financial mgmt

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FIN 819: Financial
Management
Administrative Issues
Course Overview

FIN 819: Lecture 1

Today’s plan
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Administrative issues

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Course overview

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Team formation

•  prerequisite
•  add, drop and withdraw
•  projects
•  case writing and discussion
•  final exam
•  final grade

FIN 819: Lecture 1

The instructor
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My name is George Li
Office: DTC 582 and BUS 315
Email: li123456@sfsu.edu
Office hours:
Monday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at BUS 315
Thursday: 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at DTC 582
Research interest:
• Corporate finance: real options
• Asset pricing: information and stock prices
FIN 819: Lecture 1

My website
All the lecture slides, solution to
homework problems, sample final exam
will be posted on my website:
l  http://online.sfsu.edu/~li123456
l  I only use ilearn to send you emails.
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FIN 819: Lecture 1

Textbook
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The textbook for background reading

•  Principles of Corporate Finance, 9th

Edition, by
Richard A. Brealy and Stewart C. Myers, published
by Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2008.

FIN 819: Lecture 1

Prerequisite
You are required to take BUS 785 with a
grade of at least B-, or have a waiver of
this course.
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students in this course must satisfy this
requirement and there is no exception,
unless you get the waiver of this
prerequisite
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FIN 819: Lecture 1

Add, drop and withdrawal policy
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The business school has the policy for
add, drop and withdrawal

•  Students can withdraw once
•  If you like to withdraw, you have to do it in the

first two weeks
•  Please read the Spring 2012 bulletin for detail
information

FIN 819: Lecture 1

Homework problems
In the first several lectures, I will review
most important concepts in corporate
finance
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concepts, homework problems are
assigned.
l  I will not grade homework but its solution
will be posted on my website.
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FIN 819: Lecture 1

The two projects
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There is one project for each team. A project is the
presentation of a case. For each of the two cases to
be discussed, every team must write a report, which
is 2-10 pages long in single space and typed.
Each team has about 4 students so that we have 4
teams.
Form your own teams after the break.
For each case, two teams are assigned to present.

FIN 819: Lecture 1

The two projects (continue)
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If your team is to present a project, your
team has to use PowerPoint to present your
analysis, and bring in a computer and a USB,
with the PowerPoint file copied on it.
Each member in the team will get the same
score unless there is a “free-rider” problem.

FIN 819: Lecture 1

The cases
One case will be reserved electronically
in the library. It is supposed to be
available in the third week of this
semester.
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case.
l  The second case is from the end of
chapter 22 (Bruce Honiball’s invention)
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FIN 819: Lecture 1

Two cases:
Nike Corporation
l  The min-case in chapter 22
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FIN 819: Lecture 1

Valuing a writing-report
The instructor will use the following criteria
to value a writing-report

•  understanding the case
•  clear writing
•  apply concepts correctly
•  convincing arguments

FIN 819: Lecture 1

Valuing the oral presentation
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The instructor will use the following
criteria to value the oral presentation

•  Clear presentation ( 5pts)
•  Answer questions precisely and concisely (6

pts)
•  Understand the concepts and theories (2 pts)
•  Have convincing arguments (2 pts)

FIN 819: Lecture 1

Solution to the free-rider
problem
In theory, all members in each team
should get the same score.
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complain about the free-rider problem,
the team member valuation for that team
will be...
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