Syllabus FINA 3000 2009

Syllabus FINA 3000 2009 - SYLLABUS FALL 2009 The course...

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SYLLABUS FALL 2009 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 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, 11:00 to 12:15, North PJ Auditorium, call number 23-066 T TH, 12:30 to 1:45, North PJ Auditorium, call number 43-067 T TH, 3:30 to 4:45, Brooks 145, call number 53-062 Teaching Assistants: Lei Gao, James Johnson, Antonio Varela. Contact TAs first with content questions. TA Emails: [email protected] TA Office Hours: Office hours will be held in Brooks 289C. Mondays Lei 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays Antonio 9:30 a.m., James 1:30 p.m. My Office: Brooks 440 My E-mail: [email protected] My Telephone: 706-542-3656 My Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 to 3:00, and also by appointment Required Textbooks: Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance , Ninth Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-338239-5 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. Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to regularly read a business periodical, I recommend The Wall Street Journal . Required Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus (Standard or Professional models) financial calculator. Programmable calculators are not allowed. Evaluation: The course grade will be determined by three examinations and homework assigned the following weights: Homework 10% Midterm One 28% All sections, Wednesday September 23 rd , 7 to 9:15 p.m. Rooms to be announced Midterm Two 28% All sections, Wednesday October 28 th , 7 to 9:15 p.m. Rooms to be announced Final Exam 34% Section 11:00, Friday December 11 th , 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Section 12:30, Tuesday December 15 th , 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Section 3:30, Tuesday December 15 th , 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Final exams are held in the classrooms where you attend lecture You must take your final exam with the section for which you are registered
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Final: Since many of the ideas we are going to cover build on one another the final will be cumulative. Homework: For each chapter you will be assigned a problem for which you must write up a similar yet materially different problem. You will also provide the written solutions to the problem. These questions and solutions will be posted for all students to see. The posting will not contain any information that will allow students to be individually identified. You will be assigned one point for each submission that survives the semester. There will
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