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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

 

 

Academic year 2007-2008

 

Organization and lectures: Jan Mulder and Arie Buijs

 

(MBI coordination and webpage: Ronald Batenburg)

 

Last Update of this page: 19-Jan-08 9:08 PM

 

 

Announcements

 
        Based on the results of the Finance and Management Accounting re-exams taken on January 3 and 4, the final results for the Financial Management course 2007 are published and the exam page.
 
        Please note that the re-exam Finance is scheduled on 3-1-2008, 2-5 PM in BBL-471.
        Please note that the re-exam Management Accounting is scheduled on 4-1-2008, 2-5 PM in BBL-471.

 

        For those who plan to attend the inspection/re-exam preparation meeting next Wednesday (December 9) between 10 and 12 AM in BBL509, please prepare the following:
1.      Read the solution of the midterm Finance exam 2007: here
2.      Read the solution of the final MAC exam 2007: here
3.      Bring your own solutions in writing to the meeting, in order to get efficient feedback.

 

        Based on the results of the Management Accounting exam taken on Tuesday November 6, the final results for the Financial Management course 2007 are published and the exam page. Note that re-exams are scheduled for week 1 in 2008 (monitor the education-page). An inspection/re-exam preparation meeting supported by Jan Mulder is planned at Wednesday December 9, between 10 and 12 AM in BBL509.

 

        The week44 page contains the solution of the second Management Accounting group assignment.
        Find a new upload on the new exams page: a sample examination for the Management Accounting exam to be held on 6/11/2007.

        The results of the Finance midterm exam, held on October 9 2007, are published on the exam page.

 

        IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING EXAM IS RESCEDULED DUE TO FACILITY CIRCUMSTANCES. INSTEAD OF THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8, IT WILL BE HELD ON: THUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, BETWEEN 10 AM AND 1 PM, IN ROOM 036 OF THE LANGEVELD BUILDING. CHECK: http://www.cs.uu.nl/education/tentamen.php

 

        Note that this week the Accounting part if this Financial Management Course will start, running from October 11th – November 11th 2007, teaching: J.M. Mulder: e-mail: mulder.j.m@freeler.nl.

        Problems for assignment: group assignments to be handed in (hardcopy or e-mail to: mulder.j.m@freeler.nl ) by all groups before the end of the lecture or (e-mail) 2.00 p.m.).

        Detailed teaching schedule of the Accounting part:

 

Date

 

Chapter(s)

Main topics

Problems discussed

Problems for assignment.

Thu

10-11 2007

Finance

textbook
17 and 19

Traditional financial analysis. EVA.

( Also Management Accounting Textbook chapter 12, pages 550-571 )

17-1,17-15,17-16, 19-3,19-6.

 

Tue

10-16 2007

MAC
textbook
1,2

Introduction, cost concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost structure, opportunity cost.

1-21, 12-58, 2-37,
2-40.

 

Thu

10-18 2007

3, incl. app.

Job costing, process costing,
service departments’ cost allocation.

3-27, 3-36,
3-40.

 

Tue
10-23

4

ABC and ABM

4-33,
4-38.

 

Thu
10-25

5

Replacement decisions, make-or-buy,
lay-out, quality, JIT

5-43,
5-46,
12-57.

2-41, 2-45,
2-48, 3-35,
3-41, 4-45.

Tue
10-30

6, 7,
8 ( only reading)

Pricing, Product Mix, Incidental
orders. Target & Kaizen costing. Bench-marking.
Motivation & compensation.

6-33, 6-35,
6-44

 

Thu 11-1

9, 10

Mechanics of budgeting, variance analysis.

Balanced score card.

10-76

8-69

5-33,5-57,
5-61,6-36,
10-66, 12-48.

Tue
11-6

 

10.00 – 11.30
Questions session: optional.
Location: BBL 471

Student’s
questions.

Exam example?

Thu
11-8

 

Final Examination ( MAC )
Educatorium theta.
09.00 – 12.00.

 

 

Thu
11-6

 

Final Examination ( MAC )
Ruppert 036.
10.00 – 13.00.

 

 

*) reading only chapters: materials to be examined are assembled on the lecture sheets.

 

        Class hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 – 12.45 a.m.

        Examination: Thursday November 8th. 09.00 – 12.00. Location: Educatorium theta. Re-examination yet to be scheduled.

        By handing in and/or presenting fair solutions of the group assignments/practice hour problems, participants can obtain 30 % of the final grade of this half-course. The remaining 70 % will consist of the result of the final examination.

        Attendance is a responsibility of the students themselves; it will not be administrated.

 

        Textbook Management Accounting: Atkinson, A.A., Kaplan, R.S., Mark Young, S., (Matsumura, E.M.); Management Accounting, Pearson/Prentice Hall 4th. or 5th. ed. 2003/2007.

        Notice!!! All problem numbers of the Atkinson/Kaplan text are those of the 4th edition. A transition schedule to Atkinson/Kaplan textbook 5th Edition is provided below.

 

Transition table to Atkinson/Kaplan textbook 5th. edition.

Date

 

Chapter(s)

Main topics

Problems discussed

Problems for assignment.

Thu

10-11 2007

Finance

textbook
17 and 19

Traditional financial analysis. EVA.

( Also Management Accounting Textbook chapter 12, pages 550-571 )

17-1,17-15,17-16, 19-3,19-6.

