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MindTap® Finance, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Brigham/Houston's Fundamentals of Financial Management, 14th Edition

  • Eugene F. Brigham University of Florida
  • Joel F. Houston University of Florida
  • ISBN-10: 1305403819  |  ISBN-13: 9781305403819
  • Prior Releases: 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.00
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MindTap™ Finance for Brigham/Houston's Fundamentals of Financial Management, 14th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap Finance includes "Why Is This Important to Me?" activities, ConceptClip videos, Problem Walk-Through videos, and numerous practice opportunities with feedback that prepare students for their auto-graded homework assignments. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what's important to you, the instructor.
  • WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME? Students –particularly non-Finance majors – commonly wonder why it's important for them to learn and understand certain concepts in corporate finance. By beginning the learning path for each chapter with "Why is this Important to Me?", MindTap™ sets the stage for students to understand how the topics covered in that chapter will have a direct, positive impact in their own lives – thus more effectively engaging them in the material to follow.
  • MEDIA-RICH INTERACTIVE READER with CONCEPTCLIPS: Students have varying learning preferences, but in order for you to get further in the class time you have, it's important for them to be familiar with key terms and chapter content. In addition to eReader tools that allow them to capture highlights and notes in a common location for easy review and an app that will read the text aloud to them, students will find interactive tools that support learning key financial terminology – like the new ConceptClips. Developed by Dr. Mike Brandl of The Ohio State University, these vocabulary animations provide students with a memorable and humorous auditory and visual representation of the important terminology for the course. Each ConceptClip has an accompanying short self-quiz so students can check their understanding before moving on.
  • PROBLEM WALK-THROUGHS: In highly quantitative courses, students can at times get stuck while working through problems. Instead of waiting until class to ask to see problems worked out, they can immediately access valuable examples within the MindTap™ learning path using new Problem Walk-Throughs. These Problem Walk-Throughs further explain difficult concepts and homework roadblocks by walking students through solving problems similar to those in the text from start to finish. Students can play and replay the tutorials as they work through homework assignments or prepare for quizzes and tests – almost as though they had an instructor by their side the whole time. These videos have been created to solve problems using each of the following methods, where appropriate: A formulaic approach, solving with a financial calculator, and solving using Excel.
  • PRACTICE ASSIGNMENTS: Now that students understand the importance of what they're learning and have valuable explanations, examples, and readings to reference - they can progress through the learning path to the practice assignments. Included in these assignments are both Blueprint Problems and additional algorithmic problems. Created by the authors and accessible from the Learning Path, Blueprint Problems are algorithmic teaching-oriented problems that allow students to work them section-by-section using their understanding of key terms, applying concepts, and using quantitative problem-solving. These problems can be for practice only or set up as a graded assignment. Additional practice problems are algorithmic questions from the end-of-chapter material that students can work again and again for added practice and preparation.

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The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


Aplia "Preparing For Finance" Tutorials:
HP 10BII Financial Calculator.
TI Financial Calculator.
Excel.
Accounting.
Economics.
Mathematics.
Statistics.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
1. An Overview of Financial Management.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; end-of-section Quizzes].
Practice [Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
2. Financial Markets and Institutions.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; end-of-section Quizzes].
Practice [Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Part II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
3. Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
4. Analysis of Financial Statements.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 4A: Common Size and Percent Change Analyses.
5. Time Value of Money.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 5A: Continuous Compounding and Discounting.
Appendix 5B: Growing Annuities.
Part III: FINANCIAL ASSETS.
6. Interest Rates.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
7. Bonds and Their Valuation.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 7A: Zero Coupon Bonds.
Appendix 7B: Bond Risk and Duration.
Appendix 7C: Bankruptcy and Reorganization.
8. Risk and Rates of Return.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 8A: Calculating Beta Coefficients.
9. Stocks and Their Valuation.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 9A: Stock Market Equilibrium.
Part IV: INVESTING IN LONG-TERM ASSETS: CAPITAL BUDGETING.
10. The Cost of Capital.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 10A: The Cost of New Common Stock and WACC.
11. The Basics of Capital Budgeting.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
12. Cash Flow Estimation and Risk Analysis.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 12A: Tax Depreciation.
Appendix 12B: Refunding Operations.
Appendix 12C: Using the CAPM to Estimate the Risk-Adjusted Cost of Capital.
Appendix 12D: Techniques for Measuring Beta Risk.
Appendix 12E: Comparing Mutually Exclusive Projects with Unequal Lives.
Appendix 12F: Real Options: Investment Timing, Growth, and Flexibility.
13. Real Options and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Part V: CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND DIVIDEND POLICY.
14. Capital Structure and Leverage.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 14A: Degree of Leverage.
15. Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 15A: An Example: The Residual Dividend Model.
Part VI: WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, FORECASTING, AND MULTINATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
16. Working Capital Management.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 16A: Inventory Management.
Appendix 16B: Short-Term Loans and Bank Financing.
17. Financial Planning and Forecasting.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 17A: Forecasting Financial Requirements When Financial Ratios Change.
Part VII: SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
18. Derivatives and Risk Management.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 18A: Valuation of Put Options
19. Multinational Financial Management.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
20. Hybrid Financing: Preferred Stock, Leasing, Warrants, and Convertibles.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
21. Mergers and Acquisitions.
Why is this Important to Me?
Chapter Reading [includes ConceptClips; ConceptClip quizzes; Problem Walk-Throughs; end-of-section Quizzes].
Problem Walk-Throughs [also located in the Chapter Reading].
Practice [Practice Problems; Blueprint Problems].
Assignments [Aplia™ Problem Sets].
Appendix 21A: Merger Regulation.
Appendix 21B: Holding Companies.
APPENDIX C: Selected Equations and Tables.
Frequently-Used Symbols/Abbreviations.
Finance in Action.
Finance in Action – Taxes.
Finance in Action – Ratio Analysis.
Finance in Action – Time Value of Money.
Finance in Action – Bonds and Their Valuation.
Finance in Action – Stocks and Their Valuation.
Finance in Action – The Basics of Capital Budgeting.

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Author Bio

Eugene F. Brigham

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.

Joel F. Houston

Joel F. Houston is the John B. Hall Professor of Finance at the University of Florida. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Houston was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Joel's research is primarily in the areas of corporate finance and financial institutions, and his work has been published in a number of top journals including THE JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. Professor Houston also currently serves as an Associate Editor for the JOURNAL OF MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING, the JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH and the JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMIC POLICY. Since arriving at the University of Florida in 1987, Joel has received 19 teaching awards, and has been actively involved in both undergraduate and graduate education. In addition to co-authoring leading textbooks in financial management, Dr. Houston has participated in management education programs for the PURC/World Bank Program, Southern Company, Exelon Corporation and Volume Services America. Joel enjoys playing golf and tennis and spending time with his wife (Sherry) and two children (Chris and Meredith). He is an avid sports fan who follows the Florida Gators, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.