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Corporate Finance: Core Applications and Principles (Irwin Series in Finance)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  199 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications , 2nd edition, by Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe and Jordan was written to convey the most important corporate finance concepts and applications at a level that is approachable to the widest possible audience. The concise format, managerial context and design, and student-friendly writing style are key attributes to this text. ...more
Hardcover, 698 pages
Published September 29th 2008 by McGraw-Hill/Irwin (first published 1988)
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My professor never utilized the end of chapter questions and what-not, but the text by itself wasn't the greatest. I'm already most of the way through my Finance degree so this is more of a review class for me, but the explanations the book provides seem a bit awkward. It's kind of hard to find a bad textbook but there are definitely stronger Finance one's out there.
Meredith Yinting
A great introduction to the corporate finance field. A smart and experienced instructor is also necessary because this book needs to be reorganized for a beginner.
This textbook is Example A of presenting learning so that only one type of person can succeed. Like memorizing large algebraic equations divorced from meaning? This book is for you! The programmer in my MBA team loved it.

Learn math Any Other Way? Absolutely no help to your reviewer with a logical argument background. And this is really too bad because there are online practice problems where there is more than enough room to show the answers several different ways. Nope, just the single algebra
this is a great book for people who want foundational knowledge on corporate finance.... it was my textbook for the fundamentals of corporate finance class and this book was just perfect for it. it is very easy to follow, great exercise problems and end of chapter problems, really good examples and the mini cases are especially great. uses real world scenarios and got me thinking and asking lots of good questions. really satisfied with the book. i usually sell all my textbooks at the end of term ...more
Advanced American handbook on corporate finance. For more basic, introductory modules check on "Fundamentals of Corporate Finance" by Ross, Westerfield and Jordan.
Not the most necessary textbook, but occasionally they had a really good explanation for something that the professor wasn't as clear about.
Pretty sure all the cool kids are reading this these days... watch for it on the NYT best seller list soon.

I opened it once.
Though it breaks at times with more standard corporate practices, on the whole the text is readable and the examples are helpful.
A wonderful tale of net present value and derivatives, which will bring you to tears and exultation all in one chapter.
[Textbook] Not the best explained or most-engaging. This proved to be a functional textbook.
Book for my finance class, actually pretty interesting so far.
Nasser Almutawa
Good book to understand the basic rules of finance.
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Stephen A. Ross is the Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

In the past he occupied the Chair of Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale University and, before that, he was Professor of Economics and Finance at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).
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