TEACHING PLAN AND MODULE RESOURCES 2012
1. Teaching plan
This module is an introduction to the financial management of a corporation. The aim is to give you an overview of the major theories, tools and results in corporate finance. The primary goal of this module is to impart the knowledge to allow you to intelligently solve practical business problems. To achieve this goal, it is crucial that you have a sound understanding of finance theory. As such, the module will be theoretical in nature, often requiring rigorous quantitative analysis.
The following is the outline of the lecture time devoted to different topics:
|Week |Topic |Chapter |Cases | |1 |Introduction to Corporate Finance |Ch1 | | |2 |Discounted Cash Flow Valuation |Ch4 |Case 1: Tongda | |3 |Financial Statements Analysis |Ch2&3 |Case 2: Harry Patterson | |4 |NPV and Other Investment Rules |Ch7 |Case 3: P&G | |5 |Making Capital Investment Decisions |Ch8 |Case 4: Baldwin company | | | | |Exercise: Case 5 BCG Part 1 | |6 |Risk Analysis |Ch9 | | |7-10 |Trade Fair | | | |11 |Interest Rates and Bond Valuation |Ch5 | | |12 |Stock Valuation |Ch6, 10&11 |Case 6 | |13 |Risk, Cost of Capital, and Capital Budgeting |Ch12 |Case 7: Coleman | | | | |Exercise: Case 5 BCG Part 2 | |14 |Leverage |Ch13 & Handout |Exercise: Leverage | |15 |Capital Structure |Ch14 & Handout |Case 8: Campus Deli Inc | |16 | Limits to the Use of Debt & Optimal Capital |Ch15 & Handout | | | |Structure | | |
This schedule is tentative and may be subject to minor amendment. Only chapters that have been covered in class are relevant for the tests.
To complete the module successfully, attendance is required at all classes. Students are also expected to undertake required background reading and actively participate in class discussion.
2. Module Tutors
Assessment for the module will be as follows:
Class participation 10%
Individual Assignments （5） 20%
Group Assignments （4） 20%
Final Exam 50%
4. Module Resources
4.1 Required Textbook:
Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe. Corporate finance : Core Principles and Applications. (中国人民大学出版社) 4.2 References
1. Brigham, Eugene F. & J. F. Houston. Fundamentals of Financial Management. 10th ed.（高教出版社修改版） 2. Brigham, Eugene F. & J. F. Houston. Fundamentals of Financial Management. Concise 3th ed.（东北财大出版社中文版） 3. Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe. Corporate Finance. 6th ed.（机械工业出版社中文版） 4. Ross,...