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Finance350.Fall2010.Outline

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Finance 350 – Fall, 2010 San Francisco State University Herb Meiberger, CFA E-mail: [email protected] Fin 350:05 BUS130 Tuesdays &Thursdays 12:35 to 1:50 Fin 350:06 BUS125 Tuesdays &Thursdays 2:10 to 3:25 Office: BUS312 Office hours: Thursdays 4:00 to 6:00 Please e-mail first.      PREREQUISITES: Passing grades in financial and managerial accounting (ACCT 100  & 101), macro- and micro- economics (ECON 100 & 101), business math and statistics  (DS 110 & 212).    TEXT & MATERIALS:    Essentials of Corporate Finance  by Ross & Westerfield, 5 th or   6 th   edition   (ISBN#978-0-07-340513-1).     Aplia   homework   ( ISBN# 9780324590326 ) is required. CALCULATOR: A financial calculator is required.   The HP10BII is the best choice.  Bring your calculator to class, and learn how to use it .    BUY YOUR CALCULATOR  ASAP! COURSE OBJECTIVES:    The   purpose   of   Finance   350   is   to   introduce   you   to  important aspects of financial decision making, including valuation, capital budgeting,  risk and reward, capital markets, stock and bond investments, capital structure theory,  etc.   You will learn the factors that financial managers consider to maximize shareholder  wealth, as well as your own.   CLASS PROCEDURES: Your   individual   study   and   preparation   outside   class   is  extremely important.  The lecture material will focus on the major points introduced in  the text.   Reading the assigned chapters and having familiarity with the topics before  class  will greatly assist your understanding of the lecture.    GRADING : There will be three tests.  The  average of the two highest scores  (45%  each),   Aplia   homework   (10%),   and   class   participation   (positive   or   negative)   will  determine the course grade.   Plusses and minuses will be given.      No make-up takes   will be given     .       No Cheat Sheets     !       If a student uses a ‘cheat sheet’ during the test, s/he   will earn an F for the test.    Students must memorize equations.   Questions on the exams  will be a combination of multiple choice and problems that are similar to the end-of- chapter problems.  Doing these problems is highly recommended for understanding the  materials and doing well on the exams.  Class participation (either positive or negative)  will be considered, and is a minor factor.   An example of positive participation is asking 
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