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Jim is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Teaching Award, a two-time recipient of the Mary and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Award in Executive Education, the Joe D. Beasly Award for MBA teaching, a 12 consecutive time recipient of the Graduate Business Councilís Teaching Award (including Best Ability to Link Academics to Business Practice) and a Faculty Honor Roll member for 24 consecutive semesters.
Description of Classes Taught
Fin 394.4 - Financial Management of the Small Firm
Beginning the fall semester 2006, Jim combined his Small Business Finance and Entrepreneurial Harvest sections of FIN 394.4. The course remains part of the entrepreneurship specialization. This case-based course includes topics such as legal forms of organization, sources of capital, asset forecasting and external funds requirements, capital structure policy, cost of capital, business valuation and exit strategies. Harvesting cases include merger and acquisition, IPO, roll-ups, recapitalizations, bankruptcy, and leveraged buyouts. In lieu of a case based written final, students are given the option of doing a team-based consulting project with a privately-held company. Case discussion and class participation accounts for 30% of the student's grade. The written midterm case is 25% of the student's grade and homework exercises and quizzes account for 20% of the grade. The final 25% of the student's grade is comprised of the option for the written case final or the semester long consulting project.
Students enrolled in the class can access course documents, view links to databases and valuation sources and access electronic versions of the cases on BlackBoard using their EID and password.
Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, HMTF Center, University of Texas at Austin
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