University College of the Cayman Islands

Bachelors Degree



COURSE TITLE:    FIN301 Financial Management

WEB SITE:     

SEMESTER:           Summer 2005


LECTURER: Rohan Chambers
Personal web site:




The course seeks to provide the foundation of financial management. It will introduce some of the basic concepts used by financial managers in the decision making process, provide a theoretical framework within which these concepts are applicable and draw upon local situations to highlight the importance of both theory and the practice of finance. In the end, the substructure would have been laid for more advanced courses in Finance.

* - The specific course objective are included at the beginning of each topic's notes (see below for notes).





Notes - (the relevant chapter from the text is in the curved brackets) -

Tutorial Q & A

Online Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

 Supplemental articles/web sites

The links with require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you do not have this software click below:

1 Overview of Financial Management (1)  - May 9

Q and  A


 Online MCQs

2 Financial Statements & Cash Flows (2) - May 12 Q and A

May 18

Online MCQs

3 Financial Statement Analysis (3) - May 19 Q and  A

May 23

Online MCQs - 1 Online MCQs - 2

4 The Financial Environment (4) - May 30 Q and  A

June 1

Online MCQs


Risk and Return Concepts (5) - June 2

Q and  A

June 6

Online MCQs


Time Value of Money (6) - June 9 & June 14

Q and  A

June 15


Online MCQs


7 Stock Valuation (8) - June 16 Q and  A

June 20

Online MCQs

8 Bond Valuation (7) - June 22 Q and  A

June 27

Online MCQs

9 Cost of Capital (9) - June 23 Q and  A

June 29

Online MCQs

10 Capital Budgeting - Introduction -(10) Q and  A

Online MCQs


11 Capital Budgeting - Cash Flow Estimation - (11) Q and  A

Online MCQs







    Lectures will be the forum for the introduction and general discussion of each topical area. Students are required to obtain the lecture notes from the course's web site (see above & below) and bring them to the lectures. To assimilate the information more readily and in turn enhance better quality discussions, students are advised to read the relevant notes prior to attending the lecture at which it will be discussed. I will assume that this has been done.

    Tutorials will follow 1 week after each lecture and will be the forum for students to cement the material covered in those lectures. Such tutorials will consist of computational problems, essays and cases taken from tutorial sheets. These tutorial sheets are available from the course's web site but a limited amount will also be copied and made available in class. Again, students must prepare all questions prior to attending tutorials, as this is the only way to be successful in this course. The tutors will assume that this has been done.  



Type  Date Topics Length Format Weight (%)
1st CW Test Thursday, May 26th 1-3 1 3/4 hr

20 MCQs & 15 Computational questions

Mid-Term Exam Wednesday, June 8th 4-5 1 3/4 hr  TBA 20%
Attendance N/A 5%
Class participation N/A 5%
Final Exam TBA 6-9 3 Hours 4 compulsory computational questions 50%

    * - More details on these assessments will be provided throughout the course and are all subject to change.

        TBA - To be announced