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GeorgiaStateUniversityJ.MackRobinsonCollegeofBusinessDepartmentofFinanceMBA8135CorporateFinanceCourseSyllabusSummer2008 NOTE: It is your responsibility to read, understand and abide by all of the course information and policies listed below. Failure to do so could result in your failing of this course or of your being administratively withdrawn from the course by your instructor, by the Department of Finance, or by the Robinson College of Business. This course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary. Course Sections : The following table lists all sections of MBA 8135 for this semester. Each section has a unique Course Number. Be sure to check your registration record on the GOSOLAR online system to locate the correct time and location for your specific class and Instructor. CRN Days Time Instructor Location 53360 MTWHF 04:30 pm-07:00 pm Richard J. Fendler Aderhold Learning Center 225 53361 TH 04:30 pm-07:00 pm James E. Garrett Aderhold Learning Center 212 53362 MW 07:15 pm-09:45 pm Charles W. Hodges Online Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MBA 8000, MBA 8025. CSP: 1,2,3,6,7,8. All students, regardless of degree program, must have completed the appropriate prerequisites listed above with a grade or "C-" or better. Corequisites: MBA 8015, MBA 8030. Either or both of these courses can be taken simultaneously with MBA 8135. Course Coordinator: The course coordinator is Dr. Richard J. Fendler. Dr. Fendler oversees all sections of the course. If you have general questions concerning the course or the course syllabus, you can contact Dr. Fendler via e-mail at [email protected] For all questions specific to your section of the course, contact your instructor. Your instructor will inform you of his/her office hours and provide you with specific contact information on the first day of class. Purpose of the course:Georgia State University MBA 8135: Corporate Finance - 2 - This course focuses on the financial management of both publicly held and private corporations. Students are presented with a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing problems commonly faced by corporate decision-makers and provided opportunities to apply these concepts to contemporary business situations. All topics reflect the impact on the overall value and risk of the company. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: time value of money, the valuation and role of debt and equity, capital acquisition and the organization of financial markets, the relationship between risk and return including the capital asset pricing model, capital budgeting/project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options and company valuation. All topics are presented from a perspective that will enable the corporate manager to better understand how corporate decisions impact the value and risk of the firm. A. COURSE MATERIAL Required Text: McGraw Hill Primis Online custom published book for MBA 8135 - Corporate Finance. A hard copy of the book can be purchased from the GSU bookstore or you can order the course text as an eBook from Primis Online (see https://ebooks.primisonline.com/eBookstore/eBookOptions.jsp for a complete description of the Primis eBook program). The custom book includes selected chapters from the following two textbooks: • Fundamental of Corporate Finance, Eighth Edition, by Ross, Westerfield and Jordan (McGraw Hill) • Corporate Finance, Eighth Edition, by Ross, Westerfield and Jaffe (McGraw Hill) The ISBN of the bookstore textbook is 978-0-390-80084-8. To order an eBook, go to https://ebooks.primisonline.com/eBookstore/CustomEBooks.jsp, click NEXT, then browse for USA, Georgia, Georgia State University, MBA 8135. Once you locate the book, follow the purchase instructions. Financial Calculator: It is necessary that you have a financial calculator to use throughout the course and that you bring it to each class. Many end-of-chapter problems require complex arithmetic operations, and a financial calculator is necessary to solve these problems efficiently. Recommended financial calculators are the Texas Instruments BA II Plus, the Hewlett Packard 10B or 12C, the Sharp EL 733, and similar models. Approximate price: $35. B. ATTENDANCE POLICY / ACADEMIC HONESTY Attendance Policy: Each student is expected to attend ALL scheduled class meetings for the entire duration of the class meeting. An attendance sign-up sheet will be circulated each class period. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet. If you do not sign the list, you will be considered absent (see the note on academic honesty below). Students arriving late may be permitted to sign the sheet only at the discretion of the instructor. Any student who is absent from more than the equivalent of three classes will be dropped from the course. Absences include the first week of class regardless of when a student registered for the course. If a student is withdrawn for excessive absences after the midpoint of the grading period, a final grade of WF will be assigned. There will be no exceptions to this policy!Georgia State University MBA 8135: Corporate Finance - 3 - An absence from class for any reason (job conflict, illness, appearance in court, transportation problems, etc.), even if permitted and/or excused by your instructor, will count as one of the class absences against the three class cumulative limit specified in the previous paragraph. Academic Honesty: The Department of Finance adheres strictly to the University's policy on academic honesty as contained in the Academic Regulations section of the University catalog. Any student found copying during exams or quizzes, signing someone else's name to the attendance list, using stored formulas in programmable calculators, using non-authorized formula sheets or other notes during exams, collaborating on and/or copying any in-class or take-home assignments, or the like will receive an F for the course and possibly be subject to additional University disciplinary action. No other electronic devices are allowed during quizzes and exams besides a financial calculator (see page 2). Such prohibited items include laptops, personal digital assistants (PDA’s), text messaging systems and similar devices. If you have any questions about the


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