SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Graduate Programs in Finance
Fall Quarter, 2011
FIN MF 820 Financial Policy
Instructor: Dr. Shahriar Khaksari, CFA
The New Corporate Finance: Where Theory Meets Practice
Mcgraw-Hill Series in Advanced Topics in Finance and Accounting
This course is designed to allow students to develop a deep understanding of financial theories, techniques, and models applied to the study of corporate financial decisions. It covers aspects of corporate strategy, industry structure, and the functioning of capital markets.
The course consists of three segments. In the first segment, students do a comprehensive analysis of the assigned cases and prepare a written report that includes identification of major issues, alternative approaches, analysis of each alternative, and a concluding part in which students take a clear cut position in how they would approach the problem as a decision maker and defending their position.
The Case study is done by groups (three to four students per group). The text analysis should not exceed five pages. It should be typed and double-spaced. A lengthy summary of the case is unnecessary and redundant. The space constraint should discipline students to be concise at differentiating major issues from the less important ones. All the tables, graphs and related analysis, which are not counted in the 3-5 pages of text, should be attached to the text and carefully referred to. Any outside material should be footnoted or I will assume it is part of your opinion.
.Active participation in discussion is one of the most important benefits of case analysis, thus everyone should come to classroom well prepared and making contribution to discussion.
The Presenting Group will have to turn in a detailed report on the case study on the day of their