By Ruth A. Schmidt & Helen Wright
317 Pages, 7 ¾" x 10"
This is a core text for students studying the Financial Aspects of Marketing
for the first time. It moves systematically through the subjects covered in
the majority of courses, reinforcing learning through a number of pedagogical
features including: numerous exercises and examples, learning objectives at
the beginning of each chapter and summaries at the end, case studies to pull
together the areas so far covered.
The use of Spreadsheets is integrated into the text. If you are a student of
marketing or a working marketing or retail manager who needs to be able to use
financial information in a practical working context, this book was written
for you. The book covers all the aspects of finance you will need to know about
when working in business.
You learn to understand balance sheets and profit and loss accounts, interpret
annual reports, work with budgets and costing systems, and make use of financial
information in forecasting and in decision-making. Techniques such as ratio
analysis, absorption costing, direct product profitability, time series and
regression analysis, exponential smoothing, product pricing, break-even analysis,
short-term decision making and discounted cashflow methods are covered in detail.
Throughout the text you are shown how to make the best use of spreadsheet technology
in applying your learning.
Major sections are supported by practical and applied case studies which help
you place your learning in a real-life business context. In essence the book
offers a step-by-step learning resource for non-specialists. It enables you
to build up your confidence by taking you through the learning process in a
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