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FINC600 - Corporate Finance

Course Details

Course Code: FINC600 Course ID: 2722 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the major corporate finance and financial management theory, strategy, processes, functions, and other issues. Topics include the finance function, concepts of sources and uses of funds, analysis and estimation of need for funds (short- and long-term), short-term sources, working capital management policy, long-term sources, capital structure policy and implementation, capital budgeting and the cost of capital. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details on materials and pricing or contact

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1 – Assess the role of finance in a corporate structure and the functions of financial markets.
  • CO2 – Compute present value concepts in capital investments and valuation of common stocks and bonds.
  • CO3 – Explain capital investment process and investment measurements used in project decision-making.
  • CO4 – Evaluate the effects of risk and return as it relates to cost of capital and capital budgeting decisions.
  • CO5 – Integrate portfolio theory and capital asset pricing model.
  • CO6 – Critique the concept of market efficiency.
  • CO7 – Analyze the influence of taxes on the choice of capital structure.
  • CO8 – Examine how companies decide on dividend payouts and its implications.
  • CO9 – Distinguish between operating leverage and financial leverage.
  • CO10 – Examine financial forecasts, cash budgets, and the financial planning process.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final given in modules four and eight respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor regarding any schedule changes or non- disability related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper that will measure student understanding of the course objectives along with research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.) and consist of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 10

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).


Quality Points/Grading Percent


4.0/ 100 – 94


3.67/ 93 – 90


3.33/ 89 – 87


3.0/ 86 – 84


2.67/ 83 –80


2.33/ 79 – 75


0.0/ 74 – 0

NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 10.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Homework Problems 25.00 %
Week 1 Problems 3.57 %
Week 2 Problems 3.57 %
Week 3 Problems 3.57 %
Week 4 Problems 3.57 %
Week 5 Problems 3.57 %
Week 6 Problems 3.57 %
Week 7 Problems 3.57 %
Quiz 25.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 4.17 %
Week 2 Quiz 4.17 %
Week 3 Quiz 4.17 %
Week 5 Quiz 4.17 %
Week 6 Quiz 4.17 %
Week 7 Quiz 4.17 %
Writing Assignment 10.00 %
Week 7 Paper 10.00 %
Exams 30.00 %
Midterm Exam 2018 15.00 %
Final Exam 2018 15.00 %
Connect Resource Material 2.00 %
Finance Prep Excel 1.00 %
Connect Orientation Videos 1.00 %

Websites and Videos

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources.

Note website addresses are subject to change.

  • Textbook Companion Website
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Online Writing Lab
  • Website
Book Title:Corporate Finance: Core Principles & Applications; with Connect, 5th ed. (If you prefer the e-book format, you can purchase Connect access through the classroom once your session begins. With that purchase, you will receive digital access to the textbook)
Publication Info:McGraw Hill
Author:Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe
Unit Cost:$323.74
Electronic ISBN:1260450651
Electronic Unit Cost:$175.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.