Welcome toFINA330: ManagerialFinance IZhe Li, Ph.D.Department of Economics and Business AdministrationFramingham State University
Course Description• The relationship between the investment and financing decisions made by firms.• Main topics include working capital and fixed asset management.• Concepts are discussed primarily in accounting terms.
Course Objectives• Understand the function of managerial finance;• Perform ratio analysis of corporate financial statements;• Utilize the time value of money concepts;• Understand the determinants of market interest rates and their term structures;• Define and measure the risk and rates of return through the capital asset pricing model;• Use certain stock and bond valuation models;• Engage in certain capital budgeting procedures including payback, discounted payback, net present value, and internal rate of return;• Identify and calculate component costs of capital and the weighted average cost of capital.
Course Materials• Textbook: • Aplia Access to the E-textbook: Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition by Brigham and Houston, 7th Edition. (The access code can be purchased online at www. aplia.com or at the bookstore.)• Financial Calculator: • the HP-10BII, or • the Texas Instruments Financial Calculator I
Course Website: “Aplia”• Course Syllabus• Online Chapters• Online Videos• Student Handouts• End-of-chapter Problems and Solutions:• Class Discussion• Homework• Practice Test• Test
Aplia Registration Information• Your course key is: PX5V-6TA7-RN4M• Connect to http://www.aplia.com.• Click the Create a New Account link and choose Student Account. You will then enter your course key: PX5V-6TA7-RN4M. Continue following the instructions to complete your registration.• Sign in with your usual e-mail address and password and enter your Course Key when prompted: PX5V-6TA7-RN4M. If you are not prompted for a new Course Key, click the Enroll in a New Course button at the top of your My Courses page to enroll in a new Aplia course. Enter your Course Key when you are prompted.
Time Line• Five week course: May 21 ----June 25• Week1: Review and Chapter 1, 2• Week 2: Chapter 3, 4, 5• Week 3: Chapter 5 (continued), 6 and Midterm• Week 4: Chapter 7, 8, 9• Week 5: Chapter 10, 11 and Final exam
How to do well in this course?• Read each assigned chapter.• Watch the study video for each chapter, and fill out the student handouts accordingly.• Read each chapter at least once more after you’ve seen the material presented and discussed in lecture notes. Clear up points of confusion.• Follow the demonstration problems at the end of each chapter.• Solve or try to solve each of the end-of-chapter problems, or do as many as you possibly can. This is the best way to judge your understanding of the material and to prepare for exams.
How to do well in this course?• Work on the homework problems as they will be very similar to the examination problems.• Learn how to use your calculator in good time to use it during exams.• Pay close attention to notices and materials available and posted on the course web site.• Form a study group and help each other.
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