Fin Sylabus - Fall Semester 2009 FIN 357: Business Finance...

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Fall Semester 2009 FIN 357: Business Finance Unique 03045: MW 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CBA 4.348 Unique 03055: MW 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, CBA 4.348 Instructor: Dr. Ramesh K. S. Rao Office: CBA 6.304E Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10am – 11am and 2pm – 3pm Telephone: 475-8756 E-mail: ramesh.rao@mccombs.utexas.edu Teaching Assistant: Gaurav Goel Office: TA Office Space D in CBA 4.304A Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 11am, and Wednesday 1pm – 2 pm Telephone number: (551) 358-3365 E-mail: gaurav.goel@mba10.mccombs.utexas.edu Course Objectives This course has the following objectives: • To introduce the concepts and theories of modern financial management • To develop an appreciation for the usefulness of these theories for financial decision making • To develop the student's financial decision-making skills • To provide an overview of current financial management theories and practices Required Materials Text: Corporate Finance by Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe, 8 th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-07-333718-0) Supplemental Chapters: Selected chapters (available on Blackboard) from Financial Management, Concepts and Applications, 3rd ed., 1995, Ramesh K.S. Rao, SouthWestern Publishing Co., Cincinnati, a division of International Thompson. Course Structure: The course consists of lectures, quizzes (three), a mid-term exam, and a comprehensive final exam. Lectures: The lectures are designed to provide an understanding of the major elements of finance. The emphasis is on the logic underlying each concept, on 1
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how each concept is used in finance and on how the concepts are interrelated. The lectures are not note-taking drills; rather, they are dynamic sessions in which information is presented by the instructor via visual aids and through direct interaction with the class. Lecture Notes are posted on Blackboard. Internet usage during class lectures is not allowed. Although attendance is not used in computing a grade, it is strongly suggested that your exam performance, and hence your grade, can be positively affected by regular attendance. Quizzes (3 quizzes, 50 points each): These in-class quizzes will be announced in advance; details will be discussed in class. Exams (250 points) (Midterm, 100 points and Final, 150 points):
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Fin Sylabus - Fall Semester 2009 FIN 357: Business Finance...

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