Syllabus - Finance221 Course Syllabus Academic Integrity...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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 on Thursday or Friday. In the Wednesday large meetings (that we will call Town
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern