Records and Registration

Fall 2004 Courses Offered By Stern School of Business


Course ID Lottery Call # Drop/ Add Call # Title Faculty Cr Day/Time
L03.0005001 22335 55659 Bankruptcy and
Altman 1.5 MW 1:30-2:50 (9/8-10/25)
L03.0005002 22337 55660 Bankruptcy and Reorganization Holmes 1.5 M 6:00-9:00 (9/27-11/1)
L03.3006001 22340 55662 Entrepreneurial Finance R. Smith 3.0 TR 10:30-11:50 (9/7-12/14)
L03.0007001 22338 55661 Global Banking and
Capital Markets
I. Walter
3.0 T 6:00-9:00 (9/28-12/14)
L03.0002001 22333 55656 Investment Banking Froewiss 3.0 TR 3:00-4:20 (9/7-12/14)
L03.0002002 22334 55657 Investment Banking Ofek/Tercek 3.0 R 6:00-9:00 (9/30-12/23)
L03.0004001 22335 55658 Mergers and Acquisitions Stefanowski 1.5 M 6:00-9:00 (9/27-11/01)
In addition to these courses, Restructuring Firms & Industries in the Corporate and Commercial Law area is cross-listed with Stern.

Course Descriptions

B40.3198 (L03.0005) Bankruptcy and Reorganization - Altman
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020 & B40.2302. 1.5 credits.
Practical and theoretical implications of bankruptcy and distressed restructuring. Focus is primarily on corporate form organizations ranging from banks to retail firms to manufacturers. Topics include valuation effects of bankruptcy; workout strategies; the bankruptcy-reorganization process from the viewpoint of different participants; the implications of bankruptcy for banks, workers, and state and national industrial policy.

B40.3361(L03.3006) Entrepreneurial Finance - R. Smith
Prerequisite: B01.2311. 3.0 credits.
This course spans the broad spectrum of traditional and nontraditional sources of private equity and debt financing for smaller firms and entrepreneurial ventures. Topics covered include angel financing, venture capital financing, traditional bank lending, asset-based lending, factoring, mezzanine fund financing, private placements, IPOs, and small firm leveraged buyouts. The nature of the contracts and the structure of the markets associated with each of these financing sources are examined.

B40.3387 (L03.0007) Global Banking and Capital Markets - I. Walter
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3 credits.
Analysis of the competitive performance and strategic positioning of financial institutions in multinational capital markets. Market segmentation theories are applied to markets for syndicated lending, trade finance, project financing. Considers international aspects of raising capital in multinational, multiregulatory settings. Examples may include mergers and acquisitions, joint venture capital projects, government or private partnership projects.

B40.2334 (L03.0002) Investment Banking - Froewiss or Ofek/Tercek
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 3 credits.
A broad overview of the role of investment banking in modern societies. What functions are performed; how are these tasks carried out in competitive and noncompetitive environments? Concepts such as origination, syndication, distribution of security issues. Pricing of new issues and the management of issues in the after markets. The role of investment bankers in restructuring industry, financing governments, and facilitating saving and investment. Ethical issues investment bankers must face are considered.

B40.3196 (L03.0004) Mergers and Acquisitions - Stefanowski
Prerequisite: B01.2311 or L03.3020. 1.5 credits.
Examines selected topics in mergers and acquisitions from the viewpoint of finance. Basic theory and empirical findings form the base for discussing such issues as merger strategy; defensive measures in merger; the valuation of firms as a whole under differing management strategies; impact of financing considerations on various stakeholders.