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Instructor Guide

CORPORATE FINANCE

COURSE NUMBER: MBA591

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Corporate Finance
MBA591
Jones International University®, Ltd.

04/08 tlr

Jones International University
MBA 591: Corporate Finance

Instructor Guide

Dear Instructor,

The course that you are about to teach is focused on corporate finance with a specific emphasis at the graduate level. I hope that you find this course as enjoyable to teach as it has been to develop the material.

I think that you’ll find this to be a busy course for the graduate student. In hindsight, I’ve probably included more material, as opposed to less with a specific expectation that the students will be fully engaged for the entire eight modules.

In structuring the course, I tried to build upon the “fundamentals” of material that the students may have learned in their previous courses at JIU: the economics, accounting, and core finance course, as well as their likely undergraduate experience at other institutions. I provided a cursory review of some of these concepts early in the first-half of the course to ensure that the students are comfortable with concepts and ideas. As the name implies, however, this course takes the fundamentals a step further with a specific concentration upon corporate finance. I have tried to provide relevant techniques and methods where warranted throughout the eight modules; given that this a graduate course, the focus was upon teaching via case studies, as opposed to just problem solving, although, admittedly there are many problems to work-out and solve as well.

Having taught online for some time now, I am also sensitive to ensuring that this instructor guide includes the complete solutions to problems, as well as...
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