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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.
Table of Contents
|Overview of Financial Management|
|Introduction to Financial Management|
|Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flow|
|Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow|
|Working with Financial Statements|
|Valuation of Future Cash Flows|
|Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money|
|Discounted Cash Flow Valuation|
|Valuing Stocks and Bonds|
|Interest Rates and Bond Valuation|
|Equity Markets and Stock Valuation|
|Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria|
|Making Capital Investment Decisions|
|Risk and Return|
|Some Lessons from Capital Market History|
|Risk and Return|
|Cost of Capital|
|Leverage and Capital Structure|
|Dividends and Dividend Policy|
|Short-Term Financial Management|
|Short-Term Financial Planning|
|Working Capital Management|
|Topics in Business Finance|
|International Aspects of Financial Management|
|Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems|
|Using the HP-10B and TI BA II Plus Financial Calculators|
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