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Course : Business Finance

Course Number
FINC 3733
Section Number
Spring 2024
Dillard College of Business Administration, 129
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

I.     General Learning Goals: 

●       Demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making abilities through the critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of business information.

●       Demonstrate competency in speaking and writing for common business scenarios.

●       Be able to utilize available technology for common business applications.

●       Demonstrate ethical reasoning skills within a business environment.

●       Have an understanding of the influence of global and multicultural issues on business activities.


These general learning goals are among those the Dillard College of Business Administration established. General learning goals represent the skills graduates will carry into their careers. While assessing student performance in obtaining these general learning goals, Dillard College is assessing its programs. The assessments assist us as we improve our curriculum and curriculum delivery.

II.   Course Specific Learning Goals: After completing this course, students should be able to:


●       Firm organization and principal-agent relationships.

●       Fundamental financial statement analysis.

●       Time value of money, asset valuation, and the risk-return relation.

●       Cost of capital and capital budgeting.

Attendance Policy: Regular attendance is expected. Participation in class discussion is graded, so reading the assigned material and completing assignments prior to coming to class is also expected.  See the university catalog for the University Class Attendance Policy.

Class attendance, Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog:


Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled. Although, in general, students are graded on intellectual effort and performance rather than attendance, absences may lower the student’s grade where class attendance and class participation are deemed essential by the faculty member. In those classes where attendance is considered part of the grade, the instructor should inform students of the specifics in writing at the beginning of the semester in a syllabus or separate attendance policy statement. An instructor who has an attendance policy must keep records on a daily basis. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. An instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. The instructor may drop a student with excessive absences from a course. Any individual faculty member or college has the authority to establish an attendance policy, providing the policy is in accordance with the General University Policies.


For the record keeping purpose, each class period a roll sheet will be passed through the class and students need to make sure that they sign on the roll sheet. Signing any other student’s name on the roll sheet is considered as an act of disruptive conduct in this course.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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