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.
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About the Author
Alan Marcus is professor of finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He received his PHD in Economics from MIT in 1981. Professor Marcus recently has been a visiting professor at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and has served as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also established the Chartered Financial Analysts Review Program at Boston College. Professor Marcus has published widely in the fields of capital markets and portfolio management, with an emphasis on applications of futures and options pricing models. His consulting work has ranged from new product development to provision of expert testimony in utility rate proceedings. He also spend two years at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), where he developed models of mortgage pricing and credit risk, and he currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Currency Risk Management Alliance of State Street Bank and Windham Capital Management Boston.