Directed primarily toward graduate/MBA students, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.
Berk and DeMarzo’s Corporate Finance uses a unifying valuation framework, the Law Of One Price, to present both core content and new ideas.
For a more comprehensive book, Corporate Finance, is also available by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. Continue reading
MANAGEMENT: MEETING AND EXCEEDING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive survey of the principles and practices of management as they are currently being applied in the United States and around the world. The content and features are structured to reinforce two continuing themes that are woven into the chapters’ narratives: (1) the never-ending effort by managers and organizations to meet or exceed customers’ needs and (2) the need organizations and their people have to be guided by effective leadership. An underlying theme of this edition is Enterprise 2.0, meaning the use of social media in business. Continue reading
This book provides a how to approach to mastering business analysis work. It will help build the skill sets of new analysts and all those currently doing analysis work, from project managers to project team members such as system analysts, product managers and business development professionals, to the experienced business analyst. It also covers the tasks and knowledge areas for the new 2008 v.2 of The Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) and will help prepare business analysts for the IIBA CBAP® certification exam. Continue reading
Financial engineers have access to enormous quantities of data but need powerful methods for extracting quantitative information, particularly about volatility and risks. Key features of this textbook are: illustration of concepts with financial markets and economic data, R Labs with real-data exercises, and integration of graphical and analytic methods for modeling and diagnosing modeling errors. Despite some overlap with the author’s undergraduate textbook Statistics and Finance: An Introduction, this book differs from that earlier volume in several important aspects: it is graduate-level; computations and graphics are done in R; and many advanced topics are covered, for example, multivariate distributions, copulas, Bayesian computations, VaR and expected shortfall, and cointegration.
The prerequisites are basic statistics and probability, matrices and linear algebra, and calculus.
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Now in a new edition, this textbook is a primer for the economic analysis of medical markets that engages the central economic issues of the health economics and financing field. It provides a comprehensive look at the principles and concepts of health economics, as well as footnotes and references. Furthermore, this edition offers a strengthened macro section along with additional material on the ACA (Health Reform), as it is such a relevant topic today. Continue reading