FIN 357 Syllabus

FIN 357 Syllabus - FIN 357: Business Finance Fall 2011 TTH...

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FIN 357: Business Finance – Fall 2011 TTH 2:00 3:30 p.m. (#03430) UTC 1.132 TTH 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (#03435) UTC 1.132 Course Information Instructor Information Instructor: William J. Way Office Hrs: MW 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Office: GSB 5.176F TTH 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. or by appt. Prereq: ACC 312, STA 309, ECO 304K Phone: 471-8169 & 304L, and *BA 324 E-mail: [email protected] TA: TBA I. Introduction This course entails a study of the financial operations of a business firm. The goal of the firm and its financial managers is to maximize shareholder value through a combination of investing, financing, and working capital decisions. Major topics include: (a) the financial environment of the firm, (b) the time value of money, (c) bond and stock valuation, (d) capital budgeting, (e) risk and return, and (f) capital structure theory. FIN 357 provides a balanced coverage of the quantitative and qualitative aspects of financial management; hence, it should benefit students in all business disciplines. II. Goals Through a combination of readings, lectures, class discussions, and recommended problems, students should: (a) gain an awareness of the investing and financing alternatives available to the firm, (b) develop a knowledge of cash flow valuation and analysis, (c) achieve an understanding of the role of the financial manager in making decisions that maximize the value of the firm, and (d) appreciate the importance of the risk-return tradeoff, portfolio theory, and efficient capital markets in financial decision making. III. Course Materials Required: 1. Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications (3e) . Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe, and Jordan. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2011. 2. A financial calculator Recommended: 1. Access to current financial publications such as Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, or Financial Times. IV. Examinations There will be two in-class examinations and a Final Exam. A uniform Final Exam will be scheduled at a location and time specified by the University. Exam 1 will cover Chapters 1 4, and 18 Exam 2 will cover Chapters 5 9 The Final Exam will cover Chapters 10 15 1
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V. Examination Policies Examination Times: You must attend the examinations at the time scheduled for your particular course section. If you have a potential conflict with an exam, contact me as soon as possible and no later than two weeks prior to the exam. Written documentation of any conflict must be submitted to me and include your name, course section, and UT EID. Absences due to illness must be documented by a doctor’s excuse indicating that you were too ill to take the exam. Students who miss an examination without a valid reason will receive a grade of zero for the exam. Students who miss an exam for a valid reason will have the points for the missed exam added to their final exam. I reserve the right to give a different final exam to these students. Examination Materials:
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