MBA615 Managerial Finance

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MBA 615 Managerial Finance


S2P 2013 MBD


Batson, Zach


Adjunct Faculty


MBA - University of Missouri Columbia

Office Location


Office Hours

Coordinate via email


Semester Dates

March 18, 2013-Sunday, May 12, 2013

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours



Eugene Brigham & Phillip R. Daves, Intermediate

Financial Management, 11th Edition, South-

Western College Pub. ISBN-10: 1111530262

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A subscription to the Wall Street Journal or access to a copy is highly recommended as real-world example will be covered on a consistent basis.

A financial calculator that YOU are familiar with operating is critical.


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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 course, and used to achieve the course objectives, is one of applied critical thinking. You are expected to come to class having read the course material so that the educational time between your peers and the instructor can be maximized by using case examples, theoretical problems, and real world cause / outcome scenarios.

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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Thorough understanding of financing options available to the firm
  2. Ability to manipulate financing alternatives to achieve firm goals
  3. Ability to articulate to non-financial managers the rationale for financial decisions
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

EXAMS: You earn your grade in this class based

on your performance on four in-class exams.

Exam 1 = 10 points

Exam 2 = 10 points

Exam 3 = 10 points

Case Project = 30 points

Final (Comprehensive) = 40 points

Total = 100


All examinations will be administered in written essay and problem format. You are expected to show your work on all problems and explain thoroughly responses to essay questions. Students will be provided 1.5 hours for each exam and 2.5 hours for the final. The case project will be graded based on the rubric provided in class.



96-100 A

90-95 A-

87-89 B+

84-86 B

80-83 B-

70-79 C

69-below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

If you miss a test without making prior arrangements, of grade of zero will be given. If you miss an exam with a legitimate excuse, the weight of the exam will be added to the final. No make-up exams will be given. See me as soon as you become aware of any conflicts. Finance builds on itself. You will have a difficult time doing well on the second exam if you did not study for the first exam. So keep up. If you feel yourself being overwhelmed seek help from me as soon as possible. All students are required to complete all assignments and exams independent of anticipated graduation dates.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Topic

1 Ch 1, 2 and 3

2 Exam 1 and Ch 4 & 5

3 Ch 6 & 7

4 Exam 2 and Ch 8

5 Ch 9 & 10

6 Exam 3 and Ch 11

7 Ch 12

8 Final Assessment, and Case Project due

Homework: Problem solving utilizing Excel, Lotus 123 or other spreadsheet programs is optional in the course. These programs are used for solving problems associated with valuation and capital budgeting. End of chapter problems you should complete all assigned work. While it is not my intention to collect these assignments, I reserve the right to a request those listed and/or additional problems to be turned in for grading purposes. If any of the end of chapter problems are to be turned in for grading, I will provide you with a minimum of one week notice. Solutions for end of chapter problems are available via email.

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22


Plagiarism is 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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21

Attendance Policy:

Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

Disability Guidelines:
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