Corporate Finance – BUSI 320

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

A study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows. Registration Restrictions: Junior status

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course introduces the student to the role of the corporate finance manager in both raising and using funds. It highlights the usefulness of knowing tax, law, accounting, investment principles, and the mathematics of finance.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret and analyze financial statements for the measurement of liquidity, profitability, financial structure, risk exposure, and other aspects of financial condition by analyzing corporate financial documents of actual or simulated companies and presenting those findings.
  2. Prepare projected financial statements and use them for the analysis of a wide range of financial decisions, including liquidity, and cash flow timing problems.
  3. Calculate NPV, IRR, and other measures of investment performance and use such measures for organized decision analysis of real problems outlined in case analysis or uncovered in actual corporate financial statements.
  4. Apply biblical worldview principles to the area of corporate finance.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. The purpose of the Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction in regard to relevant, current course topics. Therefore, the student is required to submit a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and be supported with at least 2 citations in current APA format. Acceptable sources include the course textbook, scholarly journal articles, and the Bible. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Textbook Assignments (3)

The student will complete 3 Textbook Assignments. Each assignment will be a comprehensive problem assigned by the instructor and must be completed individually by the student.

Connect Homework (8)

In each module/week, the student will be assigned homework to complete in Connect. Each module/week’s homework requires the completion of a LearnSmart interactive assignment for each chapter as well as 1 overall assignment consisting of problems from each of the 2–3 chapters assigned for the module/week.

As a reminder, all homework is conducted in Connect, not in the textbook (though the homework is based on the material in the textbook).

Connect Exams (4)

The student will complete 4 exams in Connect.