Course Description

Corporate finance is central to the operation of every organization. This course explores the theoretical aspects of corporate finance. The end goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct accurate financial analysis. For students pursuing a career in finance, the topics provide the foundation for an immersion in the science of finance. Students pursuing non-finance careers will receive a complete coverage of finance issues encountered by all senior managers.

Detailed coverage of corporate finance issues is addressed in this course. Topics such as cost of capital, value of the firm, derivative securities, efficient capital markets, capital structure and others are covered in the context of value maximization.

Strong mathematical skills and extensive use of computer based tools are required. Prerequisite foundation courses are integrated throughout the course and students are assumed to have a working knowledge of financial accounting, economics and statistics.

Required Textbooks & Materials:

             Syllabus – Summer 2024

Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey, Myers and Allen, 14th ed., New York: McGraw Hill, Inc. 2023  or  E-Book (see below)

Homework CONNECT Account

Zoom Account

Financial Calculator – HP 12C

Access to Computer and Excel

Finance Practice Problems: Good website for practicing finance problems


      CONNECT –  Summer 2024

CONNECT help. PowerPoint or Video

For problems with Homework CONNECT contact your professor or call the Homework CONNECT support line at 800-331-5094.

To Purchase CONNECT…click REGISTER NOW on the section login screen.

CONNECT + E-Book = $155.00 (this is a full online version of the text. Price subject to change.)

CONNECT is no longer available without the E-Book.

If you want a hard copy of the book, I recommend buying a previous edition online at a discounted price

Homework FAQ  –  PLEASE READ

 Assignment Resources

All students MUST have a Homework CONNECT account. Homework CONNECT assignment access will be turned on and turned off on the dates noted online. Students are required to verify the dates and ensure completion of the assignments as listed online. Waivers must be requested via email by the student prior to the assignment due date or they will not be granted.  Waivers will be granted at the instructor’s discretion.

Prerequisites – MBA 501, MBA 502, MBA 504, MBA 507  (unless waived by Dr. Will)

Lecture Slides (Verify the sets match the lecture. The sequence is not identical to the syllabus)

Set 1 .                   Set 7
Set 2 .                   Set 8
Set 3 .                   Set 9
Set 4 .                   Set 10
Set 5 .                   Set 11
Set 6 .                   Set 12             Set 13

Audio Lecture

These are only accessible via a University of Indianapolis account. (note: Ignore the first slide in each audio lecture as it has different numbers than the lecture numbers listed below).

Audio Lecture 5
Audio Lecture 6
Audio Lecture 7
Audio Lecture 8
Audio Lecture 9
Audio Lecture 11
Audio Lecture 12
Audio Lecture 13

Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

You must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without giving an appropriate acknowledgement to the source. You must give due credit to the originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness wherever you:

  • Quote another person’s actual words, either oral or written;
  • Paraphrase another person’s words, either oral or written;
  • Use another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories; or
  • Cite facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.

All assignments must be your original work and not the work of other students. Neither group work nor the individual work of another student may be submitted by you. Submission of such work will be considered academic misconduct. Incidents of academic misconduct, dishonesty and/or plagiarism will be handled as per the Student Handbook.

Academic Integrity and the penalties for violations are defined  in the Student Handbook. It is the responsibility of the student to avail themselves of this information.