Assignments

Special software is required to use some of the files in this section: .xls.

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


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