MBA 615 Managerial Finance
S2P 2012 DLA
PhD, University of New OrleansMA, University of New Orleans
Kansas City, MO
9 am to 7 pm CST
FI 360 and MBA 515 or equivalent approved by Program Director.
Textbook: Brigham, E. F., & Daves, P.R. (2010). Intermediate Financial Management (10th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western. ISBN: 13:978-0-324-594-71-3
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Additional Resources: Supplementary Reading Material
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Your grade will be determined by:
- Class Participation thru answers to discussion questions and responses to fellow class members
- Weekly homework assignments
- 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).
Grading: Final grade will be determined as follows:
Class Participation/Discussion Questions
100 Points (12.5 points each week)
150 Point (25 points each week)
150 Points (25 points ea. quiz)
Final Term Project
I will give you a numeric and letter grade for each assignment together with comments on the material you have submitted.
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: This subsection lists the grading scale that will be applied to the total accumulated points awarded in this course to determine your course final grade.
Final Letter Grades
A = 90-100% = 900 to 1000 points
B = 80-89% = 800 to 899 points
C = 70-79% = 700 to 799 points
D = 60-69% = 600 to 699 points
F = below 60% = below 600
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.
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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.
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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.
Week 1: March 19
Chapter 1 - An Overview of Financial Management
Chapter 2 - Risk and Return: Part I
Week 2: March 26
Chapter 3 - Risk and Return: Part II
Chapter 4 - Bond Valuation
Week 3: April 2
Chapter 5 - Basic Stock Valuation
Chapter 6 - Financial Options
Week 4: April 9
Review Chapters 1 - 6
Week 5: April 16
Chapter 7 - Accounting for Financial Management
Chapter 8 - Analysis of Financial Statements
Week 6: April 23
Chapter 9 - Financial Planning and Forecasting Financial Statements
Chapter 10 - Determining the Cost of Capital
Week 7: April 30
Chapter 11 - Corporate Value and Value-Based Management
Week 8 : May 7
Review Chapter 1-11
Final Research Paper
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