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BMGT443 Syllabus Fall 2011

BMGT443 Syllabus Fall 2011 - Applied Equity Analysis and...

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Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management - MGMT 443 MW 11:00 – 12:15pm MW 2:00-3:15pm MW 3:30-4:45pm Instructor: Joseph Perfetti Fall 2011 E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: 240.994.6433 Classroom: VMH 3505 Office: 4452 Van Munching Hall Office Hours: 12:30 – 1:45 MW Course Objective: The objective of this course is to teach students about: 1) the analysis and valuation of equity securities; and 2) the structure and function of the equity markets. Students will learn to analyze equity securities using the basic EIC (Economy/Industry/Company) framework used in the financial industry, paying special attention to financial statement analysis. Students also will learn the primary valuation techniques used to estimate market values for equity securities. Additionally, students will learn about the equity markets by studying current and expected changes in market structure and function, and by studying alternative methods of making equity investments. The analytical framework and valuation techniques, as well as the practical market information students learn in this class will be useful for careers in corporate finance, asset management, research, sales, trading, financial market regulation or financial journalism. Textbook and Supplemental Materials: Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 5th Edition: University Edition. Koller, Goedhart, Wessels. Wiley Press ISBN 978-0-4-7042470-4 Additional reading links and case studies will be posted on the course website in Blackboard. The group simulation exercise will require an account by one group member at www.stocktrak.com . To register, go to the following link: http://www.stocktrak.com/public/members/registrationstudents.aspx?p=UMD- BMGT443-Fall2011 The cost is $28.95 per team. Project Groups : You will need to form groups of 5-6 people to work on the simulation and case valuation exercises. You also may want to use these groups as you prepare for classes. Group work will receive a grade for the entire group. Project group grades will include a peer review component. A significant portion of your overall grade will be determined based on your performance in these group projects.
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Current Events: Students will be expected to read the wsj.com and Bloomberg.com every day before class and will be encouraged to check the markets periodically using the internet. You will also need to follow my twitter account: joeperfetti for additional links to news items of interest. At the beginning of each class we will talk about the markets. Discussion will be
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