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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
I.H. ASPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
FIN 2200 - CORPORATION FINANCE (3 credit hours) Winter 2013: A03, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m., 122 Drake
Instructor: Alex Paseka
Office: 474 Drake Centre
Phone: (204) 474-8353
Office Hours: Open door policy or by appointment.
PREREQUISITES & COREQUISITES:
Required Prerequisite: Intro. Financial Accounting ACC 1100 (formerly 9.110); Principles of
Economics ECON 1200 (formerly 18.120)
Required Co-requisite: Basic Statistical Analysis I STAT 1000 (formerly 5.100)
Note: All students are required to have completed Calculus and Linear Algebra before entering the
Bachelor of Commerce program through track 1; track 2 students are to have completed these
courses immediately upon entry into the Bachelor of Commerce program. Knowledge of Calculus
and Linear Algebra is assumed and required for FIN 2200. Non-Commerce students who do not
have this background are encouraged to consult with the professor as needed when concepts from
these subjects are used in class.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of finance and presents theories and tools to be used
in addressing corporate finance problems and issues.
1. J. Berk, P. DeMarzo, and D. Stangeland, Corporate Finance, Second Canadian Edition, Pearson Canada, 2011
2. Texas Instruments BAII Plus financial calculator. I will use this calculator for examples in class.
MyFinanceLab software allows students to practice course material essentially without limit. The
software will also identify topics still needing more work and will create a personalized study plan.
We require that you complete a series of online homework assignments in MyFinanceLab. You will need
a code to access MyFinanceLab assignments. There are two ways to acquire an access code:
1. A code is included with the purchase of a new textbook. New textbooks may be purchased from the Book Store.
2. Students not wishing to use a new hardcopy of the textbook may instead purchase a MyFinanceLab code separately on the internet.
Course Name: Corporate Finance FIN2200 Winter 2013
Course ID: XL13-Q1B2-801Z-8DW2
How to Register and Enroll in Your MyFinanceLab Course To join your instructor's course, please complete the following steps:
Steps to Register:
1. Go to http://www.myfinancelab.com and click the Student button, in the Register section.
2. Enter the course ID, XL13-Q1B2-801Z-8DW2, and click Next.
3. Choose to register an access code (came with your new textbook) or purchase access if you dont have an access kit/code.
4. Click the button to proceed to registration.
5. Follow the instructions to create your account.
6. Click the link to login. Youll be directed to http://www.myfinancelab.com, where you can enter the user name and password you just created. Click the login button.
7. The first time you enter the site youll be asked to enter your course ID. Enter your course ID XL13-Q1B2-801Z-8DW2.
To log into MyFinanceLab:
1. Go to http://www.myfinancelab.com
2. Enter the user name and password you just created, and click Log In (or hit the enter key). If you purchased access, visit the Textbook Resources inside your Instructor's Course for
additional purchase options.
Need Help? For assistance, please visit http://www.myfinancelab.com/support or see your instructor for
Note: All communication with me should be done only by regular email! Check announcements on
GRADING AND EXAMINATIONS:
Final grades are based on the students weighted mark and performance relative to other students.
available on MyFinance Lab
Midterm Exam Saturday, March 2, 2013, room and time TBA 30%
Final Exam Location and time TBA 50%
Most supplemental material to the course (lecture notes, text book solutions, old exams, etc.) will be
available on the courses Desire2Learn (D2L) site. Students are responsible for checking D2L and
downloading the relevant material before each class. Follow the instructions below to log on to D2L:
1. Go to https://universityofmanitoba.desire2learn.com/ 2. Log into D2L using your UMnetID (formerly called your ccu account) account. You must have
previously claimed your UMnetID account in order to log into D2L. If you have not done so,
claim your UMnetID account by clicking on the ClaimID link under Current Students on the
University of Manitoba homepage (www.umanitoba.ca). If you are having problems logging into
your course visit the Accounts Office in 010 Dafoe Tunnel, contact the support desk by phone
(204) 474-8600 or email email@example.com.
