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Frequently Asked Questions

MBA 653: Financial Reporting, Analysis and Modeling of Corporate Activities



Q. What will the format of the final exam and what chapters will it cover?
A. The final exam will cover Chapter 8 (Bond Valuation), Chapter 9 (Stock Valuation), Chapter 13 (Asset Pricing/CAPM) and Chapter 15 (Options). Chapter 16 will not be included in the exam, since you already have a project based on Chapter 16.
There will be one media article and questions based on it (relating to any of the issues covered in the five chapters mentioned above) (For an example, look at Q. 4 on the Summer 2005 Final Exam for FIN 301). In addition, there will be quantitative questions similar to the end-of-chapter questions that have been assigned (from Chapters 8, 9, 13, 15, but not 16). There will also be short conceptual questions based on the material in the four chapters (For examples, look at Q. 2 on the Fall 2003 final exam for FIN 632).
There will be no definition questions.

Q. Are the exams open book or closed book?
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Q. Can I do extra work to improve my grade?
Ans. Sorry. I believe that in order to be fair, I have to give every student the same opportunity to do extra work. Obviously, this is not feasible.  However, on occasion I will allow you to resubmit an assignment for grade improvement.

Q. What can I do to check my understanding of the material and to prepare for the exams?

  • To be announced

Q. What do I have to study from each chapter?
Ans. To be announced


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