Practical Financial Management

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Cengage Learning, Jan 22, 2010 - Business & Economics - 864 pages
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Enlist the help of an actual former CFO to introduce your students to the key financial management topics with the latest edition of PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. Author, former successful CFO, and recognized instructor William R. Lasher captivates your students with unique insights into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From a look at hidden agendas and the biases of decision makers in the firm to their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, Lasher's practical, relevant presentation promises to keep students reading. This edition examines the latest financial developments, including the impact of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 on organizations worldwide. Throughout this edition, Lasher delivers an engaging, thorough presentation that is perfectly matched to the needs of today's business students. He substitutes advanced math in theory sections with everyday math, numerous worked-out examples, and graphical and intuitive presentations. This edition even provides Thomson ONE--Business School Edition exercises to give your students experience using the same financial research tool that professional brokers and analysts trust every day. Lasher's PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Sixth Edition, delivers the solid understanding of financial management your business students need for future success.
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William R. Lasher has a unique background spanning both education and practice in finance that allows him to offer unique, firsthand insights into the world of financial management within this text. Prior to entering full-time academics, he worked for Texas Instruments, Harris Corporation, and the Pacific Telesis organization. He has held positions as a planner, a controller, and a subsidiary CFO. While working in business, Lasher served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In 1988, he moved into a full-time position in education with Nichols College. Dr. Lasher holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University. He is a certified public accountant and has published books on business planning, franchising, and the strategic management of small firms.

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