Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Office hours on Wed.

Office hours on Wed (10/25/05) will be pushed back about 30minutes. I can not make it until just after 2PM I will stay longer by 30 minutes as well.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, October 24, 2005

From Career Services

Wed 7:00 pm info session for internship with DB.


The following employer has been added to the On-campus Recruiting schedule.
(Please submit résumés to the Career Center by noon on the due date.)
Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro CPA -- Accountant -- Accounting majors
Résumés due: Oct. 26
REMINDER -- Résumé Due Dates:
Oct. 25 -- Manning & Napier -- Financial Analyst; Intern -- Finance, Accounting majors
Upcoming Event:
JobQuest 2005
WNY Regional Career Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 1
3 - 6 p.m.
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
Pre-register with the Career Center, by Oct. 27, if you'd like to attend this job/internship fair and be entered in a prize drawing! All SBU students are invited to attend this upcoming event. (Additional details can be obtained by stopping in room 216 RC.)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Podcasts are up

Podcasts for each class were just uploaded. Not sure why the 401 is not showing up right now, but it says it tis there.

Monday, October 17, 2005

From Career services

The timing for this is excellent since no one has class!

"On-campus Recruiting Orientation
Wednesday, October 19
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Room 216 RC
Students who wish to participate in the recruiting process this Fall are encourage to attend this additional On-campus Recruiting Orientation being offered Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Career Center. Attendance at this presentation will help you become informed about, and eligible for, upcoming, on-campus interview opportunities coordinated by the Career Center. "

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Finance 301 Excel project #2

Your next excel project is to apply what we have learned in a corporate finance setting and apply it to our personal life.

So you will need to project out earnings, expenses, savings, and investments over the rest of your life.

This is not a project you want to wait until the last minute! It is Due Nov. 11th. I put an example (not a particularly explemary one, but an example none the less) on the 301 mainpage.

As a starting point, you will have to project out your earnings. Be sure to document where your numbers come from. This will involve some outside research.

For instance, why you think your stating salary is whatever you state it to be. Roberthalf.com may be a starting point in this. Similarly, for all expense items. For instance, if you plan on living in San Francisco or NYC do not tell me you think you will live on $400 a month rent.

Social Security income and expenses can be found online, but expect the taxs to go up and teh income to go down.

For investments, you will need to break it down into taxable and non taxable retirement accounts. And also realize your return is dependent on allocation, so Iwill need to see both. And again, do not make unrealistic assumptions such as I will invest in CDs and earn 7% above inflation.

The project is about 2/3rds excel. You will also have to give a write up of key assumptions, what could go right or wrong (i.e. what you should be worrying about financially) and what you can do to protect yourself. Finally it should contain a section on what you learned from the project. Total write up should be less than 4 pages (double spaced) plus one page of sources.

Again, it is due November 11th. Submission on both paper and electronically.


I will be submitting your Midterm grades this week (by Wednesday).
Just as a reminder, participation counts. So to those of you who find Friday classes optional or who just sit there and do not take notes etc, your grade will likely be lower than you expect. I guess that is why we have mid term grades: they allow us time to address our problem areas.

Finance 301

I will email you the excel portion of your grade AFTER class on Monday.

Also you will get your tests back in class on Monday

Finance 401

There is a 75% chance of getting test back on Tuesday.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Finance 301 rooms

Wednesday (optional!)
Review class 7:20 to 8:20PM

Test 6:30 to 8:30

Finance 401 suggested problems

For Finance 401 some suggested problems

Chapter 4:
Quiz questions are good (and should be fairly easy) Pay pareticular attention to 1,2,7,8,10,12
Practice problems: 1,3,4,7

Chapter 5
Quiz questions 1-4
Practice questions 1,3, 5

Chapter 6
Quiz questions: 1, 5, 7
Practice questions: 16, 17, 19

Chapter 10
Quiz questions: 1-4
Problems: 1, 2, 10

Have fun!