Corporate finance books typically focus too much on computations or theories without providing an intuitive understanding of the basic principles. This book offers a unique approach helping corporate finance professionals develop the critical judgments necessary to apply financial tools in real-world decision-making situations. The theme of value creation is integrated throughout the pages to demonstrate the relationships between the various concepts. Along with numerous examples, most chapters include Learning by Doing applications that contain quantitative problems with step-by-step solutions. Decision-Making Checkpoints also provide corporate finance professionals with experience in financial decision making.
About the Author :
Robert Parrino, Lamar Savings Centennial Professor of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Parrino teaches courses in regular degree and executive education programs at the University of Texas, as well as customized executive education courses for industrial, financial, and professional firms. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, University of Rochester, and IMADEC University in Vienna. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence at University of Texas from students, faculty, and the Texas Ex's (alumni association).As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder he has been very active with the CFA Institute, having been a member of the candidate curriculum committee, served as a regular speaker at the annual Financial Analysts Seminar, spoken at over 20 Financial Analyst Society meetings, and as a current member if the planning committee for the CFA Institute Annual Meeting. Dr. Parrino's research includes work on corporate governance, financial policies, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as research on private equity markets. He has published his research in a number of journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Financial Management. Dr. Parrino has won a number of awards for his research.Dr. David S. Kidwell is Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus at the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from California State University at San Diego, an MBA from California State University at San Francisco, and a PhD in finance from the University of Oregon.Dr. Kidwell has published research in the leading journals, including Journals of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.Dr. Kidwell has been a management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and a sales engineer for Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He is an expert on the U.S. financial system and is the author of more than 80 articles dealing with the U.S. financial system and capital markets. Dr. Kidwell has participated in a number of research grants funded by the National Science Foundation to study the efficiency of U.S. capital markets, and to study the impact of government regulation upon the delivery of consumer financial services.Dr. Kidwell currently serves on the Board of the Schwan Food Company. He is the past Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of AACSB, the International Association for Management Education. He is a past member of the Boards of the Minnesota Council for Quality, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Minnesota Center for Corporate responsibility. He has also served as an Examiner for the 1995 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, on the Board of Directors of the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality and on the Board of the Minnesota Life Insurance Company.
Interesting Facts :
Integrates the theme of value creation throughout the pages to demonstrate the relationship between various conceptsContains Learning by Doing applications that contain quantitative problems with step-by-step solutionsPresents Decision-Making Checkpoints to provide experience in financial decision makingIncludes an overview of the finance practicalities of business formation, forecasting cash flows and capital requirements, preparing a business plan, and business valuation* Addresses international aspects of important concepts
Part 1: Introduction.Chapter 1: The Financial Manager and the Firm.Part 2: Foundations.Chapter 2:The Financial Environment and the Level of Interest Rates.Chapter 3: Financial Statements, Cash Flows, and Taxes.Chapter 4: Analyzing Financial Statements.Part 3: Valuation of Future Cash Flows and Risk.Chapter 5: The Time Value of Money.Chapter 6: Discounted Cash Flows and Valuation.Chapter 7: Risk and Return.Chapter 8: Bond Valuation and the Structure of Interest Rates.Chapter 9: Stock Valuation.Part 4: Capital Budgeting Decisions.Chapter 10: The Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting.Chapter 11: Cash Flows and Capital Budgeting.Chapter 12: Evaluating Project Economics and Capital Rationing.Chapter 13: The Cost of Capital.Part 5: Financing Decisions.Chapter 14: Working Capital Management.Chapter 15: How Firms Raise Capital.Chapter 16: Capital Structure Policy.Chapter 17: Dividends and Dividend Policy.Part 6: Business Formation, Valuation, and Financial Planning.Chapter 18: Business Formation, Growth, and Valuation.Chapter 19: Financial Planning and Forecasting.Part 7: Valuation and International Decisions.Chapter 20: Options and Corporate Finance.Chapter 21: International Financial Management.
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