Business Finance Essentials is a text designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business finance without the additional cost of a textbook. This book has been developed with over a decade of classroom use in both face-to-face and online classes at Pittsburg State University. The goal was to create a resource to introduce students to the important elements that go into financial decision making which applies to corporations and their own personal lives in a simple framework. Whether it is learning about time value of money, bonds, capital budgeting or retirement planning, this book should make that process as straight-forward as possible. With the explosion of Open Educational Resource materials over the past few years, we saw this as a tool that could be made available to faculty as a launching point for their courses. Using a Creative Commons license that allows users to modify it to their needs with their own additions or through adding other resources, it is intended as not the final product, but the starting point. We hope that this process will keep the material current and flexible enough to help students gain not only a better grasp of finance, but also an interest in the field.
Introduction to the management of financial resources in business firms. Topics include investment, valuation, capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure and cost of capital, basic risk and return, financial analysis, and sources of financing.
This is a review of Business Finance Essentials by Bracker, Lin and Pursley:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/business-finance-essentials. This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
HMP 607 is the third in a three-course sequence intended to impart to generalist administrators the knowledge of finance and accounting necessary to manage health care organizations. The first course, HMP 608, covers financial accounting. The second course, HMP 606, focuses on managerial accounting topics. This third course concentrates on corporate finance topics. It aims to impart an understanding of how finance theory and practice can inform the decision-making of the health care firm. As such, HMP 607 is most appropriately considered a corporate finance course, as opposed to a course in financial markets. In addition, it will integrate corporate finance and accounting theories, institutional knowledge of health care finance, and applications to specific problems.
Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This unit looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.
The author's goals in writing Exploring Business were simple: (1) introduce students to business in an exciting way and (2) provide faculty with a fully developed teaching package that allows them to do the former. Toward those ends, the following features are included in this text:1- Integrated (Optional) Nike Case Study: A Nike case study is available for instructors who wish to introduce students to business using an exciting and integrated case. Through an in-depth study of a real company, students learn about the functional areas of business and how these areas fit together. Studying a dynamic organization on a real-time basis allows students to discover the challenges that it faces, and exposes them to critical issues affecting the business, such as globalization, ethics and social responsibility, product innovation, diversity, supply chain management, and e-business.2- A Progressive (Optional) Business Plan: Having students develop a business plan in the course introduces students to the excitement and challenges of starting a business and helps them discover how the functional areas of business interact. This textbook package includes an optionalintegrated business plan project modeled after one refined by the author and her teaching team over the past ten years.3- AACSB Emphasis: The text provides end-of-chapter questions, problems, and cases that ask students to do more than regurgitate information. Most require students to gather information, assess a situation, think about it critically, and reach a conclusion. Each chapter presents ten Questions and Problems as well as five cases on areas of skill and knowledge endorsed by AACSB: Learning on the Web, Career Opportunities, The Ethics Angle, Team-Building Skills, and The Global View. More than 70% of end-of-chapter items help students build skills in areas designated as critical by AACSB, including analytical skills, ethical awareness and reasoning abilities, multicultural understanding and globalization, use of information technology, and communications and team oriented skills. Each AACSB inspired exercise is identified by an AACSB tag and a note indicating the relevant skill area.4- Author-Written Instructor Manual (IM): For the past eleven years, Karen Collins has been developing, coordinating and teaching (to over 3,500 students) an Introduction to Business course. Sections of the course have been taught by a mix of permanent faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts.
This is a review of Finance for Managers by the Lardbucket Book Project: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-for-managersThis review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This a review of the Finance Theroy I by Andrew Lo, M.I.T. OpenCourseWarehttps://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-theory-i-fall-2008-2This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This course introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options.
