For years, the Portable MBA series has tracked the core curricula of leading business schools to teach you the fundamentals you need to know about business without the extreme commitment of time and money it takes to earn an MBA degree. The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, Fourth Edition covers the core methods and techniques you would learn in business school, using real–life examples to deliver clear, practical guidance on finance and accounting. The new edition also includes free downloadable spreadsheets and Web resources.
Whether you run your own business or work in management at a bigger company, this reliable, information–packed resource shows you how to understand the numbers, plan and forecast for the future, and make key strategic decisions. Plus, this new edition covers the effects of Sarbanes–Oxley, elucidates new ethical accounting standards, and offers career advice for future professionals in accounting and finance.
Now updated with fifty percent new material, including entirely new chapters on the biggest current issues in finance and accounting, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting offers up–to–date, comprehensive coverage of the core curricula of the world′s best business schools.
Syllabus: How Chapter Topics in This Book Track the Core MBA Curriculum.
About the Contributors.
PART I FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.
1 Understanding Financial Statements (Les Livingstone).
2 Analyzing Financial Statements (Les Livingstone).
3 Analyzing Business Earnings (Virginia Earll Soybel).
PART II FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
4 Discounted Cash Flow (James A. Elfter).
5 Capital Structure (Craig A. Stephenson).
6 Planning Capital Expenditure (Steven P. Feinstein).
7 Global Finance (Michael J. Riley).
PART III BUSINESS ENTITIES.
8 Choosing a Business Form (Richard P. Mandel).
9 Taxes and Business Decisions (Richard P. Mandel).
10 The Integrity of Financial Reporting (Les Livingstone).
PART IV MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING.
11 Forecasts and Budgeting (Robert F. Halsey).
12 Cost Structure Analysis, Profit Planning, and Value Creation (William C. Lawler).
13 Activity–Based Costing (William C. Lawler).
PART V PLANNING AND STRATEGY.
14 Business Planning (Andrew Zacharakis).
15 Financial Management of Risks (Steven P. Feinstein).
16 Business Valuation (Michael A. Crain).
17 Profitable Growth by Acquisition (Richard T. Bliss).
18 Outsourcing (Theodore Grossman).
PART VI ADVANCED TOPICS.
19 Information Technology and You (Dawna Travis Dewire).
20 Information Technology and the Firm (Dawna Travis Dewire).
21 Careers in Finance (Tracee Petrillo and Ralph J. Constantino).
John Leslie Livingstone, PhD, CPA, is the author of numerous books and a former partner at a leading international accounting firm. He has served as the chairman of the Division of Accounting and Law at Babson College and is MBA Program Director at a leading Internet university with 3,000 MBA students.