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Foundations of Financial Management https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/126409762X.jpeg 18 2023 9781264097623 Foundations of Financial Management has built a loyal following due to its strong real-world emphasis, clear writing style, and step-by-step explanations that simplify difficult concepts. As the field of finance has become much more analytical, the text focuses on the "nuts and bolts" of finance with a clear and thorough treatment of concepts and applications. The authors emphasize decision-oriented approaches rather than the old, descriptive approach. They have also stayed with their basic mission of making sure students can follow their discussions throughout the text. Block, Hirt, and Danielsen have always been devoted to producing a high-quality text by writing the entire book and all the problems themselves. The authors know what works and what doesn't work for students, and they have consistently maintained a product that is responsive to the demands of the marketplace.
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Foundations of Financial Management

Foundations of Financial Management, 18th Edition

ISBN10: 126409762X | ISBN13: 9781264097623
By Stanley Block, Geoffrey Hirt, Bartley Danielsen

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Foundations of Financial Management has built a loyal following due to its strong real-world emphasis, clear writing style, and step-by-step explanations that simplify difficult concepts. As the field of finance has become much more analytical, the text focuses on the "nuts and bolts" of finance with a clear and thorough treatment of concepts and applications. The authors emphasize decision-oriented approaches rather than the old, descriptive approach. They have also stayed with their basic mission of making sure students can follow their discussions throughout the text. Block, Hirt, and Danielsen have always been devoted to producing a high-quality text by writing the entire book and all the problems themselves. The authors know what works and what doesn't work for students, and they have consistently maintained a product that is responsive to the demands of the marketplace.

PART 1 INTRODUCTION
1 The Goals and Activities of Financial Management
PART 2 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PLANNING
2 Review of Accounting
3 Financial Analysis
4 Financial Forecasting
5 Operating and Financial Leverage
PART 3 WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
6 Working Capital and the Financing Decision
7 Current Asset Management
8 Sources of Short-Term Financing
PART 4 THE CAPITAL BUDGETING PROCESS
9 The Time Value of Money
10 Valuation and Rates of Return
11 Cost of Capital
12 The Capital Budgeting Decision
13 Risk and Capital Budgeting
PART 5 LONG-TERM FINANCING
14 Capital Markets
15 Investment Banking
16 Long-Term Debt and Lease Financing
17 Common and Preferred Stock Financing
18 Dividend Policy and Retained Earnings
19 Convertibles, Warrants, and Derivatives
PART 6 EXPANDING THE PERSPECTIVE OF CORPORATE FINANCE
20 External Growth through Mergers
21 International Financial Management


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About the Author

Stanley Block

Professor Block is professor emeritus of financial management and investments at Texas Christian University, where he received the Burlington Northern Outstanding Teaching Award and the M. J. Neeley School of Business Distinguished Teaching Award. His research interests include financial markets, mergers, and high-yield bonds. He has served as president of the Southwestern Finance Association and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Cash Manager. He enjoys sports and has run in the NYC Marathon. Professor Block holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Cornell University, and a PhD from LSU. In 2001, his former students established the Dr. Stan Block $1.5 million Endowed Chair in Finance at Texas Christian University. He is the first chairholder of the named chair. In 2006, he was selected as the university’s outstanding professor.

Geoffrey Hirt

Geoffrey A. Hirt is currently Professor of Finance at DePaul University and Director of Equity Research at Mesirow Financial. He received his PhD in Finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, his MBA from Miami University of Ohio and his BA from Ohio-Wesleyan University. Geoff has directed the Chartered Financial Analysts Study program for the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago since 1987. From 1987 to 1997 he was Chairman of the Finance Department at DePaul University and taught investments, corporate finance, and strategic planning. He developed and was director of DePaul's MBA program in Hong Kong and has taught in Poland, Germany, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Geoff has published several books. The sixth edition of Fundamentals of Investment Management was released in July 1998 and is published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill. Additionally, Geoff is well known for his book Fundamentals of Financial Management published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill. Now in its eighth edition, this book is used at over 600 colleges and universities worldwide, and it has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. Geoff plays tennis and golf, is a music lover, and enjoys travelling with his wife, Linda.

Bartley Danielsen

Dr. Danielsen is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate corporate finance courses. His research interests focus on financial market efficiency, short sale constraints, market microstructure, and the interaction of derivatives markets with spot markets. His research appears in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Financial Studies, Real Estate Economics, and numerous other academic finance and real estate journals. Dr. Danielsen received his PhD in financial economics from the University of Florida and a Masters of Accounting from the University of Georgia. As a Certified Public Accountant he has provided financial consulting services to numerous multinational companies. Dr. Danielsen is also a committed environmentalist, hiker, and organic gardener.

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