
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) Websites: Qatar
Stock Index World Stock
Indexes YahooFinance Videos: Agency
Problem and Control of the Corporation
Financial
Markets and the Corporation ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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 
Text:
(RWJ) Reading: Chapter 2 Chapter
2 Lecture – Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow (PPT) Resources: Beginners'
Guide to Financial Statements
Cash Flow
Summary How to Read a Financial Report (No Need to Download) Videos:
Cash Flow From Assets Further Explained How to Read a Balance
Sheet How to Read an Income
Statement Article: Lebanese
banks told to boost capital or exit market by end of Feb _____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 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 How and Why Do Companies Pay Dividends? Websites: Financial
Ratios Calculator Investing.com Reuters YahooFinance Videos:
Financial Ratio
Analysis ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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 Videos:
Calculating FV (Future
Value) in Excel Calculating RATE (Interest
or Discount Rate) in Excel Calculating PV(Present
Value) in Excel Calculating the Number of
Periods (NPER) in Excel Problems: Some Practice Problems (Word) ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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: Calculating Present Value Extended Discounted
Cash Flow Calculator Videos: Using the PMT function in Excel to calculate loan payments PMT,
PPMT, IPMT in Excel Exam 1 – September 22 (Covers
Chapters 1 – 4) 

Week 6 September 27, 29 
Discounted
Cash Flow Valuation Continued 
Text:
(RWJ) Reading: Chapters 5 and 6 Chapter 5 Lecture  Discounted Cash Flow
Valuation (PPT) Perpetuities ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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 7 October 4, 6 
Interest Rates and Bond Valuation 
Text:
(RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Lecture  Interest Rates and
Bond Valuation (PPT) Bond Practice Resources: Summary of Bond
Calculations Websites: A.M. Best Ratings Credit Rating Countries FINRA Bond Quotes Investopedia
Bond Price Calculator Videos: Bond Pricing,
Valuation, Formulas, and Functions in Excel (Does not use pulldown
menus, but helpful) ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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 
Equity Markets and Stock Valuation Exam 2 on October 20 
Text:
(RWJ) Reading: Chapter 7 Chapter
7 Lecture  Equity Markets and Stock Valuation (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 Investment Criteria Summary of Stock Valuation Videos: Constant Growth Model Stock Valuation ______________________________________________________________________________________
Assignment: Text Chapter 7  Questions and Problems: QUESTIONS 4, 5, 13 (Answers) Practice
Problems Chapters 7 and 8 (Material will be on Exam 3) 

Week 11 November 1, 3 
Net Present Value and Other
Investment Decisions Cont’d Making Capital Investment decisions 
Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapters 8, 9 (Sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.6), and 10 Chapter
8 Lecture  Net Present Value and Other Investment (PPT) Chapter
9 Lecture  Making Capital Investment Decisions (PPT) Chapter
10 Lecture  Some Lessons from Capital Market History (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) (Answers) 

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) 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) (Answers) 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) (Answers) 

Week 13 November 15, 17 
Risk
and Return Cont’d Review
for Exam 
(RWJ)
Reading: Chapters 11 and 12 

Week 14 November 22, 24 
Exam 3 on
November 22 The Cost of Capital Cont’d Leverage and Capital Structure 
Exam 3 – November 22 (Covers
Chapters 7 11) 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 _______________________________________________________________________________________ Assignment: Text Chapter 12  Questions and Problems:
Questions 9, 10, 14 (Answers) Practice Problems Chapters 12 and 13
(Material will be on the Final Exam) (Answers) 

Week 15 November 29 December 1 
Leverage and Capital Structure Cont’d 
Text:
(RWJ) Reading: Chapter 13 (Sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4) Chapter 13 Lecture  Leverage and Capital
Structure (PPT) Some MOre practice Problems
12 and 13 Chapter 15 Lecture
Raising Capital (PPT) – For your
information – NOT on exam. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No
assignment) 

Week 16 
Final Exam 
Exam Day and Time: Thursday, December 10 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
