|Offices:||Tr 907 (Hayward)
LB 247 (Contra Costa)
|Hours:||Mondays: 12:50 to 1:50 p.m. (Hayward)
Wednesdays: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Contra Costa)
|Phones:||(510) 885-3798 (Hayward)
(925) 602-6747 (Contra Costa)
(925) 787-0248 (mobile)
|First Midterm Examination||July 22
|Second Midterm Examination||August 12
|Final Examination||September 2
Keeping pace with the state of modern
Internet access to the World Wide Web and e-mail is required for the
of the course. If you do not have access away from campus there
several computer labs on campus that are available without
This syllabus, class updates and a variety of CSUH related links will
posted on the web site http://www.martsolf.com.
In addition, each student should maintain and regularly check an e-mail
account to receive urgent updates. In the first week of class
student should visit the home page above and follow the links to the
pages or log on to http://www.martsolf.com/CSUH/CSUH.htmland
click on the “Add to E-Mail” button under “Management 4670, Section
01.” This e-mail only needs to be sent once, and within a few
you will receive a confirmation that you have been added to the mailing
The final letter grades for the course will be
through the use of a modified curve. The examinations, the
homework and the project will each count as 100
The total points accumulated during the course will be the primary
for assigning final grades. However, trends in performance, both
individually and in comparison to the class at large, may have a
effect on the final grade. In general, the grades may be expected
to fall within the following distribution:
Homework and Examinations
Homework assignments from the text will be assigned to complement the lecture material. All homework assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned. Homework submissions should be typed, double spaced and answers should constitute between one half to one page per question. As the answers to the assignments will be posted immediately after the due dates no late homework will be accepted. Of the seven homework assignments to be turned in, the five with the highest scores will be counted toward the final grade.
Examinations will be
book. However, to prevent unnecessary memorization it is
recommended that each student bring an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper
notes to the examinations. No other notes, scratch paper or other
study aids will be permitted. The examinations will be based on readings
the text, homework questions assigned and the lecture material.
will focus on students' comprehension of the material through multiple choice, essay and problem
Assume you have $50,000 (imaginary U. S. dollars) to invest. On Thursday, July 9, 2009 you invest the total amount in a variety of securities, bonds or other financial instruments of your own choosing. To ensure proper diversification, no more than 20% of the total investment may be denominated in any one currency. During the course of the investment horizon you may buy and/or sell individual positions as you wish. You may also invest in futures, options, or any types of swaps, hedges, etc. However, you may never have more than 20% of your total investment in any one currency at any time. At the close of the investment period you are required to provide a 5 to 7 page, double-spaced report of the status of your investments (in U. S. dollars) as of the close of business on Thursday, August 20, 2009. In your report you should describe all transactions in detail and justify your positions with references to articles in the financial press. Your report should be clear and succinct, and should contain an appendix of any length detailing all positions, transactions and other changes.
Make-up examinations will not be given, except in
cases of illness or other extenuating circumstances. A make-up
will be authorized only if the student notifies the instructor prior to
the scheduled examination, and provides a written explanation on the
day back in class. If the instructor cannot be reached during
hours, please send an email explaining the circumstances as soon as possible.
Incomplete grades are assigned only in accordance with
University policy as specified in the CSUEB Catalog. In addition, the
Department of Management requires a "Report of Incomplete Grade"
form to be filed with them before an incomplete grade will be accepted.
This form must be completed by the student and given to the instructor, along
with any supporting documentation, prior to the final examination.
Classroom attendance carries no weight in assigning
the final course grade. However, it will be difficult to obtain a good
grade if classes are missed. About 10-20% of the lecture material will
not be covered in the assigned reading. In addition, valuable insights
may gained during several group exercises planned for the regularly scheduled classroom hours.
Policy on Academic Dishonesty
It is assumed that each student in the class is interested in obtaining the best possible education. To do so requires honest, individual effort.
The University has a published policy on cheating and academic dishonesty. Students are expected to be familiar with the policy and to abide by it. Cheating will result in: 1) a zero score on the test and the loss of all grading options; and/or 2) an "F" grade for the course; and/or 3) referral to the Academic Vice President for expulsion from the University.If you are concerned about your grades, contact me. I will do everything I can to help you earn the grade you want legitimately. <>
||1 and 2||-
||3 and 4
||1.1, 1.6, 2.4, 2.5
||3.3, 4.3, 5.1, 5.7
||6.2, 7.2, 8.2, 8.8
||(First Midterm Examination)||July 22
||9.1, 9.2, 10.4, 11.4
||12.3, 13.5, 14.2, 14.5
||(Second Midterm Examination)||August 12
||15.4, 16.2, 16.4, 17.4
||18.1, 18.4, 19.3, 20.4
Please be familiar with
these procedures. Information on this
page is updated as required. Please
review the information on a regular basis.