
Finance 150 FUndamentals of Finance All readings should be
completed prior to lecture) 





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:
(Does not need to be handed in). Peruse the websites of some of the major
stock indexes. 

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: Practice Problems Chapter 2 (Material will be on Exam 1 (Answers) Chapter Review and SelfTest Problem 

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,
Reuters, YahooFinance ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text
Chapter 3  Questions and Problems:
Question 35 (Answers) 

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: Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 24 (Answers) Practice Problems for
Exam 1 (Covers Chapters 1 4) (Answers) 

Week 5 February 2, 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 Exam 1  February 4 (Covers
Chapters 1 4) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 5  Questions and Problems: Questions 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 cont (PPT) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Practice Problems Chapter 5 (Material will be on Exam 2)
(Answers) 

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: Text Chapter 6  Questions and Problems:
Questions 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 (Answers) Practice Problems Chapter 6 (Material will be on Exam 2)
(Answers) 

Week 8 February 23, 25 
Interest
Rates and Bond Valuation Continued Exam 2 February 25 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Lecture  Interest Rates and
Bond Valuation cont (PPT) Exam 2 February 25 (Covers
Chapters 5 and 6) 

Week
9, March 1  5 (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: QUESTIONS 4, 5, 13 (Answers) Text Chapter 8  Questions and Problems:
Questions 1, 5. 6, 8, 13 (Answers) Practice Problems 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: QuestionS 1, 7 (Answers) Practice Problems Chapters 9 and 10 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 12 March 22, 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 Quiz 3 March 24 ______________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 11  Questions and Problems Homework:
Questions 2, 3, 5, 13, 14, 15 (Answers) Practice Problems Chapter 11 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 13 March 29, 31 
Review
for Exam Exam 3 March 31 
Exam 3 March 31 (Covers
Chapters 8 11) 

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: Text Chapter 12  Questions and Problems:
Questions 9, 10, 14 (Answers) Practice Problems Chapters 12, 13, and 15 (Material will be on the Final Exam) 

Week 15 April 14 
Raising Capital 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Lecture
Raising Capital (PPT) _______________________________________________________________________________________
Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No assignment) 

Week 16 April 19, 21 
Catchingup Time and Review 

Week 17 
Final Exam 
Exam Time: 
