Finance should be fun, and practical as well. With this book at hand as a reference, executives will have access to a set of tools that will help them develop their intuition for solving key financial problems, analyze alternatives in decision making,  and formulate strategies.

This is a book to be used, not a book to be read from beginning to end.

Each chapter is highly readable, practical, yet rigorous. The self-contained chapters include fundamental concepts, analytical tools, and demonstrations of applications of those tools. Executives can then tailor their reading to the specific circumstances applicable to their company.

Have a look at the Introduction of Finance For Executives – A practical guide for managers. 

 

This book contains empirical evidence, based on real company cases, of the value of financial techniques/tools. In essence, each short chapter is written in a way that allows executives to put the concepts immediately into practice.

The book includes an Excel toolkit with step-by-step explanations of concrete examples and models. You can download this Excel here (password: the first word of page 194 of the book). Users can customize the Excel tools to their own requirements.

Target Audience

Finance for Executives has been designed to meet the needs of executives, both finance as well as nonfinancial managers. Any executive who wants to probe further and grasp the fundamentals of strategic finance issues will benefit from this book.

Finance for Executives is a book for business executives seeking

  • To focus on the links between finance and the strategy of their company, be it a private or publicly traded company.
  • To discover how to create value for their company and boost its financial performance
  • To understand the key ingredients of long-term value creation
  • To create a cost-of-capital culture within their company
  • To sharpen their skills in corporate finance
  • To refresh and broaden their understanding of the latest financial concepts and tools
  • To learn not just about accounting numbers, but also about sound financial decision making in areas such as financing and payout policies, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), project valuation, or risk management and derivatives
  • To ultimately make better decisions

This book can also be used in executive training programs in finance, as well as in MBA, master’s, and executive MBA programs.  Indeed, the book is based on many years of teaching and consulting with world-class corporations from all continents of the world.

Reviews by leading practioners and academics – The corporate finance book for managers

Finance for Executives helps develop strategy with disciplined financial thinking and that can only be in the best interest of shareholder value. He blends a rigorous academic approach with sound and pragmatic case studies, and ask questions of CFOs that may otherwise go overlooked.

Finance for Executives is easy to follow, and makes a boring subject actually quite exciting. The true art of teaching is to explain even the most complex subject in a simple, comprehensible and engaging / interesting way. Professor Nuno Fernandes has succeeded in doing exactly this.

Finance for Executives helps develop strategy with disciplined financial thinking and that can only be in the best interest of shareholder value. He blends a rigorous academic approach with sound and pragmatic case studies, and ask questions of CFOs that may otherwise go overlooked.

Professor Nuno Fernandes' work is the reference book for the desk of ANY manager, as it gives them, in simple yet comprehensive form, the practical explanation behind all the concepts of modern-day finance.

An excellent teach-yourself finance primer for non-finance executives, and, I dare say, even for most finance executives. The simple lucid style enables effortless learning of key concepts, the understanding of which is greatly enhanced by relevant and practical examples from the real world. Finance for Executives is a must-read for all executives, regardless of job description.

Finance can be hard for the uninitiated. Professor Nuno Fernandes' book conveys finance's key insights in a fun, practical and concise manner, without sacrificing academic rigor. The newest academic insights and empirical findings are seamlessly weaved into in an essential practical finance guide for any (aspiring) executive.

Professor Nuno Fernandes was able to compile in a decision-supporting way, academically very sound ways to model financial thinking and answers for global executives. Finance for Executives entices its readers to more thoroughly reflect on important financial trade-offs and decision criteria as one develops successful businesses. Worthwhile!

Professor Nuno Fernandes was able to compile in a decision-supporting way, academically very sound ways to model financial thinking and answers for global executives. Finance for Executives entices its readers to more thoroughly reflect on important financial trade-offs and decision criteria as one develops successful businesses. Worthwhile!

This book captures the core knowledge about corporate finance business executives need to know in today's world. The book is gracefully written, well organized, and in every topic it combines clear explanations, with thorough analysis and relevant evidence.  A "must have" in your list of favorites.

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Finance for Executives - The Corporate Finance Book for Managers

Finance for Executives - The Corporate Finance Book for Managers

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