The material is covered in a way which is easy for students to understand
The quality of the questions was sound and they were well-focused
References and recommended reading were some of the best I have encountered. Penny Belk, Lecturer in Finance, Loughborough University Business School
A very good feature of the book is the case studies and the examples. They are used appropriately and create suitable links between the theoretical concepts examined and real life cases. Dr Panagiotis Andrikopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department of Acounting and Finance, De Montfort University
The best aspect of the book is its accessibility and conciseness unlike many books in the field it is a readable text which gets the main points across quickly. Kerry Sullivan, Senior Tutor Finance, School of Management, Surrey University
Overall the books content is very well balanced. It covers all the major areas within the corporate finance field to a suitable depth and level for the intended audience. The writing style is extremely engaging the book is very well written and draws you in as you read, to read further. Richard Trafford, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department of Accounting and Law, University of Portsmouth
The key strengths include a good balance between theory and practice and many references to real life examples and data. The text is also concise and focused. Piotr Korczak, Lecturer in Finance, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol
The book is of an appropriate level for students on the MBA course
The students also find the content of the book is not too daunting and more importantly the book is of an appropriate length for a module of one semester. Mike Buckle, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Economics, University of Swansea
The fourth edition of Corporate Finance: Principles & Practice now in full colour throughout is a concise introduction to the core concepts and key topic areas of corporate finance. It offers integrated coverage of the three key decision areas in finance investment, financing and dividends using a clear and logical framework for study and incorporates a wide range of topical real-world examples, allowing students to relate theory to practice. This book provides the ideal structure for any corporate finance course, particularly where there are time constraints due to modular delivery.
Corporate Finance: Principles & Practice is suitable for specialist and non-specialist corporate and business finance courses at undergraduate, DMS and MBA/management at Masters level.
- Provides a student-friendly approach to the key topics in corporate finance.
- Introduces appropriate tools and techniques for the financial manager.
- Vignettes featuring well-known companies to illustrate topics.
- Worked examples to consolidate learning points.
- Wide range of question material, both for practice and group discussion.
- Full-colour format with an excellent range of features, including key points referenced throughout the text, to help student learning and development.
- Analysis of growing areas such as value management and shareholder value.
- Questions that encourage critical thinking.
A downloadable web supplement is available for lecturers and students at www.pearsoned.co.uk/watsonhead. This includes self-assessment exercises and questions, FT articles of interest and links to other relevant websites and institutions.
Denzil Watson BA (Economics), MA (Money, Banking and Finance) and Antony Head BSc (Chemical Engineering), MBA, PGCFHE are both Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Organisation and Management at Sheffield Hallam University. They have extensive experience of teaching corporate finance, managerial finance and strategic financial management in a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.