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Finance 5613 Fall 2002
Dr. Robert P. Yuyuenyongwatana


Contact:Room 309, Department of Business
Phone: 581-2213
Home Page:
Hours: M-Th 9 - 10:50 a.m., Th 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Or by appointment


The course covers financial decision theories and applications, asset valuation, capital budgeting techniques, capital structure, leasing, working capital management, and multinational financial management. Case-problem approach is emphasized. The emphases are to:

1.Gain a good understanding of finance theory and practice as applicable to corporate financial management;

2.Learn analytical tools useful for corporate decision making;

3.Apply the theoretical principles of finance to corporate decision making relating to valuation, investment, dividends, and working capital management; and

4.Develop skills in the analysis of real life finance problems and evaluate alternate approaches to their solutions.

Required Text and Cases:

Financial Management: Theory and Practice, 10th Edition
by Brigham and Ehrhardt (South-Western), 2002.

Study Guide to accompany the Financial Management: Theory and Practice.

Harvard Business School Case - Sears, Roebuck and Co. vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Case # 9-101-011, 2002; Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA 02163.

Harvard Business School Case - Whirlpool Europe - Case # 9-202-017, 2001; Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA 02163.

A financial calculator. Texas Instrument=s BA II Plus is recommended.

Recommended: The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and BusinessWeek

Prerequisite:Finance 3603 or Finance 5053 WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS!

Grading:Midterm100 points
Final100 points
Case Report100 points
Class Participation and Case Discussion100 points
Total400 points

A: 360 - 400 points, B: 320 - 359 points, C: 280 - 319 points, D: 279 and below

Class Policy:

There will absolutely be no make-up exams. BE SURE you are adequately prepared for each class session. In addition to assigned readings of the chapters, you are expected to do work on a number of numerical problems, exercises from the text and the Study Guide, and other assigned problems, You should check the website for additional materials pertaining to the lectures (see Internet Access). Class attendance and participation are required and will be graded accordingly. Please be forewarned that any form of cheating will result in an immediate F for the course along with possible severe disciplinary actions taken by the College.

The Cases:Two cases are included in the assignments. The cases provide practical learning experience and will help you to apply lessons learned during the course. Every student is expected to participate actively in the case discussions. A number of questions relating to each case is provided (see Questions Accompanying Cases). The questions help to highlight the main issues involved in each case. Your preparation for the case should include the appropriate financial analysis and computations.

Each student is required to turn in a written report of any ONE of the two cases. The report includes a full analysis of the questions/issues involved and recommendations for the appropriate actions required to solve the problems faced by the company. All written report must be neatly typed and it should include all necessary spreadsheets and appendices. I will grade the case based on content and appearance. The report is due on the last day of class (Sunday, 11/24/2002).

Internet Access
You will be able to download certain information directly to your computer at home or work. I will provide you with the login id and password. Unless you access the webpage from several computer labs on campus, you need an internet service provider (ISP) to access the web page. My home page is:...
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