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Albers School of Business
Intermediate Corporate Finance David Carrithers
FIN 342-01 1:30-3:35 TTH Fall Quarter 2010
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TEXT: Brigham and Daves, Intermediate Financial Management, 10th Ed.
COURSE OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this course is to thoroughly ground students in corporate financial theory and prepare them to apply both theory and methodologies in the "real world" of corporate finance. To that end we will learn the theory that will enable us to approach real world problems. We will be working end-of-chapter problems as well as creating spreadsheets to model financial problems and do case analyses. This course builds on and extends what you learned in Finance 340. We cover a great deal of material and move quickly. Chapters should be read prior to class to facilitate understanding of the material.
A WORD ABOUT THE CASE ASSIGNMENT: A reality of the finance professional’s world is that it is defined by ambiguity and uncertainty. It requires one to make assumptions and educated judgments and use them to conduct effective analysis that leads to good decision making. In the case assignment this quarter, I would like everyone to abandon the notion that there is a single correct answer, and instead think about using your finance skills to make good decisions.
GRADING: Grades will be based on a modified curve of total points. Ninety percent of total points are required to receive a grade in the “A” range in the course. Generally, the mean is a B and corresponds to around 75% of total points.* Grades are based on homework assignments, exams, participation and one EXCEL-based case assignment. The case assignment is an individual assignment. In other words you will not be working in a group....