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Unformatted text preview: Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Department of Applied Economics and Management Finance Applied Economics & Management 3240 Fall 2008 Lecturer : Rich Curtis rtc3@cornell.edu 210 Warren Hall 255-3971 Administrative Assistant : RuthAnn Heath rh363@cornell.edu 103 Warren Hall 254-1281 Teaching Assistants : Hong Shing Johnson Cheng hjc56@cornell.edu Ari Goldman ajg55@cornell.edu Stephanie Hammerer slh62@cornell.edu Bruce Hodges brh27@cornell.edu Chauncey Joyce cgj4@cornell.edu Nikola Pikula np86@cornell.edu Dave Prendergast djp44@cornell.edu Shreyans Shah srs279@cornell.edu Matt Tworecke mpt29@cornell.edu Siming Zhu myz2@cornell.edu 2 Finance (AEM 3240) Key Dates (Note: All Are Tentative And Subject To Change) August 28, 2008 (Thursday; 2:55-4:10 PM): 1 st Day of Class!! September 5, 2008 (Friday; 2 PM): Info Sheet, Photo, and Listserv Deadlines September 9, 2008 (Tuesday; 8 PM, WN 201): Finance Job Search Panel September 18, 2008 (Thursday; 7:30 PM, WN B45): Exam #1 Pre-Exam Review September 23, 2008 (Tuesday; 7:30 PM): Exam #1 October 16, 2008 (Thursday; 8:30 PM, WN B45): Exam #2 Pre-Exam Review October 21, 2008 (Tuesday; 7:30 PM): Exam #2 Date and Time To Be Announced: Exam #3 Pre-Exam Review November 11, 2008 (Tuesday; 7:30 PM): Exam #3 December 4, 2008 (Thursday; 2:55-4:10 PM): Last Class!! December 8, 2008 (Monday; 2 PM): Exam #4 Pre-Exam Review December 11, 2008 (Thursday; 7-9:30 PM): Exam #4 AEM 3240 Fall 2008 Course Outline 3 Course Content and Objectives This course focuses on basic managerial financial and economic decisions, corporate financial policy, risk management, investments, and personal financial decisions. The classes dealing with the mathematics of finance will focus on the time value of money and the incredible variety of real-world problems for which this concept is relevant. The lectures on valuation will serve to introduce tools which can be used to value securities such as bonds and stocks. The capital budgeting lectures and case discussions will introduce the economic and financial concepts which can be brought to bear on problems involving estimation of relevant project costs and benefits and the timing of those costs and benefits. Particular attention is paid to capital budgeting decisions such as whether to buy a new machine, build a new plant, and introduce a new product. Modern portfolio theory is introduced and applied to the problem of estimating the riskiness and expected return of individual securities, portfolios, and projects. Topics in corporate financial policy will be surveyed with the goal of making you aware of the financial policy alternatives available to management and the risks inherent in some of those policy alternatives. As such, the corporate finance section will focus on financing alternatives, the cost of capital and the capital structure decision, distribution policy, and mergers and acquisitions....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AEM 3240 taught by Professor Curtis,r. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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