Syllabus - Finance 221 Course Syllabus Academic Integrity...

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Unformatted text preview: Finance 221 Course Syllabus Academic Integrity The University of Illinois statement on your obligation to maintain academic integrity is: If you engage in an act of academic dishonesty, you become liable to severe disciplinary action. Such acts include cheating; falsification or invention of information or citation in an academic endeavor; helping or attempting to help others commit academic infractions; plagiarism; offering bribes, favors, or threats; academic interference; computer related infractions; and failure to comply with research regulations. Rule 33 of the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to all Students gives complete details of the rules governing academic integrity for all students. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules. IMPORTANT : Any infraction of Academic Integrity during the semester will result in a minimum penalty of a zero on the assignment or exam and the student won’t be allowed to take the optional final exam . Introduction to Finance 221 The course title for Finance 221 is Corporate Finance. While the focus of the course is on the corporation and its financial decision-making, many basic concepts and tools in Finance are introduced. These basic concepts and tools are useful in many areas of business or personal life. They include the notion of present value, the relationship between risk and expected return, a familiarity with financial analysis, the impact of financial leverage, and the characteristics of and determining the value of securities. My point is that the material covered in this course is useful to all, regardless of major and career choice. Much of what you can learn in this course can make you a more savvy and effective consumer whether it be learning how to calculate loan payments and rates or the fundamentals of security valuation. Therefore, it is my hope that you will view Finance 221 more as an opportunity to learn something useful and exciting, rather than merely a hurdle to be cleared. The textbook and supporting materials are excellent. I have reviewed about all of the major textbooks on the market, and I feel that the hybrid text material selected from the Brigham & Houston Fundamentals of Financial Management textbook is outstanding. Also, I strongly recommend that you sign up for the Wall Street Journal. Discounted subscriptions to the paper and internet versions of the Wall Street Journal are available, and you will be able to subscribe in class. I encourage you to keep up with financial and business news and try to find stories that relate to the course, and I will point out and integrate relevant Wall Street Journal articles in class as we go through the semester. This semester continues with a blended learning approach to Finance 221. The two traditional lectures each week have been replaced with videos recorded during a summer seminar version of Fin 221. We will now meet as a large group once each week on Wednesday in addition with your smaller (35-40 students) discussion section...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course FIN 221 taught by Professor Dyer during the Spring '09 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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