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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE Spring 2009 Course Code Fin 433 (17791) Professor : Mehmet Akbulut Office : SGMH-5194 Phone : 714-278-8259 Class time : MW 1.00-2:15pm in LH-308 Office Hrs : MW 11:50am-12:50pm or by appointment Email : [email protected] Course Prerequisites: The prerequisites for this class are Finance 320 and classified CBE status . If you have not successfully completed the prerequisites or are not of appropriate status, you are unqualified for this class. If you are unqualified, you must drop this class immediately, following the usual procedure. This will allow a qualified student to enroll. All classes are subject to administrative audit at any time during the semester . Any student found to be unqualified will be administratively dropped from this class. Required Materials: 1. Case Studies in Finance: Managing for Corporate Value Creation, Fifth Edition, 2007 (McGrawHill Irwin, by Robert F. Bruner ( 2. Selected cases from Harvard Business School Publishing and the Asia Case Research Center (purchase from ) References 1. Analysis for Financial Management , 7e, 2004 (McGrawHill Irwin), by Robert C. Higgins (recommended as a companion text) 2. Valuation: The Art & Science of Corporate Investment Decisions, 2008 (Pearson/Addison Wesley), by Titman and Martin 3. Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies , 2005 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), by Koller, Goedhart, and Wessels 4. Corporate Valuation: A Guide for Managers and Investors, 2004 (Thomson South-Western), by Daves, Ehrhardt and Shrieves 5. Any Financial Management text used in your Finance course. 6. Assigned readings, class handouts and briefings available on my course website.
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Course Objectives: The primary objective of the course is to train students in analyzing and solving real life financial problems that they are likely to encounter as corporate managers, decision-makers and investors. The main focus will be to teach the students how they can use the financial analysis techniques that they have acquired in prior finance classes in evaluating a firm's investment and financing decisions. This will be done through the analysis and discussion of real-life financial cases . At the end of the course, the students will be able to identify the value-creating strategies available to a firm and suggest an appropriate course of action to maximize firm value. Course Structure and Classroom Procedures: This is a CASE course, meaning that we will examine, analyze and discuss real-life cases in class. It is an interactive learning experience based on class discussion, DO NOT expect to sit silently and listen to a lecture for the entire class duration without contributing to the discussion. In fact, in order to discourage such behavior, I will be randomly asking different students each class to provide a brief overview of the case and to start the discussion. In order to receive the maximum benefits from this class, you will have to come prepared to every class by reading the case and thinking about the questions posed in the case. The instructors role in this class is mostly laying the
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