FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - FIN 601

Dr. Chong Y. Kim

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, Spring 2002, Phone: (315)445-4391,
E-Mail:Kim@lemoyne.edu, Fax: 445-4787, Room: RH-309

PREREQUISITES: QUA 501 & ACT 501

COURSE DESCRIPTON

This course is designed to help students develop basic financial management tools necessary for evaluating and analyzing strategic and financial issues of corporations. The application of these tools to real world problems is an important part of the course. Specific areas of concentration include:

1. Cash flow forecasting and valuation - NPV.
2. Capital budgeting and risk and return.
3. Capital structure and cost of capital.
4. Long-term financing-equity and debt.

REQUIRED

1. Bodie and Merton, Finance,1st ed.(Prentice Hall, 2000)
2. Daily reading of The Wall Street Journal.

RECOMMENDED

Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, the NYTimes

GRADING

Course requirements consist of participation in each class session, reading assignments, a midterm (30%), final (30%.), research project (30%), and contributions to class discussions (10%). This course considers group work an important element of learning process. Groups of 4-5 members will be formed by the 2nd week into the semester, and it is advised to set ground rules on how to network and study together.

Class discussions: Although daily readings of article, "Heard on the street" which appears in section C of the WSJ is required, class discussions will focus on the Tue. article. Every student is expected to have read the articles and contribute to the class discussions.

Research Project: Each team must choose a large public firm to make sure annual reports and other financial data are available for its financial analysis. Following assignments are provided to ficilitate your research and analysis.