Syllabus FIN 620 - Syllabus for 0902FIN_6209040 Faculty...

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Syllabus for 0902FIN_6209040 Faculty Contact Information Faculty Name : Dr. Allen Shin Faculty Telephone Number: 301-697-7720 (cell) Faculty Email Address : ashin50@verizon.net Course Description (Formerly ADMN 633.) Prerequisite: FIN 610. An exploration of the long-term capital needs of an organization and the roles of the capital markets and institutions. Topics include the financial environment of organizations, the role of the Federal Reserve and financial intermediaries, capital and money markets, options and futures markets, the capital budgeting decision process, capital structure management, dividend and share repurchase policy, and investment banking and restructuring. Various types of long-term funding sources--including term loans, derivatives, debt and equity securities, and leasing--are analyzed. Alternate policies with regard to financial leverage, capital structure, dividends, and the issuance of preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt are evaluated. Mergers, leveraged buyouts, and divestitures are examined as special situations to create value. Course Goals/Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Explain the role of capital budgeting and long-term financial decisions in meeting the strategic objectives of the organization 2. Apply the principles and analytical tools for evaluating capital investments 3. Apply the principles and analytical tools for determining the organization's optimal capital structure 4. Recognize risk in capital investments and apply the tools for measuring and controlling risk 5. Understand the role of dividend policy in achieving corporate and shareholder goals 6. Evaluate lease vs. purchase decisions 7. Recognize the interaction between investment and financing decisions 8. Understand the similarities and differences in capital budgeting in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors
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Course Materials Click here to view the required and recommended materials to be purchased and to access ordering information. Graduate School's Read Me First Document Additional Readings/Materials Hanada, Puneet (2002). FinCoach 2.0 : CD-ROM Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-060618-9. The Wall Street Journal Grading Information and Criteria Grades will be determined as shown in the following assignment chart. Detailed descriptions of assignments are available in the project descriptions section located below. Due dates are detailed in the Course Schedule. Assignment % of Grade Class Participation 10 Group Case Assignment 10 Individual Homework 10 Midterm Examination 25 Term Paper 20 Final Examination 25 TOTAL 100
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Project Descriptions There are five types of graded deliverables required in this class: class participation ; group assignments ; homework problems (individual); midterm and final examinations ; and a term paper . All are described in detail below.
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2009 for the course FIN 620 taught by Professor Shin during the Spring '09 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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