FINA-4310_001_Spring_20112012 - Advanced Finance FINA...

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Advanced Finance FINA 4310.001 Instructor: Eugene Bland, Ph.D., CFM, CTP, CFA Phone: (361) 825-2829 Email: [email protected] Office: OCNR 326 Office Hours: M 4-7, T 3:50-420, 7-9:30. Times are subject to change. Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged. I will be glad to help as long as I am available. Required Materials: 1. Text: Intermediate Financial Management, Brigham and Daves. 2. Internet Access 3. Financial Calculator (Only the Texas Instrument’s BAII Plus is permitted) Prerequisites: FINA 3320 or equivalent. Course Description: Application of financial management tools, examination and interpretation of financial statements and integration of financial policy and structure on overall management of the enterprise. Prerequisites: FINA 3320 and Junior standing or above. Relationship to Other Coursework: The application of the knowledge accumulated in FINA 3310 to real world financial problems advance the capabilities of students. FINA 4310 is a capstone course integrating the mathematical and analytical tools acquired in other business courses. A team approach to the analysis and proposed solutions is similar to a typical corporate environment. A written analysis and proposed courses of action from each team improve written communication skills and a required presentation to the class also improves oral communication talents. The principles of financial management in a corporate environment form a foundation for concepts in related finance courses including risk management, real estate, and financial markets and institutions. Although a corporate environment is emphasized in the course, basic principles are applicable in partnerships, proprietorships, and estate management. Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Understand the fundament principles of finance in a business environment and the financial goal of corporation. 2. Comprehend the reporting requirement of a corporation both to its stockholder as well as the SEC. 3. Gain the fundamental principles of financial statement analysis from a managerial perspective.
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4. Calculate the present value of cash flows. 5. Calculate the marginal return long term project under consideration. 6. Calculate the marginal cost of capital for long-term projects. Instructional Methodology: Team case analysis, written analysis be each team, presentation of a case to Lecture, class discussion, handouts, question and answer sessions, computer presentations, reading assignments, required homework problems, and videos. Performance Evaluation and Grading: There are Two major examinations, weekly homework assignments, weekly quizzes and an optional comprehensive final examination. The final grade in this course is determined by the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s progress toward the espoused instructional objectives. For this reason, it is not entirely possible to specify grade criteria. However, the following approximate weights and values will be utilized:
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FINA-4310_001_Spring_20112012 - Advanced Finance FINA...

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