MBA615 Managerial Finance

for U1P 2011

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MBA 615 Managerial Finance


U1P 2011 DLA


Vadakkeveetil, Thomas V.


Adjunct Faculty



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Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

June 6 - July 31, 2011

Class Days


Class Time



FI360 and AC515 or equivalent approved by Program Director

Credit Hours



Brigham, E. F., & Daves, P.R. Intermediate Financial Management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western. ISBN: 13: 978-0-324-59471-3

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(Newspapers, magazines, journals, TV and internet news):
Economics in the News
New York Times
Wall Street Journal 
Business Week
The Economist 
Financial Times
Financial World

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Course Description:
MBA 615 Managerial Finance: This course covers a comprehensive analysis of financial management issues faced by financial managers. Topics include capital budgeting, the use of option pricing in corporate financial management, working capital management, different types of short-term financing, lease financing, and other hybrid security financing, the use of derivative securities in corporate risk management, financial planning and control, and other relevant topics. Prerequisites: FI 360 and MBA 515 or equivalent approved by Program Director (Formerly FI 615).

Educational Philosophy:

The educational philosophy applied in this class is one of interaction among instructor and students. This interaction is accomplished through the use of PowerPoint lectures, examples, illustrative discussion questions, readings, quizzes and examinations. Identification of additional student instructional needs are also highlighted and addresses through these processes.   An important part of the education process in this class will be the discussion questions provided for students together with appropriate feedback and comments from the instructor.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain an awareness of the investing and financing alternatives available to the firm.
  2. Develop knowledge of cash flow valuation and analysis techniques.
  3. Achieve an understanding of the role of the financial manager in making decisions that maximize the value of the firm.
  4. Appreciate the importance of the risk-return tradeoff, portfolio theory, and efficient capital markets to financial decision makers.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Your grade will be determined by:

- Class Participation thru answers to discussion questions and responses to fellow class members
- Weekly homework assignments
- Quizzes
- Current Event Post
- Mid-term Exam
- Final Term project/paper

Except as otherwise noted, all submissions will be graded on relevance, comprehensiveness, specificity, clarity and analytical skills, as well as writing skills (Following APA style rules).


Final Grade will be determined as follows:

Class Participation/Discussion

80 Points (10 Points each week)

Homework Assignment

160 Points (20 Points each week)


120 Points (20 Points each Quiz)

Current Event Post

40 Points (5 Points each week)

Mid-Term Exam

300 Points

Final Term Project

300 Points


1000 Points

Please submit your work on the date indicated in the assignment section of  each lectures. If you are not going to meet the due date, I expect you to contact me before the due date to make any arrangements for a late paper. Any work submitted late without prior coordination with me will lose 10 percentage points for each day the work is late.
Course Grading Scale - The following grading scale will be applied to the total accumulated points awarded in this course to determine your course final grade:

A = 900-1000 Points

B = 800-899 Points

C = 700-799 Points

D = 600-699 Points

F < 600 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Please submit your work on the date indicated in the assignment section of each lectures. If you are not going to meet the due date, I expect you to contact me before the due date to make any arrangements for a late paper. Any work submitted late without prior coordination with me will lose 10 percentage points for each day past the due date as posted.  

Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty . The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods (2 weeks in a term) will be reported to the Dean for appropriate action. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse, will be institutionally withdrawn (unofficially withdrawn) and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded.

Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time online and offline each week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. A rule of thumb is that you should spend approximately 4-5 hours per week online reviewing course content and engaging in group work and discussion and an additional 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or completing papers or examinations.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The classroom is a place of learning. No conduct by any member of the class that would reduce the ability of all class members to learn will be accepted. One verbal request will be given to end such conduct, and if the conduct continues the class member will be asked to leave. The instructor will have the final decision in such matters.

When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.

Response Policy: I will check my e-mail and the conference area frequently. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).

When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. Scanned documents or paper copies will not be accepted.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week              Chapter                  Topics

1                           1                        An Overview of Managerial Finance

                             2                        Risk and Return: Part I

 2                          3                        Risk and Return: Part II

                             4                        Bond Valuation

3                           5                        Basic Stock Valuation 

                             6                        Financial Options

4                                                     Mid-Term Exam (Open Book)

5                           7                        Accounting for Financial Management

                             8                        Analysis of Financial Statements

6                           9                        Financial Planning and Forecasting

                                                       Pro Forma Financial Statements

                             10                      Determining the Cost of Capital

7                           11                      Corporate Valuation and Value-Based Management

8                                                      Final Project

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20

Attendance Policy:

Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24

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