Finance Principles – BUSI 320

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course discusses the legal forms of business with a focus on the corporate structure. A discussion of corporate stocks, earnings, dividends, reorganization and failure is included. Practical application of budgeting and corporation projections are included.

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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to submit a thread in response to the provided prompt to generate interaction in regard to relevant, current course topics. Each thread must be at least 350 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 200 words.

Read & Interact Assignments (18)

Throughout this course, the student will complete Read & Interact Assignment textbook readings. Using Connect, the student will interact with textbook material. Each assignment is required before the student can complete any of the Homework Assignments. 

Homework Assignments (8)

Throughout this course, you will complete Homework Assignments. These assignments will be accessed through the McGraw Hill Connect platform. The homework is based on the material in the text. In addition, Connect Plus may be accessed outside of Canvas. At the end of the assigned module, Connect Plus will automatically grade all of the Homework Assignments.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes in Connect.