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Irvine Campus Instructor Puts the Pressure on Business Students

Business instructor April Morris is getting her Cal State Fullerton students ready for the real world by throwing them to the sharks.

For her Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation class held on the school's Irvine Campus, Morris has recreated the feel of the television show "Shark Tank" in which contestants try to persuade a panel of judges to invest in their business idea.

In the classroom version, the teams consist of four to six students who give a 20-minute power point presentation before a panel of business leaders that is based on their five-page executive summary.

"The students have to pick and value a real public company using information available from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company's website, conference calls, business publications and their own intuition," Morris said. Continue reading.

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