University of Phoenix Corporate Finance Syllabus

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| Syllabus School of BusinessFIN/571 Version 5Corporate Finance|
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Course Description

This course applies corporate finance concepts to make management decisions. Students learn methods to evaluate financial alternatives and create financial plans. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, working capital, capital budgets, and long-term financing.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Note: For Weeks 1-5, a response to DQ1 is required by midnight Friday and a response to DQ2 is required by midnight Saturday. Each DQ response is worth up to .5 points weekly and overall participation for the week counts for an additional 2 points for a possible total of 3 points. DQ responses will count toward our overall participation of at least two substantive responses on each of four class days.

There will not be any DQ’s or required participation in Week 6 so that you can focus on your Week 6 paper and your final exam. There are attendance requirements that will be discussed in class for Week 6.

Course Materials

Emery, D. R., Finnerty, J. D., & Stowe, J. D. (2007). Corporate financial management (3rd ed.). Morristown, NJ Wohl Publishing Inc..

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Foundations of Finance|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Discuss 12 principles of foundational corporate finance. 1.2 Compare and contrast accounting net income and cash flows. 1.3 Compare and contrast the market value of an asset or liability from the book value.| | | Readings| Read Ch. 2 & 3 of Corporate Financial Management.Read the following items, available at Team HandbookGuide to CharterLearning Team CharterLearning Team LogLearning Team Evaluation| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| Monday| 3| IndividualGuillermo Furniture Store Concepts Paper| Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Guillermo’s Furniture Store Scenario Write no more than a 700-word paper explaining the finance concepts found in the readings and how they relate to the context of the scenario. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.| Monday| 7|

Week Two: Business Valuation|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1 2.4 Apply valuation techniques to determine the intrinsic value of debt and equity instruments. 2.5 Analyze how markets adjust for risk. 2.6 Apply the capital-asset pricing model to calculate a business’s required return.| | | Readings| Read Ch. 5–7 of Corporate Financial Management.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| Monday| 3| Learning Team Instructions| Resource: University of Phoenix Material: The Lawrence Sports Simulation Collaborate on the Lawrence Sports Simulation due in Week Three.| | | IndividualText Problem Sets| Navigate to the MBA preparatory companion website at the Introduction to Finance.Read the Welcome.Select from the pull down menu Ch. 1, 2, 5, or 7 and begin the Readiness Assessment Quiz on the left-hand menu once you select a chapter.Complete the problem sets and show all steps: Ch. 5: Problems A1, A10, A12,...
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