Syllabus HA222 fall 2009 - H ADM 2222, Fall 2009 Prof. Q....

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Prof. Q. Ma, H ADM 2222 Fall 2009 1/5 H ADM 2222, Fall 2009 Prof. Q. Ma, [email protected] Office: Statler Hall 435 B 255-8140; 255-1277 (fax) SYLLABUS H ADM 2222 – FINANCE Fall 2009 Instructor: Prof. Qingzhong Ma, Ph.D. Teaching Assistants: Brandon Bycer (BPB52) Molly Caccamo (MBC44) Willis Cheng (WC344) Valeriya Dvinova (VD39) Chloe Jeon (CJ234) Yerim (Erin) Kim (YKK5) Jennifer Lin (JL893) Christopher Mejia (CRM232) Noah Park (NJP56) Ian Ratner (IBR7) Jonathan Yu (JY295) Lead Teaching Assistant: Daeun Jeon (DJ63) Administrative Assistant: Ellen Fitchette (EK99, 255-9815, SR 435) Class Time/Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m., Statler 198 11:40 a.m. – 12:55 p.m., Statler 196 Office Hours: 12:55 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays Or by appointment Optional Lab: Monday through Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Or otherwise announced Course Objectives This is the first finance course that forms the foundation for subsequent courses in corporate finance, security analysis, investments, capital markets, derivatives and real estate. It provides an overview of the modern theory and practice of financial management and develops a framework to analyze two fundamental financial decisions: investment and financing. Beginning with discounted cash flow analysis, basic theory is applied to the valuation of stocks, bonds, and individual capital budgeting projects. It subsequently presents pricing assets under uncertainty, including the tradeoff between risk and return, portfolio diversification and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Next, the course addresses the elements involved in financing decisions, such as cost of capital and security issuance. If time allows, topics such as alternative financial instruments, and mergers and acquisitions will be introduced as well. The course emphasizes the fundamental concepts underlying modern finance. Wherever appropriate, examples relating to important issues in hospitality industries will be discussed. Prerequisites Introductory Accounting and Algebra are required. Basic statistical and accounting constructs will be developed as needed. Statistics is helpful. Required Preparation and Materials 1. Text: Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield and Bradford D. Jordan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Inc., 9 th Edition standard, 2009 2. The Wall Street Journal (reduced rate for students available) 3. A financial calculator (model TI BA-II Plus): You need it throughout the course. Optional Materials Student Problem manual to accompany the text, Barrons, Business Week, or Forbes
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Prof. Q. Ma, H ADM 2222 Fall 2009 2/5 Expectations You are expected to have completed the assigned reading prior to class and keep yourself informed of the current events regarding financial matters that often appear in the financial press such as The Wall Street Journal . You are responsible for any absence from class. If you miss a class session, get notes and materials from your
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