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Unformatted text preview: Career & Management Studies GENERAL INFORMATION Course Title Course Number Course Pre-requisite(s) Course Co-Requisite(s) Course Schedule Finance 1 M G C R 3 4 1 Course Outline Section 7 5 1 Semester Summer Year 2011 INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION First Name Office Hours Phone Number Stephen (450) 465-0907 Last Name Wong E-mail [email protected] I use myCourses (WebCT) mail to communicate with students COURSE DESCRIPTION An introduction to principles, issues, and institutions of finance. Topics include mathematics of finance, valuations of fixed income instruments and equity, risk and return relationships, capital investments, financial structure, cost of capital and derivatives such as options. COURSE OBJECTIVES This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of corporate finance. we will discuss classic and modern theories of corporate finance and how they can be applied to tackle the problems and issues facing managers today. The course emphasizes the business applications of finance in decision making rather than their mathematical derivation. At the end of this course, you should be able to understand, hopefully,and to speak the language used in corporate finance. McGill University Centre for Continuing Education Career and Management Studies - Page 1 READING MATERIAL Required 1.) Booth L and Cleary S.W; "Introduction to Corporate Finance" 2nd Canadian Edition John Wiley & Sons, 2010 2.) My set of 10 lecture notes available on WebCT Recommended 1.) Berk and DeMarzo "Corporate Finance" Pearson Canada 2010 2.) Ross, Westerfield, Jordan and Roberts " Fundamentals of Corporate Finance" McGraw-Hill 2010 EVALUATION Item Name Mid-Term 1 Due Date 13-Jun-11 Percentage 35 Additional Evaluation Information Mid-Term 2 18-Jul-11 25 Final Exam TBA 40 TOTAL 100% COURSE REQUIREMENTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lecture 10 on derivatives, especially in today's investment context, is very important! It is therefore included in my set of lecture notes. Interested students should read this material on your own but it will not be tested on. McGill University Centre for Continuing Education Career and Management Studies - Page 2 DETAILED COURSE OUTLINE: CLASS 1 DATE 2-May-11 TOPICS Introduction Time Value of Money READINGS AND ACTIVITIES Chapter 1 Lecture 1 Chapter 2 Lecture 2 2 16-May-11 Time Value of Money Chapter 5 Lecture 2 3 23-May-11 Bond Valuations and Interest Rates Chapter 6 Lecture 3 4 30-May-11 Bond Valuations and Interest Rates Stock Valuations Chapter 6 Lecture 3 Chapter 7 Lecture 4 5 4-Jun-11 Stock Valuations NPV and other Investment Decisions Chapter 7 Lecture 4 Chapter 13 Lecture 5 6 6-Jun-11 NPV and other Investment Decisions Review for Mid-Term MAKE-UP CLASS Chapter 13 Lecture 5 7 13-Jun-11 Mid-Term Exam 8 20-Jun-11 Mid-Term Review Capital Budgeting Chapter 14 Lecture 6 9 27-Jun-11 Capital Budgeting Risk Return Relationship & CAPM Chapter 14 Lecture 6 Chapters 8 & 9 Lecture 7 10 4-Jul-11 Risk Return Relationship & CAPM Chapters 8 & 9 Lecture 7 11 11-Jul-11 Cost of Capital Chapter 20 Lecture 8 12 18-Jul-11 Test 13 25-Jul-11 Test Review Financial Leverage Chapter 12 Lecture 9 McGill University Centre for Continuing Education Career and Management Studies - Page 3 RIGHT TO SUBMIT IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH WRITTEN WORK THAT IS TO BE GRADED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GRADING SYSTEM Graduate Level (85-100% Pass (80-84%) (75-79%) (70-74%) (65-69%) In accord with McGill University's charter of students' rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded. In cases where language acquisition is part of the assessment objectives, the work must be submitted in the language evaluated. Grade A AB+ B BC+ C D* Undergraduate Level (85-100% (80-84%) (75-79%) (70-74%) (65-69%) (60-64%) (55-59%) (50-54%) Conditional (0-49%) Failure Pass ASSIGNMENTS PICKUP Marked assignments cannot be picked up from the offices at Continuing Education, therefore if your marked assignments are not available in class before the end of term you must submit a selfaddressed stamped envelope to your instructor or these assignments will not be returned. Remember to keep a photocopy or back-up of your creative work before it is handed in to your instructor. (0-64%) Failure Pass F P EMAIL POLICY * Although D is a passing grade, it will not permit entry into a subsequent course for which it is a prerequisite, nor will it be recognized if the course is a compulsory course in your program. POLICIES ACADEMIC INTEGRITY McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/integrity for more information). E-mail is one of the official means of communication between McGill University and its students. As with all official University communications, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that time-critical e-mail is assessed, read, and acted upon in a timely fashion. If a student chooses to forward University e-mail to another e-mail mailbox, it is that student's responsibility to ensure that alternate account is viable. Please note that to protect the privacy of the students, the University will only reply