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MBA 648: Managerial Finance
Course Outline and TimeTable - Fall 2010


Class Meeting Days


Projects and other Deadlines
Problem Assignments as given on Assignments Page -- not to be handed in
MFL refers to MyFinanceLab Assignment

Class 1
September 14

Financial Markets and Institutions (Slides)

Text for Financial Markets and Institutions available on Blackboard. Look at the assignment for that chapter; the assignment is due at the beginning of class on September 21

Class 2
September 21

The Corporation (Chap 1) /Corporate Governance (Chap 29)

Text for Corporate Governance available on Blackboard.

Class 3
September 28

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (Chap 2)(Slides)

MFL Due (Chap1)

Class 4
October 5

Arbitrage and Financial Decision Making  (Chap 3) (Slides)
The Time Value of Money (Chap 4) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 2)

Class 5
October 12

Practice Problems

Prepare WSJ article " Is It Time to Scrap the Fusty Old P/E Ratio?" for class discussion (go to Media Articles link from Class webpage. MFL Due on March 4th (Chap 3)

Class 6
October 19

Interest Rates (Chap 5) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 4)

Class 7
October 26


MFL Due (Chap 5)

Class 8
November 2

Valuing Bonds (Chap 8) (Slides)


Class 9
November 9

Investment Decision Rules (Chap 6) (Slides; Video)
Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting (Chap 7) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 8)

Class 10
November 16

Valuing Stocks (Chap 9) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 6)

MFL Due (Chap 7)

Class 11
November 23

Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk (Chap 10) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 9)

Class 12
November 30

Chap 14: Capital Structure in a Perfect Market (Slides)

Prepare WSJ article "Fairness and the Capital Tax Fetish" for class discussion (go to Media Articles linke from Class Webpage). MFL Due (Chap 10)
Class 13
December 7

Chap 15: Debt and Taxes and Chap 16: Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 14)

Class 14
December 14
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