FINA 4080-002 (Spring 2012)
Intermediate Financial Management
MW 5:45-7:00 PM, ST 1140
College of Business and Innovation
Department of Finance
Stranahan Hall-South Room 2039
MW 5:00PM – 5:30 PM, or by appointment.
Finance Department 419.530.2436
During office hours
(Do not leave voicemail)
(Best method of communication)
: You must have successfully completed [C or better] BUAD3040.
course assumes you have a good understanding of the basics of corporate finance (as well as
accounting, math, and spreadsheet fundamentals from earlier courses) as this course will reinforce
and broaden your knowledge of how financial decisions should be made.
It is also assumed that
students can readily utilize a financial calculator for time value of money concepts and
Intermediate Financial Management is meant to expand the material coverage from the basic
3040 course, by introducing new corporate finance topics as well as covering previous 3040
material in more depth. Topics include cost of capital, capital structure, capital budgeting, leasing,
financial planning, cash budgeting, financial statement and current asset analyses. Excel
assignments will also be incorporated, as well as writing business reports.
By the end of this class, you should understand and be able to discuss:
How short and long-term financial decisions can impact the firm’s financial statements and
Financial forecasting techniques and pro forma financial statements.
Project cash flow analysis, the cost of capital, and capital budgeting techniques.
The importance of current asset management, including cash budgeting, to the operation of
small and mid-sized firms.
Why leases are so important and commonly used by businesses today.
Financial Management, Brigham & Daves, 10th. Edition, South-Western Cengage Learning.
A calculator that allows individual cash flow entries (CF button) [I will be using a Texas
Instruments BAII Plus calculator for all class demonstrations.] Cell phones, tablet computers,
laptop computers, or any other electronic devices are prohibited).