3. Once logged on to your D2L page, click on the FIN 2200 course title. For more information on how to use D2L read Student D2L Help Files when you are logged into D2L.
Homework Assignments (these are graded!)
Assignments will be provided regularly throughout the course using the MyFinanceLab software. These
assignments are meant to prepare students for examinations. Students must pay attention to the dates and
times that assignments are available and assignment due dates. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Check for course announcements regularly.
Students experiencing difficulties with assignments are further encouraged, after thoroughly reading the
text and reviewing class notes, to contact their instructors for assistance (see office hours).
Tentative availability dates are as follows:
Assignment Date Available
1 Jan 8 Jan 20 Chapters 1, 2, 3
2 Jan 21 Jan 30 Chapters 4,5
3 Jan 31 Feb 6 Chapters 4, 5
4 Feb 7 Feb 20 Chapters 8, 9
5 Feb 21 Mar 6 Chapters 6, 7
6 Mar 7 Mar 20 Chapter 10, 11
7 Mar 21 Mar 27 Chapters 12
8 Mar 28 Apr 3 Chapter 14, 15, 16
Extra Practice on D2L (these are optional but highly recommended):
For your added benefit, you will have access to eight extra practice assignments and eight extra
practice quizzes based on these assignments on D2L in Extra Practice and Quizzes folders,
respectively. Neither these assignments nor quizzes are graded. You will have unlimited attempts at the
quizzes. Once a practice set or a quiz shows up on D2L, it will stay there for the rest of the course (for
your unlimited use). Even though quiz attempts are unlimited, there will be a time limit for each attempt.
You will be able to see all this information (number of questions, time limit, etc.) when you click on a
quiz and before you press Begin button to start taking it.
Below is the availability of the quizzes and practice sets:
1 Jan 8 Chapter 1,2,3
2 Jan 21 Chapter 4
3 Jan 31 Chapters 4, 5, 5A
4 Feb 7 Chapters 8, 8A, 9
5 Feb 21 Chapters 6, 7, 7A
6 Mar 7 Chapters 10, 11
7 Mar 21 Chapter 12, 13.1
8 Mar 28 Chapters 14, 15, 16
Corporate Finance Labs will be held on Fridays. The labs are compulsory for all students. Attendance
will be taken at each of the labs and students may have one mark deducted from their final exam for each lab
that was not attended. Each lab corresponds to a course section. Students are to show up for the lab that corresponds to the course section they are registered for. The structure of a typical lab will be solving one
to six or so problems (depending on the size of the problems). Note that since most of the problems
discussed at the labs are more advanced than and do not overlap with those on the assignments, you miss
those labs at your own peril. Lab instructors may reserve, at their discretion, 10-20 min at the end of labs
to answer student questions.
Labs are there to help students to prepare for tests in a less formal environment than lectures themselves.
It is essential for students to prepare for labs by working through problem sets in advance and to show up
for labs regularly. Tentative lab schedule is given below:
Lab Date Material Tested
Lab #1 January 11 Chapter 3
Lab #2 January 18 Chapter 4, 5, 5A
Lab #3 January 25 Chapter 4, 5, 5A
Lab #4 February 1 Chapter 8, 8A, 9
Lab #5 February 8 Chapters 8, 8A, 9
Lab #6 February 15 Chapter 6, 7, 7A
Lab #7 March 1 Chapter 6, 7, 7A
Lab #8 March 8 Chapter 10, 11
Lab #9 March 15 Chapter 10, 11
Lab #10 March 22 Chapter 10, 11
Lab #11 March 29 Chapter 12
Lab #12 Apr 5 Chapter 14, 15, 16
Formula sheets will not be provided for the examinations. Instead, students are permitted to bring in one
8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper on which they can write anything on both sides. For the final examination,
each student may bring in an additional sheet of paper (8.5 x 11 inches) on which he/she can write
anything. (Thus for the final, you may bring in a total of two sheets of paper.) You should begin preparing
your formula sheet immediately. Formula sheets must be hand written (both sides permitted). NO
word-processed or photocopied material is allowed on your formula sheet. Improper formula sheets
will be confiscated; offending students will be allowed to complete the exam without any formula sheet.
