Financial Management: Theory & Practice

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Cengage Learning, Mar 20, 2007 - Business & Economics - 1104 pages
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An understanding of finance theory is absolutely essential if students are to develop and implement effective financial strategies. Similarly, students simply must have a working knowledge of the financial environment. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE remains the only text in the market that presents a balance of financial theory and applications. Authors Brigham and Ehrhardt maintain the same four goals that have made their text a course favorite through each edition: helping learners to make good financial decisions, providing a solid text for the introductory MBA course, motivating learners by demonstrating finance is relevant and interesting, and presenting the material clearly. Plus, with access to CengageNOW for Finance as well as Thomson ONE-Business School Edition, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning solution you will find.
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Contents

Fundamental Concepts of Financial Management
1
Securities and Their Valuation
155
Projects and Their Valuation
339
Corporate Valuation and Governance
485
Strategic Financing Decisions
563
Tactical Financing Decisions
673
Special Topics
773
Solutions to SelfTest Problems
969
Answers to EndofChapter Problems
1002
Selected Equations and Data
1011
Values of the Areas under the Standard Normal Distribution Function
1026
Glossary
1027
Name Index
1046
Subject Index
1050
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. Dr. Brigham received his M.B.A. 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. Dr. Brigham has served as president of the Financial Management Association and has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure, and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored ten 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. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas, and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. 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 Corporation. Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult, and complete research in addition to his academic writing. He 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.

Dr. Michael C. Ehrhardt is a Professor in the Finance Department and is the Paul and Beverly Castagna Professor of Investments. He completed his undergraduate work in Civil Engineering at Swarthmore College. After working several years as an engineer, he earned his M.S. in Operations Research and Ph.D. in Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ehrhardt has taught extensively at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of investments, corporate finance, and capital markets. He has directed and served on numerous dissertation committees and is a member of the team that developed and delivered the integrative first year of the MBA program. Dr. Ehrhardt teaches in Executive Education Programs and consults in the areas of corporate valuation, value-based compensation plans, financial aspects of supply-chain management, and the cost of capital. He has been awarded the Allen G. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award, the Tennessee Organization of MBA Students Outstanding Faculty member, the College of Business Administration Research & Teaching Award, and the John B. Ross Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Business. Much of his research focuses on corporate valuation and asset pricing models, including pricing models for interest-rate sensitive instruments. His work has been published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, The Financial Review, The Journal of Financial Research, and The Journal of Banking and Finance. He has also authored or co-authored several books addressing various areas of finance.

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