Business Finance
Grantham Why is Corporate Finance Important To Managers Minicase Paper

Principles of Finance I

Grantham University

Question Description

Read the Minicase on pages 55-56 in your textbook. After reading through the case and taking notes, you will respond to questions A through R. In addition to your textbook, you should use at least two additional scholarly sources to support your answers.

Business School Assignment Instructions

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.

Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

Include cover page and reference page.

At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.

No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.

Use at least three references from outside the course material; one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.

Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost or on Google Scholar, government websites and publications, reputable news media (e.g. CNN , The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times) websites and publications, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Grading Criteria AssignmentsMaximum Points
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts20
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts30
Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
10
Total100

Final Answer

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Running head: MINICASE

Mini case
Name:
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MINICASE

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a) Why is corporate finance important to all managers?
Every corporate decision a company makes has financial implications (Damodaran,
1996). Corporate finance is therefore significant to managers since it enables them to ascertain
and select strategies for the task at hand. It also enables managers to estimate the funding
necessities of the organization and formulate ways of obtaining the funds.
b) Describe the organizational forms a company might have as it evolves from a startup to
a major corporation. List the advantages and disadvantages of each form.
An organization can go through three forms: sole proprietorship, corporation, and
partnership. A sole proprietorship is a distinct enterprise possessed by a single person. It is
relatively easy to form, it has fewer regulatory requirements, and lack corporate taxes. However,
the business has a short lifespan, unlimited liability, and it is difficult to raise capital since it
solely depends on the sole proprietor for funding.
A partnership is an agreement between two or more individuals who go into business
with the aim of making a profit. The advantages of a partnership are as follows; it is easy to
establish, has limited external regulations, and a low start-up cost. The disadvantages include;
there is a higher risk of disagreements and friction among partners and management, debt
liability of the business is unlimited, and profits have to be shared among all partners.
A corporation is a legal entity distinct from its managers and owners. It has an unlimited
lifespan, limited liability, ease of raising capital and transferring ownership. However,
corporations usually require...

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