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Aplia “Preparing For Finance” Tutorials:

HP 10BII Financial Calculator.

TI Financial Calculator.

Excel.

Accounting.

Economics.

Mathematics.

Statistics.

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS.

1. An Overview of Financial Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 1A: An Overview of Derivatives.

Extension 1B A Closer Look at the Stock Markets.

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

2. Risk and Return: Part I.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 2A: Continuous Probability Distributions.

Extension 2B: Estimating Beta with a Financial Calculator.

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

3. Risk and Return: Part II.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

4. Bond Valuation.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 4A: A Closer Look at Zero Coupon Bonds.

Extension 4B: A Closer Look at TIPS: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Extension 4C: A Closer Look at Bond Risk: Duration.

Extension 4D: The Pure Expectations Theory and Estimation of Forward Rates.

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

5. Financial Options.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

6. Accounting for Financial Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 6A: The Federal Income Tax System for Individuals.

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

7. Analysis of Financial Statements.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART II: CORPORATE VALUATION.

8. Basic Stock Valuation.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 8A: Derivation of Valuation Equations.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

9. Corporate Valuation and Financial Planning.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 9A: Financing Feedbacks.

Extension 9B: Advanced Techniques for Forecasting Financial Statement Accounts.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

10. Corporate Governance.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text)

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

11. Determining the Cost of Capital.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 11A: Estimating Growth Rates.

Extension 11B: The Cost of Equity in the Nonconstant Dividend Growth Model.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART III: PROJECT VALUATION.

12. Capital Budgeting: Decision Criteria.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 12A: The Accounting Rate of Return (ARR).

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

13. Capital Budgeting: Estimating Cash Flows and Analyzing Risk.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 13A: Replacement Project Analysis.

Extension 13B: Certainty Equivalents and Risk-Adjusted Discount Rates.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

14. Real Options.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART IV: STRATEGIC FINANCING DECISIONS.

15. Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Repurchases.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

16. Capital Structure Decisions.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 16A: Degree of Leverage.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

17. Dynamic Capital Structures and Corporate Valuation.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 17A: Projecting Consistent Debt and Interest Expenses.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART V: TACTICAL FINANCING DECISIONS.

18. Initial Public Offerings, Investment Banking, and Financial Restructuring.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 18A: Rights Offerings.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

19. Lease Financing.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 19A: Percentage Cost Analysis.

Extension 19B: Leasing Feedback.

Extension 19C: Leveraged Leases.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

20. Hybrid Financing: Preferred Stock, Warrants, and Convertibles.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 20A: Calling Convertible Issues.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART VI: WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT.

21. Working Capital Management. Extension 21A Secured Short-Term Financing

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

22. Providing and Obtaining Credit.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

23. Other Topics in Working Capital Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART VII: SPECIAL TOPICS.

24. Enterprise Risk Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 24A: Risk Management With Insurance.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

25. Bankruptcy, Reorganization, and Liquidation.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Extension 25A: Multiple Discriminant Analysis.

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

26. Mergers and Corporate Control

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, Problem Walk-Throughs)

Problem Walk-Through Review

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

27. Multinational Financial Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

PART VIII: SUPPLEMENTAL TOPICS.

28. Time Value of Money.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text, ConceptClips, ConceptClip quizzes)

Extension 28A: The Tabular Approach.

Extension 28B: Derivations of Annuity Formulas.

Extension 28C: Continuous Compounding.

Practice (Practice Problems, Blueprint Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

29. Basic Financial Tools: A Review.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text)

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

30. Pension Plan Management.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text)

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

31. Financial Management in Not-for-Profit Businesses.

Chapter Reading (Chapter text)

Practice (Practice Problems)

Assignment (Topically-Based Problems)

APPENDICES