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Financial Management: Principles and Applications, 5th Edition

by: Clive Wilson, Bruce Keers, Andrew Medlen, Brian Walters

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Publisher: PRENTICE HALL,07.05.07

Category: FINANCE Level:

ISBN: 0733978703
ISBN13: 9780733978708

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This new edition of Financial Management: Principles and Applications supports a more rounded understanding of the concepts underlying the principles and application of financial management. This enables students to undertake more complex decisions involving financial management.

This text has a strong emphasis on self-directed learning as shown by the self-test questions and answers throughout all chapters and the extensive collection of examples and worked solutions.

New To This Edition


  * Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, help students focus on key learning issues

  * An overview outlines the topics to be presented in each chapter

  * Summaries (linked to learning objectives), provide a succinct review of the chapter

  * A new chapter provides a summary of the communication topics relevant to financial management. There is also updated and expanded content on cash budgets

  * Highlighted key terms (linked to a glossary at the end of the book) make revision easier

  * A comprehensive case addressing portfolio construction and the monitoring of investments

Features and Benefits


This text aids the delivery and validation of assessment through three methods of collecting evidence to prove competency. They include:

  * Self-testing and end of chapter problems enabling students to assess their understanding and consolidate their skills

  * Case studies clearly illustrating important principles through realistic scenarios


Worked examples and solutions, many using a financial calculator, providing students with practical insights and assistance to develop competency.

Table of Contents


1. Goal and function of financial management
2. Financial mathematics
3. Sources of financing
4. Analysis of financial statements
5. Communication and financial management
6. Working capital management
7. Cost of capital
8. Capital structure decisions
9. Capital investment techniques
10. Capital investment applications
11. Financing asset acquisitions
12. Dividend policy
13. Portfolio theory
14. Financial intermediaries
15. Securities and derivatives markets
16. Managed funds
17. Valuation of non-listed companies

About the Authors


Clive Wilson, Bruce Keers, Andrew Medlen and Brian Walters have many years' experience as educators. This book was first published in 1987 as An Introduction to Financial Management and has been widely used by students and educators seeking a practical introductory book on this complex subject.

Target Audience


The text covers the following competency standards within the FNS04 Financial Services Training Package:

  * FNSACCT501B Provide financial and business performance information

  * FNSACCT608B Evaluate organisation's financial performance

  * FNSACCT609B Evaluate financial risk