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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BUS 660 -FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
DR. IQBAL MANSUR Tel: (610) 499-4321
Office: 226 QC Fax: (610) 499-4614
http://muse.widener.edu/SBA/FacultyWebpages/Mansur/INDEX.HTM E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prerequisite: FIN 540/548
Course Description and Objectives:
This course is designed to introduce the students to accounting and finance concepts as they relate to business valuation and mergers and acquisitions. The course focuses on financial reporting and tax issues associated with business combinations and consolidated financial statements. In addition, the course covers the topics of capital structure and cost of capital and applies these concepts to capital budgeting decisions in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Business valuation issues including approaches to valuing a firm is an important segment of the course.
This course consists of lectures, class discussion, and written problem assignments. Lecture and discussion will focus on concepts and principles designed to demonstrate and illustrate concepts and practices in the dynamic field of finance.
At the completion of the course you should be able to:
Gabriel Hawawini and Claude Viallet. Finance for Executives: Managing for Value Creation. 2007, 3rd ed. , Thompson South-Western; ISBN # 0-324-27431-9.
It is strongly recommended that students read the Wall Street Journal on a regular basis.
A financial calculator, preferably HP 10BII, is required.
a). Students are expected to study the relevant portion of the course material prior to the class meeting on which it is to be discussed.
b). Grade will be based primarily on examination performance but due consideration will be given to class participation.
c). Students are responsible for familiarity with materials discussed in class and are not released from this responsibility because they ceased to attend.
It is expected that students attend all 7 class meetings. In rare instances, with the approval of the instructor, a student may miss one session. Under no circumstances, a student may miss 2 or more meetings during the seven-week session.
The University drop policy will be followed.
The "plus-minus" grading scale, as stated below, will be used to assign the final grade.
96 - 100 A 87 - 89 B+ 77 - 79 C+
90 – 95 A- 84 - 86 B 70 - 76 C
80 - 83 B-
Exams and Weights
There are two take home exams, each weighing 50% of the final grade.
WEEKLY READING ASSIGNMENT
Please note that the instructor reserves the right to change any items of the Syllabus and course guidelines presented above without the prior approval of the students enrolled in class.