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ERMCPS 5001 Course Outline -  Lectures , Assignments and Exams

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Syllabus

Spring 2024 Syllabus

Professor's Inbox
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Professor's INBOX

Processor's Email

Class Info/time

Tuesdays 8.10-10:00pm

Lewison Hall 212D

Zoom Call
(Accessing on-line zoom call)

Zoom Room

Active Learning
(access to Assignments):

Active Learning

Professor's Biography

Professor's Biography

Office Hours/Remote
(9:00-5pm)

Make an Appointment Link

Map to Building

Jan 16
Via Zoom

Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

Feb 27

Mar 5
Midterm Exam I
via Active Learning

Mar 12

Mar 19

Mar 26

Apr 2
Midterm Exam II
via Active Learning

Apr 9
 

Apr 16 

Apr 23

Apr 30
Via Zoom
(on-line only)

May 7
Final Exam Via Active Learning

   

INVESTMENT RISK/RETURN
(TIME-VALUE OF MONEY)

N

O

 

C

L

A

S

S

 

CORPORATE FINANCE
(COMPANY SPECIFIC AND TRANSACTION ANALYSIS)

 

Assigned Chapters

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Intro Part 1 - Portfolio Management

Chapter #1

Chapter #2-3

Chapter #3-4

Into Part III - Secondary Markets
 
Chapter #10

Chapter #11

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW
Chapters
#1-4

 

DISCUSSION ON MIDTERM EXAM I AND FINAL PROJECT

Chapter #11

MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW
Chapters
10,11

 

DISCUSSION ON MIDTERM EXAM II

Intro Part IV - Company Specific Analysis
 
Chapter #15

Chapter #15

Chapters #17 and 9
 
Review of Project

Chapters #17 and 9
 
Review of Project

Final Exam Review
for Chapter 15-17, 9
VIA ZOOM 

Zoo Link

 

Assigned Lectures & Class Presentations

 

Introduction to Finance Lecture 0

Lecture 1: Time Value of Money

Lecture 2 Presentation

Lecture 3a Presentation

Lecture 3b Presentation

Lecture 4 Presentation

Lecture 4b Intro to Stock Valuation

Lecture 4 - Powerpoint

Lecture 5 - Presentation

Midterm Exam I - Chapters 1,2 and 4

   

Midterm Review II Update

 

Lecture 12 Financial Analysis

Lecture 7 - Valuation of Public Companies

     

Assigned Spreadsheets

 

TVM Mini Template

Risk, Return & TVM

Coveriance, Correlation & Eff. Frontiers

Betas and Regression Analysis

Sharpe Ratios and CAPM

Sexondary Markets: Investing in Stocks

Secondary Markets: Investing in Bonds

         

Cash Flow & Ratio Analysis

 

CASE STUDY #2: Alexandria Hotel LBO

Case Study #1: Alexandria Hotel Template

   

Zoom Recordings

 

Zoom Recording 1/23

Zoom Recording 1/30

Zoom Recording 2/6

Zoom Recording 2/13

Zoom Recording 2/20

Zoom Recording - Midterm Exam 2/27

   

Zoom Recording 3/26 - Exam II review

           

Lecture Videos

 

Portfolio Management (Chapter 1-4)

   

Secondary Markets: Equity Markets, Analysis and Valuation (Chapter 10)

Secondary Markets: Bond Markets, Analysis and Valuation (Chapter 11)

                   

EXAMS

             

MIDTERM EXAM I 
Chapters 1-4
(on-line)

   

MIDTERM EXAM II
Chapters 10,11
(on-line)

       

FINAL EXAM
(Chapters 15-17)
(on-line)

Final Exam Review Chapter 15, 16, 17 & 9

Homework Assignments (via Active Learning)

     

Due:  Chapter 1a & 1b

Due Chapters 1b, 2

Due Chapters 3,4

Due Chapters 3,4

 

Due Chapter 10

Due Chapter 11

           

Spreadsheet Templates

 

                     

Financial Analysis

Projections Analysis

Chapter 16 Excel Templates

Chapter 17 Valuation Analysis

Chapter 9 - Transaction Analysis (LBO, M&A)

Testing the Twitter Acquisition

     

Project Assignment

                               

FINAL PROJECT DUE 5/9

Project Description and Assigned Companies

Hyatt Financial Analysis and Valuation

10-year Average Market Risk Premium Rate

Yahoo Finance

Marcus Hotels

Silgan

Dunkin

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