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FIN 300 – Fall 2018 - Sacks FIN 300 – Fundamentals of Finance Fall 2018 Course Syllabus Course Number: 70298 Location/Time: BAC 316/MWF 2:00 - 2:50 Instructor: Jana Sacks Ph.D. E-mail: [email protected] (Please include “FIN 300” in subject) Office Hours: T/Th 8.30 – 10:30 or by appointment Office Location: BAC 577 Office Phone: 480.965.6854 TA Office Hrs. & Contact: TBA on Blackboard W. P. Carey School of Business Learning Goals The Undergraduate Program of the W.P. Carey School of Business has established the following learning goals for its graduates: 1. Critical Thinking 2. Communication 3. Discipline Specific Knowledge 4. Ethical Awareness and Reasoning 5. Global Awareness Items in bold have significant coverage in this course. 1
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FIN 300 – Fall 2018 - Sacks Course Description This course provides an introduction to the valuation of real and financial assets with applications to financial management. Topics include estimating cash flows and required rates of return, discounted cash flow valuations, capital budgeting, the use of debt and equity financing, and short-term financial planning. This is a rigorous course with a strong focus on financial problem- solving. Class lecture, supplemented by textbook background reading and ungraded homework problems, provides the basis for the course instruction. Prerequisites Prereq(s) with C or better: ACC 241, 240, 242 or 271; ECN 212 and 221 (or ECN 231 or IEE 380 or STP 280); MAT 211, 266 or 271; W.P. Carey or Engineering Mgmt major (or Non-Bus with min 56 hours and min 2.50 GPA). Teaching Philosophy, Course Objectives, and Course Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to: 1. Understand the fundamentals of modern finance; including time value of money, risk & return, asset valuation. 2. Absorb the fundamentals of corporate financial management; theories, concepts, ethics, and techniques. 3. Comprehend the mandate of financial managers; decision-making processes including capital budgeting and cost of capital designed to maximize firms’ value. 4. Demonstrate knowledge classification and analysis of financial assets conducive to making informed financial decisions. 5. Develop critical thinking skills using case studies in selected topics Required Textbook and Other Materials Text Parrino, Kidwell, Bates, and Gillan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance , 4th Edition, Wiley. - It is recommended that you have the access code to Wiley Plus – the ASU bookstore’s package includes the code – also, there are options to buy the code online from Wiley as a standalone. 2
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FIN 300 – Fall 2018 - Sacks Calculator A financial calculator is required for this class. A “financial” calculator is one that performs time value of money calculations, involving the variables: PV (present value), FV (future value), I (interest rate), N (number of periods), and PMT (payment). If you want to buy a fairly inexpensive standalone financial calculator, the TI-BAII Plus is a great choice (sells for around $30 and is widely available at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, etc.) If you still have your graphing calculator (such as the TI-83 or TI-84) from your MAT 210-211 courses, that device would be allowed and would perfectly suit your needs.
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