Professor McAllister presently teaches full-time at Saint Mary's College. He has taught a variety of finance and management courses at the graduate level in organizations including Santa Clara University, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa.
Corporate finance, foreign direct investment, international capital markets, international finance
Courses offered in the past four years.
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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics
This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.
Fall 2011 - MIIS
IMGT 8622 - Mergers & Acquisitions
This workshop is designed to address a special topic in corporate financial management involving the combination of corporate enterprises. It will include some historical background about the market for mergers and acquisitions, followed by the rationale for pursuing an acquisition. The course also includes information and analysis on the various ways created value is distributed.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8536
Spring 2012 - MIIS
IMGT 8624 - Debt Analysis
All assets must have a source of financing. For private sector financing the alternatives can include the use of equity through a new stock issuance or by utilizing undistributed profits, combined with the use of debt financing. Public sector entities are limited to using debt. This workshop gives an expanded explanation of the differences between these sources of financing in terms of definition, rationale for use, risk considerations and impact on the user’s wealth. Much attention will be placed on the theoretical underpinning of finance that provide guidance to decision makers’ regarding the use of debt, the extent of its use and its impact on risk and return. The types of debt instruments used will be fully addressed along with discussions highlighting the different characteristics of public sector vs. private sector debt.
Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS
IMGT 8637 - Advanced Finance Topics
This course presents an overview of topics, including cost of capital, financial structure, cost estimation, financial forecasting, management control, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and small business and personal financial planning, including computer applications.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8531 & IMGT 8536
Spring 2011 - MIIS