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FIN 3312 Syllabus--Fall 2010

FIN 3312 Syllabus--Fall 2010 - McCoy College of Business...

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McCoy College of Business Administration TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-San Marcos Department of Finance and Economics FIN 3312 Business Finance Fall 2010 INSTRUCTOR: Vance Lesseig TEL: 512-245-6726 (Voice) OFFICE: MCOY 311 512-245-3089 (Fax) OFF. HOURS: MTW 9 - 11 E-MAIL: [email protected] Wed 3 - 5 Or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION : An introduction to the finance function and to problems confronting financial managers. Topics include financial analysis, time value of money, capital budgeting, financial decisions, and working capital management. COURSE MATERIALS: Required Text: Essentials of Corporate Finance 7 th ed, Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan. McGraw-Hill 2011. ISBN: 9780073382463 (hardback) 9780077405335 (loose-leaf) Online Homework System: Connect Plus from McGraw-Hill ISBN: 9780077260620 ISBN’s for Combo Packs (text and homework): Hardback: 9780077400200 Loose-leaf: 9780078011719 Financial Calculator—also required. I recommend either the HP 10B or higher. However, if you have the TI 83, 83- Plus, or 84 those will work as well. Other high number TI’s may work (not the 89), please check with me if you are unsure if your calculator will handle all of the calculations that we will need. COURSE OBJECTIVES : This course introduces students to the major considerations in financial decision-making. These considerations are analyzed by exploring the role of financial managers in creating value and maximizing shareholder wealth within the constraints of legal and ethical behavior. Because topics to be covered require knowledge of specialized problem- solving techniques, the development of critical thinking and quantitative and analytical skills is one of the major goals of this course. LEARNING GOALS: The objective of this course is to provide the student with essential financial management skills, including: understanding the role of financial management in value maximization including ethical and legal responsibilities determining a firm’s strengths and weaknesses from the analysis of financial statements identifying a firm’s financial needs and the various financial markets available to meet those needs understanding diversification and the effect of efficient financial markets determining the value of various cash flow streams determining the value of various financial securities determining the cost of funds for existing businesses
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