Essentials of Corporate Finance / Edition 7by Stephen Ross, Bradford Jordan, Randolph Westerfield
Pub. Date: 05/24/2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Essentials of Corporate Finance, 7th edition by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan is written to convey the most important concepts and principles of corporate finance at a level that is approachable for a wide audience. The authors retain their modern approach to finance, but have distilled the subject down to the essential topics in 18 chapters. They believe that… See more details below
Essentials of Corporate Finance, 7th edition by Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan is written to convey the most important concepts and principles of corporate finance at a level that is approachable for a wide audience. The authors retain their modern approach to finance, but have distilled the subject down to the essential topics in 18 chapters. They believe that understanding the “why” is just as important, if not more so, than understanding the “how,” especially in an introductory course. Three basic themes emerge as their central focus:
1. An emphasis on intuition—separate and explain the principles at work on a common sense, intuitive level before launching into specifics. Underlying ideas are discussed first in general terms, then followed by specific examples that illustrate in more concrete terms how a financial manager might proceed in a given situation.
2. A unified valuation approach—Net Present Value is treated as the basic concept underlying corporate finance. Every subject the authors cover is firmly rooted in valuation, and care is taken to explain how decisions have valuation effects.
3. A managerial focus—Students learn that financial management concerns management. The role of financial manager as decision maker is emphasized and they stress the need for managerial input and judgment.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Overview of Financial ManagementCh. 1 Introduction to Financial Management
Part 2. Understanding Financial Statements and Cash FlowCh. 2 Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash FlowCh. 3 Working with Financial Statements
Part 3. Valuation of Future Cash FlowsCh. 4 Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of MoneyCh. 5 Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
Part 4. Valuing Stocks and BondsCh. 6 Interest Rates and Bond ValuationCh. 7 Equity Markets and Stock Valuation
Part 5. Capital BudgetingCh. 8 Net Present Value and Other Investment CriteriaCh. 9 Making Capital Investment Decisions
Part 6. Risk and ReturnCh. 10 Some Lessons from Capital Market HistoryCh. 11 Risk and Return
Part 7. Long-Term FinancingCh. 12 Cost of CapitalCh. 13 Leverage and Capital StructureCh. 14 Dividends and Dividend PolicyCh. 15 Raising Capital
Part 8. Short-Term Financial ManagementCh. 16 Short-Term Financial PlanningCh. 17 Working Capital Management
Part 9. Topics in Business FinanceCh. 18 International Aspects of Financial ManagementAppendix A. Mathematical TablesAppendix B. Key EquationsAppendix C. Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter ProblemsAppendix D. Using the HP-10B and TI BA II Plus Financial Calculators
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