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CSUF, MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Department of Finance

FIN 320: Financial Management I

Spring 2014




Instructor: Victor Dosti

Phone: 626-316-3490


Office: SGMH 5113

email: vdosti@fullerton.edu

Section 320-01

Meetings: MW 8:30 – 9:45; SGMH 1313

OFFICE HOURS: W 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM and by appointment

Course Objectives and Learning Goals:


Using a lecture and discussion teaching format, this course provides a background in the concepts, processes and institutions in the financing of business enterprises. Topics covered include: financial statement analysis; interest rates and valuing cash flows (time value of money); valuing stocks & bonds; investment decision rules and capital budgeting; risk and return (CAPM); and cost of capital. Concepts of international corporate finance are integrated throughout the course.
Required Materials:

  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, First Custom Edition for CSUF Finance 320, by Berk, DeMarzo, and Harford. Pearson Custom Publishing (2012) – purchase the new book package with ‘MyFinanceLab’ (used books will not have the MyFinanceLab access code)

  • Financial Calculator (Texas Instruments BA II PLUS preferred); Microsoft Excel



Prerequisite: ACCTG 201A


Classes are subject to administrative audit at anytime during the semester. Any unqualified student will be administratively dropped.

COURSE POLICIES

CHANGES TO THE SYLLABUS MAY BE MADE DURING THE TERM – STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTENDING CLASS AND BEING AWARE OF ANY RELEVANT CHANGES.




  1. The main purpose of the degree program at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) at CSU Fullerton is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that prepare you for a successful career in business. In order to assist us in achieving this goal, we will use a number of assessment tools to track your progress throughout the MCBE curriculum. Please expect to participate in MCBE assessment activities in several of your courses while at MCBE. As you do so, you will assist us in identifying our program’s strengths and weaknesses as well as areas for improvement. In other words, you are making an important investment in the value of your degree.




  1. Plus/minus grading will be used in this course. Please remember, that because FIN 320 is a College Core Course, you need a minimum grade of a C to keep from having to retake the course. You will earn the following grade if your weighted average course score falls within the following percentiles:




Grade

GPA

% Range

Grade

GPA

% Range

Grade

GPA

% Range

A+

4.0

98 – 100%

A

4.0

94 – 97.99%

A-

3.7

90 – 93.99%

B+

3.3

88 – 89.99%

B

3.0

84 – 87.99%

B-

2.7

80 – 83.99%

C+

2.3

78 – 79.99%

C

2.0

74 – 77.99%

C-

1.7

70 – 73.99%

D+

1.3

68 – 69.99%

D

1.0

64 – 67.99%

D-

0.7

60 – 63.99%

F

0.0

< 60%






















  1. Quizzes and Homework: Homework assignments and quizzes are administered through MyFinanceLab. 14 of the 16 quizzes and homework will be counted toward your grade (the 4 lowest scores will be dropped at the end of the term). See instructions at the end of this document to register at www.myfinancelab.com.

  2. A sample Valuation Exam and a sample Department Final exam will be available on the Finance Department FIN320 webpage at: http://business.fullerton.edu/finance/finance320.htm. The Valuation Exam is a departmental requirement and will be administered through MyFinanceLab. You will be allowed 2 attempts, and your best grade is recorded. The Guide to Finance 320 in the textbook, contains information about these exams.

  3. A formula sheet will be provided to you during the exams. No other notes (“cheat sheet”) will be allowed.

  4. Exams: MAKE-UP EXAMS ARE NOT GIVEN. You must take the exams as scheduled.

The Valuation Exam and Comprehensive Final Exam are departmental requirements. Students will be given two chances to pass the Valuation exam. Students who do not pass the first exam with 76% accuracy will take a second version of the exam. Samples of the Valuation Exam and Final Exam are available on the Finance Department Fin320 webpage at: http://business.fullerton.edu/finance/finance320.htm.

    1. Notes are not allowed during the exams – A study guide will be available prior to each exam and a formula sheet will be provided with each exam.



  1. Grades will be allocated as outlined below:








Points

Percentage

MyFinanceLab’ Homework & Quizzes

15

15%

Midterm Exams (2 @ 20% each)

40

40%

Valuation Exam (online via MyFinanceLab)

15

15%

Final Exam (cumulative)

30

30%

Total

100

100%




  1. CSUF Policy on Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. The University Catalog and the Class Schedule provide a detailed description of Academic Dishonesty under `University Regulations.’ (Or read this link on CSUF’s policy on Academic Dishonesty.)




