Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020


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MGMT 646 901 (CRN: 24484)


Department: Management
Instructor: Crane, Alan
Meeting: 8:30PM - 10:00PM T (11-FEB-2020 - 10-MAR-2020) 
Part of Term: MBA Quad Term 2
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
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
MBA for Online Program
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate Quadmester
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required)
Section Enrolled: 1
Enrollment data as of: 12-JUN-2024 10:23AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: This course examines the investment decisions faced by corporate financial managers. We begin by developing a general framework for corporate valuation, and then we use this framework to review and expand on the capital budgeting issues developed in the core finance course. For example, we review the foundations of option valuation, and then apply these tools to value real options. We also cover new material on estimating the cost of capital and the effects of leverage. In this course, you will learn the state of the art in the analysis of corporate investment decisions. The course format is a mixture of theory, empirical evidence, and practical application. The theory provides the framework for our analysis. The empirical evidence provides a core of stylized facts to support our theoretical intuition. And, the practical applications put to use the theoretical foundations and empirical evidence in real world decision making.