University of the West Indies

Department of Management Studies

2003-2004

 

COURSE TITLE:    Corporate Finance

WEB SITE:                www.rohanchambers.com/Courses/M61T/index.htm

GROUP:                     MIS

DURATION:              March 13th - April 17th, 2004

LECTURER : Rohan Chambers
C/o School of Business, University of Technology, Jamaica.

Tel: 92-71680-8, Ext.2141 

Email: rchambers@cybervale.com
Personal web site: www.rohanchambers.com

      


 

  1. GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES

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. 

  

  1. COURSE MATERIALS AND SCHEDULE
Week #

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)

AND

MCQs

 

 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

Online MCQs

2.Financial Statements & the Concept of  Cash Flows & Taxes - 2  
3.Analysis of Financial Statements - 3    
4.The Financial Environment - 4 Q S

Online MCQs

 
2 Fundamental Concepts in Financial Management 5.Risk and Rates of Return - 5 Q S

Online MCQs

 
6.Time Value of Money - 6 Q S

Online MCQs

 
3 Financial Assets 7.Stocks - 8 Q S

Online MCQs

 

 
8.Bonds - 7 Q S

Online MCQs

 
4 Investing in Long-Term Assets: Capital Budgeting 9.Cost of Capital -9 Q S

Online MCQs

 

10.Capital Budgeting: Introduction - 10 Q S

Online MCQs

 

11.Capital Budgeting: Cash Flow Estimation & Risk Analysis - 11 Q S

Online MCQs

 

 
5 Capital Structure & Dividend Policy 12.Capital Structure & Leverage - 13 All problems in chapter

Solutions

 
13.Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases - 14 All problems in chapter

Solutions

 
 
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

 

 

  1. TEACHING APPROACH

    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. 

     

  1. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES *
Type Date & Time Topics Length Format Weight (%)
Test #1 Week# 3:  9:00 - 10:15am 1, 4, 5 & 6 75 mins

Multiple Choice

20
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)

  1. Capital Structure

  2. Dividend Policy

 

Section B Option (3 questions Choose 1)

  1. Introduction, Financial Environment & Risk & Return

  2. Bonds & Stocks & Cost of Capital

  3. Capital Budgeting

 

Section C - Option (4 to Choose 1)

  1. Derivatives & Risk Management

  2. Financial Forecasting

  3. Managing Current Assets

  4. Mergers

 

60
       

 

100

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

 

 

  1. TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCES