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Why does finance have to be so difficult? Why can’t it be easier, more interesting and fun? And less expensive?
If this sales pitch is already boring you, why not watch the award-winning Making an Edcom on YouTube (P0r4dV0ep0A) first? Then read this book. It is self-contained and requires little or no background. It makes sense. It is logical. And it explains the concepts better and simpler (often with numerical examples) than anything else that’s out there. At least this is the author’s opinion — as well as his mother’s!
But all seriousness aside, this book has also been used in many serious programs — and not only at expensive programs like those at Harvard, Yale, Brown, UCLA, etc., but also at more affordable alternatives like Coursera, CalState, Moscow, Madagaskar, and Nepal! Students can also take advantage of an e-quiz website at https://syllabus.space. And at the end, they will understand finance better than they would reading any other book.
Best of all, they don’t even need to steal it. They can freely download it. Or they can buy a print copy cheaply here on Amazon, annotate it and refer to it as their reference even long after the course is over and they have forgotten most of the course details. (At a price of 25% of what a traditional textbook costs, it is a bargain!) This book exists for the students and their teachers, not for the publisher. Insist on nothing less!
About the Author: Ivo Welch is the J. Fred Weston distinguished professor of finance and economics — quite a mouthful — at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson Graduate School of Management (they obviously like long mouthfuls). He first started teaching corporate finance there in 1989. Nevertheless, he has not yet lost his questionable sense of humor.
Publisher : IAW (August 8, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 744 pages
ISBN-10 : 0984004904
ISBN-13 : 978-0984004904
Item Weight : 3.52 pounds
Dimensions : 8 x 1.68 x 10 inches