 

Tue

10-16 2007

MAC
textbook
1,2

Introduction, cost concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost structure, opportunity cost.

12-60, 12-61, 2-37,
2-40.

 

Thu

10-18 2007

3, incl. Appendix.

Job costing, process costing,
service departments’ cost allocation.

3-28, 3-39,
3-45.

 

Tue
10-23

4

ABC and ABM

4-30,
4-35.

 

Thu
10-25

5

Replacement decisions, make-or-buy,
lay-out, quality, JIT

5-43,
5-46,
12-59.

2-41, 2-46,
2-49, 3-38,
3-46, 4-42.

Tue
10-30

6, 7,
8 (reading only).

Pricing, Product Mix, Incidental
orders. Target & Kaizen costing. Bench-marking.
Motivation & compensation.

6-34, 6-36,
6-45.

 

Thu 11-1

9 (reading only), 10

Balanced score card.
Mechanics of budgeting, variance analysis.

10-77,

8-69

5-34,5-61,
5-63,6-37,
10-67, 12-49.

Tue
11-6

 

10.00 – 11.30
Questions session: optional.
Location: BBL 471

Student’s
questions.

Exam example?

Thu
11-8

 

Final Examination ( MAC )
Educatorium theta.
09.00 – 12.00.

 

 

*) reading only chapters: materials to be examined are assembled on the lecture sheets.

Textbook Management Accounting: Atkinson, A.A., Kaplan, R.S., Mark Young, S., (Matsumura, E.M.); Management Accounting, Pearson/Prentice Hall 4th. or 5th. ed., 2003/2007.

 

        The week40 page contains the solution of the second Finance group assignment
 
        Message regarding the midterm examination of October 9th: the chapters 17 and 19 of the textbook of Brealey/Myers/Marcus are NOT subject to examination in the midterm.
        Message regarding assignment 2, due October 4th: the problems 6-40 and 15-22 are dropped from this assignment. If solutions are handed in as hardcopies, please mention an e-mail address of one of the group members in order to provide the group with the standard solutions timely.
 
        Find a second upload on the new exams page: a sample examination for the Finance exam on 9/10/2007.
        Notice the first upload on the new exams page.
        As you have noticed, the ‘week-pages’ (see left-hand menu of this page) has been launched since last week. These pages contain the lectures slides and the working lecture solutions for each week. Please note that the solutions will be uploaded after the particular working lecture has been held.
        Please find the detailed schedule of the first [art of this course, Finance, below. Please prepare and schedule your agendas accordingly!

 

Detailed schedule MBI-5 2007/8, course Financial Management, Finance part.

Date

Lecturer

Subject

Book

Problems: practice hr.

Thursday

September 6th

2007

Buijs

Introduction and overview; environment and statements; basic time value of money.

(BMM) chapters 1, 2 & 3, 4-1 and 4-2, 5-1 and 5-2.

 

Tuesday

September 11th

Mulder

Time value of money applied.

Chapter 4 and 5.

Chapter 1: 5,15,17,20.

Chapter 2: 18,20,22.

Chapter 3 : 12,16,17,19.

Thursday

September

13th

Mulder

Capital budgeting and NPV

Chapter 7.

Chapter 4:

3,5,6,10,15,18,22,24,33,37,47,48,63.

Tuesday
September

18th

Mulder

DCF techniques, project analysis

Chapters 8 & 9

Chapter 5: 11,23.

Chapter 7: 13,14,19,24,27,32

Thursday
September
20th

Mulder

Value of stocks

Chapter 6

Chapter 8: 11,17,21.

Chapter 9: 5,14.

Hand in group assignment 1:

3-1,3-9,3-14,4-12,4-16,4-25,4-31,4-62,5-9,7-25,7-30.

Tuesday
September
25th

Mulder

Introduction to risk and return relation

Chapter 10

Chapter 6: 11,20,21,40

Thursday
September
27th

Mulder

Risk, return and capital budgeting

Chapter 11

Chapter 10: 8,17,18

Tuesday

October
2nd

Mulder

Cost of Capital, capital structure.

Chapters 12 & 15 ( sections 1,2 and 3 )

Chapter 11: 6,17,18,26. Chapter 12: 12,13,19.

Thursday
October
4th

Mulder

Financial statement analysis and working capital policy. Overview.

Chapters 17 & 19.

Chapter 15: 23,24.
Chapter 17: 1,15,16.

Chapter 19: 3,6,15,16,17,18,19,20.

 

Hand in group assignment 2:
8-22,9-9,6-26,6-40,10-22,11-12,11-22,12-11,15-22.

Tuesday

October 9th.

09.00-12.00

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
location: Educatorium Gamma.

 

Solutions of the assignments (hardcopy) to be handed in during class or to be mailed to mulder.j.m@freeler.nl before 2 p.m. that day. List the names of all group members on the front page.

All problem numbers refer to the 5th edition of the textbook. The text of the 4th edition can still be used, but students should be aware that the text and numbering of the problems were drastically changed.

The participants of the working groups ( 3 – 5 students each ) should be communicated to the lecturer September 11th at the latest.

August 29th. 2007.

 

 

        Consult the education page for lecture dates and places of this course.
        Slides, exercises and other specific course information will be posted on the week-pages (see the left-menu area on this page), starting with the first week 36 of the course.
        This news-page will be update with additional week-by-week information.

 

 

 

 
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