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Course BA 3341 - Business Finance

Course # #1866 - 0U2 SOM 1.107


Professor Bob Bender
Term Summer, 2010
Class Hrs Mon & Wed 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Professor's Contact Information
Office Phone 972-883-6276
Other Phone N/A
Office Location SOM 3.228
Email Address bob@thebenders.com
Office Hours Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

General Course Information


Pre-requisites: AIM 2301, AIM 2302, MATH 1326, MATH 2333 Co-
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites
requisites: STAT 3360
Students should be proficient in (1) basic statistics, (2) accounting & financial statement analysis,
Other Restrictions
and (3) spreadsheet modeling using Excel

BA 3341is an introductory course in the fundamentals of corporate finance. This class focuses
on the use of discounted cash flow analysis in the evaluation and selection of capital investment
Course Description projects. Additional topics include cost of capital; risk return trade-off in financial markets;
financial leverage & capital structure; portfolio theory; capital asset pricing model (CAPM);
leasing; and financial statement analysis.

1. Students will be able to apply time value of money concepts to various valuation problems.

2. Students will be able to describe what drives a firm's cost of capital and how to estimate it.
Learning Outcomes
3. Students will be able to analyze investment in real and financial assets using various
methodologies.

4. Students will construct excel spreadsheets to solve basic financial problems.


FUNDAMENTALS OF CORPORATE FINANCE, 9th Edition, 2010
Required Texts & Materials
by Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, and Bradford Jordan
Students will need a financial calculator. Texas Instruments Business Analyst II Plus is
recommended.
Suggested Readings Wall Street Journal

Grading & Student Evaluation


TEST # 1 40 %
Grading Criteria TEST # 2 (Comprehensive) 50 %
Homework 5%
All Other (Including Quizzes & Class Participation) 5%
NOTE: Many problems on tests are graded right or wrong with no partial credit awarded for
incorrect answers.
A+ 98+ A 93 - 97
A- 90 - 92 B+ 88 - 89
Converting % to B 83 - 87 B- 80 -
Grades: 82 C+ 78 - 79
C 73 - 77
C- 70 - 72 etc
Make-up Exams ONLY On Next Scheduled Exam Date / See Professor
Extra Credit NONE AVAILABLE
BA 3341 BUSINESS FINANCE

BA 3341 - 0U2 MON / WED 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm SOM 1.107


CL DAY DATE CHAPTERS TOPICS
1 Mon May 24 N/A Introduction to Business Finance
2 Wed May 26 Chapter 1 Corporate Finance Overview
Mon May 31 N/A * * * HOLIDAY NO CLASS * * *
3 Wed Jun 2 Chapter 2 Financial Statements & Cash Flow
4 Mon Jun 7 Chapter 3 Working with Financial Statements
5 Wed Jun 9 Chapter 3 Working with Financial Statements
6 Mon Jun 14 Chapter 4 Financial Planning
7 Wed Jun 16 Chapters 5 Time Value of Money
8 Mon Jun 21 Chapters 6 Discounted Cash Flow
9 Wed Jun 23 All the Above REVIEW
10 Mon Jun 28 All the Above TEST 1
11 Wed Jun 30 Chapter 9 NPV & Capital Investment Criterion
12 Mon Jul 5 Chapter 10 Capital Investment Decisions
13 Wed Jul 7 Chapter 10 Capital Investment Decisions
14 Mon Jul 12 Chapter 11 Project Analysis & Evaluation
15 Wed Jul 14 Chapter 7 Bond Evaluation
16 Mon Jul 19 Chapters 12 & 13 Capital Asset Pricing Model
17 Wed Jul 21 Chapter 14 Weighted Avg Cost of Capital
18 Mon Jul 26 Chapter 16 Capital Structure
19 Wed Jul 28 All the Above REVIEW
20 Mon Aug 2 All the Above TEST 2 (Comprehensive)
Wed Aug 4 N/A Grade Review SOM 3.605

CLASS SCHEDULE IS FLEXIBLE & WILL BE MODIFIED AS REQUIRED