bus330 fall 2011(1) (1)

bus330 fall 2011(1) (1) - Fall 2011 Syllabus for BUS330...

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Fall 2011 Syllabus for BUS330 Meeting Time: Tuesday/Thursday 5:20pm-6:40pm Meeting Place: Harriman 108 CRN 95976 Professor: Thomas Tallerico Email: [email protected] Phone 631-513-6070 cell Office Hours: Thursday 6:45 to 7:45pm Harriman Hall Room 301 (Adjunct office) REQUIRED TEXT: Principles of Managerial Finance 13 edition Gitman/Zutter Published by Prentice Hall 2011 ISBN: 0-13-611946-8-6 SOFTWARE: We will use Microsoft Excel and TI BA 2 Financial calculator. We will also use the Zoom car production simulation software. Read about this software at the end of this syllabus. ADDITONAL MATERIAL: Additional readings selected from various financial publications and the Internet will be posted on Blackboard. All assignments and links are posted on Blackboard as well. It is imperative that all students do additional reading outside the classroom. WHY THIS COURSE IS IMPORTANT : Finance is, in a real sense, the cornerstone of the enterprise system, and efficient financial management is vitally important to the economic health of business firms. Students in this required course for the Business program, will develop a basic understanding of finance concepts and their application to business management. The fact that finance is relatively complex, and is undergoing constant change in response to shifts in economic conditions, makes finance stimulating and exciting, but also challenging and sometimes perplexing. This course in finance will help those students with a deeper interest in the field to better understand the role of finance in business and your personal life and the details of how financial management contributes to successful businesses.
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This focus of this course is in the area of Managerial financial. We will show managers how to interface with accounting and finance departments, help them to understand how firms meet their financial objectives utilizing financial decision-making. This course will also explain financial tools and techniques, which can be used to help firms maximize value by improving decisions relating to capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. This course will deal with a number of related topics, including multinational financial management, risk management, mergers and acquisitions. We will also spend time understanding the concepts of personal finance and why it is important to save for retirement as soon as possible. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The main goal of this course is to develop a foundation of financial management concepts. This will enable to the student to understand how corporations make important investment and financing decisions, and how they establish working capital policies. The course also lays a foundation for more complex financial topics that arise in additional elective courses in finance. This course in financial management describes the corporation and its operating environment; it will help any future manager to understand how the finances of a company work, and how they will be interfacing with finance. At
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course BUS 330 taught by Professor Nugent during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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