Foundations of Finance

Foundations of Finance : The Logic and Practice of Financial Management: International Edition

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Unique in its approach, this text provides students with an intuitive, conceptual understanding of the financial decision-making process-rather than just introducing them to soon-forgotten formulas and calculations of finance. And, by focusing on concept interrelationships, it explores the "big picture" and actual practice-i.e., financial decision making rooted in current financial theory and in the current state of world economic conditions. Throughout, Foundations of Finance eliminates non-essential material and keeps mathematics to a minimum-presenting material at a level accessible to non-finance majors-but with a strong theoretical foundation necessary for more specialized students.
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 215 x 277 x 23mm | 1,197g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0131202731
  • 9780131202733

Table of contents

I. THE SCOPE AND ENVIRONMENT OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 1. An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management -The Ties That Bind. 2. The Financial Markets and Interest Rates. 3. Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows. 4. Evaluating a Firm's Financial Performance. II. VALUATION OF FINANCIAL ASSETS. 5. The Time Value of Money. 6. The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return. 7. Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds. 8. Valuation and Characteristics of Stock. III. INVESTMENT IN LONG-TERM ASSETS. 9. Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice. 10. Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting. 11. Cost of Capital. IV. CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND DIVIDEND POLICY. 12. Determining the Financing Mix. 13. Dividend Policy and Internal Financing. V. WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE. 14. Financial Forecasting, Planning, and Budgeting. 15. Introduction to Working-Capital Management. 16. Liquid Asset Management. 17. International Business Finance.
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