Higher Education

CFIN4, 4th Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Scott Besley University of South Florida
  • Eugene F. Brigham University of Florida
  • ISBN-10: 1285434544  |  ISBN-13: 9781285434544
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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Overview

Created by the continuous feedback of a "student-tested, faculty-approved" process, CFIN4 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and prep cards for instructors, and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes the new MindTap Reader eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools including self quizzes, extra problems for practice, downloadable flash cards, quizzes and more--all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes. CourseMate for CFIN4 also provides additional online resources such as material on Ethical Dilemmas, to stimulate thought-provoking class discussion. Integrative Problems pull together concepts from each chapter and allow instructors to guide students through a step-by-step process, and apply what they have learned within the chapter to solve realistic business problems.

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Features and Benefits

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with numerous faculty and students.
  • Chapter Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • This remarkable text combines all of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none, including a computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint® lecture slides, a complete Instructor's Manual, and additional resources including Integrative Problems and Ethical Dilemmas that can be found in CourseMate.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL FINANCE.
1. An Overview of Managerial Finance.
Part II: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS IN MANAGERIAL FINANCE.
2. Analysis of Financial Statements.
3. The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, and Investment Banking.
4. Time Value of Money.
Part III: VALUATION--FINANCIAL ASSETS.
5. The Cost of Money (Interest Rates).
6. Bonds (Debt)--Characteristics and Valuation.
7. Stocks (Equity)--Characteristics and Valuation.
8. Risk and Rates of Return.
Part IV: VALUATION--REAL ASSETS (CAPITAL BUDGETING).
9. Capital Budgeting Techniques.
10. Project Cash Flows and Risk.
Part V: COST OF CAPITAL AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE CONCEPTS.
11. The Cost of Capital.
12. Capital Structure.
13. Distribution of Retained Earnings: Dividends and Stock Repurchases.
Part VI: WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT.
14. Working Capital Policy.
15. Managing Short-Term Assets.
16. Managing Short-Term Liabilities (Financing).
Part VII: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND FINANCING DECISIONS.
17. Financial Planning and Control.

What's New

  • NEW DESIGN AND IMAGERY throughout textbook provides an engaging experience for both students and instructors as they prepare for and take the course. Visually appealing photos, figures and use of color throughout is part of the 4LTR solution that is most appealing.
  • NEW TAGGING MATRICIES IN SOLUTIONS MANUAL: All end-of chapter problems have been tagged by Learning Objective, Time Estimate as well as Difficulty level to allow greater guidance in developing assessments and evaluating student progress.
  • NEW AND ADDITIONAL END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEMS: Due to instructor demand, end of chapter problems have been increased by nearly double the amount as the previous edition, allowing for more assignment and problem flexibility.
  • NEW UPDATED INTEREST RATES, stock prices, and dates are updated throughout to provide the most current information needed to teach corporate finance.
  • NEW MindTap READER eBook, which is more than a digital version of the textbook. It is an interactive, learning resource that was built from the ground up to create a digital reading experience based on how students assimilate information in an online environment. MindTap Reader eBook allows learners to make notes, highlight text, and even find definitions right from the page.
  • NEW TAGGING MATRICES IN THE TEST BANK. The Test Bank is now clearly identified by topic, learning objective, level of difficulty, Time Estimate and Bloom's Taxonomy tags to allow greater guidance in developing assessments and evaluating student progress.
  • NEW ONLINE TESTING SYSTEM: Cognero is a full-featured, online-assessment system that allows instructors to manage content, create and assign tests, deliver tests through a secure online test center, and have complete reporting functionality at your fingertips.

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Printed Text + Aplia Instant Access

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285434609 | ISBN-13: 9781285434605)

CourseMate for CFIN4 brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes auto-graded quizzes, interactive MindTap Reader eBook, games, additional practice problems, and Engagement Tracker. Also included are additional resources such as material on Ethical Dilemmas, to stimulate thought-provoking class discussion. Integrative Problems pull together concepts from each chapter and allow instructors to guide students through a step-by-step process, and apply what they have learned within the chapter to solve realistic business problems. The interactive MindTap Reader eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with embedded media specific to this book. Engagement Tracker assesses student preparation and engagement. Use the tracking tools to see progress for the class as a whole or for individual students. Identify students at risk early in the course. Uncover which concepts are most difficult for your class. Monitor time on task. Keep your students engaged in corporate finance!

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Aplia is an interactive, online learning solution that increases student effort and engagement. It minimizes instructor time spent on manual grading and class administration. Assignments are written specifically for each text by content experts. Interactive chapter assignments, tutorials, and news analyses makes finance relevant and engaging. Students receive immediate, detailed explanations for every answer.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285434609 | ISBN-13: 9781285434605)

CourseMate for CFIN4 brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes auto-graded quizzes, the new interactive MindTap Reader eBook, games and additional practice problems. The MindTap Reader eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search and interact with embedded media specific to this book. Also included are additional resources such as material on Ethical Dilemmas, to stimulate thought-provoking class discussion. Integrative Problems pull together concepts from each chapter and allow instructors to guide students through a step-by-step process, and apply what they have learned within the chapter to solve realistic business problems.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285436520 | ISBN-13: 9781285436524)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Scott Besley

Dr. Scott Besley is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Finance at the University of South Florida. He earned his DBA and MBA degrees from Florida State University. A well-respected author and instructor, Dr. Besley has published numerous research articles in various academic journals and has co-authored two of the leading textbooks in corporate finance that are used at universities around the world. His research interests include areas of corporate finance, working capital management, governance, and investment anomalies. A frequently requested presenter at professional conferences, Dr. Besley is actively involved in numerous finance and professional organizations. When he is not teaching or pursuing research interests, he is heavily involved in his local community.

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.