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SYLLABUS Business Finance BA 3341 Section 502 Lecture: Friday: 7:00 - 9:45 PM, SM2.

106 My Office Hours: Friday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM My Telephone: 972-883-4889 Yiyu Shen Fall 2005

My Office: SOM, Room 3.807 My E-mail: shenyiyu@student.utdallas.edu shenyiyu@yahoo.com Required Textbooks:

Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Seventh Edition You can purchase either the Standard Edition or the Alternate Edition, it does not matter. It is available at the campus bookstore and Off Campus Books which is located at 581 W Campbell Rd, Richardson. Their telephone number is 972-907-8398. Optional Reading: Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to regularly read a business periodical, I recommend Business Week. Calculator: You will need a calculator which has financial functions. I recommend TI-BA II Plus. Evaluation: Quiz Midterm Final Exam 25% 30% 45%

Homework and Quizzes: To help develop your understanding of the material, I will recommend some end-ofchapter problems after each session. No homework submission is required. Rather, I will give 5 quizzes altogether. So each quiz takes 5% of the total grade. Exams: 1) All exams will be multiple-choice, closed book and closed notes. However each student may use one letter size sheet of paper with notes on it. 2) Students are responsible to bring a calculator, scantron (Form No: 882-E) and pencil to each exam. 3) There are no make-ups and all scores will count towards your overall evaluation. If you miss a midterm you must have written documentation of a serious illness from a physician. Since there are no make-ups additional weight will be put on the final. 4) Since many of the ideas we are going to cover build on one another the final will be cumulative, and you must attend it to receive a passing grade in this class.

5) I am very willing to entertain questions you may have regarding grading but will not take these questions during class. Please submit in writing, within one week, any disputes you have with specific grades in a well thought-out argument. Drops: The policies for dropping classes have changed this year. Dates you should know: Friday September 2: Last day to drop the class without a “W” Thursday September 22: Undergraduates “WP” or “WF” withdraw period begins Thursday October 20: Last day to withdraw from the class with a “WP” or “WF” Other Things You Should Know You are expected to read the selected chapters before class. If you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability please contact Disability Services, Student Union 1.610, 972-883-2098 (V/TDD). If you have a letter from Disability Services indicating you have a documented disability that requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need for class. Notice of Policy on Cheating: Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents' Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.

Course Schedule Wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Date Topic 08/19 Overview Introduction to Corporate Finance 08/26 Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow 09/02 Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money 09/09 Discounted Cash Flow Valuation (Quiz 1) 09/16 Interest Rate and Bond Valuation 09/23 Stock Valuation (Quiz 2) 09/30 Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria 10/07 Making Capital Investment Decisions (Quiz 3) 10/14 Midterm 10/21 Capital Investment Decisions Some Lessons from Capital Market History 10/28 Some Lessons from Capital Market History (Quiz 4) 11/04 Return, Risk, and the Security Market Line 11/11 Cost of Capital (Quiz 5) 11/18 Financial Leverage and Capital Structure Policy 11/25 Review Session 12/02 Final Chapter 10 Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 15 Chapter 17 Chapters Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10