Financial Management: Theory & Practice

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Cengage Learning, Mar 20, 2007 - Business & Economics - 1104 pages
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An understanding of finance theory is absolutely essential if students are to develop and implement effective financial strategies. Similarly, students simply must have a working knowledge of the financial environment. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE remains the only text in the market that presents a balance of financial theory and applications. Authors Brigham and Ehrhardt maintain the same four goals that have made their text a course favorite through each edition: helping learners to make good financial decisions, providing a solid text for the introductory MBA course, motivating learners by demonstrating finance is relevant and interesting, and presenting the material clearly. Plus, with access to CengageNOW for Finance as well as Thomson ONE-Business School Edition, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning solution you will find.
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A rather typical offering of a financial management textbook, this edition is neither particularly easy to understand, nor particularly difficult. Similarly, its depth of coverage varies, but never reaches an in-depth analysis of most topics. Read full review

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The authors are very consistent with their terminology throughout which helps make the subject matter easier to understand especially when moving from one topic to the next.

Contents

Fundamental Concepts of Financial Management
1
Securities and Their Valuation
155
Projects and Their Valuation
339
Corporate Valuation and Governance
485
Strategic Financing Decisions
563
Tactical Financing Decisions
673
Special Topics
773
Solutions to SelfTest Problems
969
Answers to EndofChapter Problems
1002
Selected Equations and Data
1011
Values of the Areas under the Standard Normal Distribution Function
1026
Glossary
1027
Name Index
1046
Subject Index
1050
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Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. He received his MBA 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. A former president of the Financial Management Association, he has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored 10 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. In addition to his academic writing, Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult and complete research. 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 Corp., and he has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. Dr. Brigham 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.

Dr. Michael C. Ehrhardt is a Professor Emeritus and current faculty member in two Executive MBA programs at the University of Tennessee. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Economics at Swarthmore College. After working several years as an engineer, he earned his M.S. in Operations Research and Ph.D. in Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ehrhardt has taught extensively at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels in the areas of investments, corporate finance and capital markets. He has directed and served on numerous dissertation committees. Dr. Ehrhardt teaches in executive education programs and consults in the areas of corporate valuation, value-based compensation plans, financial aspects of supply chain management and the cost of capital. His honors include the Allen G. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award, the Tennessee Organization of MBA Students Outstanding Faculty Award, the College of Business Administration Research & Teaching Award and the John B. Ross Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Business. An author and co-author of several books addressing various areas of finance, Dr. Ehrhardt focuses much of his research on corporate valuation and asset pricing models, including pricing models for interest-rate sensitive instruments. His work has been published in numerous journals, including THE JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, THE FINANCIAL REVIEW, THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH and THE JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE.

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