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									                       MIM 574 – International Corporate Finance & Investment

                                        Portland State University

                                   School of Business Administration

                                          Spring Quarter, 2011



Instructor: Jim Hunter, MBA

Home Phone: 503 557-1891

Email: jhunter@pdx.edu

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 ~ 12:00

              Thursdays 16:00 ~ 17:30

              By appointment, room to be determined



Class Periods : Section 1, Tuesday March 29 to May 16, 12:00 ~ 16:30, Location TBD

               Section 2, Thursday March 31 to May 18, 17:30 ~ 22:00, SBA 290



COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers the core concepts in finance providing a solid foundation to build upon in future
coursework and career assignments. Topics include using time value of money concepts to calculate
the net present value of financial decisions such as capital budgeting, valuing stocks and bonds, and
understanding mergers and acquisitions. The risk return trade off for investing decisions is covered in
depth. Finally risk management concepts and financial products for the international manager are
introduced.



PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing and admission into the MIM program.
ADVANCE PREPARATION

It is crucial that Chapters 2, 3 and 4 from the required text be read prior to the first meeting. Bring
your financial calculator and textbook and be prepared to work the first day.

REQUIRED TEXT

Principles of Corporate Finance, by Brealey, Myers and Allen, 10th edition



METHOD

This course is conducted through a series of lectures, classwork and homework with extensive use of
quantitative problem solving. In addition, students in groups, will be required to present a mini-case.



GRADING

Mid-term Exam           40%

Final Exam              40%

Mini-case               15%

Class participation     5%



SCHEDULE

Meeting         Topic                    Textbook Chapter Number and Title

        1. Review                        Chapter 2 – How to Calculate Present Values
                                         Chapter 3 – Valuing Bonds
                                         Chapter 4 – The Value of Common Stocks
        2. NPV & Intro to Risk           Chapter 5 – NPV and Other Investment Criteria
                                         Chapter 6 – Making Investment Decisions with NPV
                                         Chapter 7 – Introduction to Risk and Return
        3. Cost of Capital and           Chapter 8 – Portfolio Theory and CAPM
           Project Analysis              Chapter 9 – Risk and the Cost of Capital
                                         Chapter 10 – Project Analysis
        4. Investment Strategy           Chapter 11 – Investment, Strategy & Economic Rents
           Behavioral Finance            Chapter 13 – Financing Decisions & Market Efficiency
           Corporate Financing           Chapter 14 – An Overview of Corporate Financing
           Mid-term Review               Chapter 15 – How Corporations Issue Securities
        5. Mid-term Exam               Chapter 16 – Payout Policy
           Capital Structure           Chapter 17 – Does Debt Policy Matter
        6. Valuation, Options and      Chapter 19 – Financing and Valuation
           Managing Risks              Chapter 20 – Understanding Options
                                       Chapter 26 – Managing Risks
                                       Chapter 27 – Managing International Risks
        7. Mergers & Acquisitions      Chapter 31 – Mergers
           Mini-case Presentations     See Mini-case List below
        8. Final Exam Review
           Final Exam




MINI-CASES

Real Time Data Analysis, pg. 184

Reeby Sports, pg. 99

Vegetron’s CFO Calls Again, pg. 124

New Economy Transport (A), pg. 153

John and Marsha on Portfolio Selection, pg. 211

The Jones Family, Inc., pg. 237
Waldo County, pg. 266

Ecsy Cola, pg. 289

Chapter 26 Problem 33, pg. 675

Exacta, Sa, pg. 702
CLASSWORK and HOMEWORK

Chapter    Problems

2.         3~7,10,11,12,14,16,19, 32 and 34

3.         1~3, 10,12,14 and 15

4.         2~5,11,13,16,19 and 27

5.         4,7,8,12,13 and 15

6.         1,2,5,7,8,9,15 and 22

7.         1,3,4,5,11,13 and 21

8.         2,3, 6 and 7

9.         1,2,8,11,13,14,18 and 19

10.        12 and 18

11.        1~4 and 14

13.        5,7 and 19

14.        2,3 and 4

15.        14

16.        6 and 10

17.        2 and 3

18.        2,6 and 12

19.        1,8,11,19 and 23

20.        1~4, 6 and 11

26.        3,4,9,11,12,24 and 25

27.        1,3,5,7,8 and 9

31.        1,2,3 and 12

								
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