After the exam, offending students will be referred to the Deans office on a violation of academic
Students are expected to demonstrate professional conduct for the duration of the course. Some aspects of
this include the following: attending each class and arriving on time, restricting discussions in class to the
current course material, keeping mobile phones in the off or silent modes, and not placing or
answering calls, text messages, or emails during class time. Unprofessional conduct is disruptive to the
learning environment and makes mastering the course material more difficult for all students.
TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE:
You will find that the course progresses quickly and the material covered builds on earlier material. It is
important to stay current in your studies otherwise you will not understand the new material as it is
presented. If you read the text in advance of the relevant classes, you will have a much better chance of
understanding the material as it is taught. It is the students responsibility to read the assigned material
prior to the relevant class.
Lecture Topic Chapter
Course outline (read it thoroughly!).
Chapter 1 is a self-study. To refresh the material from
the prerequisite accounting course, ACC 1100, study
Chapter 2 on your own. The knowledge of material
from chapters 1 and 2 will be assumed; it will not be
covered in class.
Jan 8-10 Arbitrage and Financial Decision Making Chapter 3, 3A
(appendix, except for
Jan. 15-29 Time Value of Money, Interest Rates 4 (skip 4.6), 5, 5A
Jan.31-Feb 12 Valuation of Bonds and Stocks
8, 8A, 9(skip 9.3-9.4)
Feb. 14-28 Capital Budgeting 6, 7 (skip 7.5), 7A
Midterm Break, Feb. 18 Feb. 22
Mar. 5 19 Risk, Return, and Portfolio Theory 10,11
Midterm: time and location TBA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 7,
7A, 8, 8A, 9
March. 20 Last date for voluntary withdrawal
Mar.21-26 Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) 12 (skip 12.5-12.6, only
WACC from 12.7), 13.1
Mar. 28- Apr.2 Capital Structure 14 (skip 14.4-14.5), 15,
16 (skip 16.8)
Apr. 4-9 Options, Futures and Forwards 20 (skip 20.5), 30.2
(only Hedging with
TBA Final Exam: 3 hours Cumulative
It is critical to the reputation of the I. H. Asper School of Business and of our degrees, that everyone
associated with our faculty behaves with the highest academic integrity. As the faculty that helps create
business and government leaders, we have a special obligation to ensure that our ethical standards are
beyond reproach. Any dishonesty in our academic transactions violates this trust. The University of
Manitoba General Calendar addresses the issue of academic dishonesty under the heading "Plagiarism and
Cheating". Specifically, acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:
using the exact words of a published or unpublished author without quotation marks and without referencing the source of these words
duplicating a table, graph or diagram, in whole or in part, without referencing the source
paraphrasing the conceptual framework, research design, interpretation, or any other ideas of another person, whether written or verbal (e.g., personal communications, ideas from a verbal presentation)
without referencing the source
copying the answers of another student in any test, examination, or take-home assignment
providing answers to another student in any test, examination, or take-home assignment
taking any unauthorized materials into an examination or term test (e.g., crib notes)
using any unauthorized materials in an examination or term test (e.g., crib notes)
impersonating another student or allowing another person to impersonate oneself for the purpose of submitting academic work or writing any test or examination
stealing or mutilating library materials
accessing tests prior to the time and date of the sitting
changing name or answer(s) on a test after that test has been graded and returned
submitting the same paper or portions thereof for more than one assignment, without discussions with the instructors involved.
Group Projects and Group Work: Many courses in the I. H. Asper School of Business require group
projects. Students should be aware that group projects are subject to the same rules regarding academic
dishonesty. Should a violation occur, group members are jointly accountable unless the violation can be
attributed to a specific individual(s).
Some courses, while not requiring group projects, encourage students to work together in groups (or at least
do not prohibit it) before submitting individual assignments. Students are encouraged to discuss this issue
as it relates to academic integrity with their instructor to avoid violating this policy.
In the I. H. Asper School of Business all suspected cases of academic dishonesty are passed to the
Dean's office in order to ensure consistency of treatment.