Table of Contents:
1: Why Finance
2: Review of Math and Accounting Concepts
3: Ethics and Finance
4: Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis
5: Pro Forma Statements
6: Time Value of Money - One Cash Flow
7: Time Value of Money - Multiple Flows
8: Securities Markets
9: Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
10: Stock Valuation
11: Assessing Risk
12: Cost of Capital
13: Capital Budgeting Decision Making
14: Capital Budgeting Cash Flow
15: Raising Capital and Capital Structure
16: Dividend Policy
17: Cash and Cash Conversion Cycle
18: Current Liabilities Management
19: International Considerations
20: Derivatives and Hedging
21: Merger, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
21: Self-test Exam
This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses.
Table of Contents:
PART I: MANAGEMENT
Chapter 1: Financial Management and the Firm
Chapter 2: Alternative Forms of Business Organizations
Chapter 3: The Federal Tax System
PART II: STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND THREATS
Chapter 4: Financial Statements
Chapter 5: Financial Ratios
Chapter 6: System Analysis
PART III: HOMOGENEOUS MEASURES AND PRESENT VALUE MODELS
Chapter 7: Homogeneous Measures
Chapter 8: Present Value Models
Chapter 9: Homogeneous Sizes
Chapter 10: Homogeneous Terms
Chapter 11: Homogeneous Tax Rates
Chapter 12: Homogeneous Rates of Return
Chapter 13: Homogeneous Investment Types
Chapter 14: Homogeneous Liquidity
Chapter 15: Homogeneous Risk Measures
PART IV: PRESENT VALUE MODEL APPLICATIONS
Chapter 16: Loan Analysis
Chapter 17: Land Investments
Chapter 18: Leases
Chapter 19: Financial Investments
Chapter 20: Yield Curves
Epilogue (Chapter 21): One Thing More…
International Finance Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues.
International Finance Theory and Policy develops a unified model of the international macroeconomy. The text provides detailed descriptions of major macroeconomic variables, covers the interest rate parity and purchasing power parity theories of exchange rate determination, takes an exhaustive look at the pros and cons of trade imbalances and presents the well-known AA-DD model to explore the effects of fiscal and monetary policy under both fixed and flexible exchange rates.
The models are developed, not by employing advanced mathematics, but rather by walking students through a detailed description of how a model’s assumptions influence its conclusions. But more importantly, each model and theory is connected to real world policy issues.
The Finance Text has the following unique features: 1). Begins with an historical overview of the international macroeconomy to provide context for the theory. 2). Concludes with a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of fixed and floating exchange rate systems. 3. Provides an extensive look at the issue of trade imbalances. Readers learn techniques to evaluate whether a country's trade deficit (or surplus) is dangerous, beneficial, or benign. 4). Explains how purchasing power parity is used to make cross country income comparisons. 5). Offers clear detailed explanations of the AA-DD model. 6). Applies the AA-DD model to understand the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on GDP, the exchange rate, and the trade balance.
International Finance: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic is intended for a one-semester course in International Finance.
This introduction to business course covers five modules including: The Context of Business; Entrepreneurship and Legal Forms of Business; Marketing; Accounting, Finance, and Banking; Management.
Accounting can be considered the language of business. If you are learning accounting for the first time, embracing its foundational concepts may be a challenging process. Mastery of accounting primarily rests in your ability to critically think through and synthesize the information as it applies to a given situation. You should approach the learning of accounting the same way you would approach learning a foreign language; It will take time and practice to ensure you remember the concepts. There are a number of sub-disciplines that fall under the umbrella of "accounting,” but in this course, we will be focused on financial accounting.
