UGBA103 Syllabus - UGBA 103: Introduction to Finance Spring...

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UGBA 103: Introduction to Finance Spring 2008, Monday and Wednesday 8:00-9:30 [2/18, 3/24, 3/26 no class] Andersen Auditorium, Cheit Hall F295 Syllabus Summary : This course provides an introduction to finance (the allocation of scarce resources among competing ends by means of securities). This includes methods for both individuals and corporations to choose among alternative investments, the choice of financing these investments with debt or equity, and for corporations, the choice of paying dividends to shareholders. Of particular interest is how to evaluate the effects of the timing and risk of cash flows from different alternatives. The principal securities used to effect this allocation are bonds and stocks. We will develop the most widely used theoretical model for determining the market value of risky securities. We will see that the fact that securities are not held singly but as part of a larger portfolio can have a significant effect on these questions. We should be able to finish most of chapters 1-6, 8-15, 17-18 of the text. Time permitting, we will also provide a brief introduction to the primary derivative securities, futures and options (chapters 20-21). Instructor : Mark Rubinstein Email : mr@in-the-money.com Office hours : Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:15 (F690), otherwise by appointment Internet Source for Class Slide Presentations : http://idisk.mac.com/markrub-Public GSIs : (no section during first week of course) Jolly Ahluwalia: jolly_ahluwalia@haas.berkeley.edu Steve Odom: steven_odom@haas .berkeley.edu Xingwei Wu: xingwei@berkeley.edu Attending sections is highly recommended. GSIs will be spending most of their time going
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