University of Technology

School of Business Administration

2001-2002

 

COURSE:                Corporate Finance    (Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Finance)

CREDIT VALUE:      Three (3)

WEB SITE:                www.rohanchambers.com/Courses/COF/Home.htm

DURATION:              Semester 2

LECTURER & TUTOR:   Rohan Chambers
C/o School of Business, Ext.2109 
Email: rchambers@cybervale.com
Personal web site: www.rohanchambers.com
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10 am - 1211am, Wednesdays 6 - 7 pm & Thursdays 9-10 am.

      


 

  1. GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES*

The course builds upon Fundamentals of Finance. 

* - Click on the topic's name below to see the specific objective s as well as the sub-topics. 

 

  

  1. COURSE MATERIALS AND SCHEDULE

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Topics - (the relevant chapter from the text is in the curved brackets) - [the week in which the topic will be covered is in the square brackets]

Tutorial Q&A/Online MCQs

 Supplemental articles/web sites

1 Capital Budgeting: Other Topics (12 & 13) [1] Q & A  
MCQs - 12

MCQs -13

2 Capital Structure and Leverage (14) [2-3] Q & A

 

MCQs
3 Distribution to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases (15) [4] Q & A  
MCQs
4

Managing Current Assets (16) [5-6]

Q & A

Short Term Lending and Borrowing

MCQs
5

Financing Current Assets (17) [7]

We won't be doing this topic anymore!

 

Q & A
MCQs
6 Derivatives (18) [8] Q & A
MCQs
7 Hybrid Financing (20) [9 -10] Q & A

 Leasing

 
MCQs
8 Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures and Holding Companies (21) [11-12] Q & A  
MCQs

 

 

  1. TEACHING APPROACH

    Lectures will be the forum for the introduction and general discussion of each topical area. Students are required to carry their textbooks to lectures as I will be using the Integrative Cases at the end of each chapter to conduct the lectures. To assimilate the information more readily and in turn enhance better quality discussions, students must read the relevant chapter prior to attending the lecture at which it will be discussed. I will assume that this has been done.

    Tutorials will follow 1 week after each lecture and will be the forum for students to cement the material covered in those lectures. Such tutorials will consist of computational problems, essays and cases taken from the end of the relevant chapters.. These sequencing of the tutorial questions are available from the course's web site but a limited amount will also be copied and made available in class. Again, students must prepare all questions prior to attending tutorials, as this is the only way to be successful in this course. The tutors will also assume that this has been done.  

       

     

  1. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES *
Type Date Length Format Topics Weight (%)
Test #1 Week 6 1˝ hrs. 40 MCQs 1 - 32 25
Test #2 Week 9 1˝ hrs. 30 MCQs 3 - 4 5  25
Final Exam To be announced 2 hrs. Section A 15 MCQs  6 - 8 50
Section B 1 from 2 3 problem/essays 1 - 2 3 
Section C 1 from 3 problem/essays  6 - 8

 

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    * - More details on these assessments will be provided throughout the course and are all subject to change.

 

 
  1. TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCES