From the Publisher
Stocks and Bonds Chapter is now broken into two separate chapters - Valuing Bonds (4), Valuing Stocks (5). Reviewers told us that it is important to include expanded coverage of these hot areas.
A new Student CD-ROM is available and includes the following: Financial Steps Software (a random number generating finance problem software); Videos; Excel templates; PowerPoint; Weblinks; Practice Quizzes.
A new Instructor CD ROM is available and includes the following: Instructor's Manual;
Test Bank; Weblinks; PowerPoint; Excel templates.
This textbook contains solid theory and has been written with the undergraduate Corporate Finance student in mind. It is not just a shorter version or a cut and paste of Brealey/Myers: Principles of Corporate Finance.
A great deal of attention has been paid to the problem sets differentiating them as easy, medium, or difficult.
Excel boxes will appear to illustrate key points in the text.
This edition will include a new glossary on business slang terms.
Integrative Mini-Cases are short vignettes that are included in a number of chapters.
Current Event boxes, found in nearly every chapter, are excerpts from the popular press including the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Students and instructors have found these boxes both informative and relevant.
Calculator boxes and exercises are included in appropriate chapters to help students understand how to solve problems using financial calculators.
More end-of-chapter problems, over 750 in total, with subject labels are included.
Financial Analysis Spreadsheet Templates (F.A.S.T.) software is available free and linked to 100 end-of-chapter problems. These Windows'based Excel templates can be used to facilitate financial calculations for students.
An expanded discussion of ethical issues facing financial managers is included. Reviewers have told us this is becoming an ever-increasing important issue in Finance.
About the Author
Richard A. Brealey
is a Professor of Finance at the London Business School. He is the former president of the European Finance Association and a former director of the American Finance Association. He is a fellow of the British Academy and has served as a special adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England and as director of a number of financial institutions. Professor Brealey is also the author (with Professor Myers) of this book’s sister text, Principles of Corporate Finance.
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