Sort of like corporate finance for dummies . I am looking for a couple of books or softwares that not only can explain things well , but also have plenty of practice exercises and correct step by step solutions , for self study purposes.
If necessary I will also get hold of their instructor's manuals and study guides.
I have talked to some university lecturers and tutors and a couple of websites and received the following suggestions:
Fundamentals of Financial Management (Hardcover)
by Eugene F.
Brigham, Joel F. Houston
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance Standard Edition
by Stephen A.
Ross, Randolph W Westerfield, Bradford D Jordan
Essentials of Corporate Finance + Self Study CD-ROM + PowerWeb (Hardcover)
by Stephen A. Ross, Randolph W Westerfield, Bradford D Jordan, Bradford Jordan
Please note that I am interested in learning financial concepts that make use of time value of money . e.g.
compound interest, present values of loans and investments, the similarities and differences and relationships among annuities, mortgages, and retirement plans .
Introduction to the concept of share valuation, concept of risk and return and application to portfolio theory, pricing of risky securities (CAPM), evaluation of investment proposals, concept of cost of capital, corporate finance policy including capitalstructure and dividend decisions, mergers and takeovers and valuation and application of derivative securities.
Integration of finance theory and spreadsheet techniques.
Financial ratios, leverage analysis, cost of capital, financial mathematics, capital budgeting, risk and statistical analysis, portfolio theory, macros and visual basic.
Introduction to the Black-Scholes formula - Finance & Capital Markets - Khan Academy
Quantifying and programming financial problems.
Thanks a million.