FIN 360: Corporate Finance

Larry Schrenk, Instructor


Textbook:                   Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F. Houston. Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition,  9th Edition. South-Western.     

                                 You must have the 9th edition bundled with the MindTap homework system.  You may use either the bundle with the loose leaf pages or the bundle with digital access to the text. See the bookstore for details. I am sorry that the publisher does not offer MindTap as a separate product. I generally recommend students purchase used copies or earlier editions of textbooks for my courses, but that is unfortunately not an option for this course. If your textbook is not available by the time the class beginns, you can download the first four chapters here:

          Calculator:               You will need a calculator with financial functions for this class. If you already have a TI-83 or 84 Plus graphing calculator, you do not need to buy anything else. If not, you will need to get a financial calculator. (Unfortunately, basic scientific calculators normally do not have financial functions. If in doubt, contact me.) Do not spend a lot of money on a fancy model. A basic financial calculator should cost $30-$40 at many department stores (maybe cheaper if you get it online). The most common models are the HP 10bII, HP 10bII+ and TI BAII Plus. A financial calculator has many financial functions (so you won't need to memorize a lot of formulae for the exams), and we will go over the use of a financial calculator in the course. You can download a Financial Calculator Guide for the course. Either of the following are good choices: