Kuwait University College of Administrative Sciences Department of Finance and Financial Institutions Principles of Financial Management: FIN 220 Fall 2014 Instructor’s Name: Dr. Fahad Almudhaf Email: [email protected] http://www.cba.edu.kw/fmudhaf Office Hours: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM) or by appointment. Course Description: This introductory course focuses on the basic concepts of finance such as, the trade-off between risk and return, the impact of required rate of return on value and net present value. These basic concepts are taught in the context of valuation of risky assets. The major areas of finance covered include time value of money, basics of valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, cost of capital, and basics of capital budgeting. Textbook: Fundamentals of Financial Management (13th edition) by Brigham & Houston, South-Western. Grading: Exam I (Ch.1, 2, and 4) 20% Date: Sun (Oct 19th) Exam II (Ch. 5 and 7) 20% Date: Sun (Nov 16th) Exam III (Ch. 8 and 9) 20% Date: Tue (Dec 9th) Final Exam (Comprehensive) 40% Date: Bonus Cheating: I have a zero tolerance policy for cheating of any kind. If you cheat, you will fail the course and may face further disciplinary actions. Attendance Policy: Attendance and arriving on time is expected. Missing classes and being late will likely negatively affect your performance. For additional information, refer to the Attendance Policy in the current KU Undergraduate Bulletin. Chapters and Topics: Chapter 1: An Overview of Financial Management Chapter 2: Financial Markets and Institutions Chapter 4: Analysis of Financial Statements Chapter 5: Time Value of Money Chapter 7: Bonds and Their Valuation Chapter 8: Risk and Rates of Return Chapter 9: Stocks and their Valuation Chapter 10: The Cost of Capital Chapter 11: The Basics of Capital Budgeting This is a unified course and all the course requirements are standardized. The instructor has the right to change parts of the syllabus during the semester.