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Unformatted text preview: Syllabus for 0906FIN_6309040 Faculty Contact Information Dr. Mohammad G. Robbani E-mail: [email protected] Course Description (Formerly ADMN 634.) Prerequisite: FIN 610. An in-depth exploration and application of valuation models to support managerial decision making in a strategic framework. The theory, concepts, and principles underlying the valuation of firms, business/product lines, and mergers and acquisitions are addressed using extended exercises and applications. The discounted cash flow model is used as a tool. Discussion covers the financial drivers of value, including assessing and determining risk, competitive advantage period, and sales and earnings growth estimates. Other valuation techniques using earnings, revenues, and price/earnings multiples are also discussed and applied in selected examples. Course Goals/Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Determine the relationship between a firm's strategic value drivers and future earnings potential. 2. Analyze the risk associated with a firm's cash flows. 3. Determine a firm's cost of capital. 4. Apply option pricing techniques for the valuation of contingent claims on financial and real assets. 5. Translate information in a firm's strategic plan into an estimate of growth in projected sales and earnings. 6. Apply valuation principles using various comparables techniques, such as multiples of earnings and revenues. 7. Assess the impact of managerial and financial decision making on the value of the firm. 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 Damodaran, Aswath (2006). Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 97800-471-75121-2. Katsenelson, Vitaliy (2007). Active Value Investing: Making Money in Range-Bound Markets. New York, NY: Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-470-05315-7 The Wall Street Journal (Available in the UMUC library web databases) 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 Midterm examination 25 Final examination 30 Homework problems 15 Group Projects 20 Total 100% Project Descriptions There are five types of graded deliverables required in this class: class participation ; midterm and final examinations ; homework problem solutions ; and group projects . All are described in detail below....
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