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SYLLABUS

FIN 521FINANCE FOR MANAGERS

AMERICANUNIVERSITY IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

SUBJECT DETAILS:
A.

NAME
B. SUBJECT
CODE
C. ETCS CREDITS
US CREDITS
SUBJECT

D.

STATUS
LECTURER
Telephone number
Email
Cabinet
Consultations
Duration of the

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J.

course
Semester

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L.

Active lessons:

N. Description of
the course
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P.

FINANCE FOR MANAGERS


FIN 521
6
3
Compulsory
Enis Dzanic
061 260 790
edzanic@aubih.edu
Sarajevo
Friday, 20:00 AM or Skype : enis.dzanic
15 weeks
Fall 2016
Lectures: 45hrs / semester
Other activities: 90hrs / semester out of classroom preparation
The course examines the role of finance in supporting functional
areas of a firms making good financial and managerial decisions.

Prerequisite(s)

None

Corequisite(s)

None.

Q. Learning
Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to use:


1. standard techniques or analysis, including capital
budgeting, discounted cash flow valuation and risk
analysis
2. basic analytical skills and principles of corporate
finance
3. tools of financial analysis (credit market analysis,
option pricing, valuation of interest tax shields,
weighted average cost of capital)
4. financial policy choices of firms (whether to finance
with debt or equity, distributing cash to shareholders)
5. deals and transactions (merges and acquisitions,
leveraged buyouts, hostile takeovers, initial public
offerings)

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

R.

evaluate complex investments


set and execute financial policies with a firm
integrate the many financial decisions faced by firms
General terms of investment
Investment management process
Making the investment program
Cost-benefit analysis
Use of quantitative methods in solving investment
problems

Compulsory: Brigham & Daves "Intermediate Financial


Management" 9 edition, Thomson Southwestern 2007
Literature
Additional:

T.
U.

Teaching
methods

Lectures and demonstrations, interactive method, case studies,


consultations prior to examinations and seminar papers

Equipment

A computer laboratory

GRADING SYSTEM at AUBiH


Applicable from 01 February 2013
BiH and ECTS
USA

V.

Percentage

Letter
grade
(USA)

Grade
point
average
(GPA)

10

95 100

92 94
89 91
85 88

AB+
B

3.7
3.5
3

80 84
75 79

BC+

2.7
2.5

63 74

61 62
58 60
54 57

CD+
D

1.7
1.5
1

0 53

Letter
grade
(ECTS)

Number
grade
(BiH)

Grading method

MASTERS GRADING CRITERIA AT AUBiH, AY 2015-16


Applicable from Spring 2015 semester
Description
and Maximum Values

X. Grading criteria /
methods

Minimum

NAP Non-Academically Assessed Practice


0% - 15%
1. Professor guided Excursion or Visiting
Lectures
GAP Group Assessed Participation
10% - 25%
1. Case Study #1
Mandatory
2. Case Study #2
Mandatory
3. Project Phase 1

RANGE
(Min-Max)

Criteria
for this
Syllabus

0% - 3%

2% - 4%

2% - 4%

2% -8%

4.

Project Phase 2

SAT Student Assessed Tasks


20% - 30%
1. Case Study #3
2. Case Study #4
3. Individual Project or Presentation
4. Individual Project or Portfolio
5. Lab or Other Assessment *****
PACK Professionally Assessed Core
Knowledge
50% - 65%
1. Chapter Test or Quiz #1
Mandatory
2. Chapter Test or Quiz #2
Mandatory
3. Lab, Portfolio, or Final Project Phase 3
4. Other Assessment
5. Mid-Term
Mandatory
6. Final Exam
Mandatory

2% -8%

2% - 5%
2% - 5%
2% - 8%
2% - 10%
2% - 5%

5
5
5
5
0

5% - 15%

5% - 15%

5% - 15%
5% - 15%
15% - 25%

5
0
20

20% - 30%

30

Total
All exams and papers submitted will be verified with Ephorus software for
plagiarism. In the case of plagiarism, student will get 0 for exam. In the case if
student repeats plagiarism or performs cheating, student will be automatically
given zero for the entire course.
Graduate Projects, Portfolios, or Cumulative Based Assessments may not exceed
the Final Exam score by weight. They may be entered individually as GAP, SAT,
and PACK scores individually during the course of the semester as stated in the
Syllabus, but collectively may not exceed the Final Exam Score by weight.
All online students are required to check and access their assignments at least
twice a week. Record of their activity will serve as a proof for taking attendance.

Y. Topical Outline
1. week

An Overview of Financial Management

2. week

Time Value of Money

3. week

Risk and Return: Part I

4. week

Bond Valuation

5. week

Basic Stock Valuation

6. week
7. week
8. week

Analysis of Financial Statements

Midterm Exam
Determining the Cost of Capital

S.
T.
U.

9. week

Capital Budgeting: Decision Criteria

10. week

Capital Structure Decisions: Part I

11. week

Initial Public Offerings, Investment Banking, and Financial Restructuring

12. week

Working Capital Management

13. week

Derivatives and Risk Management

14. week
15. week
Additional
information
Course delivery
mode
Date syllabus last
reviewed

Multinational Financial Management

Final exam
Course delivered in a Classroom and Online.
October 2016