BUSG 1303
Principles of Finance

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Financial dynamics of a business. Includes monetary and credit theory, cash inventory, capital management, and consumer and government finance. Emphasizes the time value of money.
    2. Prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the processes and structures of monetary policy; relate the sources of capital to business, consumers, and government; define the time value of money and its relationship to credit; and describe the characteristics of financial intermediaries and related markets.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE;     ISBN-13: 978-0-13-299487-3
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the WTC Course Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1


Week 2

Chapter 1
An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management

Week 3

Chapter 2
The Financial Markets and Interest Rates

Week 4

Chapter 3
Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows

Week 5

Chapter 4
Evaluating a Firm’s Financial Performance

Week 6

Chapter 5
The Time Value of Money

Week 7

Chapter 6
The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return

Week 8

Chapter 7
The Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds

Week 9

Chapter 8
The Valuation and Characteristics of Stock

Week 10

Chapter 9
The Cost of Capital

Week 11

Chapter 10
Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice

Week 12

Chapter 11
Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting

Week 13

Chapter 12
Determining the Financing Mix

Week 14

Chapter 13
Dividend Policy and Internal Financing

Week 15

Chapter 14
Short-Term Financial Planning

Week 16


Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.




Weekly Class Assignments


Final Exam




Last Modified: August 18, 2015