The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting

John Leslie Livingstone

Publisher: Wiley, 1992, 524 pages

ISBN: 0-471-53226-6

Keywords: Finance

Last modified: May 8, 2021, 2:50 p.m.

The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting will enable you to understand and use the basics in finance and accounting without having to incur the considerable time and expense of a formal MBA program. It's a book for every manager and professional who wants to know "what do the numbers mean?" and "how can financial and accounting ideas be used to help manage a business or nonprofit organization?"

Features of the book include:

Chapters by the master teachers

  • John Leslie Livingstone has gathered an outstanding team of leading professors from many of the nation's top business schools to provide practical, jargon-free explanations of the key topics in finance and accounting.

Broad coverage including:

  • Understanding financial statements
  • Financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Break-even and cost-profit-volume analyses
  • Product pricing
  • Legitimate strategies to minimize business income tax
  • How to evaluate an acquisition target
  • Managing foreign exchange risk exposure…
    and much more.

Useful to people in organizations of all sizes

  • From people who work in the largest companies and nonprofit organizations to the entrepreneur just starting up, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting covers an invaluable array of business tools. It can be read and reread with a great deal of profit.

The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting will show you how to deal with finance and accounting experts on their own turf and in their own language. You'll know the questions to ask and be able to understand the answers you receive without being intimidated or confused. And, best of all, you'll have a practical toolkit to help you measure and improve your business.

  • Part One: Understanding the Numbers
    1. Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements
    2. Cost-Profit-Volume Analysis
    3. Activity-Based Costing
    4. Using the Computer in Finance and Accounting
    5. Budgetary Control Analysis: Techniques for Measuring Productivity
  • Part Two: Planning and Forecasting
    1. Choosing a Business Form: To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate
    2. The Business Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide
    3. Forecasts and Budgets
    4. Managing Long-Term Investments: Financial Structure, Cost of Capital, and Capital Budgeting
    5. Taxes and Business Decisions
    6. The Impact of Globalization on Management and Financial Reporting
  • Part Three: Making Key Strategic Decisions
    1. Going Public
    2. Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategies for Growth
    3. Corporate Governance: The Board of Director
    4. Bankruptcy


The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre **** (4 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:47 a.m.

Contains what the title says, but must it be so darn boring?


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