This course provides a systematic treatment of the fundamentals of the theory and practice of Finance. The course will consist of lectures, case studies, and reviews of homework. It is designed to provide students with a broad, systematic view of finance in the corporate context. By the end of the class, successful students will be able to analyze firm performance, value financial assets, determine the cost of capital, evaluate capital structure and dividend policies, and know the basics of raising capital in order to make informed investment and financing decisions. Topic areas will include financial performance measurement, valuation, capital budgeting, capital market theory, basics of investments, cost of capital, raising capital, and capital structure and dividends.
Instructor: Daniel McConaughy Office: JH4103 Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00-6:30 PM and by appointment Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.csun.edu/fin/mcconaughy.html Required textbook: Essentials of Corporate Finance, 6th edition Required Calculator: Hewlett Packard HP10B / HP10BII Grading: 3 Midterms Final
No makeups. I will drop the lowest midterm grade. The final is cumulative. Letter grades will include +/- grades. **The Finance Department-mandated grading curve is no more than 20% A’s, and no more than 50% A’s and B’s. **
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Fin. 303 Spring 2013 Schedule
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Revised January 20, 2013 Textbook Date Chapters Topics
23-Jan 1 Introduction 2 Review of financial statements 30-Jan 3 Analysis of financial statements 6-Feb 4 Introduction to the Time Value of Money 13-Feb Test via Moodle Chapters 2-4 20-Feb Midterm 1 27-Feb 5 Discounted Cash Flow Valuation 6 Bonds and Bond Valuation 6-Mar 13-Mar 7 Stocks and Stock Valuation Test via