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Last approved: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:42 GMT

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MBA (Business Administration)
520
024185
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Financial Management of Corporations
Financial Mgt Corporations
Poole College of Management
Business Management (20BUS)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)
Remote Location/Site Based
RTP campus: 1 Park Drive, Durham NC
Grading Method
Graded/Audit
2
10
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Richard Warr
Professor of Business Management
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture8040YesN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC8040YesN/A
Prerequisite: MBA 501 Financial Accounting for Decision Makers
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
52.0201Master of Business AdministrationRequired
Financial decision making at profit-motivated businesses: decisions about what to produce and how and decisions about how to finance the assets needed for production. Cash as the basis of asset valuation. Capital budgeting decisions under certainty and uncertainty. Capital market theory. Cost of capital. Bond and stock valuation. Restricted to MBA students.

Title is being changed from Managerial Finance to emphasize that the focus is on private, for-profit organizations.  


The content is being changed as part of the MBA curriculum overhaul.  Credit hours in required courses are being reduced to allow students more flexibility to take advanced courses requiring research and depth.  The key concepts of finance that all MBAs need to know will continue to be covered in MBA 520. 


No

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MBA 520 is the required finance course in the MBA program.  All quality MBA programs require such a course.  The course examines (1) how to make decisions about whether an investment today is likely to yield a satisfactory return in the future and (2) how to raise funds to support investment decisions.  


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze financial cash flow models

  • Perform project analysis using capital budgeting tools such as NPV and IRR

  • Evaluate stock and bond prices

  • Quantify the risk profile of a security and how this security will impact the overall risk of a portfolio.

  • Explain the determinants of a firm’s capital structure


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes20Individual
Project25Group
Midterm27.5Individual
Final Exam27.5Individual
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Cash flow analysis2 weeksSee syllabus
Capital budgeting2 weeksSee syllabus
Stock and bond valuation2 weeksSee syllabus
Risk and return3 weeksSee syllabus
Case analysis and presentations1 weekSee syllabus
mlnosbis 3/8/2016: Course revision because of MBA curriculum revision. No consultation required.

ghodge 3/14/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No issues.
Key: 6070