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Essentials of Corporate Finance
Essentials of Corporate Finance

Essentials of Corporate Finance, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1264101570 | ISBN13: 9781264101573
By Bradford Jordan, Randolph Westerfield and Stephen Ross
© 2023

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Essentials of Corporate Finance focuses on what undergraduate students with widely varying backgrounds need to carry away from a core course in business or corporate finance. The goal is to convey the most important concepts at a level that is approachable for the widest possible audience. Essentials is written in a relaxed, conversational style that invites the students to join in the learning process rather than being a passive information absorber.

Essentials has three basic themes as a central focus: An Emphasis on Intuition: We always try to separate and explain the principles at work on a commonsense, intuitive level before launching into any specifics. A Unified Valuation Approach: We treat net present value (NPV) as the basic concept underlying corporate finance. A Managerial Focus: Students shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that financial management concerns management. We emphasize the role of the financial manager as decision-maker, and we stress the need for managerial input and judgment.

Part One: Overview of Financial Management 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Financial Management 

Part Two: Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flow 
Chapter 2: Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow 
Chapter 3: Working with Financial Statements 

Part Three: Valuation of Future Cash Flows 
Chapter 4: Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money 
Chapter 5: Discounted Cash Flow Valuation 

Part Four: Valuing Stocks and Bonds 
Chapter 6: Interest Rates and Bond Valuation 
Chapter 7: Equity Markets and Stock Valuation 

Part Five: Capital Budgeting 
Chapter 8: Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria 
Chapter 9: Making Capital Investment Decisions 

Part Six: Risk and Return
Chapter 10: Some Lessons from Capital Market History 
Chapter 11: Risk and Return 

Part Seven: Long-Term Financing 
Chapter 12: Cost of Capital 
Chapter 13: Leverage and Capital Structure 
Chapter 14: Dividends and Dividend Policy 
Chapter 15: Raising Capital
Part Eight: Short-Term Financial Management 
Chapter 16: Short-Term Financial Planning 
Chapter 17: Working Capital Management 
Part Nine: Topics in Business Finance 
Chapter 18: International Aspects of Financial Management 

Appendix A: Mathematical Tables 
Appendix B: Key Equations 
Appendix C: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems 
Appendix D: Using the HP-10B and TI BA II Plus Financial Calculators
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About the Author

Bradford Jordan

Bradford D. Jordan is Visiting Scholar at the University of Florida. He previously held the duPont Endowed Chair in Banking and Financial Services at the University of Kentucky, where he was department chair for many years. He specializes in corporate finance and securities valuation. He has published numerous articles in leading finance journals, and he has received a variety of research awards, including the Fama/DFA Award in 2010.

Dr. Jordan is coauthor of Corporate Finance 13e, Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications 7e, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 13e, and Essentials of Corporate Finance 1le, which collectively are the most widely used business finance textbooks in the world, along with Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management 10e, a popular investments text.

Randolph Westerfield

Randolph W. Westerfield is Dean Emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and is the Charles B. Thornton Professor of Finance Emeritus. Professor Westerfield came to USC from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was the chairman of the finance department and member of the finance faculty for 20 years. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Oaktree Capital Mutual Funds. His areas of expertise include corporate financial policy, investment management, and stock market price behavior.

Stephen Ross

Stephen A. Ross was the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the most widely published authors in finance and economics. Professor Ross is recognized for his work in developing the arbitrage pricing theory, along with his substantial contributions to the discipline through his research in signaling, agency theory, option pricing, and the theory of the term structure of interest rates, among other topics. A past president of the American Finance Association, he also served as an associate editor of several academic and practitioner journals, and was a trustee of CalTech.


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