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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY BUS 350.01 AND 350.04 BUSINESS FINANCE SPRING 2011 Instructor : Dr. Yea-Mow Chen Office Hours : M: 11:00-13:00, 18:00-19:00 and T: 18:00-19:00 Office : Science 371 Phone: 405-3748 E-mail: [email protected] Required Texts : 1. Fundamentals of Financial Management , by Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F. Houston, Concise 6 th Edition, Thomson/South-Western Publishing, 2009. 2. Blueprints by Brigham, Houston, and Clark. 3. The Wall Street Journal or Business Week. Supplementary Reading ; 1. Corporate Finance: A Valuation Approach , by Benninga and Sarig, McGraw- Hill Companies, Inc. 1997. 2 . Equity Asset Valuation by Jerald E. Pinto, Elaine Henry, Thomas R. Robinson, and John D. Stowe, 2 nd Edition, CFA Institute Investment Series, John Wiley Publishing, 2010. Prerequisites : Grade of C- or better in Accounting 101, Economics 101, Decision Science 110, and 212; ISYS 263 or pass computer information systems proficiency test Method of Instruction : Primarily lecture and problem solving. Lecture notes will be posted on iLearn on a regular basis and will be followed closed for lectures. You are required to download the slides and go over them before coming to each of the classes. Course Objective : The objective of the course is to introduce students to the various elements of financial decision making in an uncertain financial environment. Topics on two major corporate financial decisions: Corporate Financing and Corporate Investing are covered. These include long- and short-term financing decisions (topics include working capital management, issuance and valuation of securities, cost of capital, and capital structure) and investment decisions (topics include valuation of securities, and capital budgeting). Risk Management (which is the third important topic for corporate financial management) are integrated into various financing and investing decisions. In the process of studying financial decision making students are exposed to useful analytical techniques including financial ratio analysis, compounding and discounting, business valuation, security pricing, and capital budgeting. Homework
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