Finance Syllabus

Finance Syllabus - SYLLABUS Spring 2010 Step 1 Read this...

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SYLLABUS Spring 2010 Step 1: Read this document in its entirety very carefully—you will be tested on it. Step 2: Watch the eLearning Commons (eLC) course calendar. It will always keep you up to date for the next lecture and other upcoming course obligations. Step 3: Regularly check the eLC mainpage for course announcements. Step 4: Check your eLC email for updates and information daily. The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary. Financial Management, FINA 3000 Mark J. Laplante, Ph.D. This FINA3000 course is an intellectual competition between students. All grades are determined competitively so it is essential that all students understand the rules of the game. This syllabus makes explicit all of the policies of this course and it is your responsibility to be completely familiar with all of them. The policies of this course are designed with one paramount goal in mind—to maintain an absolutely fair competitive environment. All rules contained herein will be applied to all students equally and without exception. Course Description: The basic concepts and analytical tools of finance in both corporate finance and investments. Topics include risk and return, financial institutions, efficient markets, valuation theory, capital budgeting, portfolio theory, and the cost of capital. Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 “Principles of Accounting I” and either MIST 2090 “Introduction to Information Systems in Business” or CSCI 1100-1100L “Introduction to Personal Computing” Course Objectives: The goal is for finance majors to have a strong foundation for their major courses, and for non-finance majors, the goal is to develop a set of finance tools that will be useful in future employment and daily life. Lecture: T TH, 9:30 to 10:45, MLC 101, call number 30-032 T TH, 11:00 to 12:15, MLC 101, call number 50-047 T TH, 2:00 to 3:15, South PJ Auditorium, call number 60-056 Course Email: [email protected], email sent anywhere else will be ignored. You will receive email via eLC but do not use eLC to send email—it is automatically deleted. You will receive a reply to your email within one business day. Do not expect a reply on Saturdays or Sundays. Teaching Assistants: Lei Gao, James Johnson, and Antonio Varela. TA Office Hours: Office hours will be held in Brooks 289C. Watch the eLC Calendar Mark's Office: Brooks 440 Mark's Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 to 4:15, and also by appointment Required Textbooks: Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance , Ninth Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-338239-5 You are not to use any other edition. Your homework depends on using this edition. Optional Materials: “Student Problem Manual for use with Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan,” prepared by Thomas Eyssell, for previous editions are on reserve at the library.
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