FIN 419 (Finance for Decision Making)
Week 1 DQ 1
What is a limited liability corporation? What is a limited liability partnership?
What are the differences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Week 1 DQ 2
What is a sensitivity analysis? What is a scenario analysis? How would you apply each one to a potential investment opportunity? How would you use the information from this analysis? Explain.
Week 1 DQ 3
What are some risk management techniques? How would you use portfolio management to assess the risk and return of an investment? Predict how the results would be different based on different risk preferences?
Week 1 DQ 4
Based on your assessment of risk using portfolio Management, what factors would you use to make different risk preferences?
Week 1 Assignments:
Week 2 DQ 1
What is the difference between present values and future values? How would you use present and future value techniques in preparing a financial plan for retirement? How would various required rates of return affect your decision? Explain.
Week 2 DQ 2
What is a loan amortization schedule? How would you use it determine your loan interest rate? What factors would impact your choice between two loans?
Week 2 DQ 3
What are the three key inputs to the valuation model? How would you determine the valuation of an asset? How would the intrinsic value of assets differ from the market value? Explain.
Week 2 DQ 4
How would the intrinsic value of assets differ from the market value? Explain.
Week 2 Assignments:
Week 2-Assignments from Readings Chapter = 5: Problem 5.3 = Chapter 5: Problem 5.4
Chapter 10: Problem 10.4 = Chapter 5: Problem 5.3 = Chapter 5: Problem 5.4
Chapter 10: Problem 10.4 = Chapter 5: Problem 5.13 = Chapter 5: Problem 5.13
Chapter 16: Problem 16.2 = Chapter 16: Problem 16.5
Week 3 DQ 1
What is an asset? What is a liability? What is the difference between assets and liabilities?
Can an organization operate without current liabilities? Explain.
Week 3 DQ 2
What is zero working capital? How would you define zero working capital? When would this methodology be used? Would this model be applicable to all organizations? Explain.
Week 3 Assignments:
Week 3 – Assignments from the Readings = Chapter 2: Problem 2.1, 4.23, 4.32
, 4.46, 4.48 = Chapter 2: Problem 2.1, Problem 2.2, Problem 4.23, and Problem 4.32
, Problem 4.46, Problem 4.48
Week 3 Problem Chapter 6: Problem 6.15, Problem 7.6, 6.15, Problem 7.6
· Capital Valuation Paper(1150+ Words)
· Wal-Mart Financial Outcome (1750+ Words)
Week 4 DQ 1
What is investment banking? How would the investment banker assist an organization in going public? As a CFO, what information would you need to select an investment banker?
Week 4 DQ 2
What is the difference between operating and financial leverage? What is the importance of assessing operating vs. financial leverage?
Week 4 DQ 3
What are the risks of having an excessive amount of financial leverage in an organization?
What is the degree of total leverage?
Week 4 DQ 4
What is EBIT-EPS analysis? What is the indifference curve? How is risk factored into the EBIT-EPS analysis? What are the “basic short comings” of EBIT’s analyses?
Week 4 Assignments:
Week 4 – Assignments from the Readings, Chapter 14: Problem 14.9, Problem 14.16, Problem 15.9, Problem 14.9, Problem 14.16, Problem 15.9
· LT Assignments Working Capital Strategies Wal-Mart 7 Slides
· Learning Team: Working Capital Strategies(1550+ Words)
Week 5 DQ 1
What is the SEC? How does it impact financial decision-making? What constraints might it put on a company?
Week 5 DQ 2
What would you consider to be a global equivalent(s) to the SEC within the USA?
Are there individual reporting requirements comparable? Explain?
Week 5 DQ 3
What is a multinational corporation? What are some of the constraints facing today’s a multinational corporation? Predict how joint ventures and international mergers might address some of those constraints.
Week 5 DQ 4
What would be the constraints specifically dealing with different currencies and market rate fluctuations?
Week 5 Assignments:
Assignments from the Readings (1000+ Words)
Final Paper :: International Finance Paper (1550+ Words)