Syllabus-Fin311-Guo-f17.docx - Intermediate Finance(FIN 311 A Prof.LinGuo Office(SargentHall5622 Phone(617)5738388 Email [email protected] Fall 2017

Syllabus-Fin311-Guo-f17.docx - Intermediate Finance(FIN 311...

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Intermediate Finance ( FIN 311 A) Fall 2017 Prof. Lin Guo Class Time: TTH: 1:40 – 2:55 Office: (Sargent Hall 5622) Classroom:  Sawyer 927 Phone: (617) 573-8388 Office Hours:Tu 11am-12pm, Th 3-4pm  Email: [email protected] or by appointment Prerequisite : FIN 200 (former FIN 310) Course Catalogue Description       Intermediate Finance expands on basic financial concepts and introduces more advanced topics.  Material emphasizes solutions to problems of capital structure, investment and financing. Other  major topics include dividend policy, working capital management, derivative corporate  securities, and corporate restructuring.  Learning Objectives : The overall goal of Intermediate Finance is to expand on basic financial concepts and to introduce more advanced topics. In particular, we want to accomplish the following four specific objectives. 1. Review and introduce fundamental finance concepts - time value of money - risk and return - security valuation 2. Discuss issues related to a firm’s investment decisions - capital budgeting - cost of capital - mergers and acquisitions 3. Discuss issues related to a firm’s financing decisions - capital structure - dividend policy - issuing new securities 4. Discuss issues related to a firm’s working capital management - short-term financial planning - cash management - inventory management - receivables and credit policy Upon course completion, students should have an initial understanding about the development and implementation of effective financial strategies that help maximize the value of a firm. Students will learn how: Required rates of return are established in financial markets and in relationship to their underlying levels of risk; Investment project cash flows are determined;
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