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MBA 632: Managerial Finance
Course Outline and TimeTable - Summer 2009


Class Meeting Days

BodChap refers to the Bodie, Merton and Cleeton book Financial Economics; other chapters refer to the Berk and DeMarzo text

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

Class 1
May 28

Class will not meet on May 28; first class session will be June 2.
Read BodChap 2 on Financial Markets and Institutions (see Blackboard) at home and do the assignment for that chapter; the assignment is due at the beginning of class on June 2.

Regarding the chapter on Financial Markets and Institutions, see Blackboard

Class 2
June 2

We will go over the slides from the Financial Markets and Institutions chapter (not in your textbook, but available on Blackboard) and then continue with Chapter 1 (The Corporation) and Chapter 29 (Corporate Governance)

Blackboard Discussion Group: post comments on article "Target Holders Back Management Slate," which can be accessed by going to the MBA 632 Class Page. Discussion closes June 10.

Class 3
June 4

Chapter 29: Corporate Governance
Chap 2 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap1)

Class 4
June 9

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

Prepare Chapter 3 from the text and read the slides. Then go to the 10K for Qualcomm for the Fiscal Year Ended September 28, 2008 and use the information in the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet to compute all the ratios mentioned in the slides.
MFL Due (Chap 2)
Blackboard Discussion Group: post comments on article "Why Home Prices May Keep Falling," by Robert J Shiller, June 7, 2009, New York Times in the Valuation section of Media Articles. Discussion closes June 15.
My Market Theory? Forget Theories, George Soros, Letters to the Editor, January 8, 2001, WSJ

Class 5
June 11

Chap 5: Interest Rates (Slides)
Chap 6: Investment Decision Rules (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 3, Chap 4)

Class 6
June 16

Chap 7: Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting (Slides)

MFL Due (Chaps 5, 6)

Class 7
June 18

Chap 8: Valuing Bonds (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 7)

Class 8
June 23

Chap 9: Valuing Stocks (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 8)

Class 9
June 25

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

MFL Due (Chap 9)

Class 10
June 30

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

MFL Due (Chap 10)

Class 11
July 2

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

MFL Due (Chap 14)
Blackboard Discussion Group: post comments on article "Deutsche Bank Corrects TUI note," by Hilda Arends, WSJ June 18, 2009. Discussion closes July 2.
Blackboard Discussion Group: post comments on article, "In India, Investors 'Buy Anything' -- Companies Line Up to Sell Shares, and Do So Easily, as the Stock Market Soars
WSJ, June 11, 2009." Discussion closes July 4.

Class 12
July 7
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