
Finance 150 –
FUndamentals of Finance (All readings should
be completed prior to lecture) Acrobat Reader 





DATES 
TOPICS 
READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS 

Week 1 January
7, 9 (Jan. 9 follows a Sunday Schedule) 
Introduction to Financial Management 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 1 Chapter
1 Lecture  Introduction to Financial Management (PPT) Additional Articles: Forms of
Business Entities Websites: YahooFinance, Qatar
Stock Index, World Stock
Indexes ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment:


Week 2 January 12, 14 
Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow Working with Financial Statements 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapters 2 and
3 Chapter
2 Lecture – Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow (PPT) Chapter 3 Lecture – Working with
Financial Statements (PPT) Resources: Cash Flow Summary,
How to Read a Financial Report (No Need to Download) Cash Flow From Assets Further Explained ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: 

Week 3 January 19, 21 
Quiz 1 – January 21 Working with Financial Statements
Continued 
Quiz 1 – January 21 Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Lecture – Working with
Financial Statements (PPT) Who Uses Financial Statement Analysis? (PPT) Financial Ratio Example – Norton
Corporation (PPT) Resources: Common Financial Ratios Websites: Financial
Ratios Calculator, Investing.com,
https://www.reuters.com, https://finance.yahoo.com/ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 3 Questions and Problems
Homework: Question 35 (Answers) Practice
for Exam 1 

Week 4 January 26, 28 
Introduction to Valuation: The Time
Value of Money 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Lecture  Introduction to
Valuation: The Time Value of Money (PPT) Resources: Summary of Time Value Calculations ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 4 Questions and Problems
Homework: Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 24
(Answers) 

Week 5 February 2, 4 
Exam 1  February 4 Discounted Cash Flow Valuation 
Exam 1  February 4 Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Lecture  Discounted Cash Flow
Valuation (PPT) Resources: Summary
of Annuity and Perpetuity Calculations Websites: Discounted
Cash Flow Calculator ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 5 Questions and Problems
Homework: Question 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 15
(Answers) 

Week 6 February 9 
Discounted Cash Flow
Valuation Continued 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Lecture  Discounted Cash Flow
Valuation (PPT) Resources: Summary
of Annuity and Perpetuity Calculations Websites: Discounted
Cash Flow Calculator Practice Chapter 5 (Material will be on Exam 2) 

Week 7 February 16, 18 
Quiz 2 – February 19 Interest Rates and Bond Valuation 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Lecture  Interest Rates and
Bond Valuation (PPT) Resources: Summary of Bond Calculations Websites: FINRA Bond Quotes,
Investopedia
Bond Price Calculator, Credit Rating Countries,
A.M. Best Ratings
______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 6 Text Chapter 6 Questions and Problems
Homework: Questions 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 (Answers) Practice Chapter 6 (Material will be on Exam 2) 

Week 8 February 23, 25 
Exam 2 – February 25 Interest
Rates and Bond Valuation Continued 
Exam 2 – February 25 Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6 

Week
9, March 1  4 (Spring Break) 

Week 10 March 8, 10 
Equity Markets and Stock Valuation Net Present Value and Other
Investment 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapters 7 and
8 Chapter 7 Lecture  Equity Markets and
Stock Valuation (PPT) Chapter 8 Lecture  Net Present Value and
Other Investment (PPT) Resources: Summary of Stock Valuation Summary of Investment Criteria ______________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 7
Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 4, 5, 13 (Answers) Text Chapter 8 Questions and Problems
Homework: Question 1, 5. 6, 8, 13 (Answers) Practice Chapters 7 and 8 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 11 March 15, 17 
Making Capital Investment Decisions Some Lessons from Capital Market
History 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 9 (Sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.6) and 10 Chapter
9 Lecture  Making Capital Investment Decisions (PPT) Chapter 10 Lecture  Some Lessons from
Capital Market History
(PPT) Websites: What is the Difference Between Arithmetic
and Geometric Averages?______________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 10 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 1, 7 (Answers) Practice Chapters 9 and 10 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 12 March 22, 24 
Quiz 3 – March 24 Risk and Return 
Quiz 3 – March 24 (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Lecture  Risk and Return (PPT) (Calculating
Expected Value) (Estimating Beta) Websites: CAPM Calculator ______________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 11 Questions and Problems
Homework: Question 2, 3, 5, 13, 14, 15
(Answers) Practice Chapters 11 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 13 March 29, 31 
Exam 3 – April 2 _____________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 12
Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 9, 10, 14 (Answers) 

Thursday, April 7, 2020  Last Day to Withdraw from Courses 

Week 14 April 5, 7 
The Cost of Capital Leverage and Capital Structure 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 12 and
13 (Sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4) Chapter 12 Lecture  The Cost of Capital (PPT) Chapter 13 Lecture  Leverage and Capital
Structure (PPT) Websites: WACCExpert, ValuePro Videos: Leverage, Operating Leverage, Financial Crisis Explained, A Day in the Life of A Financial Advisor _______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: 

Week 15 April 14 
Raising Capital 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Lecture –
Raising Capital (PPT) Practice Chapters 12, 13, and 15 (Material will be on the Final Exam) _______________________________________________________________________________________
Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No
assignment) 

Week 16 April 19, 21 
Catchingup Time and Review 
Qatar's
sovereign fund, Crown Acquisitions named as investors in $5.6 billion New
York deal 

Week 17 
Final Exam 
Exam Time: 
