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[Required] Intermediate Financial Management, Eugene F. Brigham and Phillip R. Daves, 11th Edition: ISBN-13: 9781111530266.
Cases in Financial Management, 1st Edition. Eugene F. Brigham and Chris Buzzard, ISBN-10: 032430725X, ISBN-13: 9780324307252.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreAdditional Resources:
Financial Calculator (Required): A financial calculator with present value and future value functions for single amount and annuities (PV, FV, and PMT), net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) is a must for this course. I will use Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator for classroom demonstration.
E-Companion Course site: lecture slides, homework Problems, sample test questions.
Wall Street Journal is recommended, since many articles appearing in Wall Street Journal are strongly related to the course materials.
MBA 621 Advanced Corporate Finance
F2P 2012 MBD
Naseem Al Rahahleh
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D. - University of New OrleansM.S. - University of New Orleans
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00am to 12:00noon. Tuesdays: 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 to Sunday, Dec 16, 2012
--T----Downtown Campus---Room 911
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Exams:
Your participation grade is based on the quality of your inputs into class discussions and your attendance. Your attendance is required. Students are expected to attend all classes regularly and punctually. Parking is often a hassle; allow enough time for it. Lectures will start promptly at 5:30pm and finish at 9:50. Please enter the classroom with as little disruption as possible. Two late arrivals will count as one unexcused absence. My expectation is that you do not leave the classroom in the middle of a lecture. Please prepare yourself for this. Your class participation will count 5% of your course grade. Participation is important to understanding the course material, so I will be monitoring your participation throughout the course.
Group Case Analysis:
90 – 100
80 – 89
70 – 79
60 – 69
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points will be deducted for late assignments. Late homework will be penalized at the rate of 10% per day, unless a plausible and documented excuse is presented. Assignments more than 2 days late will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class disruptions will not be allowed. Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure that students have an opportunity to gain from the time spent in class; students are prohibited from using cell phones or beepers, reading newspaper, sleeping or engaging in any other form of distraction.
If you do not understand the material, it is your responsibility to ask questions. Students are encouraged to ask questions during lecture and after lecture to receive clarification about the material we have just covered. You can also see me during my office hours.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Tentative Class Schedule:
Oct. 23, 2012
Introduction and Overview-Schedule, Grading, Class Policies
Ch. 13: Estimating Cash Flows and Analyzing Risk
Oct. 30, 2012
Strategic Financing Decisions
Ch. 14: Real Options
Ch. 15: Capital Structure Decisions-Part I
Ch. 16: Capital Structure Decisions-Part II
Ch. 17: Dividends and Repurchases
Tactical Financing Decisions
Ch.13,14, 15, 16,17
Ch. 18: Initial Public Offerings, Investment Banking, and Financial Restructuring
Ch. 19: Lease Financing
Ch. 20: Hybrid Financing: Preferred Stock, Warrants, and Convertibles
Working Capital Management
Ch.21: Working Capital Management
Ch.23: Other topics in Working Capital Management
Dec. 4, 2012
Group Case Submission
Guest Speaker: Mergers and Acquisitions
Ch. 26: Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures, and Holding Companies
Dec. 11, 2012
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