Please 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.

Finance 5053

Syllabus for Fall 1999

From October 25 to December 17, 1999

Dr. Robert P. Yuyuenyongwatana, Ph.D.
Internet Access
Class Notes
Text Publisher Announcement


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 Bulletin


100 points
1 Case
100 points
Final Exam
100 points
300 points

A: 360 - 400 points, B: 320 - 359 points C: 280- 319 points, F: 279 and below

Class Policy:

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 to which one.  For further information, see Assignmentsbelow.

Contact the Professor:



When you encounter problems or questions, please feel free to contact me at 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 top) will flash when there is an announcement.

Internet Access

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 and presentation.



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 all course notes and assignments (through the Course Notes and Assignmentpages). You need an id and a password to access these pages.

Week of
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)
Capital Budgeting
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
Short-Term Financing.
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)
** The schedule is subject to change with notice.

Revised 9/10/99.
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