Course Syllabus Page 1Course Syllabus Course: FIN 6350: Advanced Financial Management Course Instructor: Robert Kieschnick Office: JSOM 14.220 Phone: 972-883-6273 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: From 2 to 5 pm on Wednesdays, or by appointment Special Note: I have found that email is an effective mode of communication for most questions that students ask and so I try to respond to these as soon as I am able to do so. Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions: FIN 6301, MECO 6303 and FIN 6306, or consent of instructor Course Description: This course will pick up where FIN 6301 typically ends, and covers financial analysis and planning; business valuation; short-term financial management; capital structure policy; dividend policy; security design issues; mergers and acquisitions; corporate restructuring; international financial management issues; and corporate risk management issues. Course Objectives: 1. Be able to value a firm using different methodologies. 2. Be able to evaluate different options for financing the assets of a company: their costs and their benefits. 3. Be able to evaluate different strategies for managing the current and long-term assets of the firm. Required Textbooks and MaterialsThe only required text for the course is Craig Holden’s “Excel Modeling for Corporate Finance,” Prentice-Hall (5thedition, ISBN 978-0205987252). This text is necessary in order to complete several of the spreadsheet assignments. There is no required textbook per se for this course. Rather, students should choose a full version finance textbook that covers all the topics listed in the syllabus. Some examples include: Intermediate Financial Management (IFM), E. Brighman and P. Daves, Thomson South-Western (11thedition, 2013). Financial Management Theory and Practice, 14th, E. Brigham and M. Ehrhardt, Southwestern Publishing, 2013. Corporate Finance, 3rd, Berk and DeMarzo, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2014. Corporate Finance, 10thedition, Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe, McGraw-Hill, 2013.
Course Syllabus Page 2Principles of Corporate Finance, 11thedition, Brealey, Myers and Allen, McGraw- Hill, 2014. Note: The textbook should NOT have “Focused” or “The Core” in the title. The “Focused” or “The Core” texts contain fewer chapters and will not include some (or most) of the topics covered in this course. Hopefully this will save you some money by being able to use the textbook you used for FIN 6301 (Financial Management), the pre-requisite course to this one, or by buying a used copy of one of these textbooks. However, please note that I will also be posting articles for you to read on Elearning as I think appropriate. Some of these will be required, and some simply recommended. The Wall Street Journal is optional but highlyrecommended as we will discuss current business news as appropriate.
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