MBA 680-Corporate Financial Theory


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 - Tuesday

Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey, Myers and Allen, 12th ed., New York: McGraw Hill, Inc. 2017† or† E-Book (see below)

Homework CONNECT Account†

†††††††††††† Financial Calculator - HP 12C

††††††††††††† Access to Computer and Excel

Finance Practice Problems: and Practice set† Good website for practicing finance problems



Fall 2017 - Tuesday

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


To Purchase REGISTER NOW on the section login screen.

†††††††††††† CONNECT + E-Book = $130.00 (this is a full online version of the text)

†††††††††††† 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 instructorís 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 top 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


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 personís actual words, either oral or written;

 Paraphrase another personís words, either oral or written;

 Use another personís 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 both on the public site of the university as well as in the Student Handbook (requires intranet access). It is the responsibility of the student to avail themselves of this information.