California State University, San Bernardino
Course Policies and Schedule
Finance 680 – Corporate Financial strategy Spring 2012
Call #: Instructor: Taewon Yang
Classes: Section M, W 8:00 PM – 9:50 PM Office: JB 427
Office Hours: M, W 6:50 PM – 7:50 PM Phone: 537-5784
or by appointment e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Course description: This course is intended to develop communication, problem solving, ethical reasoning, and information technical skills over case studies. These skills are obtained through team works. Each team has to analyze cases and take its stand to deal with given questions.
2. Pre-requirement: To take this course, MBA candidates had to finish or pass F602 (No Exception).
3. The Textbook: Case Studies in Finance by Robert F. Bruner, Six Edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill
The New Corporate Finance: Where Theory Meets Practice by Donald H. Chew
4. Assignments: Eight cases will be assigned during the quarter. At the end of the quarter, a final term paper will be assigned. Since one of the objectives of the course is clear communication, reports for analyses (4 -5 pages) must be neat, legible, on letter sized paper, stapled and on time. No late homework will be accepted. For the final term paper (5-10 pages), each team pick up a company where team members want to apply for internships or jobs. Then analyze industrial background, financial statements, costs of capitals and stock price (evaluation). At the end, post your suggestions to improve current financial status or company value.
5. Team Formation: Each team is composed of 3 or 4 members. Team formation is at your own will and risk. If a team has a conflict inside, it is strongly recommended to reform new team at your own will again.
6. Presentation: Each team is expected to present...