Lubin School of Business

The University’s commitment to equal educational opportunity for students with disabilities includes providing reasonable accommodation for the needs of students with disabilities. To request an accommodation for a qualifying disability, a student must self identify and register with the Coordinator of Disability Services for his or her campus. No one, including faculty, is authorized to evaluate the need and arrange for an accommodation except the coordinator of disability services. Moreover, no one, including faculty, is authorize to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services on behalf of a student.

For further information, please see Information for Students with Disabilities on the University’s web site. Course Requirements 1. Comprehensive case analyses and discussions will take place each week of class. Students have some choice as to preparing cases for grading purposes. 2. The cases are arranged in 3 sections. In choosing those to be graded, at least one must be completed from each of those sections. 3. Up to three students may decide to form a group for the purpose of writing up an original case.

Your written solution to the case should be handed in to me with the case at the end of the semester. 4. During the first month of the semester, each student should meet with me, in my office, to discuss their original case ideas. I am also available throughout the semester to discuss this write-up as it progresses. Drafts of this project will be critiqued and returned with comments and suggestions for further revisions. 5. Group presentations of select cases will also take place during the semester.

Up to three students may form a group for presenting a position or alternative proposal for a decision. Each student will receive an individual grade for their contribution to this presentation. 6. The group may also choose to write up this case for a grade. If so, that write-up should encompass all aspects of the case, not just the position they represented in the class presentation. 7. The cases chosen for this course are intended to integrate the theory of financial analysis with business world problems faced by firms in our society.

Therefore, cases represent and cover more broad-based areas of material than the “problems” you have been “solving” in other finance courses. There is more information to examine, filter through, and draw conclusions from than you have likely met in the past 8. Class participation is an important component of your learning experience this semester. You are invited to meet with me at any time to evaluate your contribution to class discussions. In this way, you may learn how to enhance that performance and our final grade.

9. At the beginning of some classes, we may take some time to examine current financial events. Therefore, to be prepared, it will be necessary to read on a continuous basis, one or more of the following publications: Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Barrons, Forbes, etc. 10. All students should have at their disposal, one or more comprehensive finance textbooks to be used as reference guides for this course. 11. Please turn off wireless devises for the duration of each class session!