The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting

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A series of essays written by economists and economic lecturers at American universities on the subject of business finances. The book aims to help accountants and financiers to develop their skills while retaining total control of company finances.

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Nationally renowned experts offer essential and practical advice for all businesses ranging from small startups to large corporations. Provides clear concise guidance on how to do a breakeven analysis; prepare a budget; implement a business plan; decide whether to incorporate your business; evaluate an acquisition target and much more. Enables readers to pick up the basics in finance and accounting without incurring the considerable time and expense of a formal MBA program.

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Getting an MBA degree is costly and time-consuming. And if all you need is MBA-level coverage of a particular subject, it might not be worth the effort. For busy executives and business leaders who need to master the essentials of finance and accounting—or just brush up on the basics—The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, Fourth Edition is the ultimate resource.

Now in an entirely revised and updated edition, this bestselling reference is packed with in-depth, authoritative coverage of crucial topics in finance and accounting. Professors Grossman and Livingston have assembled the best contributors on the subject, with chapters from top professors and practitioners in finance, accounting, and law. These expert contributors provide clear, jargon-free explanations of key finance and accounting topics to help business professionals demystify even the most complex subjects.

Packed with valuable and practical information that is applicable to virtually any business, from the smallest start-ups to the largest corporations in the world, the Fourth Edition covers all the vital basics you need to know:

  • Analyzing business profitability

  • Understanding financial statements

  • Performing a break-even analysis

  • Computing the cost of capital

  • Managing foreign currency exposure

  • Taking your company public

  • Building a successful e-business

  • Evaluating a merger or acquisition target

  • Maximizing information technology resources

  • Planning capital expenditures

  • Calculating a business valuation

  • Making sense of Sarbanes-Oxley

  • And much more

Plus, the Fourth Edition includes entirely new chapters on discounted cash flows, capital structure, corporate governance and financial reporting integrity, outsourcing, and careers in finance and accounting. And, for the first time, a new Portable MBA Web site offers free tools and resources—including handy downloadable guides, summaries, and spreadsheets. Whether you're starting a new business or just taking on new management responsibilities, this comprehensive resource includes fifty percent new material, making this edition an essential resource for efficient and effective enterprise management.

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