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Corporate Finance




Corporate Finance by Booth, Cleary, & Drake is designed for a corporate finance course that focuses on decision making for a business enterprise.

Authors Booth, Cleary, and Drake introduce students to the fundamental concepts in corporate finance through a step-by-step approach to working problems using extensive spreadsheet and calculator assistance.  The authors also provide in-depth coverage of challenging topics in finance including derivatives and leasing. Given world news on topics like the financial crisis, the need for in depth knowledge for tomorrow’s leaders in finance, and the importance of ethical decision making in financial management, Corporate Finance is tailored for tomorrow’s professional.

As part of a robust digital and print program, Corporate Finance includes WileyPLUS, a student-centered learning and assessment environment where students work through practice questions and assigned end-of-chapter problems, video assessments, and interactive animations alongside an embedded e-Textbook.

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Chapter 1            An Introduction to Finance

Chapter 2            Financial Management

Chapter 3            Financial Statements

Chapter 4            Financial Statement Analysis

Chapter 5            The Time Value of Money

Chapter 6            Debt Valuation and Interest Rates

Chapter 7            Equity Valuation

Chapter 8            Risk, Return, and Portfolio Theory

Chapter 9            Asset Pricing

Chapter 10          Capital Budgeting Decisions

Chapter 11          Capital Budgeting: Cash Flows and Risk

Chapter 12          Debt Instruments

Chapter 13          Equity and Hybrid Instruments

Chapter 14          Cost of Capital

Chapter 15          Capital Structure Decisions

Chapter 16          Dividend Policy

Chapter 17          Financial Planning, Forecasting, and Risk Management

Chapter 18          Derivatives

Chapter 19          Working Capital Management

Chapter 20          Leasing

Chapter 21          Mergers and Acquisitions

Chapter 22          International Finance (ONLINE ONLY)

  • Sets the stage for the environment in which decisions are made, introduces the reader to financial mathematics, and builds upon the foundation with applications involving long-term investment and financing decisions.


  • Logical framework highlights three distinct legs of finance: accounting, economics, and mathematics.


  • Chapter learning outcomes correspond directly to each section in the chapter and to specific end-of-chapter questions and problems.


  • Special topic boxes provide context, examples, and illustrations of the material for special subjects like ethics, the global business community, and real-world companies.


  • Toolkit examples like “Using a Spreadsheet to Solve for…” and “Calculator Tools” support students using spreadsheets and calculators to problem solve.


  • Spreadsheet-based problems and solutions give the student an opportunity to apply the concepts, tools or techniques to more complex problems within the spreadsheet environment.


  • Cases in each chapter provide in-depth analyses and application of the material.