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MBA 648: Managerial Finance
Course Outline and TimeTable - Summer 2, 2014


Module termination Days


Projects and other Deadlines
MFL refers to MyFinanceLab Assignment; MFL assignments due at midnight on assigned date

July 7 Course begins The text for Financial Markets and Institutions is available on Blackboard.
The assignment for that chapter, which can be found on the Assignments Page is due at the on the date indicated on the MFL Blackboard page. The rough date is given below.

Module 1 ends
July 9

Financial Markets and Institutions (Slides) (Parts 1 and 2, Video available on Blackboard)

Make sure you have read each chapter and also tried your hand at the questions on the chapter before you start the assignments The more you have read, the better you will be able to perform.
Chinese Financial System Blackboard Discussion Group opens on July 9

Module 2 ends
July 11

The Corporation (Chap 1) /Corporate Governance (Chap 29)
(Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)

Text for Corporate Governance (Chapter 29) available on Blackboard; MFL Due (Chap1)

Module 3 ends
July 15

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (Chap 2)(Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)

MFL Due (Chap 2)

Module 4 ends
July 18

Module 4a: Arbitrage and Financial Decision Making  (Chap 3) (Slides) (Video Available on Blackboard; additional videos showing problem solutions also available on Blackboard)
Module 4b: The Time Value of Money (Chap 4) (Slides) (Videos available on Blackboard showing problem solutions)

MFL Due (Chap 3)
MFL Due (Chap 4)

Module 5 ends
July 22

Interest Rates (Chap 5) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 5)
Chinese Financial System Blackboard Discussion Group closes on July 21

Module 6 ends
July 25

Valuing Bonds (Chap 6) (Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)

MFL Due (Chap 6)

Module 7 ends
July 29

Valuing Stocks (Chap 9) (Slides) (Video Available on Blackboard)

Market Bubbles Blackboard Discussion Group opens on July 25
MFL Due (Chap 9)

Module 8 ends
August 1

Module 8a: Investment Decision Rules (Chap 7) (Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)
Module 8b: Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting (Chap 8) (Slides)

MFL Due (Chap 7)
MFL Due (Chap 8)
Excelrite case due August 4

Module 9 ends
Aug 5

Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk (Chap 10) (Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)

MFL Due (Chap 10)
Market Bubbles Discussion Group ends on Aug 6

Module 10 ends
Aug 8
Chap 14: Capital Structure in a Perfect Market (Slides) (Video available on Blackboard)
Chap 15: Debt and Taxes and Chap 16: Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information (Slides)
(Video available on Blackboard)

MFL Due (Chap 14)
MFL Due (Chap 15)
Online Quiz on Capital Structure based on the article on how CFOs make capital structure decisions (available at noon on Aug 7 and due by midnight August 11); requires Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Aug 12

Final Exam

This exam covers only the topic of Capital Structure, requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and is closed book. It can be taken between midnight of August 9th and midnight of August 12th.


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