Corporate Finance,
3rd Edition

John Graham, Chris Adam, Brindha Gunasingham

ISBN-13: 9780170446075
Copyright 2021 | Published
672 pages | List Price: USD $112.25

Corporate Finance, 3e offers a dynamic, modern and practical approach that illustrates how financial management really works and helps prepare you for a career in finance. It features up-to-date content including a focus on ethics in finance, following the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.


Part I: Introduction
1. The scope of corporate finance
2. Financial statement and cash flow analysis
3. The time value of money
Ethics in Corporate Finance: Part I – The framework: Codifying the employer’s expectation on staff behaviour

Part II: Valuation, risk, and return
4. Valuing bonds
5. Valuing shares
6. The trade-off between risk and return
7. Risk, return and the capital asset pricing model
8. Options
Ethics in Corporate Finance: Part II – The history: Past examples of unethical decision making

Part III: Capital budgeting
9. Capital budgeting process and decision criteria
10. Cash flow and capital budgeting
11. Risk and capital budgeting
Ethics in Corporate Finance: Part III – The activities: Measures to facilitate ethical conduct

Part IV: Capital structure and dividend policy
12. Raising long-term financing
13. Capital structure
14. Long-term debt and leasing
15. Payout policy
16. International investment decisions
17. Mergers, acquisitions and corporate control
Ethics in Corporate Finance: Part IV – The expectations: Regulatory and community standards

Online Part: Financial Lifecycle
18. Financial planning
19. Risk Management
20. Entrepreneurial finance and venture capital
21. Cash conversion, inventory and receivables management
22. Cash, payables and liquidity management
23. Bankruptcy and financial distress
Ethics in Corporate Finance: Part V – The pipeline: Market trends and regulatory initiatives

  • John Graham

    John Graham is the D. Richard Mead Professor of Finance at Duke University where he also serves as the Director of the CFO Global Business Outlook survey. He is coeditor of the Journal of Finance. Professor Graham is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Vice President of the Western Finance Association, and been recognised for outstanding teaching and faculty contributions at Duke and the University of Utah.

  • Chris Adam

    Christopher Adam is Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He was formerly Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programs. He has published research in a number of academic journals in Economics and Finance. Chris’ research and teaching focused on issues in corporate finance and financial strategy. He won a number of scholarships, research grants and teaching awards, including the AGSM Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award for 2003 and the AGSM Executive Programs Excellence Award 2010. Chris has consulted to a range of organisations in Australia and overseas in the financial, education, consulting and mining sectors and government. He has been a Director of ORIX Australia Corporation Ltd (OACL) and Chair of its Remuneration Committee. Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics degree with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia, and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar while at Harvard.

  • Brindha Gunasingham

    Brindha Gunasingham is the founder and Principal of FitzBiz Investment Analysis & Strategy, providing strategic and investment consulting services to financial services clients in Australia, Asia, the US and the UK. She has held senior positions in the corporate finance and funds management industries and is the former Dean (Undergraduate) and Professor of Economics at S P Jain School of Global Management in Sydney, Singapore and Dubai. Through her consulting business, research and teaching, Brindha focuses on corporate finance, alternative assets and risk management. She publishes articles in various finance industry journals and has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, including a teaching excellence award at the University of New South Wales. She holds MA and Honours degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge; a MSc. degree in Asia Pacific Economics from the University of London and a PhD degree in Banking and Finance from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. Brindha is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Past President of the CFA Society of Sydney and previously served as a Director of both the Society and the Northside Community Forum.

  • Real-life ethical case studies highlighting the focus on the ethical corporate culture in Finance, written by one of the industry's leading practitioners in this field, Boris Bieler. Boris has spent more than 20 years in risk management roles in the financial services industry, including as Head of Audit at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has been a speaker and chair at conferences held by the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia and CPA Australia and supports the CFA Institute globally with its programs and curriculum

  • New 'Sound Bites - Ethics in Corporate Finance' case study at the end of each Part, and the associated assignments that accompany this set of case studies and associated polling questions in MindTap, encourage students to engage with and question the greyer areas of decision making in Finance

  • MindTap incorporates Aplia problem sets, so students get feedback adapted to their answers

  • Each chapter begins with a story pulled from recent headlines to illustrate a key chapter concept in an applied setting

  • The 'Finance in the Real World’ feature shows how a chapter's concepts and techniques are used by industry practitioners

  • The 'Finance in the Real World’ feature shows how a chapter's concepts and techniques are used by industry practitioners

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