  1. CSUF Policy on Disabled Students: The University requires students with disabilities to register within the first week of classes with the Office of Disabled Student Services (DSS), located in UH-101 and at (657) 278 – 3112 in order to receive prescribed accommodations and support services appropriate to their disability. Students requesting accommodations should inform their instructors during the first week of classes about any disability or special needs that may require specific arrangements/accommodations related to attending class sessions, completing course assignments, writing papers, or quizzes, tests or examinations. Click on the links for information about the services provided by DSS to students and the obligations of faculty to make accommodations for students registered with the DSS office.




  1. Emergency Policies: All students should be aware of what needs to be done in the case of an emergency, such as an earthquake, a fire, or other disasters, natural or otherwise. Be sure to look at the CSUF Emergency Preparedness website for critical information about your safety. http://www.fullerton.edu/emergencypreparedness/ep_students.html




  1. Assessment Statement

 The programs offered in Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) at Cal State Fullerton are designed to provide every student with the knowledge and skills essential for a successful career in business. Since assessment plays a vital role in Mihaylo College’s drive to offer the best, several assessment tools are implemented to constantly evaluate our program as well as our students’ progress. Students, faculty, and staff should expect to participate in MCBE assessment activities. In doing so, Mihaylo College is able to measure its strengths and weaknesses, and continue to cultivate a climate of excellence in its students and programs.

COURSE OUTLINE





Week

Chapter

Topic/Assigned Reading

Assignments

Week 1

Week 2


1

2


Corporate Finance and the Financial Manager i, iii

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis ii, iii, iv



Please see

last page for

MyFinanceLab

Assignments

Week 3

Week 4


3

4


Time Value of Money: An Introduction

Time Value of Money: Valuing Cash Flow Streams



Week 5

3 & 4
1 – 4

Time Value of Money – Focus on Timelines/Formulas

EXAM 1



Exam in Class

Week 6

5

Interest Rates




Week 7

6

Bonds




Week 8

7

Stocks (Int’l Corp Fin) ii




Week 9

3,4,6,7
8

Valuation Exam Administered through MyFinanceLab

Investment Decision Rules






Week 10

9

Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting




Week 11

10

Stock Valuation: A Second Look




Week 12

5 – 10

11


EXAM 2

Risk and Return in Capital Markets



Exam in Class

Week 13

11

12


Risk and Return in Capital Markets, continued

Systematic Risk and the Equity Risk Premium






Week 14

12

Systematic Risk and the Equity Risk Premium, continued




Week 15

13

The Cost of Capital

Final Exam Week




WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 9:30 – 11:20 AM

The Final Exam is a common exam for the Department of Finance.


The roman numeral code following most topics indicates coverage of the following business perspectives: i) Ethical issues; ii) Global issues; iii) Political, social, legal, regulatory, and environmental issues; and iv) Technological issues.
myfinancelab

How to Register and Enroll in Your MyFinanceLab Course


Welcome to MyFinanceLab! Your instructor has set up a MyFinanceLab course for you.

To join your instructor's course, please complete the following two steps:


1. REGISTER for MyFinanceLab, and

2. ENROLL in your instructor's course



To Register for MyFinanceLab
To register, you will need a student access code and a course ID. If you don't have an access kit, you can purchase access online at http://www.myfinancelab.com.
You will have the choice to purchase access with or without a full etext. Once enrolled in your professor's course, you will also have the option to purchase a discounted version of your text.
Textbook: Berk, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
Course Name: FIN32001DostiSpring14
Course ID: dosti13769
Steps to Register:

  1. Go to http://www.myfinancelab.com and click the Student button, in the Register section.

  2. Enter the course ID, dosti13769 and click Next.

  3. Choose to register an access code (came with your new book) or purchase access if you don’t have an access kit/code.

  4. Click the button to proceed to registration.

  5. Follow the instructions to create your account.

  6. Click the link to login. You’ll be directed to http://www.myfinancelab.com, where you can enter the user name and password you just created. Click the login button.

Steps to Enroll in Class:

  1. The first time you enter the site you’ll be asked to enter your course ID. Enter your course ID (for FIN 320 - 01): dosti13769

  2. Be sure to click on the Browser Check link on the Announcements page or in the upper right of the screen the first time you login and anytime you use a new computer. This wizard will walk you through the installation of the software you will need to use the MyFinanceLab resources (such as Flash).
    Note: the software may already be installed in the school lab, so in that case check first with your lab administrator.

To log into MyFinanceLab after Enrolling

  1. Go to http://www.myfinancelab.com

  2. Enter the user name and password you just created, and click Log In (or hit the enter key). If you purchased access, visit the Textbook Resources inside your Instructor's Course for additional purchase options.

  • Note: If you are taking two MyFinanceLab courses simultaneously you will need two separate login accounts.

  • Need Help? For assistance, please visit http://www.myfinancelab.com/support.






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