Spring 2003 Pletcher

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,SACRAMENTO

School of Business Administration

www.csus.edu/indiv/p/pletcher/

 

MGMT134 - Financial Management

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

OFFICE: BUS-2116

 

OFFICE HOURS: After class, by appointment and via the Internet

PHONE: 278-6849 (You may leave a message.)

EMAIL: pletcher@cba4.cba.csus.edu (Email much more reliable than voice message.)

TEXT: No required text. I recommend that you have access to a corporate finance text such as VanHorne, Financial Management & Policy, Brigham & Gapenski, Financial Management - Theory & Practice, or Weston & Copeland, Managerial Finance

 

SCHEDULE

 

Week of: Assignment

Jan. 27 Class Handouts, Reading Assignments, Email a/c sign-up, and first topic assignments.

 

Feb. 3 Group assignments, Case assignments and An Introduction to Case Analysis

Introductory Case #1 Southeast Trailer Company

 

1.        Effective use of Search Engines for Business Research

2.        Business on the Internet

3.        Crime on the Internet

 

Balance of topic assignments

 

Feb. 10 Review of Southeast Trailer and Discussion of Case Analysis Expectations

 

4.   Working Capital Management - Cash, Inventory and Accounts Receivable

5. Venture Capital Financing

 

Feb. 17 Case #1 Apple Computer (http://www.apple.com)

 

6. Investment Banking

7. Common Stock Financing

8. Long-Term Debt Financing

 

Feb. 24 Case #2 Brown-Forman (http://www.brown-forman.com)

 

9. Junk Bond Financing

10. Public Utility Financing

11. Leasing

 

Mar. 3 Case #3 Sears (http://www.sears.com/)

 

12. Capital Budgeting

13. Mergers

14. Takeovers

 

Mar. 10 Case #4 General Motors (http://www.gm.com)

 

15. Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)

16. Conglomerates

17. Divestment

Mar. 17 Case #5 Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com)

 

18. The Business of Sports

19. Business Failure

20. Reorganization

 

Mar. 24 Cases #6 Walgreens (http://www.walgreens.com)

 

21. Nonprofit Business

22. Government Assistance Programs

23. Government Programs to attract/retain Businesses

 

Mar. 31 Cases #7 General Electric (http://www.ge.com)

 

24. Privatization of Military Property/Facilities

25.     Dividend Policy

26.     Stock Repurchase

 

Apr. 7 Cases #8 American Airlines (http://www.americanairlines.com)

 

27. Insider Trading

28. Antitrust

29. Other Illegal Corporate Practices

 

Apr. 14 Discussion Case Boeing Corp. (http://www.boeing.com)

 

Apr. 21 Cases #9 Pepsi (http://www.pepsico.com)

 

30. Corporate Social Responsibility

31. Multinational Finance

 

Apr. 28 Case # 10 Hewlett Packard (http://www.hp.com)

 

32. Starting a New Small Business

33. Franchising

 

Remainder of course topics

 

May 5 Case Review Course Review