Welcome Managerial Finance Students!

It was nice meeting you all last week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

A couple of things:

  1. I mentioned last week, that I was on the fence about you using Excel for all your calculations. Well, I have hopped over the fence and decided that you may use Excel for all your assignments, in-class problem-solving as well as during the exams. This means that for those of you were deciding on whether to buy a financial calculator, you don’t have to do so.
  2. If you still prefer to use a financial calculator, you are free to do so. But we will not be spending class time on solving problems using it. We will be focusing on Excel in class. You are still free to ask me any troubleshooting questions outside of class, of course.

One last note for the financial calculator users, I just discovered an excellent website called TVMCalcs.com. This is an extensive resource on using many financial calculators specifically for time value calculations. It even has webpages devoted to the two calculators recommended on the syllabus – the HP 12C and TI-83 Plus. The links lead to their respective pages on TVMCalcs.

Here is a description of the author TVMCalcs:

Timothy R. Mayes is a Professor of Finance at Metropolitan State College of Denver with over 23 years of teaching experience. He teaches, or has taught, corporate financial management, financial modeling using Excel, investments, and portfolio management.

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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