Study Guide for Corporate Finance

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9780136103950: Study Guide for Corporate Finance

Written by Mark Simonson, Arizona State University, the Study Guide provides the learning tools students need to cement their understanding of key concepts, including chapter synopses, review of select concepts and terms, and 5–10 questions per chapter as a self-test. Worked examples with step-by-step solutions guide students through the thought process for arriving at each solution, instilling in them the essential intuition.     

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“The Financial Timesis an indispensable tool for today’s decision makers.”

Do you want to read and understand the FT with confidence?

Do you want to see the financial theory you have poured over in your studies in action?  

Do you want a career in Finance?

Do you already have a career in Finance?  

YES?

Then this is the book for you.

Reading and Understanding the Financial Times incorporates a selection of topical FT articles with recurrent themes relating to some of the most important issues in the world of corporate finance. From the private equity take over bid for Boots to the recent Northern Rock credit crisis, the chosen articles are analysed in depth leaving you armed with a new vocabulary of key financial terms and ready to conduct your own analysis next time you read the FT for business or pleasure.     

Book Blog

Visit the book’s website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/boakes to access the author’s regularly updated blog for his take on current business news as it unfolds, download podcasts with further article analysis and check your understanding with suggested hints to in text questions.  

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“An excellent learning tool, bringing real-world examples to a very wide range of key financial concepts. Brings financial theory to life and makes the FT articles accessible to everyone. Very clear explanation of what really happens in financial markets – an excellent practical introduction to corporate finance.”

Eoghan Harrington, Investment Banker

“This book is an excellent choice for finance professionals or those who just enjoy reading the finance section of the paper to get an understanding and engage in some of the more topical and complex financial issues. The use of current events as a learning tool sets it apart from other books and puts you in the middle of a discussion on financial theory.”

Brian Shaw, Finance Director – LEGOLAND, California

 

About the Author:

Jonathan Berk is the Harold Furst Associate Professor of Management Philosophy and Values at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his BA in physics from Rice University in 1984, his MA and MPhil in finance from Yale University in 1989, and his PhD in finance from Yale in 1990. He has broad research interests in finance, including asset pricing, corporate valuation, mutual funds, corporate investment, individual decision making, and labor market discrimination. His research has won numerous awards, including the Smith Breeden Prize, the BGI Michael Brennan Award, and the Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence. He has taught both the undergraduate and MBA Corporate Finance courses at Berkeley and also teaches Financial Decision Making and Real Options.

 

Peter DeMarzo is Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and twice received the outstanding teaching award from students in the school's Sloan Management Program. He earned his BA in cognitive science and applied mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1984, his MS in operations research from Stanford in 1985, and his PhD in economics from Stanford in 1989. In addition to his experience at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he has taught at the Haas School of Business and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. His research interests include security design, contract theory, corporate financial policy, asymmetric information and trade, and general equilibrium theory. He currently teaches MBA and PhD courses in Corporate Finance and Derivative Securities Markets.

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