University of the West Indies
Department of Management Studies
COURSE TITLE: Corporate Finance
WEB SITE: www.rohanchambers.com/Courses/M61T/index.htm
DURATION: March 13th - April 17th, 2004
|LECTURER :||Rohan Chambers|
C/o School of Business, University of Technology, Jamaica.
Tel: 92-71680-8, Ext.2141
|Personal web site: www.rohanchambers.com|
At the end of this course, students would have gained an appreciation of the basic corporate finance issues which are confronted by almost every business today.
Topics and Slides (Click on the bold-typed words) - (the relevant chapter from the text is in the brackets
End-of-Chapter questions (Q) and solutions (S)
Supplemental articles/web sites
The links with require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you do not have this software click below:
|1||Introduction to Financial Management||1.Overview of Financial Management - 1||Q S|
|2.Financial Statements & the Concept of Cash Flows & Taxes - 2|
|3.Analysis of Financial Statements - 3|
|4.The Financial Environment - 4||Q S|
|2||Fundamental Concepts in Financial Management||5.Risk and Rates of Return - 5||Q S|
|6.Time Value of Money - 6||Q S|
|3||Financial Assets||7.Stocks - 8||
|8.Bonds - 7||Q S|
|4||Investing in Long-Term Assets: Capital Budgeting||9.Cost of Capital -9||
|10.Capital Budgeting: Introduction - 10||
|11.Capital Budgeting: Cash Flow Estimation & Risk Analysis - 11||
|5||Capital Structure & Dividend Policy||12.Capital Structure & Leverage - 13||All problems in chapter|
|13.Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases - 14||All problems in chapter|
|6||Special Topics||14. Managing Current Assets - 15||Q S|
|16. Financial Planning & Forecasting - 17||Q S|
|17. Derivatives - 18||Q S|
|19. Mergers & Acquisitions - 21||Q S|
Lectures will be the forum for the introduction and general discussion of each topical area. Lecture notes/Power Point lecture slides will be made available so students can follow the discussions.
There will be no tutorials since this is a graduate level course. At the end of each class, problems are assigned from the end of the relevant chapters or from the instructor. Each student is required to work through these problems on their own or in small groups. The answers to most of the questions are provided at the back of the text, so students can easily determine if they are on the right track. In addition, I can be contacted via email at any time of the day to resolve any queries that students may have with the assigned problems or with any material from the text.
|Type||Date & Time||Topics||Length||Format||Weight (%)|
|Test #1||Week# 3: 9:00 - 10:15am||1, 4, 5 & 6||75 mins||
|Test #2||Week# 4: 9:00 - 10:00am||7,8||60 mins||Multiple Choice||10|
|Test#3||Week# 5:||9-11||TBA||Individual assignment||10|
|Final Exam||TBA||See "Format"||3 hours||
Section A - Compulsory (2 questions)
Section B – Option (3 questions Choose 1)
Section C - Option (4 to Choose 1)
* - More details on these assessments will be provided throughout the course and are all subject to change.
- Main Text:
- Fundamentals of Financial Management, Brigham & Houston, Harcourt College Publishers, 10th Edition. For an 'online' feel, the web site companion of this text is: http://www.swlearning.com/finance/brigham/ffm10e/ffm10e.html
- Other references:
- Note - Additional references and reading assignments will be prescribed as the need arises.