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





DATES 
TOPICS 
READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS 

Week 1 August
23,
25 
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 August 30 September 1 
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 Income and
Balance Sheet Problem 

Week 3 September 6, 8 
Working with Financial Statements Cont’d Practice Online Quiz on September 8 
Practice Online Quiz
– September 8 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 September 13, 15 
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 September 20, 22 
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation Exam 1 on September 22 
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 – September 22
(Covers Chapters 1 – 4) ______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 5  Questions and Problems: Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 15
(Answers)
Practice Problems Chapter 5 (Material will be on Exam 2)
(Answers) 

Week 6 September 27, 29 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 5 Chapter 5
Lecture  Discounted Cash Flow Valuation con’t (PPT) ______________________________________________________________________________________ 

Week 7 October 4, 6 
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, Sunday Oct 11, 2020 – Thursday,
Oct 15, 2020 Midterm holiday break, no classes 

Week 9 October 18, 20 
Interest
Rates and Bond Valuation Cont’d Exam 2 on October 20 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6 Chapter 6
Lecture  Interest Rates and Bond Valuation con’t (PPT) Exam 2 – October 20 (Covers
Chapters 5 and 6) 

Week 10 October 25, 27 
Equity Markets and Stock Valuation Net Present Value and Other
Investment Decisions 
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) 

Week 11 November 1, 3 
Net Present Value and Other
Investment Decisions Cont’d Making Capital Investment decisions 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapters 8 and 9 (Sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.6) Chapter 8 Lecture  Net Present Value
and Other Investment (PPT) Chapter 9 Lecture  Making Capital
Investment Decisions (PPT) ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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 12 November 8, 10 
Some Lessons from Capital Market History Risk and Return 
(RWJ) Reading: Chapters 10 and
11 Chapter 10 Lecture  Some Lessons from
Capital Market History (PPT) Chapter 11
Lecture  Risk and Return (PPT)
(Calculating Expected Value)
(Estimating Beta) Websites: CAPM Calculator 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) 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 November 15, 17 
Risk and Return Cont’d Catchingup
time and Review for Exam Exam 3 on November 17 
Chapter
11 Lecture  Risk and Return (PPT Exam 3 – November 17 (Covers
Chapters 8 11) 

Week 14 November 22, 24 
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 November 29 December 1 
Raising Capital 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Lecture – Raising
Capital (PPT) _______________________________________________________________________________________
Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No
assignment) 

Week 16 
Final Exam 
Exam Time: 
