FIN_305W_Syllabus - The Pennsylvania State University The Smeal College of Business Administration Department of Finance FIN 305W(Sections 4 and 5

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The Pennsylvania State University The Smeal College of Business Administration Department of Finance Prof. Lukas Roth FIN 305W (Sections 4 and 5), Spring 2009 Phone: 814-863-2390 Financial Management of the Business Enterprise E-mail: [email protected] 1. Course Objectives The objective of this course is to equip students with a working knowledge of the major decision-making tools required for financial managers. The perspectives presented here cover both theoretical and practical concepts. We will discuss the principles used in valuation of individual projects, the concepts of measuring risk, and the role of a firm’s capital structure. The tools developed in this course help you, as the financial manager of a firm, to identify profitable investment opportunities. 2. General Information Required material Textbook: Principles of Corporate Finance, Brealey, R., Myers, S., Allen, F., 9th edition, McGraw- Hill/Irwin, New York Calculator: Texas Instruments BAII Plus (or similar) Time and location of lectures Section 4: Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00 – 9:15 am, 003 Business Building Section 5: Tuesday, Thursday, 9:45 – 11:00 am, 003 Business Building Office hours Office: 367 Business Building Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, and Thursday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, or by appointment 3. Grading and Assignments The final grades will be based on a final exam, two midterm exams, and a paper. The details are: Assignments Weights Date / Time Midterm exam 1 30% Feb 24, T / 6:30 – 7:45 pm Midterm exam 2 30% Apr 2, R / 6:30 – 7:45 pm Paper 5% Apr 28, T / due by 4:00 pm Final exam 35% Final exam week Exams All exams are closed-book. Calculators are allowed for calculations only, i.e. accessing any text saved on the calculator is prohibited. A single-sided (double-sided) cheat-sheet is permitted for the midterm exams (final exam). The midterm exams will be administered in the evening and are not cumulative; there will be no lecture on that day. The final exam will take place during the final exam week and will be cumulative, i.e. covers material from the entire course. The exams cover material from lectures, handouts, homework, assignments, and the textbook. All dates are subject to change.
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2 Paper The university requires a writing component to this course. The paper assigned requires you to write a report describing how to calculate the WACC (weighted average cost of capital) for a company of your choice which is included in the S&P 100. The paper should at least consist of (a) a cover page which names the company you’re looking at and
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FIN_305W_Syllabus - The Pennsylvania State University The Smeal College of Business Administration Department of Finance FIN 305W(Sections 4 and 5

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