syllabus sec 9 2009 fall

syllabus sec 9 2009 fall - San José State University...

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Course Name: Fundamentals of Finance Number: BUS 170 San José State University School: College of Business Department: Accounting and Finance Course Number: Business 170 Title: Fundamentals of Finance Section: 9 Semester: Fall Year: 2009 Instructor: Suresh K. Ahuja Office Location: BT 860 Telephone: Not the best way to reach me. Email me instead Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 to 12:30 or by appointment Class Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM Classroom: BBC 326 Prerequisites: BUS 20, BUS 21, ECON 1A, ECON 1B and Bus 90 with a minimum grade of “C” in each Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty home page. Fall 2009. Page 1 of 10
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Course Name: Fundamentals of Finance Number: BUS 170 Course Description This course introduces students to the analytical tools and techniques needed to improve a firm’s financial performance in today’s competitive environment. It covers the finance function and its relationship to other decision-making areas in the firm. Includes the theory and techniques used in the acquisition and allocation of financial resources. Principal topics covered An Overview of Financial Management Time Value of Money Financial Statements, Cash flows and Taxes Analysis of Financial Statements Interest Rates Bonds and Their Valuation Risk and Rates of Return Stocks and Their Valuation The Cost of Capital Capital Budgeting Required Texts/Readings Textbook Soft cover “Fundamentals of Financial Management, San Jose State University, BUS 170”, Second Edition by Brigham and Houston, Cengage Learning / South-Western. ISBN#1-424-08031-2 (this is a customized version including those chapters covered in the course plus appendix on using financial calculators – available at Spartan Book Store) Fall 2009. Page 2 of 10
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Course Name: Fundamentals of Finance Number: BUS 170 Or Hard cover “Fundamentals of Financial Management”, Concise 6 th Edition by Brigham and Huston, Cengage learning/South –Western. ISBN-10# 0-324-66455-9 ISBN-13 # 978-0-324-66455-3 Other equipment You must have a financial calculator. HP10B11 is recommended. Please bring your calculator to class on the first day and every day after that. It is available at Best Buy or Staples and similar stores. Classroom Protocol Class time will be divided between lectures and quizzes. Lectures highlight the key points of the material on which students will be tested. Therefore class attendance and class participation is crucial to succeeding in this course. Students are expected to arrive on time and should contact the instructor in advance if they cannot attend or will be late for class or exams. Students must read assigned text material prior to attending class. Completion of assigned homework is also crucial to understanding important concepts. Discussions on current/historical events as they relate to the subject area being studied will make the class
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course BUS 161A taught by Professor Londoty during the Fall '09 term at San Jose State.

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