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Winter_2013 Syllabus MGMT130

Winter_2013 Syllabus MGMT130

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University of California, Los AngelesAnderson SchoolBasic Managerial FinanceAnderson SchoolMGT 130Winter 2013
Section 1: Mon-Wed, 3:30-4:50, Fowler A139
 
Section 2: Mon-Wed, 5:00-6:20, Fowler A139
 
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Corporate Finance: Core Principles & Applications (3
rd
ed)
by Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe, Jordan
Instructor:
Shane Shepherd email: shane.shepherd@anderson.ucla.edu
Office Hours:
TBD
Focus
: This course offers an introduction to some of the most important topics in Managerial Finance.Emphasis is placed on the optimal allocation of resources for corporations. The first part of the course dealsmainly with optimal decisions under certainty, where resources are allocated over time, while the second partanalyses decisions under uncertainty. Broad topics will include corporate financial analysis, corporatecontrol, present value and security valuation, capital budgeting and dividend policy, capital structure, and security markets. Factors and models explaining security returns are investigated, as well as the concept of market efficiency. A discussion of behavioral finance will also question the assumptions behind efficientmarkets. The course concludes with a discussion of options and their applications.
Prerequisites
: Some knowledge of economics, accounting, math, statistics
,
and considerable intellectualcuriosity.
Grades
: The course grade will be based 20% on 3 required homework problems, 30% on the mid-termexam, and 50% on a final examination. Grades will be given on a curve. In addition to the required problemsets, additional homework assignments will be given out following each lecture and are recommended butnot graded. Regular completion of the optional homework will ensure good understanding of the coursematerial.
The mid-term exam is on February 11th
, during the regularly scheduled class period. There will be no lecture or assignment for that day.
The final exam is scheduled Monday, Mar 18, 8:00 am – 11:00am.
Anyone who cannot take the exams at the scheduled or agreed-upon times should not register for thecourse. No make up exams will be given.

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