Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2018


MGMT 954 001 (CRN: 25247)


Department: Management
Instructor: Anapolsky, Jeff
Meeting: 6:15PM - 9:30PM M MCN 312 (16-JAN-2018 - 26-FEB-2018) 
Session: MBA Term I
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
MBA for Professional Extended
MBA for Professionals
MBA for Professional Weekend
MBA - Executive Program
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 64
Section Enrolled: 32
Enrollment data as of: 22-FEB-2024 4:36AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: Houstonians know that every boom is followed inevitably by a bust. Corporate Restructuring provides financial, strategic and legal frameworks that are essential for every manager’s toolbox. From Enron to TXU to LyondellBasell to American Airlines, you will learn the complex issues that arise when collecting from bankrupt customers, managing the impact of a vendor’s distress, turning around underperforming businesses, and acquiring or divesting troubled businesses. Why do companies fail? How do you manage a failing business with dwindling liquidity? How can lessons from major bankruptcies be applied to turning around troubled business units? How can one company’s distress disrupt an entire supply chain? How can a plan of reorganization enable a bankrupt competitor to lower prices? How do you value a business with negative earnings? When is a deep value investment a diamond-in-the-rough versus fool’s gold? How can you monetize bankruptcy claims? When does a corporate spinoff risk a fraudulent transfer? How can you defend against voidable preference litigation? What rights do you have when your counterparty defaults on a derivatives contract? Why would you want to serve on a creditors’ committee? What are effective bidding strategies for a 363 auction? What can credit default swaps reveal about your competition? Should you expect international insolvency laws to be similar to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code?