note that the syllabus is being revised pending the re-introduction of
this course. However, you may view the last syllabus below to get
an idea of the course format and its contents. Addtionally, please
note that the required textbooks WILL BE CHANGED ALONG WITH ALL ASSOCIATED
CHAPTERS AND CASE.
Syllabus for Fall 1999
From October 25 to December 17, 1999
Dr. Robert P. Yuyuenyongwatana, Ph.D.
This is an introductory, eight-week course in finance. The course
covers financial concepts which include time value of money, financial
planning and analysis, risk and return, valuation, working capital management,
capital budgeting, cost of capital and capital structure, and investment.
This course satisfies the prerequisites of courses requiring Finance
3603, which is the upper-level introductory course in undergraduate
finance. Please remember that, although it is a self-paced program, you
are expected to adhere to a schedule.
Emery, Douglas R. and John D. Finnerty. Corporate Financial Management.
New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1997 (with Solution Manual).
Nunnally, Jr., Bennie H. and D. Anthony Plath. Cases in Finance.
Second Edition, Richard Irwin, 1997.
A financial calculator such as Texas Instrument BAII Plus, internet
access, Corel Wordperfect 6.0 or later (you may be able to use MS
Word), a spreadsheet program, i.e., Excel, and a high-speed modem.
The required text and tools, depending on what you need, may be purchased
as a package through Cameron. Students should contact me after registered
for the course.
Please refer to the Graduate
A: 360 - 400 points, B: 320 - 359 points C: 280- 319 points, F: 279
Students are expected to fulfill all requirements for the course by the
due dates. Late assignments, cases, and exams will not be accepted.
Please remember that this is an eight-week course; therefore, strict adherance
to the schedule is necessary to assure a timely completion of the course.
The Solution Manual is very useful for students to obtain detailed
solutions of problems at the end the chapters. This is especially important
since the benefits of a direct contact with the instructor in a classroom
setting are lacking. Part of the success in this course rests on a student's
ability to solve quantitative problems. Furthermore, all assignments
on the "Assignment" webpage must be completed. However, only some
assignments will be graded. and no notices will be given.as to which one.
For further information, see Assignmentsbelow.
Contact the Professor:
When you encounter problems or questions, please feel free to contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It
is important that students get in touch with me as soon as possible. Alternatively,
some questions or problems may be shared with other students and the instructor
in the Students'
Forum. Please check that page for more information. Furthermore,
students must check the Announcement
page often for important announcements. The "Announcement" button (at the
will when there is an
You will be able to download certain information directly to your computer
at home/work. You need to have a student account (userid)
and a password, which will be provided to you after
enrollment*, in order to have access
to the classnotes and assignment pages, and an internet access provider
(IAP), in order to access the web page from home. You can either e-mail
me any assignment/project, as a text/binary attachments to your e-mail
messages, fax, or air (certified)
mailall your works. If
you choose to air mail your works, you MUST do them in advance to assure
that they arrive by the due dates. It is required that you have a working
knowledge of e-mailing and browsing in the internet. For more information,
consult the following site:
services/index.html. In fact, you should log into the Cameron
University website for complete information on the university policy,
personnels, backgrounds, and computer accesses.
* Please contact Dr.
Yuyuenyongwatana directly via e-mail for the userid and the password.
All assignments appear on the assignment page for students to download.
To go to the page, click the "assignment" link in the menu at the top
of this page. Pay special attention to the
due dates. Downloadable
solutions for each assignment will be made available after each due
date. All cases appear in Cases in Finance.Solutions to the
cases will be e-mailed as attached binary files to you. It is expected
that all assignments and cases are to be done using word processor and/or
spreadsheet programs. All work must be neat and clearly shown. Always assume
that the instructor will evaluate all submitted work in terms of content
COURSE SCHEDULE **
Any chapter reference to a "note" indicates that the information on
a particular topic can be accessed through the Course Notes web
page (linked from the main web page). I suggest that you download
course notes and assignments (through the Course Notes and Assignmentpages).
You need an id and a password to access these pages.
** The schedule is subject to change with notice.
1, 2, note
Introduction to Managerial Finance (this is for your own information and
will not be in your exams.), Analysis of Financial Statements.
Assignment 1 due on or before 10/31
3, 6, note
The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, Interest Rates, and taxes.
Risk and Rates of Return.
Assignment 2 due on or before 11/7
4, 5, note
Time-Value of Money. Security Prices.
Assignment 3 due on or before 11/14
10, 15, note
Cost of Capital, Capital Structure
Assignment 4 due on or before 11/21
11 (pp. 336-349)
Assignment 5 due on or before 11/28
10 (pp. 313-317), 19 (pp. 596-602)
Financial Planning and Control (leverage), Working Capital Policy
Assignment 6 due on or before 12/5
Assignment 7 due on or before 12/12
Case 2: Restore Incorporated due on or before 12/12
FINAL EXAM on 12/17/99 (Friday)
This page is created and maintained by Robert
P. Yuyuenyongwatana, Ph.D.