BUSI408 Syllabus

BUSI408 Syllabus - Syllabus for BUSI408: INTRO to CORPORATE...

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Syllabus for BUSI408: INTRO to CORPORATE FINANCE – Spring 2012 Professor: Chip Snively (Mod III) / Jesse Blocher (Mod IV) Office: MB 4123 Office Hours: By Appointment Only Office Phone: (919) 962-4514 E-mail Address: chip_snively@unc.edu / Jesse_Blocher@unc.edu Class Times: Section #6643: TR 9:30a - 10:45a; MB3350 Section #6644: TR 11:00a – 12:15p; MB3350 Section #6645: TR 2:00p – 3:15p; MB3050 Section #6646: TR 3:30p – 4:45p; MB3050 COURSE DESCRIPTION The course is segmented into modules that highlight the primary decision making areas faced by a senior financial officer. The course involves both domestic and international situations. An integral part of the course is the integration and application of frameworks developed in your perquisite business courses, as well as others in your Core curriculum. The major topics are as follows: 1. Assessing, planning and managing financial performance. 2. Understanding financial markets, securities and options for raising capital and determining and optimal capital structure. 3. Minimizing the cost of capital and setting financial goals and targets. 4. Valuation of long-term investments and businesses Throughout the course, the task of assessing and controlling risks will be a recurring topic. TEXTBOOK Corporate Finance, 9e by Ross, Westerfield, & Jaffe Print Options: Buy new (~$170), used (~$100) on web, or by custom ($80) in print E-Reader Option: Thuze e-reader (free; go to www.thuzelearning.com for registration, and pamela.fox@bridgepointeducation.com for more information) Additional Readings - Highly Recommended Various articles and investment literature will be posted to the BUSI408 Course Portal to supplement the course topics. These are required readings and will be key learning tools throughout the semester. Regular reading of WSJ, Barron’s , Fortune, and The Economist, and regular watching of CNBC , FNN or MSNBC will be necessary to get the full benefit of the class. Classroom time will be allocated for open discussion on how the course material applies to current world-wide events. Books (should be on every Finance majors shelf): o Liars Poker, Michael Lewis o Capital Ideas, Peter L. Bernstein o A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Burton Malkiel OTHER RESOURCES Your book references many websites throughout the chapters that are useful in looking up financial information. We will review several resource areas, but it’s your responsibility to get familiar with these and other financial sites like Google Finance, MSN Finance, Yahoo Finance. The UNC physical and online library also has a wealth of resources available (Investext, Institutional Investor, CFO Magazine, S&P, etc). Get familiar with it: http://www.lib.unc.edu/
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