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AU FIN 365 - Introduction to Finance

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Slide 1Today’s OutlineSlide 3Class DetailsSlide 5Slide 6Slide 7Slide 8Slide 9Slide 10Exam FormatSlide 12Slide 13Slide 14Getting HelpSlide 16About MeAbout YouAbout the CourseAbout the CourseNote Taking SkillsSlide 22GoalsWhat does Finance Do?Some Big ThemesSome Big Ideas1 of 2507:18 AMTopic 1: Introduction to FinanceLarry Schrenk, InstructorFIN 365 Business Finance2 of 2507:18 AM1. Some Syllabus Details2. About the Course3. Broad Goals of the CourseA. FinanceB. Economic ThinkingToday’s Outline3 of 2507:18 AM1. Syllabus: The Boring Part4 of 2507:18 AM•Syllabus Next Class•Course Web Pages–http://auapps.american.edu/~schrenk/FIN365/FIN365.htm–Google: ‘Schrenk AU FIN 365’Class Details5 of 2507:18 AM•Office: KSB 48 (202-885-2794) –Inside Finance Suite, KSB 40•Office Hours:1:10-2:30 PM, Tuesday and Friday and by appointment or Skype–Other Times in OfficeContact6 of 2507:18 AM•E-Mail: [email protected]•Webpage–http://auapps.american.edu/~schrenk/index.htm•Office Hour Conferences–Information FormContact7 of 2507:18 AM•Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F. Houston. Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, A8th Edition. South-Western.•Hardback or eBook bundled with CengageNOW•First Two Chapters Available in BlackboardTextbook8 of 2507:18 AM•Acceptable Calculators:–TI 83/84 Graphing–TI BA II Plus, HP 10BII, HP 10BII+–If you want to use a different calculator, see me•Three Methods:–Tables–Formulae–Calculator•On NOT becoming an expert with a financial calculatorFinancial Calculator9 of 2507:18 AM•Exams (80%)•Group Project (10%)•CengageNOW Homework (10%)Evaluation10 of 2507:18 AM•Four Exams (20% each)•No Crib Sheets, Formulae Sheets, Etc.•Exam Reviews•Dates on Schedule Page•First Two Exams Very EarlyExams11 of 2507:18 AM•Format–100 Points–Short Answer: 10 Questions (50%)–Calculation: 5 Questions (50%)•Teaching Evaluations•Not Cumulative–But Later Material Builds on Earlier!Exam Format12 of 2507:18 AM•Online Homework (10%)•Codes:–Access Code (Bundled with textbook)–Class Code (Web Page)•Due Dates: Class after Exam•CautionsCengageNOW13 of 2507:18 AM•Group Project (10%)–Except in unusual circumstances, all group members receive the same grade•S&P 500 Firm–Analyze Financial Statements–Statistical Analysis–Price Bonds–Etc.Course Project14 of 2507:18 AM•Financial Markets and Institutions•Basic Financial Tools•Risk versus Return•Valuation•Corporate PoliciesSchedule15 of 2507:18 AM•Office Hours–Listed above•Exam Reviews•Department Tutor–Details to comeGetting Help16 of 2507:18 AM2. About the Course17 of 2507:18 AM•?????•Home PageAbout Me18 of 2507:18 AM•Introductions–Pairs•Index Cards•PicturesAbout You19 of 2507:18 AM•Teaching Approach•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c00GPvns31UAbout the Course20 of 2507:18 AM•Teaching Approach–Socratic Method–Think-Pair-Share (T-P-S)–Current Events/Important ThemesAbout the Course21 of 2507:18 AM•Here are some web sites that will help, if you want to improve your note taking:–http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/student-guide-effective-note-taking.html–http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/01/27/write-this-down-note-taking-strategies-for-academic-success/–http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3858–http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/taking_notes.pdfNote Taking Skills22 of 2507:18 AM3. Goals of the Course23 of 2507:18 AMGoals•Finance–Theory–Calculation–Real World Practice•Economic/Financial Thinking–Personal Finance24 of 2507:18 AM•Possibilities…–Make a Profit–Analyze Corporations–Model Human Behavior–Look at Incentives–Study the Human Brain–Predict the FutureWhat does Finance Do?25 of 2507:18 AM•Trade-Offs•Short-Term versus Long-Term•Valuation•QuantificationSome Big Themes26 of 2507:18 AM•Risk versus Return–Return–Easy; Risk–Hard•Real Cash Flows•Diversification•Market as BenchmarkSome Big


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