Grades are neither given nor negotiated; they are earned.
There is no curve for this class. You earn points for meeting the various requirements of the course and are then assigned a grade accordingly.
A student must have a passing grade in each component of the class order to earn a passing grade for the course;
a failing average in any one component will result in a failing grade for the course regardless of the overall average.
Individual Work (pass is a D-)
Group Projects (pass is a D-)
Eight Pop Quizzes
Two Mid-term exams
Cumulative Final Exam
Individual Work Total
Equity Analysis Report
Bond Analysis Report
Group Project Total
Group Work Total
Assignments are due on the dates and times given in your class syllabus. Assignments handed in late will be assessed a late penalty equal to 20% of the grade for every business day for which the project is late. Thus a project due Monday at 10:00 am and handed in Monday night at 6:00 pm is one business day late. This project will earn 80% of its full mark.
Mid-Term Exams: You must take the in-class, mid-term exams in the class and section in which you are registered, on the date and time of the regularly scheduled class.
If you are unable to take the regularly-scheduled in-class mid-term exam then the weight will be allocated to the final exam. If you are unable to take either of the regularly-scheduled in-class mid-term exams then the entire weight of the mid-term exams will be allocated to the final exam.
Final Exam: You must take the final exam at the time and place appointed by the University. If you are unable to take the final exam at the appointed time for reasons in accordance with University Policy on final exams then you may petition to take the conflict exam. The petitionmust be completed, signed, and submitted by 5pm on the last day of class in order to be valid. Petitions without the required signatures will not be accepted; petitions handed in after 5pm on the last day of class will not be accepted.
Exam Policy: If you are forced to miss both the final and the conflict exam due to verifiable circumstances clearly beyond your control you must arrange with your College to take a grade of EX for the course and arrange with your professor to take the final exam in the next regular semester final exam period.