As for course structure, there will be 16 (nearly one per week) quizzes in the course, 3 online
exams (see course calendar for a description of these exams and how they will be
), four take-home problem sets, and an online final exam.
How to Succeed in This Course:
An online course is essentially a guided self-learning program. To learn the material so that
you can achieve a good grade in this class, you
textbook and you
problems in the text as well as at the end of every chapter. Since this class
is not a traditional lecture course, you cannot
through the course by listening to
lectures. Video Lectures and THPS Q&A chat sessions are to assist and guide in the learning
process; they are not where you go to learn.
The textbook for FI 3300 for the fall 2022 semester is:
Lectures in Corporate Finance (6th edition)
Authors: Jayant Kale and Richard Fendler
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
See the course syllabus for information on how to obtain a copy of the book.
NOTE: I posted the first 2 chapters of the book on iCollege in the "Lectures in Corporate
Finance (Chapters 1 and 2)" content module (these are the only chapters that the publish
will allow me to post).
Online education is an excellent way for diligent, focused, hardworking, and self-disciplined
individuals to learn and complete degree requirements. Over the past 18 years I have taught
over 4900 students in an online environment at using six different learning management
systems. I actively conduct and publish academic research about effective online education,
and I attend multiple teaching and learning workshops and seminars every year.
My experience and research have shown me that, although online education is a convenient
and flexible way to earn an education, it is not easy. Online learning requires hard work from
all involved - both the student and the instructor. It is best to think of an online course as a
highly organized, expertly guided, self-learning program. To learn the material and to achieve
a good grade in this class, you
read all assigned materials, carefully view video
lectures, attend (or view recordings of) any supplemental online chat/class sessions, and you
complete all assignments by (preferably, before) the due date.
Since this class is not a
traditional lecture course, you cannot 'breeze' through the course by listening to lectures. I am
here to assist and guide you in the learning process; however, you cannot rely on me alone to
learn and succeed. I share my thoughts about online learning with you because I believe it is
very important that you understand the commitment necessary to succeed in a class like this
before you start.