This course is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of money, banking, and financial markets of a developed economy. Money, financial institutions, and financial markets have emerged as instruments of payments for the services of factors of production, such as labor and capital. The use of money facilitates business in a market by acting as a common medium of exchange. Of course, as that market expands and develops on a national and international level, the importance of money, banking, and other financial markets expands to accommodate innumerable exchanges. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Identify the implications, risks, and opportunities of global markets; Acquire and demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within money, banking, and financial market disciplines; Assess how monetary activities affect an economy; Understand the structure of financial markets and their regulations; Understand the nature and functions of money; Identify the behavior of the stock market; Assess the implications of responses in the form of both monetary and fiscal policy; Understand the basic purposes of the monetary and financial systems; Identify the markets for stocks, bonds, derivatives, and currencies; Interpret the roles of banks and other financial intermediaries; Analyze how the Fed affects the economy; Identify how current money is traded for future money; Understand that the amount of money to be transferred in the future is uncertain; Understand that one party to the transaction can make a decision at a later time that will affect subsequent transfers of money; Understand how knowledge of the future can reduce the uncertainty associated with future monetary value; Assess how a financial crisis happens and how policy makers should respond. (Economics 302)
In this course, you will be exposed to a number of different sub-fields within finance. You will learn how to determine which projects have the best potential payoff, to manage investments, and even to value stocks. In the end, you will discover that all finance boils down to one concept: return. In essence, finance asks: If I give you money today, how much money will I get back in the future? Though the answer to this question will vary widely from case to case, by the time you finish this course, you will know how to find the answer.
Public Finance rests at the intersection of two disciplines: Public Economics and Public Choice. Public Economics deals with issues of social optimality: how much of a good (or bad) does a society desire (or tolerate), and how do we incentivize producers and consumers to attain that amount? Public economics concerns itself with externalities, which are costs that are borne by persons not involved in a market transaction. There are both positive and negative externalities; public economists want to know how we get more of the good and less of the bad. Public choice is the field of economics that looks into the behavior of voters, politicians, and bureaucrats and studies how they choose given different policy institutions. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Define public finance terms such as 'public good,' 'free-rider,' 'median voter theorem,' 'externality,' 'pigouvian taxes,' and 'Lindahl tax.' Where appropriate, students will be able to include a graphical representation of these concepts in their definition of these terms; Give examples of different types of taxation; Identify the costs to society related to the imposition of a tax; Understand some simple economic models related to public finance, including the Consumer and Producer Surplus models and the Keynesian aggregate demand model; Graphically describe the effects of taxation on labor supply decisions, at both the individual (micro) and national (macro) levels; Explain the political economy aspects of public finance, particularly as they relate to rent seeking and lobbying, as well as the strategies that can be taken to combat rent-seeking behaviors, as well as other more general government failures; Describe the US taxation and budgeting system and list the most important areas of spending; Discuss current controversies related to taxation and government spending. (Economics 305)
This course introduces Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the entrepreneurial process through which business ideas are evaluated; identify the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; demonstrate an awareness of strategies supporting entrepreneurship; distinguish between business ideas and opportunities; write a formalized business plan; write a marketing plan; examine their personal entrepreneurial potentials; know how to finance their business ventures; demonstrate an understanding of team-building dynamics. (Business Administration 305)
Small Business Management in the 21st Century offers a unique perspective and set of capabilities for instructors. The authors designed this book with a “less can be more” approach, and by treating small business management as a practical human activity rather than as an abstract theoretical concept.
The text has a format and structure that will be familiar to you if you use other books on small business management. Yet it brings a fresh perspective by incorporating three distinctive and unique themes and an important new feature (Disaster Watch) which is embedded throughout the entire text. These themes assure that students see the material in an integrated context rather than a stream of separate and distinct topics.
First, the authors incorporate the use of technology and e-business as a way to gain competitive advantage over larger rivals. Technology is omnipresent in today’s business world. Small business must use it to its advantage. We provide practical discussions and examples of how a small business can use these technologies without having extensive expertise or expenditures.
Second, they explicitly acknowledge the constant need to examine how decisions affect cash flow by incorporating cash flow impact content in several chapters. As the life blood of all organizations, cash flow implications must be a factor in all business decision-making.
Third, they recognize the need to clearly identify sources of customer value and bring that understanding to every decision. Decisions that do not add to customer value should be seriously reconsidered.
Small Business Management in 21st Century boasts a new feature called Disaster Watch scenarios. Few texts cover, in any detail, some of the major hazards that small business managers face. Disaster Watch scenarios, included in most chapters, cover topics that include financing, bankers, creditors, employees, customers who don’t pay, economic downturns, and marketing mistakes.