Synopses & Reviews
Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, CFIN4 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and prep cards for instructors, and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes the new MindTap Reader eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools including self quizzes, extra problems for practice, downloadable flash cards, quizzes and more--all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. CourseMate for CFIN4 also provides additional online resources such as material on Ethical Dilemmas, to stimulate thought-provoking class discussion. Integrative Problems pull together concepts from each chapter and allow instructors to guide students through a step-by-step process, and apply what they have learned within the chapter to solve realistic business problems.
"The book covers all topics sequentially, with wonderful insights and presentation making it easier for students to understand and instructor's to explain."-Puneet Prakash, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The range of chapter end problems and supplemental problems included as an ancillary instructor's file currently provide sufficient material, but additional problems offer a broader range of selection and more opportunity for demonstration of key concepts prior to homework assignment."-Gerson M. Goldberg, Ph.D., Northeastern University
"I found the book to be the best approach to Finance at the two year college level that I have found to date. The price to students is good and the e-book and Aplia are added bonuses." -Peter J. Holland MS Adjunct Instructor, Napa Valley College
About the Author
Dr. Scott Besley, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Finance, earned his DBA and MBA degrees from Florida State University. A well-respected author and instructor, Dr. Besley has published numerous research articles in various academic journals and has co-authored two of the leading textbooks in corporate finance that are used at universities around the world. His research interests include areas of corporate finance, working capital management, governance, and investment anomalies. Dr. Besley is also a frequently requested presenter at professional conferences and is actively involved in numerous finance and professional organizations. When he is not teaching or pursuing research interests, Dr. Besley is heavily involved in his local community. Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. Dr. Brigham received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Brigham has served as president of the Financial Management Association and has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure, and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored ten textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that are used at more than 1,000 universities in the United States and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas, and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy, and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult, and complete research in addition to his academic writing. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs, and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL FINANCE. 1. An Overview of Managerial Finance. Part II: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS IN MANAGERIAL FINANCE. 2. Analysis of Financial Statements. 3. The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, and Investment Banking. 4. Time Value of Money. Part III: VALUATION--FINANCIAL ASSETS. 5. The Cost of Money (Interest Rates). 6. Bonds (Debt)--Characteristics and Valuation. 7. Stocks (Equity)--Characteristics and Valuation. 8. Risk and Rates of Return. Part IV: VALUATION--REAL ASSETS (CAPITAL BUDGETING). 9. Capital Budgeting Techniques. 10. Project Cash Flows and Risk. Part V: COST OF CAPITAL AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE CONCEPTS. 11. The Cost of Capital. 12. Capital Structure. 13. Distribution of Retained Earnings: Dividends and Stock Repurchases. Part VI: WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. 14. Working Capital Policy. 15. Managing Short-Term Assets. 16. Managing Short-Term Liabilities (Financing). Part VII: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND FINANCING DECISIONS. 17. Financial Planning and Control.