Assignments

As noted in the course syllabus, the written assignments will consist of both problem sets and cases. The problem sets should be fairly straightforward. The cases are more difficult and longer, and we will typically discuss them in class. Students should work together on the assignments in groups of four.

WEEK # SES # TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS DUE
Part 1 - Introduction
1 1 Introduction  
  2 Principles Of Valuation  
Part 2 - Project and Firm Valuation
  3 Evaluating Projects (1) Problem Set 1 (PDF)

Financial Functions Spreadsheet (XLS)

2 4 Case: Acid Rain: The Southern Co. Problem Set 2: Case (PDF)
  5 Evaluating Projects (2)  
  6 Firm Valuation (1)  
3 7 Firm Valuation (2)  
  8 Case: Cooper Industries, Inc. Problem Set 3: Case (PDF)
Part 3 - Risk and Return
3 9 Introduction to Risk and Return  
  10 Portfolio Theory  
  11 CAPM  
  12 Discount Rates in Practice Problem Set 4 (PDF)

Selectronics Spreadsheet (XLS)

Portfolio Spreadsheet (XLS)

  13 Case: Cost of Capital at Ameritrade Problem Set 5: Case (PDF)
Part 4 - Financing Policy
  14 Raising Capital  
  15 Capital Structure (1)  
  16 Capital Structure (2)  
5 17 Two Cases: Debt Policy at UST, Inc. and Massey-Ferguson Ltd. - 1980 Problem Set 6: Case (PDF)

Problem Set 7: Case (PDF)

  18 Market Efficiency  
  19 Options (1)  
  20 Options (2)

Final Exam

Exam

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
grading Exams
notes Lecture Notes
assignment Written Assignments