Course Outline –Spring Semester, 2011
TTH 8:00-9:30; 9:30-11:00 – UTC 1.104 (Unique #03190, #03195)
TTH 12:30-2:00 – GSB 3.106 (Unique #03200)
Office Hours: TTH 11:00 – 12:15; 2:00-3:00 Professor: Jim Nolen & by appointment Office: GSB 4.126G Phone: 471-5798, Fax 471-5073
TAs – Devang Gardi (8:00); Vivek Ponnada (9:30) Peter Song (12 :30) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours – By Appointment Course Material Posted on Blackboard
Required Course Material
The Finance 394.4 Small Business Finance course packet can be purchased at Speedway Printing in Dobie Mall at 21st and Guadalupe. Due to royalties for the cases, the course packet is expensive and the copy shop does not accept returns. Make sure you intend to stay in the class before you purchase the course packet.
Optional Reference Textbooks
1. Valuing A Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies by Shannon Pratt, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill
2. Your BA 385T core class textbook, such as Corporate Finance, 8th or 9th Edition by Ross, Westerfield, and Jaffe (McGraw-Hill Irwin); or Fundamentals of Corporate Finance or Principles of Corporate Finance by Brealey & Meyers.
3. Adelman, Philip J. and Marks, Alan M., Entrepreneurial Finance – Finance for Small Business, Second Edition, Prentice Hall.
This course is part of the Entrepreneurship specialization that includes Opportunity Identification, Gathering Resources & Launch, Entrepreneurial Growth, Financial Management of the Small Firm (formerly called Entrepreneurial Finance, Harvest and Negotiations) and the capstone course, Entrepreneurial Management. This class is quite quantitative and a solid finance/accounting background is helpful. Fin 286 Valuation is a prerequisite to the course. If you do not have a strong finance/accounting background, make sure you get in a study group with someone who does have this strong