Financial Management for Non-Specialists, 3rd Edition

By Peter Atrill
Pearson Education Limited / Prentice Hall
June 2003
ISBN: 0-273-65749-6
500 Pages, Illustrated, 7 1/2" x 9 3/4"
$79.50 paper original


This text adopts an open-learning approach to introduce the main principles of financial management in an accessible, non-technical way. It presents a comprehensive range of topics, but avoids too much detail and unnecessary mathematical analysis, focusing more on the practical application of financial management and its role in decision-making. This, coupled with the excellent pedagogical features, with clear worked examples and activities integrated throughout, makes it the ideal introductory text for non-specialist students taking a first course in financial management. Financial Management for Non-Specialists is aimed both at undergraduates from a non-finance/accounting discipline, taking an introductory module in financial management and postgraduate/experienced students on courses such as the ACCA Diploma in Financial Management, Diploma in Management and MBA programmes. The text is also ideal for finance and accounting students as a foundation for further study.

New, lively and up-to-date examples and exhibits, providing greater international coverage and insights into small businesses. Even more real-company data to support the examples. New Companion Website with lecturer support, powerpoints and assessment questions, plus further links, questions and longer cases for students. New chapter on Measuring and Managing Shareholder value. Thorough revision of chapters on investment appraisal, forecast financial statements and financing a business.

1. Introduction to Financial management
2. Financial planning and projected Financial statements
3. Analysing and interpreting Financial statements
4. Making capital investment decisions
5. Making capital investment decisions further issues
6. Financing a business
7. The cost of capital and the capital structure decision
8. Developing a dividend policy
9. Managing working capital
10. Measuring and managing for shareholder value
11. Mergers, takeovers and the valuation of shares
Appendix A Present value table
Appendix B Arrival equivalent factor
Appendix C Solutions to self-assessment questions
Appendix D Solutions to review questions
Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises Glossary of Key terms

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