Winter 2012 BM 301 syllabus 111221

Winter 2012 BM 301 syllabus 111221 - Marriott School...

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Marriott School Brigham Young University Department of Business Management Financial Management (BusM 301–01/02) Winter 2011 Section 1 Time: MW 11:00–12:15 Room: 151 TNRB Section 2 Time: MW 12:30–1:45 Room: 151 TNRB Instructor: Jim Brau, PhD, CFA Email: [email protected] Office: 610 TNRB Home Page: Cell Phone: 801.318.7919 Office Hours: By appointment Prerequisites: Management Core I (Econ, Accounting, Stats). Each year I am asked by students if it is OK to take this class without the prerequisites. I leave the decision to the student. If you feel comfortable in your ability to complete the coursework without the prerequisite classes, then you may stay in the class. Please realize, you will have to work harder than classmates who have had these classes and your grade may reflect not having the foundational material. Materials: 1. Packet: Principles of Finance: Intuition and Analysis , 5th Ed., by Brau and Holmes, © 2010. Packet will be available in BYU Bookstore at least two weeks prior to class start. It is not recommended to use old versions of the packet, as we update the packet each semester. 2. C alculator : You will need a calculator that can compute time value of money (should have PV, FV, I/Y, N, and PMT capability) and uneven cash flows (should have NPV and IRR capability). If you have a TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84, TI-89, or HP-48G, TI-BA-II+, HP-10BII, or HP-12C your calculator already has these functions or you can download them from the web or program them. If you do not have a calculator that can do these functions, you need to purchase a financial/business calculator. The text we use has key strokes for the TI-83/+, TI-BA-II+, and the HP-10BII. If you need to buy a calculator, I recommend the TI-BA II+ as this is the best one for the CFA exam in my opinion (and one of the cheapest options). I will use a TI-83+ and a TI-BA II+ in my class demonstrations . You may not use your iPhones, Blackberries, Laptops, or other similar electronic device on exams. Learning Objectives: The objective of this class is to help you develop an understanding of the role of finance within the firm. The major theme of the class is that basic financial principles, correctly applied, can enhance the value of your career and your personal life. We will devote several days to the application of finance principles to the personal financial planning problem. The Marriott School has articulated the following six learning objectives: 1. Learning to work in groups and being part of an effective team 2. Being able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 3. Developing a sense of ethical values that translate into the business community 4. Becoming proficient in the subject matter of the degree 5. Developing the ability to use technology efficiently 6. Being able to participate effectively in a global environment This course focuses primarily on the fourth—subject matter excellence. Students will learn to apply financial management models from the viewpoint of the business manager. Specifically, students will
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course FINANCE 301 taught by Professor Jimbrau during the Winter '12 term at BYU.

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