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Spring 2015
5297 Introduction to Finance Concepts for Law Students - BRENNAN- 23121

Professor(s): Dan Brennan (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: ARRANGED  Spring Break  Location: 3  BLB

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 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.
The course in Session 5 technically begins on Tuesday, March 24.
There will be four class meetings over spring break:
First class begins on Monday, March 16 and goes through Thursday March 19.
Each class will run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (note: the Law Center will buy everyone lunch during these four class days).
Exam: The exam will be a take home exam, to be handed out at the end of class on Thursday March 19 for students to return by Monday March 23, 2015.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   How to Register:
Important Dates: Registration deadline is TBA and the last date to drop the course is TBA.

You go to PeopleSoft and register as you normally would for a class by clicking on Spring 2015 and on Law. Then, go to Session 5. It should be the only class listed there.

Prerequisites: Yes  Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite. If you have already taken: "Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers", you may not take this course.

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This course will have:
Exam: Take Home Due on Monday March 23, 2015

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

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Course Materials (11/5/2014 4:25:24 PM)

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