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Unformatted text preview: College of Business Mission Statement: To provide a Learning Edge through our commitment to teaching and active learning, applied research, professional service and lifelong development, all in partnership with our stakeholders EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Department of Finance FIN 359 Intermediate Financial Theory Winter 2008 PROFESSOR: Dr. A. I. Diallo OFFICE # : 556 Gary M. Owen MTG. DAYS: W. TIME: 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. PHONE #: 487-1022 ROOM # : 222 Owen OFFICE HOURS: T. and TH .: 2:00-5:00 p.m. ; (Others by appointment) E-mail: alahassane.diallo@emich.edu = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Textbook and Materials Required : Ross: Westerfield, and Jaffe, Corporate Finance , 8 th ed., Irwin McGraw-Hill. Solutions Manual , 8 th ed. Recommended : Student Problem Manual for use with Corporate Finance , 8 th ed..- Financial calculator.- Access to computer with spreadsheet (Excel, Lotus, Quattro-Pro). Catalog Description Students learn the theory behind a firms financial management decisions. The focus is on how a firm creates value through its investment decisions. Topics include the valuation of investment decisions, cost of capital, risk and capital budgeting, real options, and mergers and acquisitions. Prerequisite The prerequisite for FIN 359 is FIN 350 (Principles of Finance). Other requirements specified in the General Catalog or other governing documents may also apply. Pre-enrollment competencies Students should be proficient in time value of money calculations and have a basic understanding of capital budgeting, risk and return, and working capital management. Students should also understand the fundamental concepts of financial and managerial 1 accounting (ACC 240 and ACC 241), and be able to solve problems using mathematics to include algebra and statistics. Finally, students should be capable of using word processing and spreadsheet software, and finding business related information on the internet. Course Objective This course attempts to develop an understanding of the theory of modern financial economics. Its goal is to provide students with the conceptual foundations for making corporate financial decisions; mainly highlighting why corporations and managers make the decisions they take, and building the frame of reference for making the proper decisions when new problems arise in changing situations. Consequently, the course will be mostly conceptual and fairly rigorous, with an emphasis on the development of economic concepts and analytical skills. Specific topics covered include, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and capital budgeting, real options , and mergers and acquisitions....
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