The purpose of this course
is to acquire a working knowledge of how the theory of modern finance
is applied in practice as a strategic policy in maximizing share value.
There are five distinct subject headings
1 structure and functioning of capital markets
2 valuation risk
3 capital structure
4 recapitalization restructuring and incentive signaling and
5 performance measurement.
There are two specific requirements for the course in addition to
expected attendance. The first is a paper that will be submitted two
weeks prior to the final examination which will be a valuation of a
publicly-traded firm. Your task is to compare the value calculated with
the actual value and if there is a significant difference you are to
explain the principal causes. The second requirement is a final
examination. Each will account for 50 percent of the final grade.
However the instructor has the option of 10 percentage points based on
Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk
45720 OR 45820