FI410 Problems in Corporate Finance

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FI 410 Problems in Corporate Finance


S2Y 2013 MN


Adams, Johnny R.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Public Administration, Troy University
Master of Science in Human Resources, Central Michigan University
BA in Politic Science, Southern University

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can be arranged

Daytime Phone

901 628-9867


Semester Dates

March 18, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM


FI 360

Credit Hours



Introduction to Corporate Finance, 3rd Edition, 
John Graham --Duke University 
Scott B. Smart -- Indiana University, Bloomington, 
2011 South-Western Cengage Learning 
Textbook ISBN-10: 1-111-22228-2

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Course Description:
FI410 Problems in Corporate Finance: 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. Prerequisite: FI360 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the goal of financial management.
  2. Identify the difference between primary and secondary markets.
  3. Explain the difference between average and marginal tax rates.
  4. Describe the short term and long term solvency or liquidity measures.
  5. Explain the financial planning model.
  6. Calculate the net present value and other investment criteria used to make financial decisions.
  7. Define return, risk, and security market line.
  8. Explain financial leverage and capital structure policy.
  9. Determine how short term financial planning is accomplished.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

The class assessment tools will be the 2 exams as well as homework assigned, a case study and student class
participation, presentation and attendance   


Participation/ Presentation & Attendance      15 %
Homework & Case Study Assignments         30 %
Mid-term Exam                                           25 % 
Final Exam                                                 30 %      
A  90% or above
B  80% to 89%
C  70% to 79%
D  60% to 69%
F  below 60%

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Everyone is expected to arrive for class on time, prepared to participate in 
discussion and to work.  
All persons will respect the response and work presented by each member of the 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week                                               Topic (s)

1              Chapters 1 and 2
                Scope of Corporate Finance
                Financial Statement and Cash Flow Analysis

2               Chapters  3 and 4 
                 The Time Value of Money                           
                 Valuation, Risk, and Return
3               Chapter 6 and 7
                 Trade-off Between Risk and Return
                 Risk, Return and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
4               Discussion, review and Mid-Term Exam

5               Chapter 8 and 9
                 Capital Budgeting Process and Decision Criteria
                 Cash Flow and Capital Budgetingl
 6              Chapter 15 and 16
                 Financial Planningl
                 Cash Conversion, Inventory, and Recievables Management
                 Review questions assigned will be used for discussion
7               Chapter 21
                 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control
                 Case study (Presentations)                         
8               Final Exam

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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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