Spring 2014
5297 Introduction to Finance Concepts for Law students - BRENNAN- 27305

Professor(s): Dan Brennan (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas:  

Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM  MTWTHLocation: 215  TUII

Course Outline: This 2-credit course is designed to provide law students with no prior course work in business finance an introduction to financial statements and the essential foundations of corporate finance and accounting. The course technically begins on Saturday, March 8 (though there is no class meeting that day; just an initial email contact and the first day assignment to be given). There will be four class meetings over spring break, the first class beginning Monday, March 10 and going through Thursday March 13. Each class will run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (note: the Law Center will buy everyone lunch during these four class days). The following topics will be introduced: how financial statement information is used and analyzed and how the information is accounted for and derived in the form of financial statements; time value of money; valuation of cash flows; discounted cash flow analysis for investment decisions and valuation of securities; market efficiency; cost of capital, methods of raising equity and debt capital, and introduction to basic financial statements. In-class discussion of the course material and assigned problems will be used to provide an active learning experience for students.

Exam: The exam will be a take home exam, to be handed out at the end of class on Thursday March 13 for students to return by Monday March 17.



Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   How to Register:

Important Dates: Registration deadline is March 7, 2014 and the last date to drop the course is: March 11, 2014.

You go to PeopleSoft and register as you normally would for a class by clicking on Spring 2014 and on Law. Then, go to Session 5. It should be the only class listed there.

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Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: Take Home- Due on March 17, 2014
Paper:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No