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PA 579: Corporate Finance
S1P 2011 DL
Ellis, Lana J.
M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas CityJ.D., Seattle University School of LawM.B.A., Rockhurst University
Textbook: Corporate Finance Demystified by Troy A. Adair, McGraw Hill Irwin. ISBN 978-0-07-145910-5.
Analysis for Financial Management, 9th Edition, by Robert C. Higgins, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-729765-7.
Select Harvard Business Cases:
Cariboo Industrial, Ltd.
Toy World Inc.
Midland Energy Resources, Inc.
Select Harvard Business Cases:
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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The study of selected techniques and their application in financial management, including financial analysis and planning, cash flow management, long-term financing, dividend policy and capital budgeting.
Educational Philosophy: I believe that education is an interactive process in which my role is to help guide students as they develop substantive knowledge and critical thinking skills. In addition to developing substantive knowledge and skills, homework assignments let me know how the class is doing as we go along so I can better assist students in learning the material. I am available to provide additional assistance and to answer any questions that you have.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments must be submitted during the week they are due in order for students to receive credit. I do not grant incomplete grades except in exceptional circumstances such as family, medical or legal emergencies. These emergencies must be documented.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Monday, January 10, 2011 –Sunday, January 16, 2011
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, January 16.
Monday, January 17, 2011 – Sunday, January 23, 2011
Topics: Assessing the Financial Health of the Firm
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, January 23.
Monday, January 24, 2011 – Sunday, January 30, 2011
Topics: Assessing the Financial Health of the Firm
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, January 30.
Monday, January 31, 2011 – Sunday, February 6, 2011
Topics: Planning Future Financial Performance
Project: Assessing the Financial Health of the Firm Due by Wednesday, February 2.
Monday, February 7, 2011 – Sunday, February 13, 2011
TOPIC: Financing Operations
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, February 13.
Project: Planning Future Financial Performance Due by Wednesday, February 9.
Monday, February 14, 2011 – Sunday, February 20, 2011
Topics: Evaluating Investment Opportunities
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, February 20.
Project: Financing Operations Due by Wednesday, February 16.
Monday, February 21, 2011 – Sunday, February 27, 2011
Due by midnight CST on Sunday, February 27.
Monday, February 28, 2011 – Sunday, March 6, 2011
Project: Evaluating Investment Opportunities Due by Wednesday, March 2.
Please note that the assignments and topics are subject to change. You will be notified one week in advance if a change is required.
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Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
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