to the students on their McGill e-mail account. RESOURCES STUDENT SERVICES Various services such as Walksafe, McGill Libraries, the Writing Centre, the bookstore, etc., are available to Continuing Education students (www.mcgill.ca/ conted/studentres/services/). FINAL EXAM POLICY REGULATIONS Students should not make other commitments during the final exam period. Vacation plans do not constitute valid grounds for the deferral or the rescheduling of examinations. See the Centre for Continuing Education Calendar for the regulations governing examinations or go to (www.mcgill.ca/ conted/studentres/records/exams/regulate/). IDENTIFICATION Students are required to present their McGill photo I.D. card for entrance to their examination. EXAM SCHEDULE Examination schedules are posted online approximately 6-8 weeks before the examination period begins (www.mcgill.ca/conted/studentres/ records/exams/cmsexams/). COMPUTER LABS Free access to computer labs are available at 688 Sherbrooke (12th floor), MACES, the McLennan Library and other location on campus. MINERVA AND ONLINE RESOURCES Access your personal student information online with Minerva (www.mcgill.ca/minerva-students). Information regarding online resources such as email, VPN, myCourses (WebCT), etc. can be found at www.mcgill.ca/it. MACES The McGill Association of Continuing Education Students, MACES (www.maces.mcgill.ca), is located at 3437 Peel, 2nd floor, tel. (514) 398-4974. "In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control, the content and/ or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change." McGill University Centre for Continuing Education Career and Management Studies - Page 4 POLICIES APPLYING TO THE PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS QUALITY OF LANGUAGE Because written and verbal expression of ideas is central to the practice of public relations, special attention will be paid to the quality of language in written and oral presentations. Group projects will be graded on writing in addition to the course content, and up to 15% of the grade may be given for quality of writing. The section below sets out standards for good quality language and describes how written and oral presentations will be graded. It will be the norm followed by all instructors in the program. Holistic Evaluation of Writing and Speaking A reflects superior communication skills: the writer/speaker shows an ability to think critically, take a clear position and create a compelling argument with appropriate evidence: fresh, current, and insightful facts and perspective tightly organized, fully developed, properly documented text that meets all the intended audience's needs accurately summarized, analyzed and synthesized research, applied in new contexts to solve new problems easy for readers or listeners to understand, summarize, and remember requires no further editing for correct language or appropriate style. B reflects competent communication skills: the writer or speaker can discuss the material well, establish an argument and provide appropriate evidence, but the text lacks originality (just repeats common knowledge). An assignment that earns a B contains effectively organized material that meets the readers' or listeners' needs; has few if any problems in development and organization, and these are relatively minor; includes documentation that reveals the research conducted; however. citations may contain errors or there may be too many or too few references. The reader may not be able to tell where the writer's ideas and the source's ideas start and end; is easy for readers or listeners to understand, summarize, and remember; may require further editing for minor usage problems (spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, minor grammar errors) or appropriate style. C means that writing and speaking may offer too many obvious, shallow arguments or idea development that requires effort to read and understand: the speaking and writing may contain serious language problems that interfere with meaning, such as run-on sentences, fragments, garbled syntax, missing topic sentences or thesis statements, or weaknesses in development or organization; sufficient minor language errors that comprehension is difficult, although still possible, such as spelling, punctuation, imprecise vocabulary, missing articles, missing capital letters, tense errors, etc. D means that writing and speaking are very difficult to understand because of the number of serious language problems, and/or unclear argument and idea development. Papers that abound with language problems may indicate inexperience in English or difficulty in controlling ideas, a weak grasp of subject matter, or a loss of direction. F may mean that the writer did not do the required work, or engaged in plagiarism, but more often it means the writer's level of English was too weak for the course. WRITING IN ENGLISH It is suggested that students whose English-language writing is weak take courses to improve it before undertaking this course (and other courses in the program). However, if they are proficient in French, they may choose to submit their written assignments in French. ...
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