CGU Management Courses
offered by Prof. Gary Evans


Course Material and Course Assignments

If you have been given assignments in class that refer to material available on this web site, they will be listed below in the description of the appropriate class under the link option titled Course Assignments.

Note: Some of the material included under Course Assignments are in Adobe PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be converted into a printable image. Adobe Acrobat Reader works as a plug-in for all popular web browsers. It is available free from Adobe and can be downloaded from Adobe's web site:

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If you have trouble finding or using these assignments, or have suggestions for improving access and use, please drop a note to me at evans@hmc.edu.


Course Descriptions

BA313B Macroeconomics for Managers (offered to MBA students only, not currently offered by Prof. Evans) - This is a review course covering the fundamentals of macroeconomics, with emphasis on fiscal and monetary policy. Mosttheory in the course is taught with the use of computer simulation models. The course has a strong historical emphasis and a practical orientation. Much attention is given to U.S Government fiscal operations, including a review of the budget, and to the Federal Reserve System and their policy procedures.

EMGT305 Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets(offered to EMP students only) - This is an introductory course designed to give students first-time detailed exposure to the wide variety of financial instruments, like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and the financial markets in which they are traded. This course is intended for students with little background in this area. The course is mostly descriptive rather than theoretical; course material and lectures describe features and characteristics of financial markets and the securities traded in those markets, but introduces only minimal theory of security performance. The Course Outline and most recent Course Calendar are available for this course. Course Assignments are also available for the current session of this course.

MGT373 Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy (offered to MBA students only) - This is an advanced course on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, LBOs and other buyouts, valuation, the legal environment for M&As, restructuring, strategy and governance. This course blends a combination of in-depth reading, case studies, lectures, and team projects. Students in this class organize into teams, review mergers and acquistions and report to the class on their findings. Strong emphasis is placed on corporate valuation, strategy, and the analysis of actual mergers and takeovers. The Course Outline and Course Calendar are available for this course. Course Assignments and Support Material are also available for the current session of this course.

EMGT377 Government Fiscal and Monetary Policy (offered to EMP students only) - Explores in depth the fiscal operationsof the U.S. Government and the monetary policy of the Federal ReserveSystem, including the impact upon the economy of both. Includes areview of government expenditures and taxation, the budget deficit,means of finance, and related topical issues. The study of monetarypolicy includes discussion of techniques used to control interest ratesand monetary aggregates, open market operations, and topical andhistorical issues. The Course Outline and Course Calendar are available for this course. Course Assignments are also available for the current session of this course.

EMGT385,386,585 Mergers, Acquisitions & Valuations (offered to EMP students only) - See the description for MGT373.  This is the same course, except taught as a half-course in seven weeks.  This course does not rely so much upon large team projects.  The Course Outline and Course Calendar are available for this course.  The Course Assignments page is the same as used for MGT373.


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