MBA 643 Entrepreneurial Finance
U1P 2011 DL
BS – Louisiana State UniversityM.B.A – Louisiana State UniversityM.S. – Louisiana State University
9 AM – 9:15 PM – by phone (or by telephone appointment
6/6/2011 thru 7/31/2011
Title: Entrepreneurial Finance, 3rd Edition
Author: Leach / Melicher
Copyright year: 2009
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Each student should be treated with respect and courtesy. Each student has the right to know how they will be evaluated and why topics are being covered. This course targets theory, work applications and real world scenarios as they apply to capital markets, especially fixed income markets. The student is required to make an effort in learning this material and the instructor will aid those seeking additional support.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Not having a minimal number of valid posts: 30% to 60% deduction
· Grammar issues: up to 20% deduction, depending on the magnitude
· Improper posts (i.e., Insulting others): up to 100% deduction, depending on the magnitude
· These assignments are contained with Excel files, located in the Doc Sharing area of the course. You are to access these files and you may use these files to solve the questions/problems contained therein. However, you are not to turn in these files.
· Once you have your solutions, you access the only course and select the appropriate week for that assignment. Under that week, you will see a tab where you enter (just like a quiz); questions in this area should match those in the Excel file. Select the best answer and hit submit.
· You may access the Excel file(s) AND the answer submission area an unlimited number of times.
· Only the last “submitted” answer set is graded.
· Questions are drawn from a pool of questions.
· Each question or set of questions may have a different weight.
· Grades will be determined by the number of correct answers.
· Details are provided online.
· The project will be manually graded.
· Each section is given a grade weight and partial credit may be earned.
· A grading Rubric is provided online.
· Individual’s tests will be a set of questions drawn from a question pool.
· Questions may have different point values or weights.
5 Graded Discussions (postings); 3% each
3 Homework assignments
90 – 100%
80 - 89%
70 - 79%
60 – 69%
59% and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The participation element of the Discussion Question assignment cannot be made up after the end of the week in which the question is due. Late work loses 10% per day late and will not be accepted after 7 days. All work must be completed by the last day of class. However, the instructor can be flexible if arrangements are made ahead of time. “Permission” is easier to attain than “forgiveness” after the fact.
Week 1 Activities:
Readings: Chapters 1, & 3
Grading: Graded Discussion (topics posted online):
Introduction and ownership overview
Week 2 Activities:
Readings: Chapters 9 & 10
Grading: Homework #1 (file posted online):
Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis
Week 3 Activities:
Readings: Chapters 4 & 5
Grading: Homework #2 (file posted online) and Graded Discussion:
Financial Statement Analysis and Break-even analysis
Week 4 Activities:
Readings: Chapters 4 and 7.1
Grading: Homework #3 (file posted online) and Mid-course exam
Cash analysis and Cash planning
Week 5 Activities:
Readings: Chapters 1.4, 3.5 & 6
Grading: Graded Discussion
(Should begin to review requirements for term project)
Organizational planning, tactics and strategies
Week 6 Activities:
Readings: Chapter 7, 12
Grading: Homework #4 and Graded Discussion
(Additional effort toward completion of term project)
Week 7 Activities:
Readings: Chapter 13
Grading: Graded Discussion: (continuing work on term project)
Additional financing strategies including off balance sheet items
Week 8 Activities:
Readings: Chapter 14
Grading: Final Exam & Project due
Exit strategies and harvesting values.
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