2504 outline Summer 110

2504 outline Summer 110 - BUSI 2504 Essentials of Business...

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BUSI 2504 Essentials of Business Finance Summer 2011 Class Time Tues, Thurs: 11:35AM-2:25PM Contact Info: Office Office Hours phone e-mail 1713DT Thurs. 10AM-11AM 520-2600, x2038 howard_nemiroff@carleton.ca Precludes additional credit for BUSI 2503 Prerequisites ECON 1000 or ECOR 3800, BUSI 1002 or BUSI 1005 and registration in B.Com., BIB or BA Honours in Economics, or Applied Economics with Concentration in Financial Economics, Engineering, B.C.S. The School of Business enforces all prerequisites. This course is a prerequisite to 1. BUSI 3600 (with a grade of C- or higher) 2. BUSI 4000 (with a grade of C- or higher) 3. BUSI 4609 (with a grade of D- or higher) 4. BUSI 2002 (with a grade of C or higher) 5. BUSI 2505 (with a grade of C or higher) Exam Attendance A student unable to sit for a test, quiz or the final exam because of illness or other circumstances beyond a student’s control may apply to the professor for mid term test and quizzes, and to the Registrar’s Office for the final to write a deferred examination. (Please see section 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 of the Undergraduate Calendar). It should be noted that deferred examinations are not granted to students who make travel plans that conflict with the examination period. Required Text and Materials: Ross, Westerfield, Jordan, and Roberts, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 7 th Canadian edition, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010 and, Texas Instruments BAII Plus calculator 1
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Course Description Business finance is a study of the ways in which the modern corporation manages money (or capital) to create value for the firm. This introductory course in business finance will give you a basic understanding of financial decision-making within a corporation. The basic issues include: corporate sources of funding – long-term and short-term financing, cost of capital, and capital budgeting/corporate investment. To assist you in making proper financial decisions on the above issues, this course will focus on the basic theory of finance such as time value of money, market efficiency, the risk-return relationship, valuation of claims to future cash flows, project selection and quantitative analysis of company performance. Purpose of the Course The primary goal of this course is to provide an integrated overview of the most important issues in business finance from the viewpoint of the corporate manager. It also provides an introduction to, and applications of, the standard techniques in business finance. Finally, it serves as the foundation for other advanced finance courses. Since teamwork is a common phenomenon in modern business organizations, students are also encouraged to work and study in groups throughout the course. On successful completion of this course, students are expected to understand what is driving the basic financial choices in a company. The benefits to the students are that: - they will be able to analyze and select the best financial choices for the company; and - they will learn the principles of finance underlying the financial manager’s role
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