M: Finance features concise chapters that lead students to crucial material by emphasizing core concepts, key research, and current topics. Personal examples in the text explain the concepts’ relevance to students’ lives, increasing their motivation to learn more. Because finance focuses on problem solving and decision making, this text includes numerous exercises that target a variety of learning styles.
Additionally, instructors and students have access to digital resources within Connect. Connect’s assignments help students contextualize what they’ve learned, helping them to better understand the material. Connect Insight’s reporting enables instructors to identify areas of student weakness.
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● Simplified figures, where appropriate, and added captions to emphasize the main points.
● Updated data, company names, and scenarios to reflect the latest data available and real-world changes.
● Cross-referenced numbered examples with similar end-of-chapter problems and self-test problems enable students to easily model their homework.
● Updated numbers in the end-of-chapter problems to provide variety and limit the transfer of answers from previous classes.
The authors developed the framework for this book after polling more than 600 instructors about their experiences. They have used this data to ensure that the text parallels the way instructors actually teach college-level finance courses.
By prompting students to engage with key concepts, Connect activates learning and empowers students, resulting in better grades and increased retention rates. Connect offers the following:
● Assignable videos that help students understand the concepts, review the material, and stay engaged.
● Assignable Excel tutorials with feedback and automatic grading that allow students to practice and apply Excel skills while solving financial problems.
● Prep courses that cover basic concepts in math, statistics, accounting, Excel, and economics so students don’t fall behind.
Marcia Millon Cornett received a B.S. in economics from Knox College and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in finance from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is Robert A. and Julia E. Dorn Professor of Finance at Bentley University. Dr. Cornett is co-author with Anthony Saunders of Financial Institutions Management and Financial Markets and Institutions. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, Review of Financial Economics, Financial Review, and Multinational Finance Journal. Dr. Cornett has served on the board of directors, the executive committee, and the finance committee of the Southern Illinois University Credit Union. Dr. Cornett has taught at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Colorado, Boston College, and Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the Financial Management Association, the American Finance Association, and the Western Finance Association.
John Nofsinger Professor and William H. Seward Endowed Chair of International Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He earned his BS degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University, his MBA degree from Chapman University, and his PhD degree in finance from Washington State University. Dr. Nofsinger has written over 50 articles in the areas of investments, corporate finance, and behavioral finance. These papers have appeared in the scholarly journals Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, among others. Dr. Nofsinger has also authored (or coauthored) ten trade books, scholarly books, and textbooks that have been translated into eleven different languages. The most prominent of these books is the industry book, The Psychology of Investing. Dr. Nofsinger is a leading expert in behavioral finance and is a frequent speaker on this topic at industry conferences, universities, and academic conferences. He is frequently quoted or appears in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Smart Money, The Washington Post, and CNBC, and other media from The Dolans to The Street.com.
Troy Alton Adair Jr. received his B.S. in computers/information science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his M.B.A. from the University of North Dakota, and his Ph.D. in finance from Indiana University. He is senior director of Research Computing Services at Harvard Business School. He is the author of Corporate Finance Demystified, Excel Applications in Corporate Finance, and Excel Applications in Investments. Dr. Adair has served as a consultant on financial data information systems and business intelligence to international banks and insurance companies and as the faculty representative to the board of trustees’ investments committee at Alma College. Dr. Adair has taught at the University of Michigan, Alma College, Hofstra University, Indiana University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Financial Management Association, the American Finance Association, and the Southern Finance Association.