Corporate Finance

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Cengage Learning, Feb 2, 2010 - Business & Economics - 848 pages
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Focus on the financial concepts, skills, and technological applications that are most critical for MBA students in today’s workplace with Ehrhardt/Brigham’s CORPORATE FINANCE: A FOCUSED APPROACH, 4E. This lean text provides an in-depth treatment of all topics essential to corporate finance within a streamlined presentation that you can complete in a single semester. Your students review the latest financial developments -- from the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market to the financial and global economic crisis -- as this edition shows them how to maximize a firm’s value in today’s changed world. Numerous recent examples illustrate the relevance of what students are learning. Students learn to master the many features and functions of Excel spreadsheets with unique Excel Tool Kits, Build a Model problems, and Mini-Case Spreadsheets that encourage what-if analysis on a real-time basis in class. Integrated practice using Thomson ONE-Business School Edition gives students hands-on experience with the same tool Wall Street professionals use daily. A comprehensive support package, including best-selling Aplia Finance, works with the book’s concise, focused approach to present the fundamentals of corporate finance, emphasize investments and build a strong understanding of how and why corporations make specific financial decisions.
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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.

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