Higher Education

Business Finance, 1st Edition

  • Les Dlabay, Ed.D. Lake Forest College
  • James L. Burrow North Carolina State University
  • ISBN-10: 0538445076  |  ISBN-13: 9780538445078
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
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BUSINESS FINANCE presents finance from a business point of view. This text, written specifically for high school students, covers finance fundamentals, long-term and short-term funding sources, business risk management, use of technology, and international finance. Business Finance combines fundamental concepts with a strong lesson-based instructional design, weaving in interesting real-world features, creative methods of assessment, research opportunities, financial calculations, case studies, and academic connections. Whether your course is offered at an Academy of Finance, within a Finance Career Cluster Concentration, or as part of a business curriculum, Business Finance provides you with complete coverage. The comprehensive package of print and technology resources reaches students with a variety of learning styles, skills, and educational backgrounds. Students examine the financial side of running a business, keeping records, protecting against loss, offering credit, and making strategic decisions.

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Features and Benefits

  • Appropriate for the National Academy Foundation's (NAF's) Academy of Finance Curriculum.
  • Case Studies present an in-depth scenario related to the chapter content and then asks students to analyze the case using critical-thinking skills.
  • Teamwork Activities offer in-class collaborative activities to prepare students to work together effectively.
  • Technology Topics ask students to think critically and in some detail about the impact of technology on companies' financial operations.
  • Academic Connections reinforce key academic topics covered in business finance.
  • Finance Around the World investigates the variety of financial decisions that must be made when operating in or with other countries.
  • A Question of Ethics takes a critical look at ethical dilemmas in the workplace and the implications of unethical behavior.
  • Winning Edge activities prepare for BPA, DECA, and FBLA competitive events.
  • The product specific Web site thomsonedu.com/school/busfinance contains a rich array of teaching and learning resources, such as chapter-by-chapter Web links, Web activities, electronic flashcards, and more!
  • Planning a Career In…explores career paths, needed skills, and industry opportunities for a different career in every chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Financial Fundamentals.
2. Financial Environment of Business.
3. Financial Management Planning.
4. Maintain and Analyze Financial Records.
5. Short-Term Financial Activities.
6. Long-Term Financial Activities.
7. Finance Business Activities.
8. Financial Institutions and Banking Services.
9. Customer Credit.
10. Business Insurance.
11. Technology and Financial Management.
12. International Finance.

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538445114 | ISBN-13: 9780538445115)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Les Dlabay, Ed.D.

Les R. Dlabay, Ed.D. is Professor of Business in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College in Illinois. He has taught more than 30 different business courses in high school, community college, university, teacher preparation, and adult education programs. Dr. Dlabay has presented more than 300 teacher workshops and seminars emphasizing interactive learning strategies, including team projects and field research activities. His "hobbies" include a cereal package collection (from over 100 countries) and banknotes from 200 countries; these are used to teach economic, cultural, and political aspects of global business. In an effort to prepare students to do business in varied economic settings, Professor Dlabay makes extensive use of class assignments related to world hunger, poverty, micro-finance, and micro-enterprise.

James L. Burrow

James L. Burrow, Ph.D., has a background in marketing and human resource development. He works regularly with the business community and other organizations as a consultant on marketing and performance improvement strategies including the use of the Internet as an education and training resource. He recently retired from the faculty of North Carolina State University, where he served as the coordinator of the graduate Training and Development Program for over fifteen years. Dr. Burrow received degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Nebraska in marketing and marketing education.