monday thru Sunday

Class Time

This Class is conducted in the On-line Environment

Prerequisites

MBA 615 or equivalent approved by Program Director

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Brigham, E. F., & Daves, P.R. Intermediate Financial Management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western. ISBN: 13: 978-0-324-59471-3

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


Course Description:
MBA 621 Managerial Finance: This course covers a comprehensive analysis of financial management issues faced by financial managers. Topics include project valuation, strategic and tactical financing decisions and working capital management. Prerequisites: MBA 615 or equivalent approved by Program Director.

Educational Philosophy:
The educational philosophy applied in this class is one of interaction among instructor and students.  This interaction is accomplished through the use of PowerPoint lectures, examples, illustrative discussion questions, readings, quizzes and projects.  Identification of additional student instructional needs are also highlighted and addressed through these processes.   An important part of the education process in this class will be the discussion questions provided for students together with appropriate feedback and comments from the instructor.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Gain an awareness of the investing and financing alternatives available to the firm.
  2. 2. Develop knowledge of cash flow valuation and analysis techniques.
  3. 3. Achieve an understanding of the role of the financial manager in making decisions that maximize the value of the firm.
  4. 4. Appreciate the importance of the risk-return tradeoff, portfolio theory, and efficient capital markets to financial decision makers.
Class Assessment:
Your grade will be determined by:
 
- Class Participation through answers to discussion questions and responses to fellow class members
- Weekly homework assignments
- Quizzes
- Mid-term Project
- Final Term project

Except as otherwise noted, all submissions will be graded on relevance, comprehensiveness, specificity, clarity and analytical skills, as well as writing skills (Following APA style rules).

Grading:
Final grade will be determined as follows:

Total 1000 Points

Class Participation/Discussion Questions

160 Points ( 2 points each week)

Homework Assignments

240 Point (4 points each week – 6 Weeks)

Quizzes

240 Points (3 points ea. quiz)

Mid-term Project

160 Points

Final Term Project

200 Points

I will give you a numeric and letter grade for each assignment together with comments on the material you have submitted. 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Please submit your work on the date indicated in the assignment section of  each lectures. If you are not going to meet the due date, please contact me before the due date to make any arrangements for a late paper. Any work submitted late without approval with me will lose one letter grade. Assignments more than one week late without approval will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The classroom is a place of learning.  No conduct by any member of the class that would reduce the ability of all class members to learn will be accepted.  One emailed request will be given to end such conduct, and if the conduct continues the class member will be asked to leave.  The instructor will have the final decision in such matters.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Chapters

Topics

DQ

Hmwrk

Quiz

Project

1

12, 13

Capital Budgeting

a

a

a

2

15,16

Capital Structure

a

a

a

3

17

Distributions to Shareholders

a

a

a

4

a

a

Mid-term project

5

18,19

Tactical Financing

a

a

a

6

20

Hybrid Financing

a

a

a

7

21,22

Working Capital Management

a

a

a

8

a

a

Final Project

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32


Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35

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 .

Copyright:

This material is protected by copyright
                               and can not be reused without author permission.

Last Updated:3/9/2010 12:32:01 PM