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MBA 808: Creating Value Through Finance
Course Outline and TimeTable - Spring 2022

 
   
 

 

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Topics

Due Dates
MFL Homework is optional. However, it is recommended that you do them, following the schedule noted, since the MFL Quizzes which must be turned in are based on the MFL Homework. Note also that a one percent bonus of your homework points will be taken into account in the computation of your final grade.
Details on assignments can be found in each module.

January 24

Module 1

Financial Markets and Institutions (Slides) (Parts 1 and 2, Video available on BrightSpace)
The text for Financial Markets and Institutions is available on BrightSpace.

Term Begins

January 31

Module 2
Text for Corporate Governance (Chapter 29) available on BrightSpace

Module 2: Corporate Governance
The Corporation (Chap 1) /Corporate Governance (Chap 29) (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)

BS Quiz 1: What’s a financial system
BS Quiz 2: Financial Institutions
BS Quiz 3: Functions of the Financial System
BS Quiz 3a: Banks
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Global Reconstruction

February 7

Module 3

Module 3: Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis (Chap 2) (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)

BS Quiz 4: Corporate Governance
BS Quiz 5: Financial Statements and Fundamental Analysis
Reaction paper due: Global Reconstruction
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Executive Pay and ESG

February 14

Module 4

Module 4: Arbitrage and Financial Decision Making (Chap 3) (Slides) (Video Available on classes.pace.edu; additional videos showing problem solutions also available on BrightSpace)

MFL Homework (Chap 2)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 2)
Last date to submit team information
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Goodwill Accounting
Reaction Paper due: Goodwill Accounting

February 21

Module 5

Module 5: The Time Value of Money (Chap 4) (Slides) (Videos available on BrightSpace showing problem solutions)

MFL Homework (Chap 3)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 3)
BS Quiz 6: Arbitrage
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Time Preference
Reaction Paper due: Time Preference

February 28

Module 6

Module 6: Investment Decision Rules (Chap 7) (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)

MFL Homework (Chap 4)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 4)

March 7

Module 7

Module 7: Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk (Chap 10) (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)

MFL Homework (Chap 7)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 7)

March 14

Spring Break

Spring Break

No classes

March 28

 

Module 8: Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting (Chap 8) (Slides)
Review Session and Q&A for Test 1

Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Short Selling
Reaction Paper due: Short Selling

March 25 and 26

 

Test 1 (MFL and BrightSpace)

Test can be taken any time on March 25 and 26
Look at Course Requirements for more information about Test 1

April 4

Module 8

Module 8: Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting (Chap 8) (Slides)

MFL Homework (Chap 10)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 10)
BS Quiz 7: Capital markets
Start work on Excelrite Capital Budgeting Case

April 11

Module 9

Module 9: Valuing Stocks (Chap 9) (Slides) (Video Available on BrightSpace)

MFL Homework (Chap 8)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 8)
BS Quiz 8: Discount Rates
Capital Budgeting Teams should have incremental cashflows computed

April 16

 

 

Capital Budgeting Teams should have computed cost of equity in two different ways

April 18

Module 10

Module 10: Capital Structure
Chap 14: Capital Structure in a Perfect Market (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)
Capital Structure, Financial Distress and Agency Costs (Slides)

MFL Homework (Chap 9)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 9)
BS Quiz 9: Efficient Markets Hypothesis
First draft of Capital Budgeting Project should be complete; submit if you want preliminary comments.
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Stock Market Bubbles
Reaction Paper due date: Stock Market Bubbles

April 25

Module 11

Module 11: Interest Rates (Chap 5) (Slides)

MFL Homework (Chap 14)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 14)
BS Quiz 10: Capital Structure -- Modigliani-Miller
BS Quiz 11: Capital Structure -- Taxes, Incentives and Financial Distress
Capital Budgeting Teams should have cost of debt computed in at least two different ways.
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Corporate Debt

May 2

Module 12

Module 12: Valuing Bonds (Chap 6) (Slides) (Video available on BrightSpace)

MFL Homework (Chap 5)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 5)
Excelrite Capital Budgeting Case due May 2
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Bond Market Swings

May 5

 

Review Session and Q&A for Test 2

BS Quiz 12: Bonds
MFL Homework (Chap 6)
MFL Quiz Due (Chap 6)
Perusall Assignment final annotation date: Municipal Bonds
Reaction Paper due date: Municipal Bonds

May 9

 

Test 2 (MFL and BrightSpace)

Test 2 can be take any time on May 9 or May 10
Look at Course Requirements for more information about Test 2

 

 


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