Managerial Finance I
Managerial Finance I FIN 3150
Dixie State College
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Dixie State College U dvarH azy School of Business FIN4150 Managerial Finance II Instructor Kyle S Wells PhD Phone 6527833 Of ce UdvarHazy 343 Email kwellsdixieedu Of ce hours MTWRF 11001200 AM Class Schedule TR 730850 Pre Requisites FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I Required Materials 1 Scott Besley and Eugene F Brigham 2008 Essentials ofManagerial Finance 14 h edition 2 Case packet 7 we ll discuss this in class 3 A nancial calculator see below Overview The course is designed to expand upon those concepts gained in FIN 3150 Managerial Finance I This course is a hybrid of a lecture and case study course The case study method is designed to apply a broad set of decision making tools to a potentially real situation It was originally developed at the Harvard Business School and is used extensively in MBA and graduate business programs across the country This is a depth course aimed at delving deeper into the nancial decisionmaking and nancial management of public and private rms The course is intended to stimulate the interest in the eld of nance as an area of further study and as an area of practice for a lifelong career The ultimate goal is to develop critical thinking so as to evaluate dispassionately the merits and demerits of different policies and projects and of techniques of nancial management This analytical ability can be developed by solving and discussing problems I recommend that you regularly read the Wall Street Journal or similar publication to increase your understanding of business and nance Please feel free to ask any questions you have related to this reading Course Objective Further understand the nancial environment Analyze and compare costs of capital Create and evaluate pro forma statements of income and expenses Analyze and compare alternative dividend policies Expand knowledge of alternative valuation techniques Expand knowledge of capital structure and its effects on value Expand knowledge of alternative longterm nancing sources debt equity leasing etc Learn tools to manage working capital WSQM P N FIN4150 Attendance The success of this course depends on class participation You are not required to attend every class however excessive absences may be detrimental to your nal grade You are responsible for all material presented in class regardless if you were present or not This includes instructions on assignment format and tumin procedures If you miss class I will be glad to tell you what material you may have missed but I will not reteach it Cases and Readings Selected cases have been taken from Case Studies in Finance Managing for Corporate Value Creation Fifth edition by Robert F Bruner In addition some cases will be borrowed from cases written by Ron Lease All cases used in this class are copyrighted The Bruner cases may be purchased I have permission to use selective material produced by Ron Lease which will be available on WebCT Cases are designed to enable a student to integrate nancial theory into real world situations These situations are often distinctly different from textbook examples A primary difference is that in the case study method information given may be incomplete and some of the specifics may not apply It is the job of the student to differentiate summarize analyze and make assumptions where no information is given The following outline is a good way to approach the case study method Read the case in its entirety Read it again noting details and developing your awareness of situational details Define the problem Prepare the quantitative analysis addressing the problem typically in a spreadsheet format Take a position prior to class discussion and defend that position 959 Your case study grade will be largely determined from participation Students from the class will be chosen randomly and coldcalled during the case discussion It is in your best interest to prepare each case prior to attending class Participation credit is awarded to those students able to answer questions from the case Some cases require you to writeup your position supported by analysis When a written deliverable is required I will announce it in class and give you ample time to prepare Homework Select endofchapter homework will be assigned from the text to enhance your mastery of the materials The problems will be collected and graded on a completion basis only They are primarily for your benefit and help you prepare for class and exams Solutions will be made available once you have had a chance to work the problems We will also devote a portion of class time to a review of this material FIN4150 Examinations There will be two closedbook exams You may use a calculator during these exams Additional materials such a student produced 5quot x 8quot note card may also be used Full credit will be awarded for all correct answers and partial credit will be awarded as deemed appropriate by your instructor Course Grade Computation Your course grade is based on a point system The point allocation for exams and homework is Points Points Grade Participation 25 gt93 A Homework 10 90 to 929 A Problems 87 to 899 B Case Study 30 83 to 869 B Reports 80 to 829 B Test 1 20 77 to 799 C Test 2 20 73 to 769 C Total Possible 105100 70 t0 729 C lt70 D Financial Calculator A nancial calculator is essential in this class and in all advanced nance classes I do not recommend any speci c model or brand however a scienti c calculator does not have the necessary functions for this course I can provide general assistance but I do not know all functions on all calculators You are responsible to learn the functions on your own calculator How to do well in this course Come to class Participate in class discussions Take notes Get to know others in the class Prepare prior to coming to class Preparation is crucial Do all the assigned readings homework assignments and suggested study problems and questions Stay current It is important that you review class notes on a routine basis in order to identify things you don t understand or may need help with I recommend that you review your class notes at least once a week Don t wait until the weekend prior to a test That s not the best time to realize that you don t understand something Come in during of ce hours or make an appointment to meet at our of ces whenever you re having dif culty or have questions you would like to discuss outside of class Form or join and participate in a study group Scholastic Behavior All students are expected to uphold standards of academic honesty Failure to uphold school policies relating to behavior plagiarism cheating etc may result in failure of andor expulsion from the class FIN4150 Approximate Schedule Week Class Discussion Discuss39bn writequotp 1 IP 1016 Star River IP 1129 Nike Inc Wm Wrigley IP1716 P182 IP1413 Chapter 13 Dividend Policy Gainesboro Gainesboro Machine Case Machine Americans with Disability Act Dixie State College and the UdvarHazy School of Business seek to provide equal access to its programs services and activities to people with disabilities If you will need accommodations in this class reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the instructor and to the Disability Resource Center amp0 room 201 6527516 to make arrangements for accommodations All written information in this course can be made available in an alternative format with prior noti cation to the Disability Resource Center FIN4150 The Northwestern Mutual Investment Challenge As an ancillary to this course you may participate in an online investment game The rules of the game will be discussed in class and are presented on the website You are not required to play you will not be penalized for not participating and grade points are not awarded to those choosing to participate At the end if the semester those who accumulated the highest returns will be rewarded by Northwestern Mutual Insurance The number of winners and the size of the reward are determined solely by the sponsors I have found that this game adds dimension to the course and exposes students to trading in nancial markets however due to the element of luck participation is not required The following is the URL game name and password required to enter the game You will also be required to register with your own personal user email and password I suggest using an email that you don t mind being used and sold to third parties Occasionally this may happen although privacy policies are included on the website httpVsemarketwatchcomGameHomepageaspx GAME NAME FINis08 PW security
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