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    An introduction to Corporate  Finance Firm types Cash flow Timing
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Why is cash flow important? Many firms get too big, too fast Could lead to going out of business or  having to sell at unfavorable terms Cash flow needs to be carefully  analyzed continuously in order for firms  to remain healthy More on cash flow later
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Before we go into cash flow  more Some administrative  issues Some Friday  sections missing a  TA Potential crashers Switching sections A minute or two to  address cheating Introducing the first  “unit” of the class Each unit covers 3-5  lectures
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Some Friday sections missing  a TA One of the TAs misunderstood that  there was supposed to be section last  Friday Please be aware that your TA will be in  section this Friday if you did not have  one there last week
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Potential crashers If you were not here during the last  lecture, please talk to me after class You will have a lower priority to enter the  class than those who attended the last  lecture More information to all potential  crashers after the lecture
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Switching sections I am working with the undergraduate office to  try to accommodate as many section  switches as possible If you would like to switch sections, you need  to stay after the lecture for more details Please note that if you are currently enrolled in an  unpopular time, you will likely not be able to switch  sections unless you can verify that you are  graduating before this class is offered again
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A minute or two to address  cheating Cheating will not be tolerated at ANY time If you are suspected of cheating on any test,  you should assume that it will be reported as  a case of academic misconduct Some of you may take tests in another room  so that you will be spread out more Details will be given in lecture and/or  GauchoSpace if there is more than one test room
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How are we going to cover  Corporate Finance There are four “units” to this course Each unit will consist of three to five  lectures The first three units consist of the core  of Corporate Finance The final unit and 134B cover other  topics, or core topics in more detail
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Unit 1 Introduction;  valuation tools  under certainty  Note that we are in a  world without risk in  Unit 1 Uncertainty will be  introduced in Unit 2 Today An introduction Firm types Cash flow Timing of cash flows Next 2-3 lectures Chapter 4 Probably the most  important chapter in  this course
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An introduction Types of firms
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ECON 134a taught by Professor Lim during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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