MBA 643 Entrepreneurial Finance
F1P 2011 MBD
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D. – Texas A&M University – College StationM.S. – University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MacKay Room 27C
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM or by appointment
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Finance, 4th Edition, South-Western/CENGAGE Learning,
Leach / Melicher
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Your grade will be determined by answers to discussion questions and
responses, weekly homework assignments, and by the results of tests, final
exam, and case projects/papers. Except as otherwise stated, all
submissions will be graded on relevance, comprehensiveness, specificity,
clarity and analytical skills, as well as writing skills.
will be based on completion of the required assignments as well as exams.
Grades will be awarded according to the following schedule:
900 points or above
Below 600 points
All exams will be comprehensive
and will be closed book and closed notes. Calculators are allowed, but
they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features of
phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of material
will not be accepted without prior arrangements being made with the instructor.
No late assignments will be accepted after the regular semester ends.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
classroom conduct that the instructor considers to be disruptive to the
learning environment is unacceptable.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Our course will follow the
general schedule in the table below. You
will need to follow the specific weekly instructions in each weekly module to
ensure that you meet all of the weekly requirements.
Week 1 (August 15) – Background and Environment (Introduction;Overview; Forming
Week 2 (August 22) – Organizing and Operating the Venture (Organizing
and Financing a New Venture; Measuring and Evaluating Performance)
Week 3 (August 29) – Planning
for the Future (Short-term and long-term
(Ch. 1- 5) – 2 Hours
Week 4 (September 5) – Financial Capital and Security Law (Types and costs of Financial Capital; Overview
Federal and State security laws)
Week 5 (September 12) – Creating and Recognizing Venture Value (Valuing
Early-Stage Ventures; Venture Capital Valuation Methods)
Week 6 (September 19) – Structuring Financing for the Growing Venture (Professional
(Ch. 6-10) – 2 Hours
Week 7 (September 26) – Structuring Financing (continued) and Exit
Strategies (Financing alternatives; security structure;
Harvesting the Business Venture Investment)
Week 8 (October 3) - Final Exam (comprehensive) and Project Presentations
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Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
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