Fundamentals of Financial Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Authors : Bhavesh Patel

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About the Author

Bhavesh Patel :-

A Senior Fulbright Research Scholar, has close to four decades of experience in teaching, research, executive training and consulting. He was Professor of Finance, XLRI, Jamshedpur, from 1985 to 2000, when he shifted to the USA, where he was visiting faculty at the California State University, Cleveland State University and Virginia State University. He was Associate Professor and Business Division Chair at Myers University for seven years, before returning to India to join as Director, School of Petroleum Management (SPM), PDPU. Currently, he is Director, Post Graduate Institute of Management, and Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management (AMSoM), Ahmedabad University.
Prof. Patel has earlier published four books, as well as several research papers and articles. He is the Managing Editor of three US-based refereed journals, and is associated with several others in the US, UK and India as Member, Editorial Board. Under the aegis of the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), he organizes academic conferences every year in the US, and outside the US since 2003.


About the Book

The subject of financial management is gaining importance in the context of today's business environment. This book attempts to provide a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the subject, including the concepts, theories, models, tools and techniques, and their applications. Its focus on logical discussion, where it is needed for contextual understanding of the topic, makes the book different from others. Fundamentals of Financial Management is a useful resource for undergraduate students of management and commerce, as well as for practising managers.

Key Features

• Logical progression of text, from fundamentals and concepts to theories, techniques, and their applications.
• Discussion of various tools and their applications in decision making in the context of the situation.
• Explanation of various functions of Excel spreadsheet for different applications.
• Pedagogical elements to help in better learning—objective questions, worked out examples, as well as unsolved problems.

Table of Content

Section-I: Foundation: 1. Nature of Financial Management, 2. Financial Statements, 3. Breakeven Point and Leverages, 4. Financial Statement Analysis, Section-II: Fundamental: 5. Time Value of Money, 6. Risk and Returns, Section-III: Long-term Sources of Funds: 7. Financial Markets & Interest Rate Mechanism, 8. Sources of Long-term Funds, 9. Dividend Policy, Section-IV: Cost of Capital and Valuation: 10. Capital Structure Theories and Decisions, 11. Cost of Capital and Investor' Returns, 12. Valuation of Securities and Firm, Section-V: Fixed Asset Investment Decisions: 13. Estimating Cash Flow, 14. Capital Expenditure Evaluation Techniques, Section-VI: Working Capital Management and Financing: 15. Working Capital Management, 16. Management of Cash, 17. Management of Receivables, 18. Management of Inventory, 19. Working Capital Financing, Section-VII: Financial Planning: 20. Financial Planning