470_Syllabus - Spring 2011 FINA 470 FINANCIAL STATEMENT...

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Spring 2011 FINA 470 Tuesday 5:30 -8:15 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS The class will be held in Gambrell Hall room 201. It was changed to the BA building, but was later changed back to Gambrell Hall. Sorry for the confusion. Instructor James M. Austin, CPA Office: BA 476 Phone: 864 313-0821 for emergency only Email jim.austin@moore.sc.edu Office Hrs: Tuesday 3:00 -4:30; and before and after class or by appointment. Class Web Site: http://blackboard.sc.edu Objective This course focuses on the analysis of financial statements for profitability and risk assessment and for firm and segment valuation. Cross-listed Course ACCT 470 Prerequisites ACCT 225 and 226 and FINA 363 Financial statement analysis is the application of analytical tools and techniques to general-purpose financial statements and related data to derive a systematic and effective foundation useful in business analysis. The following financial concepts from FINA 363 will be utilized in the course: Time Value of Money Present Value Future Value Annuity Calculations Amortizations Bond Valuations Stock Valuations Weighted Average Cost of Capital Calculations Capital Budgeting Techniques, including NPV, IRR, MIRR, etc. The course material has been deemed by prior students to be complex. It is strongly recommended that you not only attend class but perform the study problems. At the end of most classes a five question test will be given. The primary purpose of the test will be for you to see how much of the material that was covered that day you were able to retain. The tests will be collected so that attendance in the class can be recorded. The actual test scores will be reviewed to assist me in determining the level of 1
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understanding that was obtained for that day. Your specific score will not affect you final grade. The test will also provide you with an idea of the type of material that will be on the three exams. You can expect that at least one of the five questions will be on the next exam. There will be questions on the exams that were not on the quizzes. The exams will be such that section one will be worth 70% of the grade. These questions should not be deemed to be overly complex, but a solid working knowledge will be required. Section two will be worth 20% of the grade and these questions are expected to be more difficult. The final 10% of the test should be considered challenging. A maximum of twenty points is available for the final 10%. Therefore, a student only needs to complete half of the final section to obtain the final 10 points. Although, 110 points are possible, the highest grade will only be 100. These extra ten points provide a cushion for error should the questions be deemed overly complex or unfair. Being able to explain the results of your financial analysis is a key objective.
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470_Syllabus - Spring 2011 FINA 470 FINANCIAL STATEMENT...

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