SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
BUS 350.01 AND 350.04 BUSINESS FINANCE
Dr. Yea-Mow Chen
M: 11:00-13:00, 18:00-19:00 and T: 18:00-19:00
1. Fundamentals of Financial Management
, by Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F.
Houston, Concise 6
Edition, Thomson/South-Western Publishing,
by Brigham, Houston, and Clark.
3. The Wall Street Journal or Business Week.
; 1. Corporate Finance: A Valuation Approach
, by Benninga and Sarig, McGraw-
Hill Companies, Inc. 1997.
. Equity Asset Valuation
by Jerald E. Pinto, Elaine Henry, Thomas R. Robinson, and John D.
Edition, CFA Institute Investment Series, John Wiley Publishing,
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.
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.