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THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
FINANCE 4210 - Section 1
CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE
Professor: Jim Schallheim
Office: KDGB 210
Office Hours: I am willing to meet with students in my office when I am there, schedule
permitting. Of course, an appointment will guarantee my presence.
Course Web Page: http://www.business.utah.edu/~finjs/
Case Studies in Finance, Robert Bruner, McGaw-Hill Irwin, 2007.
Any good text in Corporate or Managerial Finance -- A must!
Suggested: Analysis for Financial Management , Robert C. Higgins,
Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Case Briefs and Presentation (group grades)
Individual Real Time Case Write- up
PERCENT OF FINAL GRADE
This course is designed to provide students with experiential learning. The cases are
derived from actual situations from which financial managers gained fruitful experiences. By
using more than a dozen cases in this semester, students will gain the benefit of a large number
of high-quality experience situations. It would take a person many years on the job to
accumulate experiences of such quality. In addition, the structure of the course will help ensure
that students are guided to use valid concepts, principles, and analytical methods. Some pressure
will be exerted on students to enhance the experience in that real situations also involve pressure.
Finally, this course will enable students to enhance their previously learned knowledge by
reviewing it, enlarging upon it, and then applying it to each case.
The cases covered this quarter are organized in several topic areas including the use of
accounting ratios, relevant cash flows for capital budgeting and valuation, cost of capital, capital
structure, leasing, valuation, and mergers and acquisitions. Students should...