Corporate Finance,
8th Edition

Michael C. Ehrhardt, Eugene F. Brigham

ISBN-13: 9780357714638
Copyright 2024 | Published
896 pages | List Price: USD $312.95

Master the corporate finance concepts, skills and technological applications that are most critical for you to succeed in today's workplace with Ehrhardt/Brigham's CORPORATE FINANCE: A FOCUSED APPROACH, 8E. This updated, streamlined presentation delivers in-depth coverage of essential topics specifically tailored for current M.B.A. students. Numerous engaging, current examples clearly demonstrate how to maximize a firm's value in today's changing marketplace. Revisions reflects the latest financial developments as hands-on applications and step-by-step instructions help you master the features and functions of Excel spreadsheets. MindTap online learning platform is also available with interactive tools and timely content. This edition's focused presentation of corporate finance fundaments offers insights designed to keep you "First in Finance."


1. An Overview of Financial Management and the Financial Environment.
2. Financial Statements, Cash Flow, and Taxes.
3. Analysis of Financial Statements.
4. Time Value of Money.
5. Bonds, Bond Valuation, and Interest Rates.
6. Risk, Return, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
7. Corporate Valuation, Stock Valuation, and Stock Market Equilibrium.
8. Financial Options and Applications in Corporate Finance.
9. The Cost of Capital.
10. The Basics of Capital Budgeting: Evaluating Cash Flows.
11. Cash Flow Estimation and Risk Analysis.
12. Financial Planning and Forecasting Financial Statements.
13. Corporate Valuation, Value-Based Management and Corporate Governance.
14. Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Repurchases.
15. Capital Structure Decisions.
16. Working Capital Management.
17. Multinational Financial Management.
A. Solutions to Self-Test Problems.
B. Answers to End-of-Chapter Problems.
C. Selected Equations and Data.
D. Values of the Areas under the Standard Normal Distribution Function.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

  • Michael C. Ehrhardt

    Dr. Michael C. Ehrhardt is a Professor Emeritus and current faculty member in two Executive MBA programs at the University of Tennessee. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Economics at Swarthmore College. After working several years as an engineer, he earned his M.S. in Operations Research and Ph.D. in Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ehrhardt has taught extensively at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels in the areas of investments, corporate finance and capital markets. He has directed and served on numerous dissertation committees. Dr. Ehrhardt teaches in executive education programs and consults in the areas of corporate valuation, value-based compensation plans, financial aspects of supply chain management and the cost of capital. His honors include the Allen G. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award, the Tennessee Organization of MBA Students Outstanding Faculty Award, the College of Business Administration Research & Teaching Award and the John B. Ross Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Business. An author and co-author of several books addressing various areas of finance, Dr. Ehrhardt focuses much of his research on corporate valuation and asset pricing models, including pricing models for interest-rate sensitive instruments. His work has been published in numerous journals, including THE JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, THE FINANCIAL REVIEW, THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL RESEARCH and THE JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE.

  • Eugene F. Brigham

    Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is graduate research professor emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California-Los Angeles. A former president of the Financial Management Association, he has written many journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure and other aspects of financial management. He has authored or co-authored 10 textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that are used at more than 1,000 universities in the United States and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. In addition to his academic writing, Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult and complete research. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy and the RAND Corp. He has also testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. Dr. Brigham spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.

  • RELEVANT, CURRENT EXAMPLES ACCURATELY DEPICT TODAY’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT. Updated real-world examples throughout this edition connect chapter concepts with timely events that resonate with students. This updated edition touches on a number of new developments emerging in today's corporate financial settings.

  • THIS EDITION INTEGRATES CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COVERAGE THROUGHOUT. Reflecting the latest headlines, up-to-date coverage is packed with real-world illustrations, giving students in-depth insights into this key topic.

  • ENHANCED INSTRUCTOR ANCILLARY PACKAGE PROVIDES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. In addition to award-winning MindTap digital resources, this edition's all-new teaching support package now includes a Solutions and Answer Guide with problem statements from the printed text. Support also includes an Instructor's Manual with detailed chapter outlines mapped to PowerPoint® slide decks, fully accessible PowerPoint slides and a trusted digital test bank.

  • CLEAR AND CONCISE WRITING IMPROVES STUDENT COMPREHENSION. This edition's engaging and easy-to-understand presentation helps students quickly grasp concepts and master financial tools on their own. This maximizes study and review and frees up valuable time for you and your students.

  • EXCEL TOOL KITS ENSURE STUDENT PROFICIENCY IN USING SPREADSHEETS. Actual screen captures from Excel Tool Kit models help students connect written explanations of problem-solving to the actual calculations. The Tool Kits also include instructions and examples showing how to use many of Excel’s powerful features, functions and tools.

  • END-OF-CHAPTER SPREADSHEET PROBLEMS GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH BUILDING A MODEL. These spreadsheet problems include financial data and partially completed models addressing real-world problems, but it is up to the student to "build the model" by filling in specific cells with the necessary formulas. This structure guides students step-by-step through the problem, minimizing unnecessary typing and data entry. Answers appear in specific color-coded cells to make grading easier.

  • UNMATCHED AUTHOR EXPERTISE ENSURES CLEAR, CONTEMPORARY APPROACH. This unrivaled author team combines award-winning teaching experience, professional expertise, contemporary scholarship and more than 30 years of text writing experience. Together, these authors deliver a consistent, accurate and innovative approach that keeps your students "First in Finance."

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