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					          Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
                               Jonathan Berk
                              Peter DeMarzo
                              Jarrad Harford

Instructor Questionnaire

Dear Professor: After reading Chapter 9 and/or 12 from the sampler, please take a few
minutes to fill out this questionnaire. We appreciate your taking the time to share
your comments!

E-mail Address:

   1. Author(s) of the textbook currently used in your course:
   □ Block/Hirt Foundations of Financial Management
   □ Brealey/Myers/Alan Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
   □ Brigham/Houston Fundamentals of Financial Management
   □ Brigham/Houston Fundamentals of Financial Management: Concise
   □ Gitman Principles of Managerial Finance
   □ Keown Financial Management: Principles and Applications
   □ Keown Foundations of Finance: The Logic and Practice of Finance Management
   □ Lasher Practical Financial Management
   □ Megginson/Smart Introduction to Corporate Finance
   □ Ross/Westerfield/Jordan Essentials of Corporate Finance
   □ Ross/Westerfield/Jordan Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
   □ Other (Please list):

   2. Which chapter(s) did you test with your class? (Please select all that apply)
            □ Chapter 9          □ Chapter 12

   3. The Notation listing was a useful reference point for students as they worked
      with equations throughout the chapter. Do you:

       □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree
4. The chapter-opening interview profiling a recent college graduate helped my
   students understand the relevance of this chapter’s material. Do you:

   □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree

5. Each Guided Problem Solution is broken down into discrete steps labeled “Plan,”
   “Execute,” and “Evaluate.” This structure was developed to provide a consistent problem-
   solving approach to aid students’ comprehension and ability to model the solution process
   when tackling problems on their own. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or
   disagree with this statement:

   Berk/DeMarzo/Harford’s consistent use of the “Plan,” “Execute,” and “Evaluate” problem-solving
   methodology helped my students organize key information, solve a financial problem, and interpret
   the solution more effectively than my current book.”

   □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree

6. The Common Mistake Boxes provided practical advice that will help students
   avoid errors in calculations and analysis of problems. Do you:

   □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree

7. The Using Excel boxes provided my students with useful techniques and
   screenshots to help guide them through using Excel to solve financial
   problems. Do you:

   □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree
   □ N/A (I don’t use Excel in my class)

8. Which of the following words would you use to describe the writing style and
   readability in these chapters? (Please select all that apply)
□ Clear □ Interesting □ Boring □ Confusing
□ Other (Please list the word you would use):
9. Please rate each of the following features in the Berk/DeMarzo/Harford
   chapters as superior to, comparable to, or inferior to the similar features in
   your current textbook. If there is no similar feature, mark N/A:

                                    Superior to     Comparable to      Inferior to   N/A
     Readability                        □               □                  □          □
     Page Design                        □               □                  □          □
     Chapter Opener                     □               □                  □          □
     Notation Listing                   □               □                  □          □
     Guided Problem Solutions           □               □                  □          □
     Common Mistakes Box                □               □                  □          □
     Interview Box                      □               □                  □          □
     General Interest Boxes             □               □                  □          □
     Section-Ending Concept
                                         □                 □               □         □
     Check Questions
     MyFinanceLab Chapter
                                         □                 □               □         □
     Review and Summary
     End-of-Chapter Problems             □                 □               □         □
     Data Case                           □                 □               □         □

10.Please look at the myfinancelab chapter summary and comment on it. How
   does it compare to the chapter summary and review in your current text?
   What do you like about it? What would you change about it?

11.If you haven’t already, please review the end-of-chapter problems. Please
   comment on them. Is there anything you particularly like about them?
   Dislike about them? Are there exercise types that your current text doesn’t
   have? Do you have any recommendations for improvement?
12.In the final version of the book, the authors will present a valuation-focused
   framework that ties together the key concepts throughout the text. Consistent
   with modern theory and practice, this methodology allows the authors to
   present what might appear to students as disparate ideas (corporate finance,
   investments, valuation) under one unifying framework.

   Please state whether you agree or disagree with the following statement:
   Students' learning will be enhanced by a textbook that uses a unifying framework to tie
   together the key concepts throughout the text.

   □ Strongly Agree □ Agree □ Neutral □ Disagree □ Strongly Disagree

13.Overall, what did you like most about these chapters?

14.Overall, what did you like least about these chapters? How could they be

15.Please take a look at the brief Table of Contents at the beginning of the
   chapter sampler. Is there anything that stands out as particularly unique?
   Are there any areas that are given too much or too little emphasis?
16.Based on what you’ve seen in these sample chapters, would you consider
   adopting this text for your undergraduate Corporate Finance course?

          □ Yes □ No

a. Why or why not?

b. If you answered YES, what specific chapters are you most interested in
   evaluating as decision points when considering the Berk/DeMarzo textbook
   for adoption?

   Chapters ____________________________

17.May we quote you in promotions for Fundamentals of Corporate Finance?
□ Yes □ No

                     Thank you for participating in this class test!

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