1. Finance by Zvi Bodie, Robert C Merton, Hardcover: 479 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
This significant new guide to finance has a broader scope and greater emphasis on general principles than most other books of its kind, which typically focus exclusively on corporate finance. Acclaimed authors Bodie and Merton offer an approach balanced among the three “pillars” of finance, optimization over time, asset valuation, and risk management. Encompasses all subfields of finance within a single unifying conceptual framework. Offers the “big picture” of resource allocation over time under conditions of uncertainty. Focuses on personal finance topics, such as saving and investing, as well as asset valuation. Provides spreadsheet modeling exercises in the accompanying CD. Ideal for executives or for anyone seeking a solid understanding and overview of the field of finance..
2. Finance for Managers (Harvard Business Essentials) by Harvard Business School Press, Paperback: 256 pages
Calculating and assessing the overall financial health of the business is an important part of any managerial position. From reading and deciphering financial statements, to understanding net present value, to calculating return on investment, this book provides the fundamentals of financial literacy. Easy to use and non-technical, this helpful guide gives managers the smart advice they need to increase their impact on financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
3. Financial Reporting and Analysis (3rd Edition) by Lawrence Revsine, Daniel W. Collins, W. Bruce Johnson, Hardcover: 1088 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
This is the only book of its kind that demonstrates how to prepare financial reports and then how to analyze what those numbers really mean. Every manager has incentives to present his or her firm in the most favorable light to lenders, equity investors and others. And, every manager wants to use the flexibility allowed by GAAP to manage the firm’s earnings to achieve certain goals. Revsine, Collins, and Johnson explain these incentives and help readers spot cases of earnings management, which disguises a firm’s true performance. For anyone preparing to take the CPA exam, and for anyone who wants or needs a working knowledge of accounting, financial reporting, and financial statement analysis.
4. Business Analysis and Valuation : Using Financial Statements, Text and Cases by Krishna G. Palepu, Paul M. Healy, Victor L Bernard, Hardcover: 928 pages, Pub: South-Western College
Financial statements are the basis for a wide range of business analysis. Managers, securities analysts, bankers and consultants all use them to make business decisions. There is strong demand among business students for course materials that provide a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts.
5. Financial Management: Principles and Applications (9th Edition) by Arthur J. Keown, John W. Martin, William D. Petty, David F. Scott, Hardcover: 801 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
Chapter topics include financial statements, taxes, and cash flows; evaluating a firm’s financial performance; financial forecasting; time value of money; risk and rates of return; bond valuation; stock valuation; capital budgeting decision criteria; cash flows and other topics in capital budgeting; capital budgeting and risk analysis; cost of capital; managing for shareholder value; raising capital in the financial markets; analysis and impact of leverage; planning the firm’s financial mix; dividend policy and internal financing; working-capital management and short-term financing; cash and marketable securities management; accounts receivable and inventory management; risk management; international finance; corporate restructuring: combinations and divestitures; and term loans and leases. For individuals seeking a lasting understanding of the fundamentals of finance.
6. Corporate Finance: A Focused Approach with Student CD-ROM by Michael C. Ehrhardt, Eugene F. Brigham, Hardcover: 672 pages, Publisher: South-Western College
Drawing from their experience with comprehensive textbooks Ehrhardt & Brigham focus on the critical financial concepts, skills, and technological applications required by every MBA in the 21st century workplace. The result is a lean textbook that (1) provides an in-depth treatment of all essential topics in corporate finance yet (2) can be covered in its entirely in a single semester.
7. International Financial Management by Jeff Madura, Hardcover: 704 pages, Publisher: South-Western College
Combines a strong foundation in international finance theory with current, practical applications. It provides thorough, up-to-date treatment of cutting-edge international finance issues along with traditional treatment of international financial management. This book is known for its readability and clear explanation as well as its extensive use of hands-on, real world applications and student-oriented pedagogy..