The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting

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The latest volume in the bestselling series

In today's business environment, a knowledge of finance and skills in budgeting and financial planning are more important than ever before. Totally updated and revised, this highly anticipated Third Edition provides new information on five such key topics as interpreting financial statements; information technology in finance; planning capital expenditures; information technology and your firm; business valuation, and much more. Top experts in each field explain the basics of cost-volume analysis, forecasts, and budgets, and reveal how to create a winning business plan. Ideal reading for any manager or executive who needs a "refresher course" in finance.

Les Livingstone, PhD, MBA, CPA (West Palm Beach, FL), runs a national consulting firm which specializes in complex business research and expert testimony in large commercial lawsuits. He was chairman of the Division of Accounting and Law at Babson College.

Theodore Grossman (Wellesley, MA) is a senior member of the faculty of Babson College with an appointment in information technology and accounting.

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Now in its second edition, this business bestseller offers a concise, yet comprehensive crash course in accounting and finance drawn from the second year of a typical MBA program. Using an accessible, "real world" approach, it covers everything from developing business plans and budgeting, to interpreting financial statements and the how-tos of mergers and acquisitions. Plus new chapters provide the essentials on computer technology. Written by contributors from leading business schools.

From the Inside Flap:

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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