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Schulich School of Business
York University

Course Outline

FINE 2000T “Introduction to Finance”
Class Day: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Room: SSB W136
Term: Winter, 2014

Tony Mayadunne
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or by appointment.

Brief Description:
Students learn about investment and financing in this core course. The investment decision allocates scarce resources to projects in the organization, and involves asset valuation, capital budgeting, risk management, working capital management and performance assessment. The financing decision chooses sources of cash to finance the investment decisions and involves capital
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It is available for purchase from the York University bookstore. Other readings are available on-line:

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 5th Canadian Edition; Brealey, Myers, Marcus, Maynes & Mitra, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2011.

Recommended reading: The Globe & Mail, the Economist, plus other on-line publications. We will, on occasion, review interesting articles from these publications from the previous week and examine their implications.
Evaluation of Student Performance:
The course grading scheme for undergraduate courses conforms to the 9-point system used in other undergraduate programs at York. The possible course letter grades for a course (and the corresponding grade points awarded for each grade are:

A+ A | 9 grade points8 | B+ | 7 | B | 6 | C+ | 5 | C | 4 | D+ | 3 | D | 2 | F | 0 |

(Students are reminded that they must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 to remain in good standing and continue in the program, and to qualify for their degree. Schulich grading guidelines mandate a section GPA of between 5.5 and 7.0.)

Where instructors use numerical or percentage grades, Schulich grading policy does not require a preset translation of percentages into specific letter grades. In this class, final letter grades will be determined by the following process:

Grade Evaluation:

Quiz #1 (45 min.) | 10% | Quiz #2 (45 min.) | 15% | Midterm Exam....... | 30%

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